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Luncheon Set, mats, and antimacassars

Pattern ID: Twilleys B3
Wool brand: Lyscordet
Yarn quantity: 8 oz for 2 chair backs, 6 oz for settee back, and 6 oz for 2 arm rests; 1 - 3 oz for various sized mats.
Sizes: Chair back: 23 x 14½ inches; Settee back: 23 x 29; Arm rest: 20 x 16;
Place Mats: 6½ - 14 ins.

Wool weight: 4 ply
Hook size: 1½mm
Tension: not stated

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A small booklet with a number of household linens: Luncheon Set; Oval, small and large table centres; and antimacassars for settee and armchairs.
The booklet has a vertical crease which does not affect the instructions.

Lace tablecloth, runner and mats

Pattern ID: Twilleys B8
Wool brand: Lyscordet, Stalite No 3 soft cotton, Crysette Super No 3 soft cotton
Yarn quantity: 20 oz for tablecloth; 5oz for runner; and 2 oz for most other items.
Sizes: Table Cloth: 48 inches square; Runner: 12 x 36 ; Table Cloth: 12 x16;
Place Mats: 12½ x 17½; Centrepiece: 11 ins diameter.

Wool weight: 4 ply
Hook size: 3mm, 2¾mm, or 2¼mm
Tension: 1 round motif = 4 inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A small booklet with a number of household linens: table cloth, tray cloth, runner, "luncheon set", place mats square or round, and octagonal centrepiece. There are different designs, with some based on the same motif as shown on the cover.
I beleive these yarns knit to a more or less 4ply equivalent but have a different feel to the yarn. Lyscordet is more of a crochet cotton and Stalite more of a soft knitting cotton.

Summer cotton sweater

Pattern ID: Schachenmayr 100
Wool brand: Reseda
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 5 ply / Sport?
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2½mm plus 3¼mm hook.
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting design of mixed crochet and knitted segments in a fine bouclé cotton yarn, with leather and shell decorations.

Short-sleeved dolman top

Pattern ID: Patons 8709
Wool brand: Cotton Top, Cotton Top Streamers
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 29 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cotton bouclé eyelet patterned dolman top.

Loosely fitted summer sweater III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 7225
Wool brand: Sunseeker Spree, Souffle, Sensation, Cloud 9, Cloud 10, Linen Touch, Boutonne, Cotton Contrast
Yarn quantity: 6-10 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, or 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 30rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Casual summer sweater with loose fit and three-quarter sleeves.

Double Flounce Doyley

Pattern ID: Daily Graphic Pattern
Wool brand: Coats Mercer Crochet No 20
Yarn quantity: 11 balls - ball size was usually 20g
Sizes: 20 inches in diameter

Wool weight: fine cotton
Hook size: it says steel hook size 3½ which I believe must equate to 1mm or 1¼mm
Tension: not given

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a small single sheet pattern leaflet for a frilly doily labelled "easy to crochet". I can't find the original source, though there are a number of sewing patterns to be found that are also "conducted by Christina Veasey" (interesting turn of phrase).

Two pairs of ladies' lace gloves worked on two needles

Pattern ID: Bestway 1416
Wool brand: Greenwoods Mercer Crochet No 2 and 3 ply fingering
Yarn quantity: 2 (20g) balls cotton for lace gloves and 2oz 3ply for the ribbed woollen gloves
Sizes: Overall length about 10inches; width across back of hand above thumb: 3 inches

Wool weight: Cotton No 2 or 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): Lace: 28sts x 32 rows on 3¼mm needles over pattern;
Ribbed: 36sts x 48 rows on 2¾mm needles over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two different fingered-glove patterns for women: lace design in mercer crochet cotton and ribbed design ("slim fitting woollen gloves" in 3 ply - both knitted using 2 needles.

