There’s a nice story behind today’s free vintage knitting pattern (it’s from Glamor Knits, a Supplement to the Australian Women’s Weekly March 9, 1955).
Another blogger called Kathlene contacted me a few weeks ago, trying to track down a knitting pattern for a suit her mother used to wear during the late forties/early fifties. After searching through my entire pattern collection, this was the closest we could find to what she remembered. How lovely to try and replicate something your mother used to wear!
This knitted suit pattern has some really elegant detailing going on – faced button holes, knitted buttons, a mitered collar and dolman sleeves. I can’t wait to see Kathlene’s version of it.
The pattern is knitted in Paton’s May Queen, a fingering weight yarn that’s twisted with a thread of artificial silk to give a boucle finish. It could easily be knitted in just plain fingering.
In two sizes, to fit a 32-33 inch and 34-35 inch bust.