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24 November 2008 @ 02:07 pm
Vintage knitting and crochet patterns  

The first one is from Styles in "Caressa" by Beehive. Near as I can figure, it was printed in the late 40s to early 50s. I did NOT correct my scans to get rid of the pretty yellowing of the pages.
Beehive needles have U.K. sizing, If you're from America, size 3 and 4 needles U.K. sizing would be size 10.5 and 10, so the size 4 needles would be the smaller needles. If you use metric sizing, the size 3 is 6.5 and the size 4 is 6. Vintage needle sizing. (and thank you beadslut for noticing and pointing it out to me)
Click on the image for the PDF.

The second pattern is the one I want to modify to something that you know.. isn't knot stitch. *grins* and when I do, I'll post my pattern. This one comes from Star Hat Book No. 117, which is from the 50s. I'm going to have do some more scans from this, because some of the hats are really snark worthy, but I really really liked this. No gauge given on the knit pattern, but looking at it, I'm assuming UK sizing again, and there really isn't a US equivalent, it's one of those sizes that falls in the cracks for us, but it's not a really fitted pattern, and fairly simple to monkey with.
Click on the image for the PDF.

*grins* I was vaguely debating resolving to post a craft a day next year. Scanning out of my vintage treasure could do a lot of those days!
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revia: going madrevia on November 25th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
As much as I love the vintage looks, the disembodied heads really freak me out. I might have nightmares now. Thanks.
shala_beadsshala_beads on November 25th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
yeah.. it is pretty freak. Especially the way they are smiling at each other so cheerfully!
eruantaliel87eruantaliel87 on November 25th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I want to make the hood-scarves!!!! :) :) :)