Summery hearts button-back cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5837
Wool brand: Champagne, Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda
Yarn quantity: 11-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes with 4-5 inches of ease]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 29 rows in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little three-quarter sleeve cardigan, pretty in pink slub cotton yarn. 1940s influenced square shoulders, with a design of hearts, and buttoned at the back.

Summer Cotton Intarsia Sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 4168
Wool brand: Southern Belle, South Pacific, or Patons Cotton Perlé, and Cotton Classic DK
Yarn quantity: 6-7 (50g balls) in main shade and 2/3 balls in first contrast and 3/4 balls in second contrast.
Sizes: Chest size 32- 42 inches (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Round necked, drop-shoulder, loosely fitting sweater in neutral colour intarsia segments, including some pattern detail.

Summery sleeveless cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5601
Wool brand: Tropicana, Calypso, Silky Look, Denim Tweed, Country Style, Wash 'n' Wear
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes).

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing summer cardigan-top intended for a soft cotton blend double knit - very pretty.

Perfectly plain "military style" cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5899
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 12-15 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-42 inch chest [5 sizes] - actual size: 38½-46½ ins.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30rows in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan / jacket with patch pockets, designed to be knitted in a cotton mix yarn, though "any Jaeger DK" (and I would say "any DK") is suitable.

Colour block sweater III

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5890
Wool brand: Beach Cotton and Monte Cristo
Yarn quantity: 5-6 chunky (50g balls) in each of 2 contrast colours, plus 3-4 DK for welts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [2 sizes] - actual size 40-42 ins

Wool weight: Chunky plus Double knitting
Needle size: 5½mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 24 rows on 5½mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain, loosely fitting, drop-shoulder cotton sweater with intarsia colour blocks. Welts are knitted in DK and main part is a slub/bouclé chunky.

Boxy rib jacket

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5886
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 18-21 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes with 4 inches of ease]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows in st st;
30sts x 30 rows in rib

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Stylish, long, boxy, double breasted, ribbed jacket, with a deep V neckline. The recommended yarns are all double knits, and some are slub but the version shown is (wisely in my opinion) knitted in a smooth yarn.

Summer cotton slub T-top IX

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5896
Wool brand: Sunrise, Monte Cristo, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-42 inch chest [5 sizes with 4 inches of ease]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain, loosely fitting, drop-shoulder cotton T-shirt top.

Summer lace panel cardigan II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5897
Wool brand: Sunrise, Monte Cristo, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 12-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes with 4-5 inches of ease]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet loosely fitted cardigan, pretty in mauve slub cotton yarn.

Textured summer twin-set

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5802
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: Cardigan: 10-14; Slipover: 7-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sophisticated matching cardigan and sleeveless top with high neck and collar.

Summery leaf and zig-zag sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5807
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 12-16 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes - loose fit]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30rows in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fairly thick for a summery sweater designed to be knitted in a cotton mix yarn. Typical wide neck and loose fit of a 1980s design; back and front knitted alike, with a pleasing zig-zag eyelet pattern in a bright colour.

Cap-sleeve summer tops IV

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6539
Wool brand: Galaxia 5, Lyscordet, Lysbet
Yarn quantity: 8-11 (25g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply equivalent
Hook and Needle size: 3mm, and 3¾mm needles, or 3mm and 3½mm hook
Tension (10x10cm): Over pattern - knitted: 28sts x 32 rows; crochet: 24sts x 12 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer cotton tops - one is knitted (shown in pink) and the other crocheted (shown in white). The pattern has a vertical fold.

Cable and bobble sweater with scarf

Pattern ID: Wendy 3833
Wool brand: Miami or Capri
Yarn quantity: 16-18 (50g balls).
Sizes: to fit 28 - 40 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 31rows
[30sts x 32rows over pattern]

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky style in lighter weight double knitting bobble and rope cable sweater. There is a scarf pattern included (10¼ by 60 inches excluding tassels) which you can only just see illustrated in the photo.

