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Toddler Aran waistcoats in two yarn weights

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1872
Wool brand: Aran Wool, Emmerdale, Lana
Yarn quantity: 4-7 (50g balls) Aran - or -
2-5 double knitting

Sizes: to fit 20 - 26 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran or DK
Needle size: 5mm and 4mm - or -
4mm and 3¼mm

Tension (10x10cm): Aran: 20sts x 26 rows;
DK: 24sts x 32 rows over double moss stitch

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Children's Aran waistcoats in a choice of two yarn weights. Separate instructions are given for each.

Light-weight Aran-style for baby or toddler

Pattern ID: Patons 8347
Wool brand: Fairytale 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 16-22 inch chest
(actual 17 - 25½) [4 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10cmx10cm): 28sts x 36 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cabled baby or toddler Aran style sweater in 4 ply fingering weight yarn.

Baby Trio III

Pattern ID: Phildar 380
Wool brand: Sagittaire, Starter
Yarn quantity: 4 - 6 (50g balls) for the complete set
Sizes: 16-20 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows (over stocking stitch)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Ribbed coat with garter stitch yoke, plus matching matching bonnet and bootees. Two styles of head gear - bonnet or helmet.
The pattern has vertical and horizontal creasing which does not affect the instructions.

Baby Trio II

Pattern ID: Wendy PP54
Wool brand: Peter Pan Darling, Baby Courtelle
Yarn quantity: 4 (50g balls) plus 1 ball each for bonnet and bootees
Sizes: 18-20 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm, or 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 26sts (over stocking stitch)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Matinee coat with matching bonnet and bootees.
The illustrated colour is giving you a "baby girl" clue, but the trinity stitch patterning is not so very girly.

Perfectly plain man's slipover IV

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2374
Wool brand: Talisman, Fontein Crepe, Gaiety - or - Double Crepe, Super Nylon
Yarn quantity: 4 ply: 8-12 (1oz balls);
DK: 10-15 (1oz balls)

Sizes: to fit 38-44 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply, or, Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 2¾mm; or,
4mm and 3¼mm.

Tension (10cm): 4 ply: 30sts; DK: 24sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain pullover in a choice of yarn weights. Separate instructions are given for 4ply and double knitting versions.

Baby accessory sets

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1638
Wool brand: Fragrant, Spoton, Emmerdale
Yarn quantity: 4 (20g balls) for each set - plus 1 ball contrast
Sizes: to fit 6 months to 1 year [1 size]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Helmets, bonnets, bootees, and mittens in 3 styles as shown.

Baby pram set

Pattern ID: Peter Gregory 543
Wool brand: Super Nylon, Courtelle, Peregrine
Yarn quantity: Coat: 3 -4 (50g balls) plus 1 ball for the bootees; Shawl: 17 balls
Sizes: 14-20 inch chest [4 sizes].
Shawl: 38½ x 46½ inches.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x32 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Matinee coat with matching bootees, plus blanket.

Baby Trio

Pattern ID: Sirdar 3191
Wool brand: Snuggly
Yarn quantity: 3 (40g balls) plus 1 ball each for bonnet and bootees
Sizes: 18-19 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts (over stocking stitch)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Matinee coat with matching bonnet and bootees.

Two pram sets

Pattern ID: Sirdar 3364
Wool brand: Snuggly
Yarn quantity: 3 - 4 (40g balls) plus 1 ball for the bonnet
Sizes: 16-18 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts (over stocking stitch)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A choice of two matinee coats with matching bonnets.

Baby coat, bonnets, and leggings

Pattern ID: Clipper 573
Wool brand: Ballerina Supreme, Clipper Red Label, Clipper Cotton Quota
Yarn quantity: 14 - 16 20g balls for the set; 7-8 for the coat; 6-7 for the leggings
Sizes: 18-20 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows (over stocking stitch)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful baby "set" in double knitting weight. Choice of patterned bonnet or plain helmet, (presumably they are thinking girl or boy).
The pattern has signs of use and slight creasing.
[I can't help thinking that the yarn quality "Clipper Red Label" sounds more like a brand of tea than yarn...]

Three styles for all ages

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1187
Wool brand: Poppleton DK, Defiance, Invincible, Viscount, Dandy, Poppylon, Courtelle, Tricel Nylon.
Yarn quantity: 23- 29 (1 oz? balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 46 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mens' cardigans in three styles (and styled to appeal to all ages apparently): Aran pattern, textured rib, and perfectly plain.
This pattern is identical to Starline 119, but published for a different brand.

Seventies Ponchos IV

Pattern ID: Bellmans 1248
Wool brand: Bellman's Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 8-10 main shade (1oz balls), plus 4-6 in contrast 1, 3-7 in contrast 2, and 2-5 in contrast 3
Sizes: Length excluding fringe 19½ or 25 inches [2 sizes].

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 5½mm, 4mm, and 3¼mm - or - crochet hooks 5mm, 4mm, 3¾mm, and 3mm.
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows knitting; 17sts x 8 rows crochet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic seventies ponchos - one striped and one fair-isle knitted options, and one in crochet.

Three new designs

Pattern ID: PB 751
Wool brand: Moorland, Bulldog, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: Cardigan: 15-17 +1 contrast; Reefer: 21-23; Jumper: 14+2+1 contrasts; (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest [2 or 3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¼mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet with three different designs in DK:

  • Jumper Cardigan with contrasted corded cables
  • Reefer (photographed on Westminster Bridge...)
  • Jumper with Magyar sleeves with peasant motifs

Perfectly plain man's slipover III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 7754
Wool brand: Majestic, Talisman, Fontein Crepe, Double Crepe, Super Nylon
Yarn quantity: 4 ply: 8-11 (1oz balls);
DK: 10-11 (1oz balls)

Sizes: to fit 38-44 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply, or Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 2¾mm; or,
4½mm and 3¾mm.

Tension (10cm): 4 ply: 30sts; DK: 22sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain pullover in a choice of yarn weights. Separate instructions are given for 4ply and double knitting versions.

Two Pullover Styles for Men

Pattern ID: PB 1206
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 18 - 23 oz with sleeves;
11 - 13 oz for sleeveless option.

Sizes: to fit 38 - 42 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of two designs. Patterns for a plain pullover with sleeves or sleeveless, and a seemingly chunkier one for a roll-neck with interesting cable panels. All use double knitting weight yarn.

Plain sweater and skirt costume II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6470
Wool brand: Country Style, Talisman, Wash'n'Wear, Panorama, Majestic
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 6-12 (50g balls) plus oddment for contrast; Skirt: 11-18 balls Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest;
34-42 inch hips. [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 4mm - or -
3mm and 3¾mm

Tension (10cm): 24sts in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain jumper with high-standing ruffle collar and tiny contrast edge - a nod to the Victorian fashion in the eighties - plus a pleated skirt.

Kids Bertie Bassett Sweater

Pattern ID: Lister 2095
Wool brand: Richmond and Richmond Junior
Yarn quantity: 4 - 6 (50g balls); plus 1 ball in each of 4 contrasts
Sizes: to fit 22 - 30 inch chest (5 sizes); actual 25 - 31 inches.

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fun liquorice all-sorts picture sweater for children depicting Bertie Bassett.

Textured sweater for baby or toddler II

Pattern ID: Wendy PP371
Wool brand: Peter Pan Darling DK, Darling Wisp, Lustre Knit
Yarn quantity: 5-7 (20g balls)
Sizes: to fit 18 - 22 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 36rows over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little textured sweater in baby sizes.

Perfectly plain kid's sweaters IV

Pattern ID: Patons 9303
Wool brand: Brilliante, Totem, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 6-13 balls (1 oz balls)
Sizes: To fit 22-32 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain sweaters stated for ages 2-13 years.
The pattern is very creased (not shown in photo) which does not affect the instructions.

Perfectly plain kid's school cardigans III

Pattern ID: Emu 6720
Wool brand: Scotch Superwash, Easy-care, Colourprint, Mix-n-Match
Yarn quantity: 10 - 18 (25g balls)
Sizes: 24-34 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting and 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Kids plain school cardigans.
The pattern has a strong vertical crease which does not affect the instructions.

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.

