How great is his moustache? I have a lot of menswear patterns to scan, but this is the only pre-70s one with a tache. The size of the pages are pretty large, so I’m confident this is from the pre-WW2 days when paper was scarce and patterns shrank.

At the bottom of the middle two pages is a great diagram for how to do a stretchy thumb cast on. It’s worth scrolling down to the last page which advertises other patterns which were available. It breaks my heart that I don’t own all of them.


4 responses to “Free Vintage Knitting Pattern – Thirties Men’s Sweater”

  1. Katie Writes Stuff Avatar

    This is wonderful – I’ve just scanned an amazing Bestway knitting book from 1938, which contained an advertisement for Femina wool. I’ve never heard of it before, so it’s fascinating to see one of their own patterns.

    The moustache is a thing of beauty. I have a couple of pattern books from the 1940s featuring some splendid ‘taches – perhaps I should add those to the top of my scanning pile!

  2. archer1955 Avatar

    Have you or can you post the man’s WWII knit pattern that looks like a helmet liner on the Bestway Knitting #74 cover? It looks like that item would be very wind-proof and warm! Thanks for all you do and have done! Richard in the States.

    1. Caroline Brooks Avatar

      I think there are some free patterns on the V&A website which fit the bill. Have a look at the woolies for the forces from the 1940s here http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/0-9/1940s-knitting-patterns/

      1. archer1955 Avatar

        Thank you so much Caroline! I need to learn more about using my WordPress account. I just now (Thursday, Oct. 20th) saw your reply and have looked over the URL you supplied and it has fit the bill just fine. Richard, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

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