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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shells Sweaters Knitting Crochet Patterns, Coats Clark Book 160, Fashion Favorites

In 1965, Coats and Clark's put out Book 160, which they titled Fashion Favorites to Knit and Crochet.  This booklet was part of their Red Heart Yarns Promotions.    It contains 15 Patterns, all but three are knitting. 

Ready to journey through the book ?

Fashion Favorites to Knit and Crochet
 These lovely ladies skated and skied right in for the photo shoot !  They are giving you a preview of patterns to follow.  

 This is the same blue striped beauty you just saw above.  It's the Patterned Pullover and Helmet Hat..  It's easy to knit in these stripes ... the sweater is worked from side edge to side edge, in stockineete stitch, and the ribbing at the lower edge is added later.  This sweater is knitted and sized 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.  
 This is the Ski Bunny Sweater and Hat special.  The fishermen from Fair Isle would have trouble recognizing their traditional patterns in this up-to-the-minute (remember, 1965) sweater !   This is not for beginners.  This is a knitting pattern and sized Small (10/12), Medium (14/16), Large 18/20).    This pattern, in color, is shown on the center woman in the front page photo.

 This young woman skated in to show us ... Cut a Fine Figure in the Figure Eight Sweater and Head-Hugger. The crocheted puff stitches form the diamond pattern on this pretty pullover, which is then embroidered with as many flowers as you desire.  (Note: A pattern is not included for the flowers).  This Crochet Pattern is sized Small (10/12), Medium (14/16) and Large (18/20).  

An easy motif, plus 1-2, results in this dainty shell.  This Shell is crocheted and sized Small (10/12), Medium (14/16) and Large (18/20).     
This pattern is available as a Free Patterns in a separate blog post

 This sweater is Big, Bulky and Beautiful.  The wide-open cables form a lattice affect on this easy-going sweater, with raglan sleeves and a deep ribbed neckline.  It is worked up from the lower edge.  This Raglan Pullover is knitted and sized 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.      

 This hat is called the Top-Notcher, and the fringe at the top is just downright fun.   Knit it in one color, as shown, or stripe it in mad colors, or perhaps, use varigated yarns.  
This pattern is available as a Free Patterns in a separate blog post 

 As dashing a design as you'll ever wear (as emphasized by the expression on our model), this elegant cape it knitted of Red Heart Sayelle.  If desired, it may be lined in a contrasting or matching color .. you'll need 3 years of 36" fabric.  This knitting pattern is sized Small (10/12), Medium (14/16) and Large (18/20).    

 This is the Shell Trim Crocheted Vest. A simple single crochet pattern stitch results in this attractive texture, and the Shell stitch edge is right in style.  The pattern is Sized 10/12, 14/16, 18/20, 42/44.

 Here is a great looking Ribbed and Ruffled Blouse / Sweater.   The great neckline ruffles are nicely matched with the softer ruffles at the wrists.  This is a knitting pattern, sized 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.    

This is the Ripple-Knit Two-Piece Dress.   It's todays (1965) version of great-grandmother's afghan.  This is a knitting pattern and sized Small (10/12), Medium (14/16) and Large (18/20).    You can see it in color on the back cover.

 And, last but not least, is this Kntted Lacy Shift.   Mauke it in black and you'll have the equivalent of that 'Little Black Dress'.   Dress it up and wear it in the evening, or dress it down and wear it as-is.   (IMO ... the gloves are overkill!).    This knitting pattern is sized 120, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20.  This pattern is also shown on the back cover.

 The End of Photo-Journey of Book 160


I particular like the names on the hats; in addition to the usual cap, we have a helmet and a head-hugger.  Now, maybe these are not new names, but I've not heard them before.     I also adore the way these booklets portray their models.   A very serious look for a dashing Cape, a smiling girl in skates for the flowery sweater.    But, how do you think large shaggy dogs line up with the last two dress patterns?

Thanks for dropping by,
Lorrie

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