Sunshine Series toddler jerseys

Pattern ID: Sirdar Sunshine 77
Wool brand: Baby Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 5-6 (1oz balls) for each item
Sizes: 22- 24 inch chest [2 sizes stated 1 - 4 years]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾ and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 22 sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain toddler jerseys with optional front cable panel; choice of raglan or set-in sleeve. Pattern has some very light creasing which does not affect the instructions.

Shell top for summer

Pattern ID: Emu 2713
Wool brand: Crepe, Bri-Nylon Diadem, Acrilan, Scotch, Calypso, Zephyr, Romany, Carella
Yarn quantity: 8-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-44 inch chest size [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply or Double knitting
Needle size: 2¾mm, 3mm, and 3¼mm - or - 4mm, 3¾mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 42 rows [4 ply]
20sts x 32 rows [DK] over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Short sleeved summer top in a choice of yarn weights.

Perfectly plain man's sweater IV

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2580
Wool brand: Double Crepe, Arctic Moss, Super Nylon DKs - or - Fontein Crepe, Talisman, Gaiety Nylon 4 plies.
Yarn quantity: DK: 19 - 22 (1oz balls?);
4 ply: 17 - 20 (1oz balls?)

Sizes: to fit 36 - 42 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: DK or 4ply versions
Needle size: DK: 4mm and 3¼mm;
4 ply: 3¼mm and 2¾mm

Tension (10cm): DK: 24sts; 4 ply: 30sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain man's polo sweater with choice of yarn weights - DK or 4 ply - separate sets of instructions are given. The pattern is well-aged, has creasing on photo (not shown), and a heavy vertical crease plus row counting marks from previous user, none of which affects the instructions.

Pretty Lacy Summer Jumpers

Pattern ID: Wendy 2428
Wool brand: Dolce
Yarn quantity: 6 - 7 (50g balls)
(short sleeves 5-6)

Sizes: 30 - 40 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 28 rows over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long or short sleeved tops, knitted in a less dense slightly fluffy double knitting.
The pattern has some surface creasing that does not affect the instructions.

Cable rib summer top

Pattern ID: Emu 2192
Wool brand: Crepe, Scotch, Calypso, Zephyr, Romany,
Yarn quantity: 5-11 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest size

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply or Double knitting
Needle size: 2¾mm, 3mm, 3¼mm, or 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows [3 ply]
28sts x 36 rows [4 ply]
22sts x 28 rows [DK]

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sleeveless spring top in a range of wool weights.
The pattern is in very poor condition where creases from use have caused tears in the paper; I will provide a clean physical print copy and pdf pattern alongside the vintage pattern itself.

Bedjackets and bedcapes

Pattern ID: PB SC94
Wool brand: Beehive Baby Wool 4ply/Quickerknit, Totem DK
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: 4 ply, 5ply, DK
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm;
3¾mm, and 5½mm
3¼mm, and 4mm; crochet hooks

Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 33 rows 4ply:
22sts x 33 rows DK

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Bedjackets for the prim and proper.
Three bedjackets or cardigans and two capes.

  1. (Cover) 5ply bedjacket knitted in two colours with crochet border
  2. Bedjacket knitted in 4ply "... so effective!"
  3. Bedjacket knitted in 4ply (my personal favourite)
  4. Bedjacket knitted in DK "... adds luxury even to breakfast in bed!"
  5. Bedcape crocheted in 5ply

  6. The pattern is in perfect condition, as new.

Family cabled sweaters IV

Pattern ID: Pingouin 6929
Wool brand: Classique Crylor or Multipingouin, (Aran weights) - or - Pingouin DK or Super (DK weights)
Yarn quantity: 4-9 (50g balls Aran/worsted); 11-28 (25g balls DK)
Sizes: to fit 26 - 44 inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting or Aran/worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm, 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows for Aran;
24sts x 32 rows for DK

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters with separate instructions for 2 different wool weights: DK and Aran/Worsted..

Men's windcheater and cabled sweater

Pattern ID: Robin 1012
Wool brand: Rhythm and Double Knit Crepe
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 15-19 (2oz balls chunky); Sweater: 21-25 (1oz balls DK)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 46 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky or Double Knitting
Needle size: 7mm and 4mm for chunky; 5mm and 3¾mm for DK
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts for chunky,
and 20sts x 26 rows for DK

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two separate patterns for the outdoor man, (with his pipe and binoculars to hand): a zipped lumber jacket made in a chunky yarn, and a cabled slash neck sweater made in a double knit.
The pattern has a very faint vertical crease and a wool shop stamp (from my home village).

Summer Jumpers

Pattern ID: Lister N1868
Wool brand: Lavenda, Bri-Nylon, Bel Air, Velora, Palazzo, Amorina, Listrada
Yarn quantity: Plain: 7-10 (1 oz balls);
Bi-colour: 5-6 plus 4-5 contrast

Sizes: 32-42 inch chest
(3 or 4 sizes depending on style)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 6mm, 3¾mm, and 3¼mm -
or - 6mm and 4mm

Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 20 rows on 5 or 6mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful set of open work airy sixties design cap-sleeved tops.
The pattern has both a horizontal and a vertical crease, but the instructions are fully readable.

Two waistcoats for kids

Pattern ID: Wendy 1823
Wool brand: Courtellon, Pure Wool, Double Crepe, 1st Choice
Yarn quantity: 5 - 7 (25g balls) plus 1-2 balls each of 2 contrasts
Sizes: to fit: 24 - 30 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, 4mm, and 3¼mm, or 4mm, 3¾mm,and 3mm.
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows on 3¾mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sleeveless cardigans or waistcoats for little people.

Girl's knitted mini-dress II

Pattern ID: Emu 6220
Wool brand: Scotch, Crepe, Bri-nylon, Acrilan
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 22-27 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain girl's dress with textured pattern on the sleeves.

Barbie doll clothes

Pattern ID: Waterwheel 4631
Wool brand: Robin Diamante, Sunbeam Paris Mohair, or any DK
Yarn quantity: Dress: 20g. BoobTube: 7g. Bag: 5g. Other items: 10-15g
Sizes: To fit fashion doll 11 inches (28cm)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): not specified

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Clothes and accessories for an 11 inch fashion doll, in double knitting yarns.

Tea Cosies

Pattern ID: Emu 6234
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe,
Bri-Nylon, Tripleknit, Magnum

Yarn quantity: Tea cosies: 2 (25g?) balls in each colour; Poodle: 4 balls DK + oddments
Sizes: "small, medium, large"

Wool weight: Double knitting, Aran/worsted, Chunky
Needle size: 4mm, 5mm, 6½mm
Tension (10cm): not specified

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Poodle bottle cover or toy in DK, and a set of tea cosies in a choice of yarn weights/sizes.
The pattern is in robust condition with all instructions fully readable; there is some surface creasing, very light stains, and a few pencil marks.

Family gloves and mittens VI

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6111
Wool brand: Wash'n'Wear, Country Style, Majestic, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 2 - 4 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 4-12 years and average women's hands

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x32 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fingered gloves or mittens with honeycomb cable or intarsia pattern. Knitted on 2 needles not in the round, and sized from children to women's hands.

Household novelties ...

Pattern ID: Emu 6456
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe,
Bri-Nylon, Superlite

Yarn quantity: Tea cosies: about 4 (1oz balls); Hangers: 1 ball + oddments does 2; Egg cosies: 1 ball + oddments does 4.
Sizes: 1¼ pint tea pots.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Novel collection of covers and cosies.

Landscape picture sweater II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4878
Wool brand: Matchmaker or Spiral Spun Spun
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (50g balls) plus 1 ball in each of 6 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Intarsia picture sweater - very much the "thing" in its day. Includes chart for landscape pattern. The pattern has light surface creasing.
This is another version of Jaeger 4968 made up in a "moonlight" colour scheme.

Landscape picture sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4968
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (50g balls) plus 1 ball in each of 6 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Intarsia picture sweater - very much the "thing" in its day. Includes chart for landscape pattern.
This is an updated version of Jaeger 4878 made up in a "daylight" colour scheme.

Six hat designs for women

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6024
Wool brand:Motoravia DK, Poodle (an approximate Aran Bouclé), or Bri-Nylon DK.
Yarn quantity: 2-5 (1 oz balls) depending on design
Sizes: one size ("average")

Wool weight: Double knitting and Aran
Needle size: 3¾mm, 4mm, 5½mm, 6mm, 6½mm, 8mm - varies by design.
Tension (10cm): varies by design

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A set of sixties hats for women.
Left to right: Poodle Cap, Brushed Beret; Brushed Ribbed Cap; Pink (Poodle) hat with ribbon; Brushed White Hat*; Lilac Cap. (* instructions also given for black and white brushed hat which is not shown here).

