RockfordRose

Vintage elegance and practicality 1940-1950s knitwear

Ringwood, United Kingdom · 105 Sales

RockfordRose

Vintage elegance and practicality 1940-1950s knitwear

Ringwood, United Kingdom 105 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

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Emma

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Announcement   1940s-1950s vintage knitwear specialist, hand knit in fine pure wool and cotton. If you see something you like but its the wrong size please contact me to request a custom order!

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Last updated on Mar 31, 2017

1940s-1950s vintage knitwear specialist, hand knit in fine pure wool and cotton. If you see something you like but its the wrong size please contact me to request a custom order!

Emma

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Emma

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
Rich Hoad

Rich Hoad on May 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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This is the perfect present for my wife's birthday. She'll love it. Thank you so much

Rachel Pellowe

Rachel Pellowe on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Gorgeous gloves, so lovely with the matching beret :) I am now going to buy the scarf! Thank you x

Rachel Pellowe

Rachel Pellowe on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Such a lovely beret! Gorgeous colour and beautifully made. I live in it!

bjarna1

bjarna1 on Apr 27, 2017

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These beautiful 1940s berets are like candy... it would be nice to have one in every colour! ;) Perfect hats for any vintage knitwear aficionado.

bjarna1

bjarna1 on Apr 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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As with the other items I've purchased from this shop, this sweater is superb! Beautiful wool, skilful workmanship, and perfect '40s styling. Thanks for another gem! :)

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Updates

Just listed this hand knit merino lace sweater, pattern from my 1940s Sunglo booklet! With recycled vintage shell buttons!
Vintage style cotton spring lace gloves. Perfect for 1940s events, dances, vintage weddings and drinking tea! With 1940s daunting white glass buttons!
NEW! Lavender pure cotton sweater currently only one available, perfect vintage elegance.
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About

"Soft, Warm and Practical"

Vintage knitwear is my passion! I love creating real wool ladies knitwear designed to be lived in, in true 1940s style, elegance and practicality. Perfect for keeping warm in the great outdoors, popping into town on the bicycle, in the office or around the home. All my knit wear is ready to ship so no need to wait, cant find what you are looking for? Just send me a message, I love the opportunity to knit completely unique and personalised items! (No pattern required just let me know what you want)

I grew up and live in Ringwood a small town in the New forest. I was taught to knit by my mum at a very young age. Ringwood has a long history of hand knitting industry. Starting in the late Victorian era when Ringwood stockings were popular, right up until after the second world war when it was famous for its woollen gloves, hundreds of pairs were sent out to troops from Ringwood. Knitting is part of my heritage, or I was born in the wrong era, I'm never quite sure which!

Animal welfare is very important to me, before motherhood I worked as a veterinary nurse so I try to source my wool from small local British farms as much as possible. This way I know the standards of animal welfare are high. I have also been learning to spin my own yarn and hope to support more local farms by doing this.
I like to use minimal packaging so I post items carefully wrapped in a cardboard box with washing instructions supplied on the garment tags.

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  • Emma

    Owner

    A yarn connoisseur, I love real wool and local yarn. I have been knitting since I was small and love vintage style fine knit wear. I have a large collection of knitting patterns ranging from the 1930s-1970s but the 1940s knitwear is my favourite

Local

Find RockfordRose at the following upcoming market!

  • Etsy Made Local - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017 - Wimborne
    Allendale Centre
    Hanham Road
    WIMBORNE MINSTER, DORSET

    Dec 2–3

    Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017 - Wimborne Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December Wimborne Allendale Centre 10am - 4pm FREE ENTRY Over 100 local Etsy sellers will be selling their wares at the market over the course of the two days selling handmade and vintage items as well as craft supplies. For more information on the event please see our Facebook event page which is linked below. Hope to see you there!

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Last updated on Nov 13, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I am happy to knit custom orders, the length of time to knit will vary depending on the item. Custom orders can be anything from a variation on an item I already have in shop to that perfect item you just can't find. I don't require a pattern just the required size or measurements, we can discuss yarns and agree a price to suit.

Care instructions

All my items come with a professional swing tag which includes washing instructions for your item.

Sizing details

If your size is not listed please contact me for a custom order and I will be happy to knit to your requirements

My item has not arrived

Ready to send items are usually sent via royal mail, if your item does not arrive within 2weeks please contact me, I will always provide proof of purchase when requested. Custom orders and knit to order items may take slightly longer I will do my best to estimate time scale in these cases and keep you informed of progress.

Estimated dispatch time

All my items as listed are ready to post, I aim to post all orders the day after purchase. I give an estimate of 2-3days for dispatch in order to cover for any eventualities.

Contact details

Should you need to contact me regarding an order through etsy please use the etsy messaging service in the first instance. I usually reply to all messages in 24hrs. If the messaging service is not working or you wish to speak to me in person my contact number is below. I will do my best to answer all calls between 9am and 5pm gmt, if I am unable to get to the phone please leave a message and I will get back to you quickly.

Contact number:07528272900