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Vintage 1950s Knitting  Patterns Womens - Knitting Ahead of Fashion - UK Designer Knits - 50s original patterns - knitting book

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Vintage 1950s Knitting patterns Book - Knitting Ahead of Fashion

Vintage designer knitwear - knitting pattern booklet published by 'Stitchcraft' and Patons & Baldwins (UK), probably during the 1950s. Most of the photographs were taken in Rome

Produced by Patons and Baldwins (UK) in an attempt to compete with the stylish Vogue Knitting Books that were popular at the time. This was a period when designer knitwear was gaining prestige as 'high fashion'

According to the editor's introduction: 'Knitting reaches the top class today with all the leading houses including some form of hand-knits in their couture collections. In this book we give you your own collection of high-fashion designs incorporating all the most up-to-the-minute trends this autumn'

Features some fabulous designs photographed in an 'exotic' location. This booklet gives 'Vogue Knitting' a run for its money any day!

Softback - 52 pages - contains both black and white and colour photography
Please note: COVER IS MISSING (as are pp.1-2 and 55, which I suspect were part of the cover sheet, though I can't be sure). Pages 3-54 are all present.

Dimensions: approx. 7.25" x 9.75"

Attractive designs for ladies' garments in the main (though one pattern is included for a man's dolman sweater) - sweaters/jumpers, cardigans, hats, a scarf, a knitted suit

Sizes (and yarn weights) vary from design to design. If you would like further information on the contents (sizes of individual garments, needle sizes etc) - or more photos - please feel free to contact me

Please note: THE COVER IS MISSING (as is the final page of instructions - which do not relate to any of the garments pictured here). Foxing and small stains to first and last pages. General creasing and age discolouration. Otherwise in good condition. Binding is tight. No major stains, tears or annotations

Any questions, please feel free to ask

You are purchasing the ORIGINAL booklet, not a digital copy

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