A vintage Knitted Suit blouse

by Betsys Baby on November 20, 2013 · 5 comments

in 1950s,Blouses

I know this isn’t sewing, but I assume some people who like to sew vintage might want to knit vintage, too. I have a free vintage knitting pattern from the August 1951 issue of Workbasket magazine available on my blog.

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Little Black Car November 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Oh, this is adorable! I love old knitting magazines, too. I need to knit more.

This pattern actually tells you what kind of yarn you need, but a lot of them don’t so, if it’s helpful, here is the Standard Yarn Weight System’s guide to yarn and stitch gauge.


Little Black Car November 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Also, more on Fleischer’s Wonderized Sock and Sport Yarn from Ravelry. This gives ounces and yards per skein.


Betsys Baby November 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I wish I knew how to knit, so I could make this sweater, but I figured sharing it would be almost as good. I am currently trying to crochet a sweater, so we’ll see where that goes, and then maybe try knitting, lol.


Little Black Car November 25, 2013 at 9:48 am



Smee January 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

KnittingHelp.com is what I used to teach myself how to knit almost 5 years ago- it’s very helpful, and the forums are a great place to go if you have problems and need advice. The videos alone are stellar- go learn to knit! You won’t regret it. In fact, I taught my girl to knit and she is now making scarves for her cosplaying friends (and it’s teaching her to appreciate the work that goes into handmade items instead of something just picked up from a store- score for Mom!).


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