Gloves and mittens V

Pattern ID: Wendy 1835
Wool brand: Pure Wool, Courtellon, Marina Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: about 3 (25g? balls) plus optional 1 contrast
Sizes: 6½ - 7½ [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 2¼mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts x 36 rows over stocking stitch on 3mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Straight forward ladies' gloves knitted on 2 needles. Three designs: plain or with optional fair-isle snowflake, and plain mittens.

Guernsey-style sweater with floral motif

Pattern ID: Jaeger 6256
Wool brand: Matchmaker
Yarn quantity: 19 (50g balls) plus optionally 3 balls for contrast colours
Sizes: to fit 38 - 42 inch chest [1 sizes] - actual size 52 inches

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing 1980's over-sized guernsey-inspired design in a DK yarn. The pattern can be made plain with textured purl stitch diamonds alone, or optionally with the addition of small floral motifs.

Lighter weight Aran-style sweater or dress

Pattern ID: Wendy 946
Wool brand: Double Knit Nylonised
Yarn quantity: Man's Sweater: 24-26 (1oz balls); Woman's Dress: 25-28 (1oz balls)

Sizes: Man's Sweater: to fit 40-44 inch chest [3 sizes]; Woman's Dress: to fit 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 26sts (over pattern)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater design for the man and dress for the woman; provided with separate instructions for each design.

Patons Third Bazaar Book

Third Bazaar Booklet
(Patons B156)

Bazaar items and novelties in various Patons qualities.

Booklet ID: Patons B156

Subject Matter: A collection of gifts and novelties to knit, crochet and sew in various yarn qualities.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Included items are featured on the cover photo - click on thumbnail for popup: Workbag, Cushions, Chairback, Needle Case, Toys: Jumbo, Bunny, Duck, Balls, Doll, Bull, Hippo; Nightcase, Tureen/Place Mats, Coffee/Egg/Tea Cosies, Pot Holders, Pincushion, Kneeler, Calendar, Oven Mitts, Peg Bag, Tie, Mitts, Bedjacket, Bedsocks, Bedroom Bootees, Rug, Bottle Cover.

Description:
The booklet is in good condition. It has 40 project ideas, illustrated on the covers.

Patons Accessories Book

Accessories Booklet
(Patons 215)

Hats, Scarves, Gloves, and Socks, in various Patons qualities.

Booklet ID: Patons 215

Subject Matter: A booklet of winter accessories.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Included items are featured on the cover photo - click on thumbnail for popup: Family Tuck-ins, Child's Purse Gloves, Tot's Tammy, Woman's Lacy Beret, Family Gloves and Mitts, Child's Helmet, Family Hat and Scarf Set, Man's Hat, Woman's Hat, Child's Hat and Mitts, Family Scarf, Man's Argyle-style Gloves, Woman's Turban, Slipper Socks, Woman's Chevron-striped Tammy and Scarf, Family Tennis Socks, Woman's Scarf-hat, Man's Argyle-style Socks, Fisherman's Socks, Child's Crochet Hat and Scarf, Child's Crochet Slippers, Family Balaclavas.

Description:
This booklet is in good condition. It has 22 projects, illustrated on the covers.

Cat picture sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 1870
Wool brand: Clansman
Yarn quantity: 7-8 (50g balls) plus 1 ball in each of 7 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Intarsia picture sweater - very much the "thing" in its day. Includes chart for picture pattern.

Emu Knitted Novelties

"Knitted Novelties" Booklet
(Emu B23)

"Knitted Novelties" in various Emu qualities.

Booklet ID: Emu B23

Subject Matter: A booklet of Bazaar and other knits in various yarn qualities.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Included items are featured on the cover photo - click on thumbnail for popup: Zebra, Caterpillar, Golly, Longleg Dolls, Three Bears, Cushion Covers (5 knitted, 4 crochet), Pompom Novelties, Dolls Clothes, Poodle Bottle Covers, Cat, Mitts and Scarf, Gloves, Children's Hats, Tea Cosies, Fishing Hat, Pot Holders (crochet), Family Hats, Teddy Family, Hat and Scarf (crochet), Floor cushions (pentagons - crochet), Toilet roll covers.

Description:
The booklet is in fairly good condition. It has 22 projects, all illustrated on the covers.

Kid's textured rib sweater

Pattern ID: Sirdar 687
Wool brand: Sirdar DK, Double Crepe,
Super Nylon, Starflek

Yarn quantity: 11-16 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 6-12 years (4 sizes); 26-32 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm

Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This pattern is in a woefully poor condition (not shown in the picture) but my excuse for including it is the cute styling of the boy in his cowboy outfit - and the period aspect of his appearing with his toy gun, (he looks just like Colin, across the road... I wonder what happened to him?).
The sweater itself is a rather nice rib/moss pattern, and, if you feel inclined to knit it, although the pattern instructions are a little worn, they are quite readable; I will also supply an enhanced version of the pattern instructions.

Little Princess crochet dress

Pattern ID: Sirdar 4102
Wool brand: Courtelle Random, Courtelle Crepe DK
Yarn quantity: 7 - 8 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 22 - 24 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Hook size: 4mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 18 trebles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty little crochet dress for 2 - 4 year olds.

Girl's cardigan or sweater

Pattern ID: Ladyship 4683
Wool brand: Tricel Nylon Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 9 - 13 (20g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 24 - 30 inch chest [4 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Simple sweater or cardigan with vertical patterning made with eyelet lace stitch. Note that (in case you thought as I did) - the skirt in the photo is "the model's own" - there is no knitted pattern for it.

Kids eyelet-patterned sweater

Pattern ID: Sirdar 4723
Wool brand: Silky Look, Mercerised Cotton, Cotton Crepe
Yarn quantity: 3 - 5 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 22 - 28 inch chest [4 sizes] - actual 25-31 inches

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty eyelet-patterned sweater, stated to be sized for 2 - 8 years.

Inbetweeners textured sweaters

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2991
Wool brand: Regal, Grampian
Yarn quantity: 4 - 6 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 32 inch chest (5sizes) actual 28-36 inches

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: Patterned cardigans for "young adults"; the pattern is made with purl stitches on the right side, following a chart.
[Have you ever seen such a moody looking pair? ... whatever...]

Kids sleeveless top and waistcoat

Pattern ID: Lister 2077
Wool brand: Richmond Junior or Richmond Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 2-4 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 20 - 30 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Slipovers and waistcoats for little people.

Tank tops - made in a jiffy

Pattern ID: Patons 2281
Wool brand: Clansman Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (50g balls)
Sizes: 26 - 34 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Seventies tank tops for children.
The pattern is in good order, and the instructions are completely clear and readable; some surface creasing and marks from a previous user.

Children's Traditional Arans with hats and mitts

Pattern ID: Phildar 5184
Wool brand: Pure Wool Aran, First Price Aran
Yarn quantity: 9 - 15 (50g? balls);
Hat: 2 balls; Mitts: 2 balls

Sizes: to fit 24-34 inch chest
(actual 28-37)

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22st x 28 rows over double moss on 4mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran sweater or cardigan sized for 6 - 12 years, with hats and mitts to match. The Phildar wool is named as an Aran, but tension and needles indicate more like a double knitting weight.

Child's Fair-Isle detail sweater II

Pattern ID: Lister Lee Target K2563
Wool brand: 2 Sun, Duo Double Crepe, Motoravia, Loch Isle, Superwash DK
Yarn quantity: 8 - 13 (25g balls) plus 1 for optional contrast
Sizes: 24-28 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Child's high-necked raglan sweater with optional Fair Isle patterning across the yoke.

(Older) kids V-neck with cabled raglan

Pattern ID: Emu 6012
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe, Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 9 - 16 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 26 - 34 inch chest (5 sizes) -
actual size 28-36

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mostly plain V-neck sweater for older children; there is cabling all along the sleeve, and the raglan decreasing is featured with cables.
This pattern is in moderately good condition, barring the fact that the leaflet is detached along the spine, so it's in 2 separate sheets.

