A Dashing Little Swimsuit
This stunning two piece swimsuit was originally published in Woman & Home in 1938 as a single size pattern. The skirt is separate and is removed for swimming. The suit itself is knitted from the shorts up with side seams. A glamorous halter back fastened with contrasting buttons gives this swimsuit a very decadent edge. The pattern is written for the following sizes:
 Bust sizes: 76-86cm (30-34in) & 91-97cm (36-38in) Garment shown in photographs is for the first size Requirements: Susan Crawford Coquette (125m/136yd per 50g ball) 100% mercerised cotton
13 (15) balls shade Aquamarine 1 pair 2.25mm (US 1) needles
1 pair 3mm (US 3) needles 2mm crochet hook 5 buttons 1 press stud Purchase belt
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Dark Red Pretties
This gorgeous cami is knitted from the top down. The waistline is worn low and worked with short row shaping to create shape at this point. The pattern is re-worked from a 1932 design, originally published in Woman and Home magazine. From the original pattern notes: “Knitted in shetland wool, these cami-bockers fit closely and warmly to the figure. They have ribbon shoulder-straps so that they can be work with day or evening dress”.
To fit bust 30-32", 34-36", 38-40", 42-44"
Lace / 2 ply
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Additional materials:
  • 3 yards (3 metres) of quarter-inch (0.75cm) wide ribbon
  • 5 half-inch (1cm) diameter mother of pearl buttons
Errata: In working the lace panels, all lines of lacework should read ‘repeat 9 times’ for the lace pattern instead of 8.
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Mens 1930s Swimming Trunks
These stylish mens trunks have appeared regularly in knitting books in the 1930s and 1940s, never changing other than the photograph to promote them. They were knitted in pure Shetland wool doubled on a very small needle to create an extremely firm fabric. There is a knitted gusset for extra room for movement and the trunks are held up with a belt and numerous belt loops. It is recommended that the belt is backed to prevent it from stretching. Please note: Yarn is used double throughout The pattern is written for the following size To fit waist : 76-92 cm (30-36in) Actual waist size: 76cm (30in) Body length: 35cm (14in) Requirements: Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Yarn (159m/174yd per 25g ball)100% Shetland Wool 13 balls shade 141 1 pair 2.25mm needles 1 pair 2.75mm needles
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The Call of the Sea
AS FEATURED IN THE BBC DOCUMENTARY-KNITTING’S GOLDEN AGE This highly popular swimsuit is based on a pattern from 1932 and features a flattering all-in-one short and over-skirt design which are knitted together before continuing to knit the body of the swimsuit. The front of the suit is adorned with a fabulous seagull in flight knitted using intarsia technique. The swimsuit is designed to be worn with negative ease, which means you must make sure the finished swimsuit is smaller than the intended wearer. The pattern is written for the following sizes: 76-81cm (30-32in) 86-91cm (34-36in) 97-102cm (38-40in) Garment shown in photographs is for the 2nd size Requirements: Susan Crawford Coquette (159m/174yd per 50g ball) 100% mercerised cotton () balls shade Sapphire (A) 1 ball shade Snow (B) - for all sizes 1 pair 3.75mm (US #5) needles 1 pair 2.75mm (US #2) needles
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