The Pattern Parlour

I sell vintage and used knitting and crochet patterns from the 1940s to the current day. Plus there's a section for used knitting, crochet and craft magazines.

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Knitting Needle Conversions



It is essential to check your tension before starting your garment.  If there are too many stitches to the pattern tension, it is too tight and you should change to a larger size needle.  If there are too few, your tension is too loose and you should change to a smaller size needle. Logo Logo Logo Logo

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Abigail 3124
Reference: 624
Vintage knitting pattern - His 'n' Hers Sweater & Cardigan 6 sizes: 34" - 44" chest Double Knitting yarn Leaflet is from 1983
Ard Finnan 113
Reference: 1383
Vintage knitting pattern, Childrens Aran Sweater 2 sizes: to fit 23/24", 25/26" chest Original yarn: Ardfinnan knitting wool with a tension of 5 sts to 1" over st. st. The pattern has been folded down the middle.
Ard Finnan 116
Reference: 1384
Vintage knitting pattern, Childrens Aran Sweaters 4 sizes: to fit 25", 28", 31", 34" chest Original yarn: Ardfinnan Wool with a tension of 5 sts to 1" over st. st.
Argyll 247
Reference: 1878
Vintage knitting pattern, Baby's Sweater, Cardigan, Shorts, Leggings & Helmet, 16", 18", 20", 22", 24" chest Double Knitting yarn.
B K Wools 231
Reference: 1881
Vintage knitting pattern, Dress, Robe & Bonnet for Baby, To fit 18" chest, Quicker knit yarn was used originally for these items. Knit a tension piece and match your yarn tension to the pattern, to achieve success.
Bairnswear 106
Reference: 1886
Vintage knitting pattern, Baby's Wooly Outfit, 3 - 6 months. 2 ply & 3 ply yarn The pattern is very old and in vintage condition, with folds and creasing. The spine is fully intact and the instructions are clear. Circa 1940s
Bairnswear 1205
Reference: 1890
Vintage knitting pattern, Two Pram Sets, 3 - 12 months of age, 3 ply yarn This is a very old vintage pattern with some creasing and tears and a deep fold down the middle. There is also a sticker on the front, which would be hard to remove. Circa 1940s
An original vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s era. Instructions to knit three cardigans for baby. The wool used for all the three cardigans was Bairns-Wear Lambs Wool or Baby 3 ply. The three designs have all been named as: 'Geni" (top right photo) One siz...
Bairnswear 1279
Reference: 1892
Vintage knitting pattern, Baby/Toddlers Sun Suit, 1 size: 1-2 years of age. 3 ply yarn Circa 1940s
Bairnswear 1299
Reference: 2339
A vintage knitting pattern from circa 1940s for small boys Buster Suits, with knitting instructions to make them using a 3 ply yarn. Two different suits to make, the main photo is to fit 22" width at underarm and the shorts have a front seam of 9", with a back seam of 10". The second su...
Bairnswear 1315
Reference: 1894
Vintage knitting pattern, Mittens & Bootees for Baby, 2 ply & 3 ply yarn This is a very old vintage pattern and is in fairly decent condition for its age. Circa 1940s
Bairnswear 1334
Reference: 1896
Vintage knitting pattern, Toddlers Two Jersey Suits, 18 months - 2 years 3 ply yarn This is a very old pattern in vintage condition, with a deep fold down the middle, creasing and other small folds. Circa 1940s
Bairnswear 134
Reference: 1888
Vintage knitting pattern, Outdoor Set for 1 to 2 years of age. 4 ply yarn, This is a very old pattern with deep folds across and down. The spine has started to split and one of the pages has knitters notes in pencil down the margin. Circa 1940s
This original pattern leaflet is from the 1940s era. Instructions to knit three Hug-Me-Tights in 1 size to fit 18/20" underarm. Three different designs: "Poupee" to fit 18/20" underarm and length 6.5" from shoulder. (2nd photo down on the left). Knit using 2 ply wool with a tensio...
Bairnswear 1393
Reference: 2581
A vintage knitting pattern for baby or toddlers Outdoor Sets, with two coats, leggings, helmet and bonnet suitable to fit from 9 - 18 months, to be made using a double knitting yarn. Suit shown on the model: to fit 21" width at underarm with a tension of 4.75" to 1" Second suit sh...
Bairnswear 1397
Reference: 1574
Vintage knitting pattern, Baby's Cardigans One size to fit: 19/20" width at underarm Original yarn: 2 ply with tension of 7.5 sts to 1" for the short sleeve cardigan and 8 sts to 1" for the long sleeve cardigan. The pattern has been folded across the middle. Circa 1940s
Bairnswear 1398
Reference: 2593
A vintage knitting pattern for a child's sweater with roll collar, in 5 sizes to fit 5 - 14 years. The original yarn used was Bairnswear Femina Double Knitting Wool. Tension: 8.5 sts to 2" over the pattern stitch and using no. 5 (5.5mm) needles. For success work a tension pi...
Bairnswear 1451
Reference: 1272
Vintage knitting pattern, Girls Skirts To Fit 3/10 years of age Waist: 22", 23", 24", 25" Length: 12", 14", 16", 18! The original yarn was Bairnswear Thicker Knitting yarn with a tension of 5 sts to 1" This is a very old pattern with some creasing. Circa 1940s
Bairnswear 1459
Reference: 1274
Vintage knitting pattern, Children's Boleros 3 sizes Bolero with Collar: 26/27", 28/29", 30/31" chest Double Knitting yarn 3 sizes: Bolero: 26", 28", 30" chest Original yarn Bairnswear Thicker Knitting Wool with a tension of 2 patterns to 2.25". Ther...
Bairnswear 1471
Reference: 947
Vintage knitting pattern - Hats & Bonnets - 3 designs To fit: 3 - 6 years Main Picture: 3/4 years, 15" round brim Original yarn: Superquick Baby Wool with a tension of 6.5 sts to 1" Bottom Picture: to fit: 4/5 years, 16/17" round brim and 7" front to back...