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Man's Windjacket IV

Pattern ID: Robin 478
Wool brand: Tobie, or Ny-lona Sportswear or Sportsfleck
Yarn quantity: 17-19 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 42 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's rib/cable pattern jacket with zip front and collar.

Sporty sweaters in choice of yarn weight

Pattern ID: Emu 4451
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, or BriNylon 4 ply or double knitting.
Yarn quantity: 10-20 (25g? balls) 4 ply; 12-29 (25g? balls) double knitting
Sizes: to fit 24 - 44 inch chest (11 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply or Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm for 4 ply;
4mm and 3¼mm for DK

Tension (10x10cm): 4 ply: 36sts x 38 rows;
DK: 30sts x 32 rows. Both measured over pattern stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sporty Father and Son sweaters for the great outdoors. Features side cables, slipped stitch ribbing, and shoulder tabs.
Separate instructions are given for 4ply and double knitting.

Italian Sports Sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 9219
Wool brand: Moorland, Totem, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: 21-25 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm, 3¼mm, 3½mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting sixties sweater using a honeycomb rib stitch. Not sure what kind of Italian Sports this stylish sweater might be suitable for.

Roll-neck sweater with cable panel

Pattern ID: Emu 102
Wool brand: Emu Scotch Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 20-24 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 38 -44 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: Plain roll neck sweater in DK weight yarn with an Aran patterned panel.

Perfectly plain kid's sweaters III

Pattern ID: Wendy 1532
Wool brand: Nylonised, Courtellon, Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 6-11 balls (25g? balls) in main colour and 4-10 in contrast
Sizes: 26-32 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¾mm, 3¼mm, 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit sweater with striped patterns; double knitting with Polo or Crew neckline. There are 3 different striped sequences (as shown in the photo), or you could opt to knit in a single colour.

Mostly for Men - Socks II

Pattern ID: Wendy 1682
Wool brand: 4 ply Nylonised
Yarn quantity: 5 (25g?) balls per pair
Sizes: length of foot 10½ or 11 inches (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 34-36 sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three conservative styles of sock: plain, ribbed, or cabled. Nothing to stop you adapting them for women but the styling, colour choice and sizes imply they were intended for chaps.

Mostly for Men - Socks I

Pattern ID: Patons 6126
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan
Yarn quantity: about 5-7 25g balls per pair
Sizes: length of foot 10½ - 11½ for mens and 8½ - 9½ for women.

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, Aran
Needle size: 2¼mm, 2¾mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply;
21sts x 29 rows: Aran.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Every picture tells a story...
So basically - 3 designs for men and one in smaller sizes for "girls" (women).

"Wide Ribbed Socks" (Nylox 3ply); "Cable Tops for the Country Girl" (Nylox 4ply); "Fisherman's Wading Socks" (Capstan Aran); and "Rib Panel Socks for the Office" (Nylox 4ply) - and I'm guessing the latter are for men as (a) there's a pipe, and (b) women don't go to work - obviously - well, not in offices anyway.

Bobble Hat, Mittens and Balaclava II

Pattern ID: Wendy 1814
Wool brand: Ascot, Shetland
Yarn quantity: 2 (50g) balls for each item
Sizes: to fit "average" head; gloves 7 inches round palm (one size)

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

Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Straight forward and plain gloves, mittens bobble hat, and helmet for men. [Men that fish it seems].

His and Hers Fair Isle Sweater II

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack 3
Wool brand: Lister / Lee Target Motoravia or Lochinvar,
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 19-25 (25g balls) main plus 3 in contrast
Sizes: 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: Fair-isle patterned sweaters in double knitting weight.
Please Note that the pattern does not seem to include any instructions for the hat shown in the photo.

Kids sporty zipped jacket and sweater

Pattern ID: King Cole 3083
Wool brand: Classique, Mix 'n' Match Crepe, Cloud 9, Carelon, Cotswold, Speedy, Superspun Superwash, Gren Nylon
Yarn quantity: 6 - 11 (50g balls) plus 1 contrast; Hat only: 1 - 3 balls + 1 contrast
Sizes: 24-34 inch chest (6 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: Kid's go-faster-stripe zipped cardigan or sweater with hat.

Kick Off with United

Pattern ID: Emu 4510
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe, Superlite Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 2- 3 (1 oz balls) + 1 contrast for the hat; 7+6 oz for the single thickness scarf, and 11+10 for the double thickness scarves.
Sizes: Scarf: about 9 inches wide and 72 inches long; hat to fit "average" adult and about age 10

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightfully dated, I just love this classic gem of a low budget pattern for football supporter's kit from the good old days (when supporters had rattles and stood up at football matches) - or simply a striped scarf and hat.
This is a good pattern for plain hats, with instructions for no less than three scarves: a single thickness stocking stitch scarf with a garter border (so has a right and wrong side), a thicker scarf in rib (so the same front and back but uses more stitches), and finally a "tube" on 4 needles folded flat to make a double thickess scarf.

Man's chunky Aran-style cardigan

Pattern ID: Robin 1466
Wool brand: Rhythm Chunky
Yarn quantity: 16-18 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 42 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm, 6½mm
Tension (10cm): 16 sts over double moss stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Wonderful man's aran-style cardigan in chunky weight yarn. It has pockets - not only in the "normal" position on the front but also if you look carefully at the photo, there is a breast pocket as well (first time I have seen this on a knitted cardigan).
The styling of the photo is interesting, with the chap in a shirt and tie (presumably to meet the standards for the bar in the clubhouse later) and his serious specs giving him a cool Hank Marvin look.
The photo has surface creasing and a definite visible vertical and horizontal crease. However, the instructions are in good condition.