Summer cotton slub crop-top VIII

Pattern ID: Argyll 422
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (50g balls) in each of 2 colours
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer two-tone thonged crop top. Each colour block is worked separately in reverse stocking stitch, then sewn together, and thonged with ribbon.

Summer cotton slub jacket VII

Pattern ID: Argyll 424
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 6-7 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 36 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer jacket worked in garter stitch with Ribbon stitched edging.

Summer cotton slub crop-top VI

Pattern ID: Argyll 480
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (50g balls) in each of 2 colours
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer block-colour crop top. Each colour block is worked separately in reverse stocking stitch, then sewn together.

Summer cotton slub tops V

Pattern ID: Argyll 427
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 3-5 main plus 1 contrast (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer tops: camisole, or loose sleeveless sweater with contrast detail. Both are made to look as if they are front fastening by the addition of decorative buttons down the front - but they are sewn shut.

Summer cotton slub sweater IV

Pattern ID: Argyll 420
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 7-9 main plus 1 contrast (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summery sweater with contrast cable inserts - soft cotton-type slub yarn. The pattern has a horizontal crease from having been folded in use.

Collars and Cuffs II (plus Learn to Crochet)

Pattern ID: Twilleys Woman Magazine B2
Wool brand: Lyscordet fine knitting cotton, or Goldfingering
Yarn quantity: 1-2oz Lyscordet, or Goldfingering 2-3oz. Knitted set: 5oz Lyscordet, or Goldfingering 6oz.
Sizes: about 4½ inches deep

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Hook or needle size: 1½mm, or 2mm hooks; or 3¼mm needles, depending on design.
Tension (10cm): 28sts (given for knitted version only)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Collar and cuffs with 2 crochet versions and one knitted. It includes several pages of instruction on how to crochet.
This collar and cuff "makeover" was an idea from an earlier century and especially popular during WW2 to update existing clothes with minimal materials and at little expense; (also I believe the cotton you could use was "off the ration"); however, this pattern was printed in the 1970s.

Crochet Collars and Cuffs

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6588
Wool brand: Lyscordet, Lystwist, Galaxia 5
Yarn quantity: 1-3 (25g balls); 1 x 100g ball of Galaxia 5 will make all 3 sets.
Sizes: 2-4 inches deep

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Hook size: 1½mm, 2mm or 3½mm depending on design.
Tension (3cm): white: 6dc; pale blue: 8tr; natural: 8dc.
The pink design has a small motif which is 2cm.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This was an idea from an earlier century and especially popular during WW2 to makeover existing clothes with minimal materials and at little expense; (also I believe the cotton you could use was "off the ration"). However, this pattern was printed in the 1980s, when such frilled collars and cuffs became quite fashionable again
The pattern in excellent condition.

Two Jaeger designs: long sweater and lace cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5322
Wool brand: Kalahari, Pure Cotton, Java, Contemporary Cotton
Yarn quantity: Tunic: 12-15 50g balls; cardigan: 7-11 50g balls
Sizes: To fit 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two different summer designs originally made in cotton blends. Click on picture to see both designs.
The pattern is in good order.

Lace table mats VI

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6143
Wool brand: Twenty
Yarn quantity: Centre: 2 (20g) balls;
doily: 1 ball

Sizes: Centre: 9 inches
doily: 11 inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1mm
Tension: Twenty: 1st 3 rounds = 2¼ inches;
doily: 1st 3 rounds = 1¼ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Very pretty patterns for a table centre with raised flowers or a more conventional doily.

Lace table mats and milk jug covers V

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6324
Wool brand: Twenty, Gold Dust 20
Yarn quantity: 1 (20g ball) +1 of each contrast, or 2 spools Gold Dust
Sizes: Centre mat: 8 inches
jug covers: 4 or 5½ inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1mm
Tension: Centre: 1st 2 rounds = 1¼ inches; jug covers: 1st 2 rounds = ¾ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Very pretty centrepiece design with raised flowers, and two milk jug covers.