Perfectly plain boy's classic slipover

Pattern ID: Lee Target 1342
Wool brand: Conifer, Motoravia
Yarn quantity: 5 - 6 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 22-26 inch chest
(3 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 4mm, 3mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 26sts on 4mm

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: High-neck (possible) school slipover in double knitting - although the tension on 4mm needles implies a slightly thinner quick-knit/5ply. Separate instructions for machine or hand knitting.

Perfectly plain girl's twinset

Pattern ID: Hayfield 428
Wool brand: Croft or any Hayfield DK
Yarn quantity: 13 - 15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 32 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A classic twinsets for girls in double knitting weight - although the tension quoted on 4mm needles implies that this Hayfield yarn was more of a worsted weight.

Classic school V-neck sweater VI

Pattern ID: Sirdar 762
Wool brand: DK: Tricel or Crepe;
4-ply: Fontein Crepe, Talisman 4, Courtelle

Yarn quantity: 5-6 (50g balls) DK; 6-9 (1 oz or 25g balls) 4 ply.
Sizes: to fit 24 - 28 inch chest (3 sizes).

Wool weight: DK or 4 ply versions
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm for DK;
2¾ and 3¼mm for 4 ply
.
Tension (10cm): 24sts in DK;
30sts in 4 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional school jumper in choice of yarn weight. The two "Models" may look the same but A is in double knitting and B is in 4 ply weight.

Kids textured sweaters with cables V

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2525
Wool brand: DK 100
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (100g) balls
Sizes: to fit 20 - 26 inch chest (4 sizes) actual 22-28 inches

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Bulky style eighties sweater in double knitting yarn. The pattern has a horizontal crease.

(Older) Kids cable pattern sweaters IV

Pattern ID: Patons 1686
Wool brand: Balmoral, Beehive, Trident
Yarn quantity: 5 - 11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 34 inch chest (6 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: Cabled sweaters in double knitting for older children / young adults with a choice of neckline.

Kids cable pattern sweaters II

Pattern ID: Marshall Cavendish 42
Wool brand: Sirdar Country Style Tweed Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 12 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 28 - 32 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 23 rows over pattern - yarn used double

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two over-sized eighties kids sweaters with different cable patterns. The double knitting yarn is used double.

Very easy gloves and mitts

Pattern ID: PB 1190
Wool brand: Moorland, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit "average" hand

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm dpns
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows on 3mm over st st.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Gloves and mittens knitted on 4 needles.

Going Steady - hats and scarves

Pattern ID: PB 1190
Wool brand: Moorland, Totem DK; Beehive, Nylox 4 ply; Big Ben
Yarn quantity: various - see description
Sizes: to fit "average" head - sizes separate for men and women

Wool weight: DK, Chunky, and 4 ply
Needle size: 4½mm, or 4mm for DK; 7mm for Big Ben; 3¼mm, and 2¾mm for 4ply
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows for DK; 13sts x 17 rows for Big Ben; 28sts x 36 rows for 4ply - all over st st.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties small booklet of hats and scarves in various wool weights.

  • (Top picture) Scarf in DK - 10 x 1oz balls; hats in DK - 3 x 1oz each.
    "Easy to knit - Easy to wear".
  • (Bottom left) Scarf in 4ply - 10 x 1oz balls; hood in 4 ply - 2 x 1oz.
    "Dutch Style with Cables".
  • (Bottom right) Scarf in chunky - 6 x 2oz hanks; hats in chunky - 3 x 2oz.
    "Beehive Style from Paris".

Perfectly plain "teenage" school cardigans III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 745
Wool brand: Gold Seal, Double Crepe, Super Nylon, Medallion
Yarn quantity: 12 - 15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-36 inch chest
(3 sizes - aged 12-16 years)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Teenage sizes for a plain (school) cardigan in double knitting.

Girl's school cardigan III

Pattern ID: Queens Own & Cathedral 119
Wool brand: Queen's Own / Cathedral Double Crepe or Bri-Nylon DK or Courtelle or Acrilan.
Yarn quantity: 8 - 19 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 26-36 inch chest [6 sizes] - actual size: 28-38 inches

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Older kids plain school cardigans in double knitting.

Toys 'n' Things...

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6810
Wool brand: Any double knitting or chunky
Yarn quantity: Clowns: 1-3 50g balls in each of 5 colours; Beach bag: 360g in various colours; Golf club cosies: 1 "medium" ball in each of 5 colours; Bed socks: 2 balls (50g?); Mittens: 1 ball (50g?).
Sizes: Various - see description.

Wool weight: Double knitting and Chunky
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm for DK; 5½mm for chunky
Tension (10cm): 24sts for DK;
15sts for chunky.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: An eight-page leaflet with a mixed back of novelty items - so much so that Sirdar call it "and things" - any more specific title having defeated them (and me). The yarn specifications - such as they are - indicate that these items are designed for left-overs:

  • Beach Bag crocheted in DK - 18 x 18 inches.
  • Fingerless Gloves in DK knitted on 2 needles for an "average" hand.
  • Golf Club Head Covers in DK.
  • Corbett Clown in Chunky - height 23 inches.
  • Monty Mascot in Chunky - height 31 inches.
  • Bed Socks in DK - length 9½ inches or "as required".

Kids Pink Panther Sweater

Pattern ID: Wendy 2543
Wool brand: Family Choice DK
Yarn quantity: 3 - 6 (50g balls); plus small amounts or oddments for panther in 2 shades of pink, maroon and black.
Sizes: to fit 20 - 34 inch chest (8 sizes); actual 22 - 36 inches.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows in st st.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Picture sweater for children depicting the Pink Panther (.. such a cool cat).
In the instructions it mentions Wendy pattern 2544 which is a pink panther toy - which I do not have but you may be able to source elsewhere.

Cute kids elephant sweater and giraffe toy

Pattern ID: Patons 4966
Wool brand: Knit 'n' Save
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (100g balls); plus 1 x 25g ball in each of 4 contrasts, plus oddment for embroidery.
Sizes: to fit 20 - 22 inch chest (4 sizes); actual 23 - 30 inch stated 1-7 years.

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little jungle themed picture sweater for a toddler and up to 7 years. The giraffe in the pocket is a separate little toy which is included in the pattern.

Aran-style sweater for baby or toddler

Pattern ID: Patons 7961
Wool brand: Beehive or Fairytale DK
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 18-22 inch chest
(actual 19½ - 23) [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cmx10cm): 22sts x 30rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cabled baby or toddler V-neck Aran style sweater in DK.

Pretty Scandinavian-style hats for children

Pattern ID: Bellmans 1226
Wool brand: Bellmans Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 2-3 balls in main with optionally 1 ball contrast (1 oz balls)
Sizes: each cap in 2 sizes approx. 17 - 20 inch head depending on style.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows in st st on 4mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cute caps/hats/helmets for children and toddlers aged 2 to 7 years: Scandinavian cap (red and white); Norwegian cap (blue and white - ear pieces optional); Swiss helmet (blue).

Family Socks III

Pattern ID: King Cole 3061
Wool brand: Cotswold, Classique, Superspun Superwash, Little Dorrit, Real Shetland
Yarn quantity: about 3-5 (50g balls) for ¾-length, and 3-4 (25g balls) for ankle.
Sizes: to fit 7½ - 11¼ foot

Wool weight: 4 ply, or DK
Needle size: 3¾ and 3¼ for DK socks, and, 3mm and 2¾ for 4 ply.
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows: 4 ply; 24sts x 32 rows: DK.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Leaflet of socks as shown in photo. The pattern has the usual horizontal crease.

  • ¾-length with stripe in DK;
  • ¾-length with stripe in 4 ply;
  • Ribbed ankle socks in DK.
  • Ribbed ankle socks in 4 ply.

Child's fisherman rib sweater II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 3694
Wool brand: Spiral Spun
Yarn quantity: 14-18 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit: 28-32 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 40 rows over pattern, [probably 22x30 in st st]

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful round or V-neck sweater for children in mock fisherman's rib, where every alternate row is knitted plain.

Man's buttoned waistcoat III

Pattern ID: Patons 9279
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland, Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 12-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 44-50 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain or textured V-neck buttoned waistcoat or slipover in larger sizes. The textured pattern is a kind of offset brioche / moss stitch.

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.

