The blog is still in a 30’s groove, as I share the treasures from my last scanning trip to the British Library. Before I share, can I ask if any readers have any pattern requests? Seen a magazine or pattern on Etsy or Ebay and missed out, I can easily go and scan it if it was published in the UK. Even in Australia and New Zealand, a lot of companies like Weldon’s produced very similar magazines. Please leave a comment on this post.
From The British Museum, precursor of the British Library, date stamped 23rd March 1939. I think this is a very wearable autumn style to get on our needles now, to be finished by September. For a 33-35 inch bust, made from 3ply (see my recommendation for modern 3ply yarn). The unusual stitch gives it a smocking affect.
* I apologise for the scanning resolution – the scans were made in the Newspaper room, rather than Rare books. That particular scanner saves as a pdf so to make these pictures I had to do a screen print. The PDFs are a much higher res.