Summery cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 9562
Wool brand: Rafaella, Softspun DK
Yarn quantity: 8-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-54 inch chest (6 sizes).

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Pleasing summery cardigan intended for linen/cotton blend. The stitch pattern is a kind of reverse "nosegay" - very pretty.

Pyjama case and dressing table set

Pattern ID: Twilleys 202
Wool brand: Lyscordet
Yarn quantity: Set: 4 (1 oz balls); Case: 4 oz; small amount for contrast lettering
Sizes: Mats: 6x6 ins, 6x11½ ins, 7x21ins; Case: 17x10½ ins

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Needle size: 2¾mm and 2mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Amusing knitted pyjama or nightdress case and square mats for a dressing table.

Lace tablecloth and table centre

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6215
Wool brand: Twenty, Gold Dust 20
Yarn quantity: 1 or 5 (20g ball); 2 or 9 spools
Sizes: Cloth: 29 inches in Twenty - 38 in Gold Dust;
mat: 10 ins in Twenty - 14 in Gold Dust.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1¼mm
Tension: Twenty: 1st 5 rounds = 2 inches; Gold Dust : 1st 5 rounds = 2¾ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Tablecloth or centrepiece design.

Lace table mats IV

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6202
Wool brand: Twenty
Yarn quantity: 1-3 (20g ball)
Sizes: Large: 17 inches in diameter;
medium: 12 ins; oval: 12 x 8½ ins.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1¼mm
Tension: Round mats: 1st 21 rounds = 4½ inches; oval: centre motif = 3½ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three crochet doily or centrepiece designs.

Lace table mats III

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6163
Wool brand: Lystwist
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (20g ball)
Sizes: Large centre: 19 inches in diameter; small centre: 13 inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (3ply)
Hook size: 2mm
Tension: Large centre: 1st 11 rounds = 8½ inches; small centre: 1st 4 rounds = 2 inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two crochet doily or centrepiece designs.

Lace table mats II

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6161
Wool brand: Lystwist
Yarn quantity: 2-4 (20g ball)
Sizes: Round centre: 11½ inches in diameter; oval centre: 27¾ x 10 inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (3ply)
Hook size: 2mm
Tension (6cm): Round centre: 1st 3 rounds; oval centre: 1st 4 rounds.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two crochet doily designs.

Lace table mats I

Pattern ID: Coats 342
Wool brand: Coats Mercer Crochet No 20
Yarn quantity: 1-2 (20g ball)
Sizes: 12 and 14 inches in diameter according to design.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply?)
Hook size: 1mm or 1¼mm
Tension: Design 1: centre motif measures 3 inches in diameter; design 2: 1st 5 rows measure 2 inches in diameter

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two crochet doily designs.
Since this pattern is from the 1970s the hook sizes seem to be listed in metric sizes even though they do not state "mm" - their imperial equivalents are in old UK crochet hook sizes. See this reference if you are interested.

Crochet Chair and Settee Back

Pattern ID: Coats 1011
Wool brand: Coats Mercer Crochet No 10
Yarn quantity: 21 (20g balls)
Sizes: Chair back: 15 x 21 inches;
Settee back: 21 x 30 inches.

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply equivalent
Hook size: 2½mm
Tension: Motif measures 3 inches in diameter

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Round crochet motifs to make chair backs (antimacassar).
Apparently this quick, simple to work, set for modern or traditional suite will give a new look to your lounge.

Summer leaf-pattern top

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6802
Wool brand: Sombrero, Terry Look
Yarn quantity: 5-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: DK - worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 28 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty summer top.
I believe Sombrero and Terry Look were nominally DK yarns but being cotton/acrylic boucle you can knit them loosely on larger needles, which is what has been done here. The ballband of the yarn itself (and some other patterns) suggest using much smaller needles.

Summer chevron pattern sweater

Pattern ID: Marshall Cavendish 16
Wool brand: Hayfield Pretty Whites
Yarn quantity: 8-9 (40g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Eighties cotton fan pattern sweater.