Tartan Clan Suit

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5849
Wool brand: Matchmaker Tweed/Twill, Prelude, Luxury Spun, Alpaca DK
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 10-15 (50g balls); Skirt: 5-9 balls; plus 1-2 contrast balls
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest;
32-42 inch hip [6 sizes].

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: Plain sweater in reverse stocking stitch, with button shoulder, plus matching skirt; the diamond contrast is a knitted-in travelling cable, using the intarsia method. Not sure about the tartan reference in the sweater name - only a vague nod to Argyll diamonds.

Luxury chenille sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 6420
Wool brand: Chenille with Matchmaker DK for welts
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (50g balls) chenille plus 2-3 DK for the welts.
Sizes: to fit 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran/Chunky and Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater with distinctive Victorian/Edwardian influences in the high neck and waist fitting, (the sleeves have a slight "leg of mutton" look about them too).

Colourful dolman sweater

Pattern ID: Patons C4396
Wool brand: Patons Cascade DK
Yarn quantity: 6 (50g balls) main shade plus 3 of each of 4 contrasts
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Loose-fit one-size dolman sweater with colourwork knitted from a chart. At first I though this was a sideways knit from cuff to cuff but you can see from the smaller inset picture that it's knitted in two halves, one from the cuff to the centre knitted sideways, and the other from the front waist, over the shoulder and down the to the back waist (increasing and desreasing as required); the second piece is started by picking up stitches down the centre front which joins the two pieces, and the welts are knitted on separately. This is a technically interesting knit which requires you to follow the instructions carefully, and some experience would be useful I think.

Light-weight Aran-style sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5925
Wool brand: Matchmaker, Prelude, Luxury Shetland
Yarn quantity: 11- 13 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 38 inch chest [4 sizes] - actual size 37-43½ ins

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Short-waisted pleasing Aran pattern sweater in a DK weight yarn. Knitted straight to the armholes so could easily be adapted to a (more conventional) longer length.

Nubbly Blazer Cardigan Suit

Pattern ID: Robin 1067
Wool brand: Whirligig
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 16-18; skirt: 13-14, (1oz balls)
Sizes: (3 sizes) to fit 34-38 inch chest - actual size 36-40 ins; 36-40 inch hips - actual size 37½-41½ ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted/DK
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 32 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit cardigan and skirt suit in a bouclé yarn. The required tension for Whirligig yarn in general on 4mm needles pushes it from a DK into a worsted/Aran weight yarn type - slub yarns tend to require slightly looser knitting; however this design is knitted on slightly smaller needles making the tension fall within the Double Knitting range.
The pattern has a very slight (barely visible) horizontal crease.

Eyelet-lace pattern cardigan II

Pattern ID: Robin 436
Wool brand: Conella
Yarn quantity: 8-13 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-44 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 5½mm and 8mm
Tension (10cm): 12sts (assume over pattern on large needles) - other sources indicate Conella is a standard DK at 24sts x 32 rows to 10 cm stocking stitch on 4mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Late fifties or early sixties lacy cardigan.
Pattern in fairly good condition as seen in the photo, but does have 2 tears and a pencil marking both in the margins.

Cable jacket and skirt costume II

Pattern ID: Patons C3537
Wool brand: Beehive Soft Blend
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 8-10 (50g balls); Skirt: 9-12 balls.
Sizes: to fit: 32-44 inch chest; 34-46 inch hips (7 sizes)

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Late eighties take on the "suit" outfit including a short-waisted cross-over cardigan with cable detail on the welts, matching the pattern on the skirt.

Two-colour sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 3038
Wool brand: Patons DK: Beehive, Clansman, Moorland, or Diploma
Yarn quantity: Main colour: 5-8 (50g balls) plus 4-6 balls contrast
Sizes: 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Fair-isle sweater with pleasing two-colour repeat. More traditionally this might have been made in less bright yet more contrasting colours such as (undyed sheep) shades of dark brown and cream. The sweater is straight - a simple drop-shoulder T-shape, (I think the photo could be deceptive, making it look like it has a narrower waist, widening at the armholes).

Cable sweater with collar II

Pattern ID: Patons 3611
Wool brand: Patons Pure Wool Superwash DK
Yarn quantity: 17-20 (50g balls)
Sizes: 34 - 42 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Rather pleasing design for a man's cable sweater in DK with collar and button-neck closure.

Jaunty beret and mittens

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack4
Wool brand: Wendy Courtellon DK
Yarn quantity: Mittens: 1 (20g) ball in each of the three colours; Beret: 1 ball in each of the three colours
Sizes: Gloves 7 inches all round above thumb; Beret to fit average adult.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Colour block set of beret, and mittens, and no doubt you could easily make up a matching scarf if you so desired.

Lace and Cable Cardigan

Pattern ID: Bestway 3492
Wool brand: Wendy DK Nylonised, Littlewood's Keynote, Torpedo "Bradgate", Emu Scotch, Templeton's "Ayr"
Yarn quantity: 17 1oz balls
Sizes: to fit 36 - 38 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 25sts x 30 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: The first and essential thing to note is that this pattern is in a very poor condition. However it's a pretty design and I will include a clean digital copy along with the original. The cardigan is knitted in one section up to the armholes and then split so that the back and fronts can be knitted separately; sleeves knitted separately as usual.

Lady's V-neck in boucle chunky

Pattern ID: Patons 3108
Wool brand: Fiesta Chunky, Beehive DK Superwash DK
Yarn quantity: 4-5 (50g balls) chunky plus 2 balls in DK for the welts
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 7½mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 12sts x 19 rows chunky

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain V-neck knitted in a chunky bouclé yarn with double knitting used for the welts, cuffs, and neck border.

Embroidered cable panelled sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 3608
Wool brand: Pure Wool Superwash DK
Yarn quantity: 9-14 (50g balls) main plus 1-2 contrast
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patterned sweater with deep welt at the waist. Diamond and twisted cables are divided by plain panels, with a swiss-darned pattern embroidered afterwards.

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.

Perfectly plain family sweaters XIV

Pattern ID: Patons 3535
Wool brand: Beehive Soft Blend
Yarn quantity: 4-11 x 50g balls
Sizes: 26-44 inch chest [10 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A "family collection" of plain sweaters from Patons.

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 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.

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.

Patchwork Sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5926
Wool brand: Matchmaker, Prelude, Luxury Shetland, Matchmaker Crepe
Yarn quantity: 6-7 (50g balls) plus 4 each of two contrast colours
Sizes: to fit 38-48 inch chest [3 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: Classic crew-neck sweater with block pattern. I think this has rather a classy colour pattern, especially in a neutral palette, as shown.

Man's textured crew neck sweater

Pattern ID: Pennine 305
Wool brand: Pennine Airvel
Yarn quantity: 14-16 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38-44 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 5mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts on 5mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties rib design for men. This seems to be a mock rib pattern - every row is knitted but there are some wool forwards and passing over on every alternate row which seems to produce a pleasing effect.

Bolero, top, and elegant stole for Spring

Pattern ID: Lavenda 531
Wool brand: Lavenda Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 5oz; Stole: 4oz; Bolero 5oz.
Sizes: Jumper to fit 34 - 36 inch chest; Bolero 33-37 [each 1 size]; stole is 12x55 inches including the 6 inch fringes

Wool weight: Stated double knitting but tension and needles seem to imply a very loose knit
Needle size: 6½mm, and 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 22 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Engaging fifties set for Spring. This is an old pattern printed on thick paper but with some visible ageing to the paper plus a strong vertical crease.

Eyelet pattern sweater VI

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2154
Wool brand: Pretty Whites Lustre, Top Nop, Grampian, Beaulon, Brushed
Yarn quantity: 3-4 main shade + 2-3 each of 4 contrasts (50g balls)
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty, loose-fitting eyelet patterned sweater for women's. Designed to be knitted in 5 summery pastel contrast colours, (but would be equally nice plain).

Perfectly plain dolman sweater

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2223
Wool brand: Top Nop, Grampian, Beaulon, Brushed
Yarn quantity: 4-6 main shade + 2or3 +3or4 each of two contrasts (50g balls)
Sizes: 26-36 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x36 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's plain DK sweater in garter stitch knitted in 2 pieces with dolman sleeve. From teen size to medium adult.

