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Hand-knitting was at a peak in Britain in the s. During the Second World War, women on the home front were encouraged to contribute to the war effort by knitting for the troops, which was promoted as public duty. Advertising at the time stated: "England expects — knit your bit".
No one in our family knits but we have found a variety of vintage knitting patterns that we thought were worthy of sharing. If you do attempt any of our free vintage knitting patterns, please let us know how it went and whether the patterns require any corrections. We would also love to post a picture of your project.
Pattern Categories Browse the categories to help you find the patterns you're looking for. Interested in starting a new hobby? Knitting is a rewarding hobby. Anxious to get started?
Do you love vintage clothing, but never seem to find exactly what you want? Knitting from vintage patterns might be just the ticket. Using vintage patterns can be fun and enormously rewarding.
As someone new to knitting, I have been collecting patterns old and new, and stumbled upon an amazing cache of vintage booklets which I bought. They boasted it was shrink proof and moth-proof! Yes, with an exclamation point.
Vintage is the new black. After all, most new fashion trends are just a twist on trends of the past. Now, we can recreate all of the classic styles and add our own little modern twist with the help of these amazing vintage knitting patterns. Grab a seat and get ready to travel back through time with me as we sneak a peek at some of my favorite classic knits.
After walking around downtown a couple of weeks ago on a warm spring day, I spotted a headband like this, only it was made with red and white fabric. The whole rockabilly look is so cute, but I could never pull it off. This is as close as it gets for me.