Eyelet suntop waistcoat

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1856
Wool brand: Hawaii Chunky
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10cm): 13½sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Eighties cotton summer sleeveless cardigan or waistcoat.

Summer cotton slub sweater II

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1996
Wool brand: Plaza, Emmerdale, Llama, Halo, Spoton
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes) - actual measurement 4 inches larger than size.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summery plain sweater in soft cotton-type slub yarn with interesting eyelet pattern. Note that the pattern specifies the slub yarn (Plaza) but the other yarn options are just smooth double knits.

Sixties top and skirt costume

Pattern ID: Twilleys 658
Wool brand: Lyscordet fine knitting cotton, Goldfingering
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 13-15 (1 oz balls); Skirt: 12-14
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Hook size: 1½mm (pattern uses the very old UK numbering of 2½ which is not 2½mm)
Tension (10cm): 5 7-treble groups over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Another classic sixties suit with a sleeveless waistcoat and matching skirt. Pattern in generally good condition with light marks on the front photo.

Check stitch sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 8238
Wool brand: Cotton Soft or Cotton Perlé
Yarn quantity: 12-15 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32 - 44 inch chest (7 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4 and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 29 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Textured round necked sweater sized from teen size through to large mens size - so probably suitable for men, women and young adults.

Summer open-work sun-top

Pattern ID: Robin 13435
Wool brand: Robin Cotton 100
Yarn quantity: 7-12 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, or 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Eighties cotton summer sun-top.

Sleeveless Top and Cardigan for Summer

Pattern ID: Chevy 1101
Wool brand: Bianca
Yarn quantity: Cardigan: 3-5 (100g balls) in main colour plus 1 contrast; Top: 3-4 +1
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summery combination of cardigan or sleeveless top. It's may not be so clear in the photo but these seems to be knitted in two colours, or textures of the yarn.

Eyelet Lace Summer Dolman sweater

Pattern ID: Chevy 1105
Wool brand: Bianca
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (100g balls) in each colour
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 28 rows over patt

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer sweater knitted sideways all in one from cuff to cuff. Options for long or short sleeves. It's not clear in the photo but the sweater seems to be knitted in two colours

Pretty lacy two-tone twinset

Pattern ID: Robin 14198
Wool brand: Diamante
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (50g balls) + 1 contrast for cardigan; and 2-3 (white) + 3-5 contrast (blue) for sleeveless top.
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24 sts x 32 rows over main lace pattern.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lacy twinset, knitted in bouclé style cotton blend for a summery feel. Sized down to 30 inch chest.

Textured lacey summer top

Pattern ID: Robin 13969
Wool brand: Diamante, Sundance
Yarn quantity: 6-10 (50g balls)
Sizes: 30-42 inch chest (7 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over patt.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lacy cap sleeved sweater, knitted in bouclé style cotton blend for a summery feel. Sized down to 30 inch chest.

Nautical Little Lass

Pattern ID: Robin 13533
Wool brand: Cotton 100
Yarn quantity: 4-5 (50g balls) + small amount of contrast for embroidery and tassels.
Sizes: 21-27 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting Aran
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20 sts x 28 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Original little kids top with a seaside sailor theme. Worked in a heavy double knitting or aran weight yarn - perhaps like Rowan Handknit Cotton.

Moss stitch sweater

Pattern ID: King Cole 2002
Wool brand: Big Value Cotton Look

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Tension (10cm): 20sts over moss stitch

Leaflet dimensions: approx. 11x9 inches
Number of pages: Single sheet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Moss stitch sweater with round neck and raglan sleeves. Raglans have interesting inserted knitted lace panel in contrast colour.

Pattern size: Chest size 28- 40 inches

Wool quantity required: 4-5 x 100g balls plus 1 contrast

Needle size: Nos 8 and 10 (4mm and 3¼mm) needles.

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