Vintage Knitting Patterns

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Last updated on 30 Oct, 2020

Welcome to Dorothy May Knit, where knit happens!



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About DorothyMayKnit

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The little idea that wouldn't go away

I've always loved to make things for others; sewing, knitting, crochet or embroidery. I also love teaching myself new crafts. I started thinking how I could turn my making skills into a home business, and quickly realised that there were a lot of others making the same type if things as me - I needed a USP!

I had the germ of an idea of how to turn one of my dad's old jackets into a cute 'cigarette girl' hat. A look through the few books on millinery available, and it was obvious this was something I couldn't teach myself. I found a recreational course at my local FE college. I loved the first few weeks so much I moved to the full qualification course.

After a year of college, I left with a Distinction grade for my Subsidiary Diploma in Millinery. Most importantly, my sister had commissioned me to make her bridal headdress and six bridesmaids floral hair decorations. These were a roaring success, and I enjoyed the intricate work involved in making my own silk flowers.

So now I design and make vintage inspired hats and fascinators for everyday wear, and bridal head wear, either bespoke or off the hat stand!

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  • Eleanor Flower


    Born and raised in the UK, I've been making things for myself and others since the age of 10. On a whim I enrolled in a millinery course at my local FE college and I loved it!

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Last updated on 30 October, 2020
Welcome to Dorothy May Knit where we admire all things made from yarn. We sell digital downloads from our extensive vintage knitting pattern collection.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I endeavour to accurately describe and photograph all of my items, but will happily accept returns if you change your mind on receipt, providing you notify me within 14 days days. Return postage in this case is payable by you the purchaser, but your refund will include the original postage.

In the case of lost, damaged or faulty items, I will refund the purchase price plus cost of return postage upon receipt of the returned item. Again, please notify me within 14 working days.
Please make payment within 24 hours of your order by paypal only.
I post physical items within 3 working days of receiving your payment and will send a confirmation email on postage.
Shipping within UK is by Royal Mail.
Shipping worldwide is by Royal Mail standard airmail.
Any import duties levied by local customs offices are payable by the buyer and are not included in the listing fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Privacy Policy: I will not store any customer information outside of the Etsy platform, and will only use customer information in line with Etsy's privacy policy.

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Last updated on 14 Nov, 2017
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