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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Serviceman's Knitting Patterns, 1951

It was post World War II, and into the second year of the Korean Conflict and Smart Knitting decided to run a feature on desired military fashion.

Now, who knows if they really 'surveyed the boys themselves" .. I'd think not, but still it's a fun retro look at 1951 Military fashions.

Square Neck Pullover; an easy knit in a combination of stockinette and garter stitches.   This pattern is available as a Free Download.

Sleeveless Pullover, waist length with V-neckline is knit in Beehive Scotch Fingering Yarn.

Spiral Knit Socks, sized 10-1/2 to 12-1/2, for those Officer dress-up needs.  This pair is surprisingly easy. 

Turtleneck Pullover, sized 36 to 44, modeled with that (perhaps weather) blimp in the background.  Notice the Navy pants with the button flaps and slight bells.   I wonder when the style changed?

Long Sleeve Pullover, with the standard V-neck and ribbed edges.

Now, I don't figure that many (if any) of these patterns will sell, but the photo themselves were worthy well work the day spent processing and listing.   Did you notice that the model in each photo is slightly characterized, versus standard snapshot?   

I hope you enjoyed the '1951 Military Fashion Show' as much as I did. 
Thanks for dropping by,

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Star Baby Book 88, Wardrobe Tricks 1 to 6

Now, there are not a lot of patterns in this book, but most of them are quite sweet designs that just may call you to pick up your hooks and needles.   The book ....

Wardrobe Tricks from 1 to 6; Star Baby Book No 88, Vintage 1951
The front cover covers all the patterns in the book.  

For the aesthetics of it all, pattern pictures are typically nice coordinated with each other.   Not in the case here.  We've four different unrelated patterns.  But still, sweet designs they are.  
This Knot Stitch baby set is beaded with ribbon ties.  The set is almost Christening quality.

Here's an early touch of the American Thread 1960's whimsy.  Yes, it's a crocheted clown head, complete with embroidered facial features and a bell on top of the Pixie hat.  
These knitted accessories are for your little Girly-Girls.  

This knitted Baby Sacque and Bonnet has a lacy appeal with small embroidered flowers for the feminine touch. 

American Thread official name this design "Pink Baby Set".   Of course, you can knit it in any color you choose.   The set is sized 6 to 12 months.

This sister and brother set gives us a basic pullover and cardigan with a cute elephant motif.   The set is written for Size to, with changes for 4 and 6.  Although the book itself is named 'from 1 to 6', this is the only pattern set aimed towards the toddler. 

And that's it.   A short and sweet story that was a combination of the American Thread Yarns popular for baby in this time period.   

And for one additional touch of promotion, American Thread let's us know of their other books currently available in the market.  

Thanks for dropping by.