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.

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Bestway 4052
Reference: 1146
Vintage knitting pattern, Small Girls Dress 2 - 5 years You will need double knitting yarn with a tension of 13 sts to 2", using no. 10 (3.25mm) needles. To suit 22", 24" chest with a length of 16.5", 18" Circa late 1960s/early 1970s Good condition for the age
Bestway 4063
Reference: 1147
Vintage knitting pattern, Children's Lumber Jacket with zip fastener 4 - 7 years 3 sizes: 24", 26", 28" chest You will need double knitting yarn with a tension of 6 sts and 8 rows to 1" using no. 9 (3.75mm) needles. Circa late 1960s/early 1970s. There is some creasing a...
Bestway 442
Reference: 952
Vintage knitting pattern - Gloves & Stockings 3 ply yarn Gloves: 9.5" length, wrist to finger tip or suitable for 6.5/7" hand. Stockings: 9", 9.5", 10" foot length and 27.5" or 30" long from top to base of the heel. Circa 1940s
Bestway 450
Reference: 2663
Vintage knitting pattern for a lady's neat ribbed waistcoat. This beautiful nostalgic vintage knitting pattern is well over 60 years old . The original price was 3d and the garment was knitted using vintage Sirdar Majestic 4 ply wool. The tension used in the pattern is 10 ...
Bestway 5008
Reference: 1611
Vintage knitting pattern, Cardigans for Baby/Toddler Two knitted and one crocheted Birth - 18 months 4 ply yarn and Double Knitting. Double Knitting cardigan to suit 22" chest (pink) 4 ply cardigan to suit 20" chest (white) Crochet Cardigan to suit 18" chest Good used condition. Circa 1970s
Bestway 5016
Reference: 1921
Vintage knitting pattern, Layette including Matinee Coat, Dress, Bonnet, Mittens, Bootes & with Crochet Shawl (not shown), 18" chest 44" square for the shawl, which is crochet 4 ply yarn The crochet instructions for the shawl are in UK crochet terms. The pattern is show...
Bestway 534
Reference: 954
Vintage knitting pattern - 2 pairs of gloves (see photo below for 2nd pair) Fishnet Crochet gloves Original yarn: Coats Mercer Crochet No. 40 To fit: 6.5/7" hand Knitted gloves Original yarn: Pearsall's lightweight jewel rayon with a tension of 7 sts to 1"...
Bestway 827
Reference: 2802
A vintage knitting pattern for ladies ribbed stockings and gloves KNITTED ON 4 NEEDLES, The simple rib used for these stockings and gloves gives them the elasticity and smooth clinging, the gloves have stocking stitch fingers. Original yarn: Patons Beehive Fingering 3 ply, ...
Bestway 892
Reference: 791
Vintage knitting pattern - Ladies Button Up with Cable Stitch Panels 1 size: 34/36" bust 3 ply yarn will be needed to make this item. Circa 1940s
Bestway 961
Reference: 319
A vintage knitting pattern for a Lady's Cardigan for the fuller figure. 3 sizes: 40", 42", 44" bust Original yarn: La Laine Super Fingering 3 ply with a tension of 8 sts and 8.5 rows to 1" using no. 8 (4.00mm) needles. Circa 1940s Good condition for the age.
Bestway A1816
Reference: 0152
Man's Slip Over/Tank Top Slip Over/Tank Top 3 sizes: 38", 42", 44" chest 3 ply fingering yarn with a tension of 7.5 sts, 10.5 rows to 1". Work a tension piece to check you have the correct tension.
Bestway A1930
Reference: 2657
A vintage knitting pattern for a ladies open work moss stitch top, with choice of long or short sleeves, to knit in 3 ply yarn. Original yarn: Golden Eagle Polyknit 3 ply wool with a tension of 15 sts to 2", 10 rows to 1". For success work a tension piece. One size: 34" all ...
Bestway A2062
Reference: 0158
Fair Isle Sleeveless Pullover or Tank Top 1 size: 38"/42" chest Patons Fair Isle Fingering yarn with a tension of 8 sts to 1" and 25 rows to 3" over fair isle pattern. For success you should work a tension piece and match your given yarn tension to the one used above.
Bestway A2079
Reference: 2577
A vintage knitting pattern for two cardigans suitable for 1 - 2 years of age and to be knitted using a 3 ply yarn. Top Cardigan in fancy stitch is in one size: 21" all round underarms. Tension: 9 sts and 11 rows to 1" using no. 10 (3.25mm) needles. Bottom Cardigan with fair ...
Bestway A2133
Reference: 1133
Vintage knitting pattern, Small Girls Twin Set To fit 5/6 years old. One size: 26" chest Original yarn was 3 ply with a tension of 8 sts to 1", over st. st. and using no. 11 (3.0mm) needles. Work a tension piece and change your needles if necessary to ach...
Bestway A2133
Reference: 2856
A vintage knitting pattern for a small girls cardigan and sweater, both with simple fair isle edgings, Original yarn: Penelopes Melody 3 ply wool with a tension of 8 sts to 1", over stocking stitch and using no. 11 (3.0mm) needles, One size to fit: 26" all round underarms,
Bestway A2174
Reference: 2658
A vintage knitting pattern for a ladies lacy cardigan for the fuller figure, with ribbed shoulder yokes and using 3 ply yarn. The original yarn was Melody 3 ply wool. One Size: to fit between 42" - 46" bust. Tension: 6.5 sts and 9 rows to 1", using no. 9 (3.75mm) need...
Bestway A2270
Reference: 0116
Tea Cosies & Egg Cosy Cosy with Fat PomPom Top is in 4 ply yarn and is 11" all round the lower edge, 6" height. Cosy with Wool Flowers is in 3 ply yarn and is 14.5" all round the lower edge, 6" height. Cosy with matching egg cosy is in 3 ply yarn. The cosy can ...
Bestway A2465
Reference: 322
A vintage knitting pattern for a Lady's Twin Set. Short Sleeve Jumper and Long Sleeve Cardigan 3 sizes: 36", 38", 40" bust Original yarn: Lee Target Campanula 3 ply with a tension of 8 sts and 9 rows to 1" using no. 9 (3.75mm) needles over st. st. Circa 1940s.
Bestway A2490
Reference: 2518
A vintage knitting pattern for three different styles of vests for babies, to knit in either of two sizes, Birth - 6 months, or 6 - 12 months, and using a very fine yarn, 2 ply or 3 ply. 2 ply Vest To fit: 18", 20" chest. - tension is 9 sts and 12 rows to 1", using no. 11 (3.0mm) needle...