Perfectly plain His and Her cardigans II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2341
Wool brand: Gold Seal, Medallion, Double Crepe, Super Nylon
Yarn quantity: 16 - 24 (1oz balls?)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: DK: 4mm and 3¼mm;
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain raglan shawl-collar jackets for him or her with optional pockets. The pattern is well-aged, has creasing on photo (not shown), and a heavy vertical crease plus row-counting marks from previous user, none of which affects the instructions.

Crew-necks in fisherman's rib - plus hat

Pattern ID: Emu 4669
Wool brand: Scotch Superwash, Easy Care Double Crepe, Easy Care Tweed, Harlequin, Pandora
Yarn quantity: 26-42 (25g balls)
plus 3 balls for the hat

Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm (3¾mm and 3mm for hat)
Tension (10cm): 22sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man or woman's ribbed sweater with pom-pom hat. The fisherman's rib stitch is the adaptation where every alternate row is knitted plain - sometimes called "mock" fisherman's rib. It has the advantage that it's less work to knit, and it works up a little less bulky which compensates for the use of thicker yarn.
The pattern has yellowed with age, has a strong vertical crease and row counting marks from a previous user; however the instructions remain fully in tact.

Helmets and Caps for Boys

Pattern ID: Patons 6008
Wool brand:Beehive or Trident DK, or Capstan Aran.
Yarn quantity: 1-3 (50g balls) + oddments for contrasts depending on the design
Sizes: one size covering 8-16 years "average" head depending on the design.

Wool weight: Double knitting or Aran
Needle size: 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows for DK; 20sts x 26 rows for Aran

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A set of head gear for boys. All the hats are in double knitting except the ski-band/ear-protector which is in Aran weight.
The pattern is in robust condition with a very light vertical crease.

Striped jacket for a toddler

Pattern ID: Emu 8492
Wool brand: Scotch Superwash, Easycare Double Crepe, Treasure
Yarn quantity: 5-8 (25g balls) without hood, 7-10 with hood in main colour - plus 1 ball in each of 3 contrasts
Sizes: 21-24 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit baby or toddler cardigans with or without hood.This pattern has a vertical crease.

Cabled cardigans for baby or toddler II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 3131
Wool brand: Snuggly, Superwash DK, Wash'n'Wear Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 4-7 (25g balls)
Sizes: One size given to fit 21 inch chest or 9/12 months [1 size]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional set of baby/toddler cardigans.
The pattern has a vertical crease and markings from the previous user.

Lamb and Dachshund

Pattern ID: Weldons B1465
Wool brand: Ladyship Chubby Wool or Lee Target Motoravia (Double Knitting)
Yarn quantity: Lamb: 2oz white, 1oz black. Dachshund: 1oz brown, 1 oz green.
Sizes: Lamb: Height to top of ears about 10 inches. Dachshund: Height to top of ears about 5½ inches.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): Over garter stitch - Lamb: 22sts x 44 rows on 3¼mm needles; Dachshund: 28sts x 56rows on 2¾mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Toys in double knitting yarns.
Horizontal crease and some markings from previous user.

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.

Lace panel sweater with V-neck

Pattern ID: Hermit 400
Wool brand: Hermit DK
Yarn quantity: 8-10 x 50g balls.
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 30rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty V-necked sweater patterned in panels of lace and fine cables.

1940s Nostalgia IV: Cable sleeve cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5977
Wool brand: Country Style, Wash'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice, Color Mate, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain cardigan with cabled sleeves. The 1980s saw what I believe to be the first manifestation of an interest in retro styles; this was styles of the 1940s - with narrow skirts and square shoulders (somewhat ahead of the huge padded shoulders that became the 1980s trademark). This pattern is one of Sirdar's "Nostalgia" series.
The pattern is in new condition.

1940s Nostalgia III: fair-isle patterned yoke

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5976
Wool brand: Country Style, Wash'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice, Color Mate, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 5-9 (50g balls) plus smaller amounts in each of 5 contrasts
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Short sleeved ribbed sweater with an embroidered plain yoke section. The 1980s saw what I believe to be the first manifestation of an interest in retro styles; this was styles of the 1940s* - with narrow skirts and square shoulders (somewhat ahead of the huge padded shoulders that became the 1980s trademark). This pattern is one of Sirdar's "Nostalgia" series.
The pattern is in new condition.

Note that this particular style with small panels of fair-isle were popular in the forties because you could easily cheer up a sweater in utility colours with small amounts of more colourful wool. This could be either reclaimed wool - or "mending cards" of yarn which were not rationed at all - commercial yarn companies responded by producing "mending cards" in all kinds of wild colours which fitted perfectly with the multicoloured designs. The original forties sweaters would have been in 3 or 4 ply fingering yarns rather than double knitting.

1940s Nostalgia II: embroidered yoke

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5975
Wool brand: Country Style, Wash'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice, Color Mate, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 4-8 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Short sleeved ribbed sweater with an embroidered plain yoke section. The 1980s saw what I believe to be the first manifestation of an interest in retro styles; this was styles of the 1940s - with narrow skirts and square shoulders (somewhat ahead of the huge padded shoulders that became the 1980s trademark). This pattern is one of Sirdar's "Nostalgia" series.
The pattern is in new condition.

Long coat in crochet

Pattern ID: Patons 9580
Wool brand: Totem Double Crepe, Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 46-52 (1oz balls) in main shade, plus 2-3 oz contrast
Sizes: to fit 36-40 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 4½mm
Tension (5x5 inches): 20sts x 20 rows over pattern on 4½mm hook over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long single-breasted coat with contrast collar and mock pocket tops. The pattern is in very good condition but has 2 holes punched in the margin for storing in a loose leaf binder.
"Long Coat for Long Winters!".

Sweater, Jacket and matching hat

Pattern ID: Argyll 120
Wool brand: Jacket and hat in Ferndale Fashion chunky; sweater in Ferndale DK
Yarn quantity: Jacket 13 (40g balls chunky); hat 2 balls chunky; sweater: 7 (40g balls DK) plus 2 balls in contrast
Sizes: to fit 32- 38 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky and Double Knitting
Needle size: 5mm for chunky;
3¾mm and 3mm for DK

Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 32 rows for DK; 15sts x 22 rows for chunky

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: "Fashion" chunky yarn for a plain stitch jacket and hat; double knitting for a sweater in a textured slip-stitch worked in 2 colours.

(Mostly) plain V-neck cardigan II

Pattern ID: Argyll 122
Wool brand: Starlite
Yarn quantity: 7- 8 (40g balls) in main colour plus 1-2 balls contrast
Sizes: to fit 32- 38 inch chest (4 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Very simple long V-neck cardigan with optional band of colour in double knitting. An "easy knit" I would say.

Lace panel sweater and skirt

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4954
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 8 - 10 50g balls; Skirt: 10 - 11
Sizes: to fit 32 - 38 inch chest,
34 - 40 inch hips [4 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck sweater with chevron eyelet pattern panels and matching gored skirt in double knitting weight yarn.
The pattern is in generally good condition with the usual vertical crease and a few working notes - including a note on the back in pencil referencing works by Beethoven - but there is also a rather charming note: A very smart alpaca suit - I feel very proud of myself!

Eyelet pattern Sweater IV

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4966
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 8-10 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch on 4½mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater with an eyelet pattern stitch separated by columns of purl stitches; the pattern is worked over 4 rows. This pattern leaflet is in overall fair condition with a few markings and a small tear but these do not affect the instructions.

Eyelet pattern V-neck cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4967
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 10-12 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan in an all-over diamond eyelet pattern, with front pockets.

Aztec patterned coat plus plain hat

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4958
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Coat:13 - 15 (50g balls) in main + 6-7 1st contrast + 2 in each of 3 further contrasts; Hat: 2 balls
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [2 sizes] - garment measures 42½ - 49 inches

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Colour patterned coat shawl collar, buttons, and drop-shoulder balloon sleeves. Matching plain hat.

Fair-isle sweater with matching hat

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4962
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 5-8 (50g balls) in main + 2-3 each of three contrasts; Hat: 1 ball main plus oddments of 3 contrasts
Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Colour patterned sweater with collar and matching hat.

