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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Alice Rose Patterns to find more pre-owned and vintage patterns. Plus a choice of 1940s/1950s patterns in PDF format. Logo Logo Logo Logo

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Bestway A2528
Reference: 1137
Vintage knitting pattern, Girls Cardigans in 3 Patterns 3, 5 & 7 years 3 sizes: 25", 27", 29" chest Original yarn: Penelopes Melody Knitting wool with tension 8 sts and 10 row to 1", over pattern and using no. 10 (3.25mm) needles. Circa 1940s/50s Good condition for the age.
Bestway A2570
Reference: 1913
Vintage knitting pattern, Matinee Coat, Cardigan, Bonnet, Bootees, Birth - 9 months old. Cardigan: 21" chest Matinee: 23" chest The original yarn used was 3 ply. Work a tension piece for success. Circa 1940s Good condition for its age.
Bestway A2598
Reference: 2808
A vintage knitting and crochet pattern for ladies gloves, knitted in 3 ply yarn or Lyscordet, Original yarn: Emu Botany 3 ply fingering and Lyscordet Knitting Cotton, Measurements are to suit an average size hand, The pattern leaflet is from circa 1940s/50s and its in good vintage condition,
Bestway A2602
Reference: 2709
A vintage knitting pattern for a baby or small childs hats/bonnets/hoods, Original yarn: for hats numbered 1 - 3 the yarn used was Patons Beehive 3 ply fingering and hat number 4 with he pom-pom used Patons Moorland Double Knitting yarn. Various sizes to fit ages 1 - 4 ye...
Bestway A2605
Reference: 0160
Man's Slipover in Three Styles Sizes: 38", 40", 42", 44" chest 22" length Original yarn: Penelopes W.B. Mardale with a tension of 5.5 sts and 8 rows to 1" over the pattern and using no. 8 (4.00mm) needles. Circa 1940s/50s
Bestway A2624
Reference: 2810
A vintage knitting pattern for Balaclavas and Fingerless Mittens to suit from 5 years to Adults, Winter warmth, neat and cosy balaclava helmets and fingerless mitts in double knitting wool. They are quick to knit, the helmet in single ribbing and mitts in stocking stitch with ribbed wr...
Bestway A2639
Reference: 1581
Vintage knitting pattern, Matinee Coats, Bonnets, Bootees Set 1: Coat - 17" all round underarms Bonnet - 14" all round face Bootees - 4" foot length 3 ply yarn with a tension of 7.5 sts and 10 rows to 1" over st. ...
Bestway A2648
Reference: 2579
A vintage knitting pattern for baby's or toddlers cardigan suitable from 9 months - 3 years, using a 3 ply yarn. A simple little cardigan with a coloured border in 3 sizes: 21", 23", 25" round underarm. A 3 ply yarn was used with a tension of 7.5 sts and 10 rows to 1", using no. 10 (3.25...
Bestway A2663
Reference: 1139
Vintage knitting pattern, Small Girls Sweater & Skirt Set 4 - 5 years Original yarn: Bairnswear Juvena 3 ply Knitting Wool with a tension of 7 sts and 9.5 rows to 1" using no. 10 (3.25mm) needles. Sweater: 25" all round underarms. Skirt: 10" waist to lower edge. ...
Bestway A2672
Reference: 0162
Man's Double Breasted Waistcoat One size to fit 39" chest 19" length Original yarn: Patons Beehive 3 ply fingering with a tension of 8 sts and 11 rows to 1" using no. 10 (3.25mm) needles Circa 1940s/50s
Bestway A2673
Reference: 821
Vintage knitting pattern - Lady's Lacy Stitch Sleeveless Top & Cardigan 2 sizes: 34/36", 36/38" bust 3 ply yarn. There is one set of instructions and the second size is achieved by using different size needles. Circa 1950s
Bestway A2732
Reference: 2812
A vintage knitting pattern for child's scarf, mitts, bonnet or cap set, suitable for either a boy or girl from 2 to 4 years of age, Original yarn: Ramada Super Knitting Wool 3 ply with a tension of 17 sts to 2", and 11 rows to 1", over stocking stitch and using no. 11 (3.0mm) needles, o...
Bestway A2788
Reference: 823
Vintage knitting pattern - Lady's Tuxedo Style Jacket 1 size: 36" bust Double Knitting yarn Circa 1950s
Bestway A2790
Reference: 2751
A vintage knitting pattern for a baby's charming lacy cardigan, with well fitting ribbed yoke, can be knitted in three sizes, Birth to 3 months to suit 16/17" chest, 3 - 9 months to suit 18/19" chest, 9 - 15 months to suit 20/21" chest, Original yarn: Copleys 3 ...
Bestway A2945
Reference: 964
Vintage knitting pattern - Stocking Cap & Mittens 3 sizes 4 - 7 yrs, 8 - 12 yrs, Adults. You will need a double knitting yarn to make the items working to a tension of 6 sts and 8 rows to 1" over st. st. Measurements for Mitts - 4/7 yrs all round hand, above thumb div...
Bestway A3999
Reference: 1727
Vintage knitting pattern, Two Matinee Coats 20" chest Baby Quick Knitting yarn with a tension of 7 sts to 1" 20" chest 3 ply yarn with a tension of 8 sts, 10 rows to 1", Circa 1960s
Bestway B2115
Reference: 2807
A vintage knitting pattern for fair isle gloves for adults, Original yarn: W B Melody 3 ply, These gloves are all made on two needles only. They each have a fair isle design on the back, neatly fitting ribbed wrists and plain stocking stitch palms. Flow...
Bestway B2560
Reference: 2659
A vintage knitting pattern for a lady's lace pattern twin set in two sizes. The jumper has a left shoulder opening. One size to fit 33"/35" bust. The original yarn used to make the twin set was Copleys Cobweb Wool with a tension of 15 sts to 2" and 10 rows to 1", over the p...
Bestway B2587
Reference: 0118
Cosies & Nest to knit & Cosy and Egg Cosy to crochet. Double Knitting yarn (you will need a little doll to go into the middle)
Bestway B2834
Reference: 1583
Vintage knitting pattern, Two Cardigans One Mock Cable, One Lacy Stitch One Size to fit 20" chest Original yarn: 3 ply baby wool with a tension of 8 sts, 10 rows to 1" over pattern for the mock cable and 15 sts to 2" and 10 rows to 1" for the lacy cardigan. The pattern...