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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Misses Knit Crochet Patterns, Brunswick New Dreams, Volume 668

This is a beautiful pattern book.   The pictures reinforce the New Dreams title ... a bit of rolling fog, soft lights and illusions.   The patterns, however, are desirable and solid fashions.   The (public domain) book was issued in 1968.   I'd say, though, that the designs are just as applicable for today.  Perhaps the beauty of knit and crochet; it is timeless.  All but one of the patterns are Knitting, and most of the patterns have crochet edges or details.   Most are sized 12, 14 and 16, with a couple going to size 18.

There are a lot of pictures here.  If you are on dial-up, I'll understand if you pass them up.    Enjoy the book review !
New Dreams - Brunswick - Volume 668
New Dreams Knitting Pattern Book from Brunswick
The front cover previews two of the patterns. 
 Style 6602 -  Plaid Panel Skirt:  The skirt is knitted with stripes in crochet.  It is sized 12, 14 and 16. 
Style 6603 - Poor Boy Sweater:  The sweater is knitted with crochet edges.  It is also sizes 12, 14 and 16, as appropriate for a set.  

Misses Two Piece Suit Knitting Pattern
Style 6601 - Knitted Suit:  This is indeed a 'dreamy' suit, including a jacket and straight skirt.  It is knitted with crochet edges and sized 12, 14 and 16

Straight Dress Crochet pattern is Sleeveless with Round Neckline
Style 6610 - Crocheted Sleeveless Dress:  A basic dress that suits just about any occasion.  

Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern with Long Sleeves
Style 6309 - Knitted Cable Cardigan:  This pretty sweater sports an attractive cable along the button, neckline, sleeve and bottom bands.  Pattern is sized 12, 14, 16 and 18.  

Vintage Crochet Cardigan with Patterned Yoke
Style 6611 - Crocheted Cable Yoke Cardigan - Delightful !   The cardigan is sized 12 to 18, based on needle size. 

Knitted V-Neck Cable Sweater Pattern with Three Quarter Sleeves
Style 6303 - V-Neck Cable Trim Pullover:  This comfortable knitted classic is sized 12 14 16.

Off Shoulder Shell Top Knitting Pattern
Style 6612 - Evening Sweater:  Knitting pattern with crochet edges is sized 12, 14 and 16. 

Low V-Neck Knitted Mohair Sweater Pattern
Style 6304 - Mohair Sweater with Dickey:  A great collar with deep V-neck .. not to mention Mohair.  It is a knitting pattern that is sized 12, 14 and 16.  

Classic Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Style 6605 - Cable Sweater is knitted for sizes 12, 14, 16 and 18.  

Knitting pattern for ankle length coat with waist ties
Style 6313 - Vivant Coat:  There is WOW factor here in this knitting pattern (crochet edges).  It is sized 12, 14 and 16.  

Long Sleeves Cardigan Knitting pattern
Style 6312 - Classic Cardigan is knitted with crochet edges.  It is sized 12, 14, 16 and 18. 

Cardigan and shell knitting pattern in contrast colors
Style 6606 - Patterned Pullover and Style 6607 - Patterned Cardigan:  Both patterns are knitted.  The pullover has crochet edges.  Both are sized 12, 14 and 16. 

Cabled Tunic Pattern is Vintage 1960s
Style 6608 - Tunic Sweater:  This tunic with cable pattern on long sleeves, bust darts and round neckline.  It is knitted and sized 12, 14 and 16. 

Scoop Neck Blouse Knitting pattern
Style 6609 - Knitted Blouse with Crocheted Collar and Modesty Panel:  A lovely piece sized at 12, 14 and 16. 

Style 6302 - Smocking Stitch Cardigan:  Such a texturally wonderful design.  This cardigan is knitted, crochet edges, and sized 12, 14, 16 and 18.  

And, last, but not least ...
Style 6604 - Tennis Dress:  Indeed a nice V-neck, long sleeved dress, without our without the tennis colors. It is knitted and sized 12, 14 and 16. 

Now, that was a lot of patterns to get through.   This blog post was beginning to feel like a career.  But, so worth it.   Whether you buy my PDF copies or go looking for a hardcopy of the pattern book, you should be able to see what is in there.   Just like standing at the magazine rack at Barnes and Noble.  Just vintage magazines, as I can only do this with books that are in the public domain. 

Now, about those matching outfits.    When I first looked at some of the pictures, I thought they were outfits;  skirts and sweaters, etc, and I'd read the pattern trying to find the skirt, which wasn't there.   Then, I saw this statement " All skirts shown are made from Brunswick Fine Worsted Fabrics; the colors of which have been especially dyed to mix or match with your Brunswick Hand Knits".   The light came on.   Okay, Brunswick, in addition to marketing yarns were also marketing fabrics in the same colors.   Perfect for matching outfits.   I don't know if they still do, but how great it that?  

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the photo journal.    Thanks for dropping by, 

1 comment:

  1. Wow. There are some real statement pieces here. That coat is awesome. It almost makes me want to live in a colder climate to make all that knitting worthwhile.

    Absolutely gorgeous.


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