His and Her waiscoat plus Her jacket and hat

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4955
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Waistcoats: 6-9 50g balls in main shade plus 2-3 contrast;
Jacket: 13-19 50g balls; Hat: 2 balls

Sizes: Waiscoat or Jacket to fit 32 - 44 inch chest [7 sizes]; Hat to fit "average woman's hat size"

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two completely separate patterns: one for sleeveless cardigans sized for men or women in an Argyll pattern; the other for a woman's textured cardigan/jacket with collar and raglan sleeve, plus matching hat.

Sixties "Chanel" style costume

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2196
Wool brand: Candytwist, with Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 7-8 (2oz balls) plus 4 oz Double Knitting for contrast borders; Skirt: 6-7 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest; 24-30 inch waist (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain raglan sixties jacket with edge-to-edge closure, and contrast border, plus a matching skirt. Candytwist was a "triple knit" yarn - thicker than double knitting similar to the American "worsted" weight.

Simple plain tunic sweater in chenille

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5080
Wool brand: Super Chenille
Yarn quantity: 11-16 50g balls with sleeves; 9-11 for sleeveless version
Sizes: to fit 30 - 38inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 28 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Simply constructed garter stitch tunic worked in chenille, either with or without sleeves.

Luxury chenille waistcoat or slipover

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5079
Wool brand: Super Chenille with Luxury Spun for welts
Yarn quantity: 5-7 50g balls chenille plus 2 50g balls luxury spun for the welts.
Sizes: to fit 30 - 38inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Aran
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 25 rows over pattern stitch using chenille

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck waistcoat or high necked slipover knitted in an lacy eyelet pattern using cheille yarn.

Lace and Cable Sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5074
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 10- 14 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 27sts x 32 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing textured sweater with chevron eyelet pattern panels separated by cables, in double knitting weight yarn.

Textured Cable Sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5075
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 12- 14 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 30 rows over textured side panel pattern

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Description: Very pleasing cable pattern sweaters in double knitting weight yarn. The pattern has a really slight horizontal crease which is just visible on the front photo.

Perfectly plain sweater and slipover options - take 8

Pattern ID: Patons 9267
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland, Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 16-21 (1oz balls); Slipover: 10-13
Sizes: to fit 36-46 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 28 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain V-neck pullover or slipover. Perfect to wear in the office when phoning round to confirm the schedule for the golf tournament.
The pattern has a light vertical crease and a faint shop stamp.

His and Hers Fair Isle Sweaters III

Pattern ID: Patons 9453
Wool brand: Brilliante
Yarn quantity: 14-17 (1oz balls) in light colour and 10-13 in dark.
Sizes: to fit 34-42 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 2¾mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: These sports sweaters for her and him make the most of sparkling colours.".
Colourful roll-neck sweaters for winter sports - or maybe fruit picking (?) from the look of the ladder...

Sixties "shirt style" sweater classic

Pattern ID: Patons 9425
Wool brand: Brilliante, Double Knitting, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 14-22 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, 4mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 28rows over st st on 4½mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: "The shirt-style sweater is In".
Perfectly plain classic raglan sweaters in polo-shirt style with collar and long sleeves. The sweaters are knitted in stocking stitch but they refer to it as "continental stocking stitch", by which they mean knitting into the back of the stitch on the knit rows, purl rows as normal.
The pattern has 2 holes punched in the side for keeping in a loose-leaf binder.

Sweater and overtop

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1262
Wool brand: Superblend, Beaulon, Gaylon
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 13 - 20 (25g balls); Overtop: 7-13 in main shade plus 2 in contrast 1, and 3 in contrast 2.
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's plain roll-neck sweater with co-ordinating fair isle sleeveless overtop.

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.

Perfectly plain fifties classic cardigan XI

Pattern ID: Lister Mercury 374
Wool brand: Mercury Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 13-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 35-39 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain cardigan.

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.

(Mostly) plain V-neck cardigan

Pattern ID: Argyll 376
Wool brand: Ambridge, Nice 'n' Easy, Ferndale, Top 20, Crystal, Starlight
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 42 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain V-neck cardigan with interesting ribbed edging detail at the armhole, giving the illusion of a waistcoat worn over a sweater.

Snug inside (whatever the weather!)

Pattern ID: Patons 9452
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland, Brilliante
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 17-20 balls main plus 5-7 contrast 1 and 2-4 contrast 2 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 24rows over colour pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Zip-up lady's anorak or hooded jacket, with all-over patterning in 3 colours.

Totally Fab Trouser Suit

Pattern ID: Patons 9441
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland,
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 17 balls main plus 10 contrast; trousers: 20 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 34-36 inch chest (1 size only);
38 inch hip

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30rows on 4mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a really wonderful pattern of its time, featuring not only a mod jacket - collarless and double breasted - but also wonderful "ski-pants" with "permanent seams" and the delightful detail of a small slit at the ankle. Sadly only in one size....
The pattern is in very good condition but has had holes punched at the side for storing in a binder.

Home comforts

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2213
Wool brand: Double Crepe, Tricel Nylon Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 2 (50g balls) per item
Sizes: single size given for each

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 20-22sts depending on stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A set for staying in: tea-cosy, hot water bottle cover, tea-pot nest, and bedsocks.

Plain sweater with fair-isle yoke band

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4965
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (50g balls) + 1 each of two contrasts
Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¼mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain sweater with decorative coloured band across the chest.

Choice of jackets for the family

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4494
Wool brand: Matchmaker Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: Cardigan 6-15 (50g balls); sleeveless cardigan: 4-11 balls
Sizes: 24 - 44 inch chest
Length: 15-27 inches. [11 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 25sts x 30 rows in pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan options in a range of family sizes. The pattern is a staggered rib worked over two rows.

New Talent for Cabling

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4497
Wool brand: Matchmaker DK
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 10-15 (50g balls); Skirt: 7-9 balls
Sizes: to fit 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes];
36-40 inch hip [3 sizes].

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic roll-neck sweater with all over cable pattern for men or women. Includes a plain skirt pattern in women's sizes with elasticated waistband.

Textured sweater with hat and leg warmers

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4953
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 8-10 (50g balls) plus 4 in each of 2 contrasts;
hat: 2 balls; legwarmers: 6 balls

Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest (5 sizes); hat "average womens"; legwarmers 7½ or 8½ inches at ankle.

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Raised bobble lattice patterned sweater for women - sultry male not included, (they do look like they've had a serious row don't they?). Includes pattern for plain hat and legwarmers in rib.

Eyelet pattern sweater III

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4952
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 10- 12 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 38 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 40 rows over the pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fancy-edged roll-neck sweater with overall stitch pattern of eyelets and cables, giving a satisfying effect of movement in the design. (I suspect this is a named stitch pattern but I do not know it.). There is also a charming button detail at the back shoulder and neck.

Roll neck sweater with front pocket

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1261
Wool brand: Superblend, Beaulon, Gaylon
Yarn quantity: 10 - 18 (25g balls) in main shade plus
5-8 contrast 1, and 3-5 contrast 2.

Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's wide roll-neck sweater with front pouch (or "pochette").

Trouser suit with long line waistcoat or cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4495
Wool brand: Matchmaker Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: Cardigan 10-12 (50g balls); sleeveless cardigan: 7-8 balls; trousers 12-14 balls
Sizes: 34 - 38 inch chest and 36-40 inch hips (3 sizes).
Length from top of shoulders 30-31 inches; inside leg: 32-33 inches.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm, 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long line cardigan options with matching or toning knitted trousers.
"Top choice for a trouser suit"

Poncho in Crochet

Pattern ID: Regency 37
Wool brand: Regency Bainin
Yarn quantity: 18 (1oz balls)
Sizes: Length at centre front and back: 27 inches (long side)

Wool weight: Aran
Hook size: 5mm
Tension (10cm): 6 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic early seventies fringed poncho. From the hook size, the name "bainin", and other general information in my library, I am inferring this is an Aran (or worsted) weight - but some seem to think it's a double knitting.

"Ponchettos"

Pattern ID: Bellmans 1281
Wool brand: Bellman's Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 14-19 (1oz balls)
Sizes: Tunic to fit 32/34 or 36/38 inch chest [2 sizes]. Poncho length excluding fringe 25 inches [1 size].

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 7mm hook
Tension (10cm): 12½sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic seventies crochet poncho or (less classic) fringed tunic (how cool is that?!).