Long sleeved cable sports sweater

Pattern ID: Sirdar 4240
Wool brand: Superwash wool, Wash 'n' Wear crepe, Country Style
Yarn quantity: 8-10 (50g balls)
Sizes: 28-30 inch chest (3 sizes)

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: Boys cricket sweater with long sleeves. Pattern has a slight tea stain on the front and some surface creasing.

Sixties plain golf cardigan with cable trim

Pattern ID: PB C-5II
Wool brand: Patons Moorland
Yarn quantity: 16-18 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties cardigan: known as "the golfer" but suitable for all casual occasions. Glad we got that straight.
This copy of the pattern has some surface creasing affecting the photo (not shown) but not the instructions.

His and Hers Fair Isle Sweater and Cap

Pattern ID: Jarol J9
Wool brand: New Look, Cosycraft,
Summer Wine

Yarn quantity: Sweater: 14-18 (25g? balls) main plus 2-3 in each of two contrasts;
Hat: 3 in main plus 2 in each contrast

Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (3 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: Fair-isle patterned sweaters with pom-pom hat. Lopi tradition in the pattern but the yarn is much lighter double knitting weight.

Family zipped jerkins II

Pattern ID: Robin 2610
Wool brand: Wonderwash, Vogue, Gleneagle, Columbine, Rusticana, Reward
Yarn quantity: 13-28 (25g balls)
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest [10 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Zipped Father and Son golfing jackets with textured staggered moss stitch. .

Sporty zipped jacket

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1291
Wool brand: Beaulon, Gaylon, Superblend
Yarn quantity: 14-21 (25g balls) plus 2 contrasts
Sizes: 32-40inch 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 go-faster-stripe zipped cardigan.
Pattern is in good condition.

More traditional vintage designs for boys

Pattern ID: PB 712
Wool brand: Purple Heather 4 ply
Yarn quantity: Lumber: 11 (1oz balls);
Cricket 9 oz; Plain pullover: 6/7 oz; Fair-Isle: 4 oz main plus 6 contrast

Sizes: 29 - 31 inch chest,
(9-12 years - 2 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm or 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows over stocking stitch using 3¼mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 4 sweaters all in fingering 4 ply weight: V-neck cricket sweater with cable; round-neck slipover with a textured garter stitch; collared lumber jacket with texturing and mock breast pockets; and V-neck fair-isle slipover. Yet another good set of designs that I personally like very much. Sized for "9-12 years" (but maybe slightly younger kids these days).
The fair-isle slipover is ver "Wartime Farm" while the lumber jacket I believe (but do not know) was the pattern used to recreate the boy's red sweater in the recent TV adaptation of Greenshaw's Folly - part of the ITV Marple series.

Cable Cricket sweater II

Pattern ID: Patons 2379
Wool brand: Trident, Beehive DK
Yarn quantity: 13-14 (50g balls) + contrast
Sizes: to fit 38 - 44 inch chest

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional man's cable cricket (or tennis?) sweater with colours.

Cable Cricket sweater I

Pattern ID: Hayfield 714
Wool brand: Nortex DK

Yarn quantity: 24-26 (1 oz? balls)
plus 2 contrast

Sizes: to fit 36 - 42 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4 and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 34rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's cricket sweater with non-traditional travelling wave pattern instead of crossed cables. Some creasing with wear at edges plus row markings inside which do not affect the pattern instructions (note that I have cleaned up the photo removing the crease marks so you can better appreciate the charm of the pattern).

Striped scarf, mittens, gloves, plus man's tie

Pattern ID: Argyll 143
Wool brand: Fernmor, Sportsday, Starlight, Nylon or Botany Supertwist Crepe DK
Yarn quantity: 3- 5 (1 oz balls) for the gloves; 7+6 oz for the scarf.
Sizes: Scarf: about 9 inches wide and 60 inches long; gloves to fit from age 4 to adult

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic football supporter's scarf from days of yore - or simply a striped scarf - mittens - gloves - and a man's tie. The construction of the scarf is not one I have seen before; it is knitted on 2 needles using a slip-stitch which results in a tube which is turned inside out to form a double thickness stocking stitch scarf.
I knitted my brother a tie, once; it was probably my first knitting project. He even wore it - which makes me feel very warm towards him....

Fifties Sailing Sweaters

Pattern ID: Marriner 601
Wool brand: Halyard Extra Thick
Yarn quantity: 17-22 (2oz hanks)
Sizes: 34-42 inch chest (to fit loosely) - in 3 sizes with different lengths for him and her.

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: mm and 6mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Appealing pattern with great styling - late fifties or early sixties - with cross-over toggled neckline that was popularly revived and ubiquitous in the 1980s. Pattern in fairly good condition.

Cable rib sports sweaters

Pattern ID: Bestway 3911
Wool brand: Lister's Lavenda DK
Yarn quantity: 23-25 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 38 - 44 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 32rows
(note that I think this may be over the pattern stitch)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's cricket or tennis long-sleeved sweater; single colour option with textured rib and cable pattern.

© Christina Coutts 2007

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