Family Fair-Isle sweaters and cardigans

Pattern ID: Patons 2262
Wool brand: Fiona
Yarn quantity: 3-9 balls main (50g balls), plus 1 each of 2 contrasts.
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest [10 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 4mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 30rows (st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters or "button-up" option, with narrow bands of Fair Isle.

Loosely fitted summer sweater II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 7032
Wool brand: Sunseeker Cloud 10, Cloud 9, Linen Touch, Boutonne, Cotton Contrast
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, or 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Casual summer sweater with loose fit and raglan three-quarter sleeves.

Loosely fitted summer sweater I

Pattern ID: Sirdar 7148
Wool brand: Sunseeker Cotton Contrast, Spree, Sensation, Cloud 9, Cloud 10, Linen Touch, Boutonne
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, or 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Casual summer sweater with loose fit and three-quarter sleeves. Not easily seen in the photo - amid the marl yarn - is the eyelet pattern which forms a chequer-board alternating with plain squares.

Hooded Aran-style jacket for a toddler

Pattern ID: Patons 4503
Wool brand: Fairytale DK
Yarn quantity: 4-7 (50g balls)
Sizes: 18-24 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cmx10cm): 22sts x 30rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cabled baby or toddler cardigans with hood.

Chunky textured sweater II

Pattern ID: Pingouin 397
Wool brand: Penguin Tweed
Yarn quantity: 25-26 (1 oz balls)

Sizes: 38-44 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6mm and 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 10sts x 22 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's chunky sweater using a simple kind of staggered fisherman's rib technique to make textured pattern. The pattern has a light horizontal crease.

Crochet Place Mats

Pattern ID: Twilleys 5904
Wool brand: Knitcot
Yarn quantity: Plain: 3 (2 oz? 50g? balls); Striped: 5 main plus 2, 1, 1 each of 3 contrasts. Makes 2 mats.
Sizes: : Plain: 10 x 16 or Striped: 12 x 23 (inches, including fringe)

Wool weight: No1 cotton (Aran/DK)
Hook size: 4mm or 3½mm
Tension : Plain: 1 pattern to 1 inch width; Striped: 4dc to 1 inch width

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Crochet placemats in heavier weight handicraft cotton.
No 1 cotton is often now described as "craft cotton" - I believe you can find examples on offer from Wendy and Lion Brand. The knitting tension is about 19sts to 10cm which would be Aran/worsted weight.

Crochet Bedspread IV

Pattern ID: Twilleys 1014
Wool brand: Knitcot, D42 or No 1 Health Vest Cotton
Yarn quantity: 52 (2 oz balls) Knitcot; or 27 (4 oz hanks) D42 or No 1 cotton
Sizes: : 89 x 94 inches

Wool weight: No1 cotton (Aran/DK)
Hook size: 4mm
Tension (11 inches): One panel measures 11 inches across

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Large crochet motif for a bedspread in heavier weight handicraft cotton.
No 1 cotton is often now described as "craft cotton" - I believe you can find examples on offer from Wendy and Lion Brand. The knitting tension is about 19sts to 10cm which would be Aran/worsted weight.

Crochet Bedspread III

Pattern ID: Twilleys 794
Wool brand: Knitcot or No 1 Health Vest Cotton
Yarn quantity: 62 (2 oz balls) Knitcot; or 31 (4 oz hanks) No 1 cotton
Sizes: : 78 x 108 inches

Wool weight: No1 cotton (Aran/DK)
Hook size: 4mm
Tension (5 inches): Motif measures 5 inches

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Large crochet motif for a bedspread in heavier weight handicraft cotton.
No 1 cotton is often now described as "craft cotton" - I believe you can find examples on offer from Wendy and Lion Brand. The knitting tension is about 19sts to 10cm which would be Aran/worsted weight.

Gloves and mitts in double knittings

Pattern ID: PB C1122
Wool brand: Double Quick, Totem, Moorland, Rimple.
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: all to fit an "average" hand - one assumes women - the tension works out to a circumference of 6½ inches.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Gloves and simple mittens worked over 4 needles; the blue mittens in bouclé are worked over 2 needles.
This pattern has some surface creasing on the photo and a small tear on the spine, none of which affects the instructions.

Delia, Dinah, Mini Mouse, and Dandy Duck

Pattern ID: Lee Target 8728
Wool brand: Motoravia, Super Crimp Bri-Nylon, Lorette Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: Doll: 2oz pink, 1oz white, or, 3oz brown. Dress: 1oz plus small amount of contrast. Mouse: 1oz each white, pink, yellow, blue. Duck: 2 oz white, 1oz green. Plus various colours in small amounts as seen in photo.
Sizes: Doll: 14 inches. Mouse: 9 inches. Duck: 8 inches.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¼mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 32 rows
30sts x 38 rows in 3 ply

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Toys in double knitting yarns.

Hilton Set - plain sixties skirt suits

Pattern ID: Lee Target 8865
Wool brand: Triple and Double Knitting Motoravia
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 8-11, and skirt: 5-6 (2oz balls in worsted/aran/triple). Striped top in DK: 5-6 (1oz balls) plus 3-4 and 2 of each of 2 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple knit/Aran/Worsted and DK
Needle size: 6mm, 4mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 22 rows in Triple Knitting yarn;
22sts x 32 rows in Double Knitting yarn.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties suits: jumper, skirt and belt in a worsted or aran weight yarn called triple knitting (between a DK and a bulkier yarn); and striped sleeveless top in double knitting.
"Triple knitting" appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less a worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn. However, this yarn weight ("worsted") seems to be more the standard in America.

Perfectly plain man's sweater III

Pattern ID: Weldons B1442
Wool brand: Sirdar Majestic DK or 3ply
Yarn quantity: 19-24oz of DK or 10-13oz 3 ply
Sizes: to fit 36- 46 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: DK or 3 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm, or, 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows for DK and 32sts x 40 rows for 3ply

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain sweaters for men in a choice of yarn weights. [When they say "24 garments can be knitted from this leaflet - clearly you can knit as many or as few as you like - but they mean 2 different styles in 2 different yarn weights each in 6 separate sizes = 24]
There is some creasing and wear on this pattern (not shown) which affects the photo but not the instructions.

Trellis Rib - a new idea

Pattern ID: PB 394
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 22-26 oz
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest
[3 or 4 sizes in each pattern].

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of designs as pictured in "trellis rib", which is slightly unusual involving a combination of knitting or purling into the back of the stitch, slipping stitches, and K1/P1 ribbing.

  • "Raglan Jacket with Pockets - brass buttons give it a sea-going look" (apparently)
    34, 36, 38 inch chest sizes
  • "Trellis Rib Cardigan - with or without collar for a man or a woman"
    40, 42, 44 inch chest sizes
  • Polo Sweater with Long Line - it's smart to wear it with the rib cuffed" (apparently - turned up as in photo)
    34, 36, 38, 40 inch chest sizes

Sixties jacket and skirt costume III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 1704
Wool brand: Sirdar DK or Starfleck
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 13-14 (1 oz balls); Skirt: 13-14 oz
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: An elegant plain jacket and skirt suit in double knitting yarn.

A Study in Contrasts

Pattern ID: Patons 9077
Wool brand: Patons Double Quick or Ariel Triple
Yarn quantity:
Roll-neck sweater in DK: 18 (1oz balls);
pullover in aran/worsted weight 6 (2oz balls)

Sizes: to fit 34-36 inch chest (one size)

Wool weight: DK or worsted/aran
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm for DK, or 6mm, 5mm, and 4mm for aran weight
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows for DK and
17sts x 22 rows for aran weight

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two-piece outfit - perfectly plain roll-neck in double knitting with a heavier weight aran cabled V-neck slipover.

Car Coats for him and her

Pattern ID: Mountain Maid 99
Wool brand: Nova Double Crepe, Hyland, Scoop DK
Yarn quantity: 25-32 1oz balls

Sizes: to fit: 34-42 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26 sts x 32 rows (over pattern)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: The era of the car coat. Single or double breasted jackets in double moss stitch with optional pockets.

Plain raglan sweaters for toddlers

Pattern ID: PB 1249
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland, Totem
Yarn quantity: 5 - 6 (1oz) balls
Sizes: to fit 20 - 22 inch chest [2 sizes - 6 months to 2 years]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 31 rows on 3¾mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain raglan sweaters for a boy or girl with a choice of V or round necks.

Holiday for Dolls