Retro Monday

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The Last Retro Monday

After sharing my vintage patterns with you for the past few years, I’ve decided that today will be the last Retro Monday. This year I want to spend more time…

Retro Monday – Knitters Choice 1960

Today’s vintage pattern – Knitters Choice 1960 – is from a bundle of patterns I recently received from my friend Nicole. She gave me about 50 patterns from her own…

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Retro Monday – Trio Knits

I popped into one of the local op shops on the weekend and was lucky enough to find this wonderful pattern called Trio Knits. I haven’t done much op shopping lately,…

Lux Book 1936

Retro Monday – Lux Book 1936

Lux Book 1936 is one of my favourite editions of the Lux Knitting book series, and it’s not because I’m in love with the patterns (although they are lovely). Inside…

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Retro Monday – Patons & Baldwins 140

I’m going through a serious tidying phase at the moment and my current focus is my vintage knitting pattern collection. I’ve got a few weeks off in May and I…

1970s knitting patterns

Retro Monday – Patons Headliners

Today’s pattern leaflet is the incredibly stylish Patons Headliners. I bought this one from a vintage shop in Bacchus Marsh after it was advertised on Instagram. This is one of…

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Retro Monday – Toddlers World in Totem

Today’s featured vintage pattern is Toddlers World in Totem from Patons. Like many pattern books from my collection, it combines perfectly nice knitwear with rather alarming styling. I received this…

cleckheaton australiana

Retro Monday – Cleckheaton Australiana

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed I’ve got a bit of a thing for Australiana in knitting patterns. The 1980’s were a great time for Australian flora, fauna and…

Retro Monday – Patons Book 105

>Today I’m looking at Patons Book 105 –  one of the “Patons Classics” series of patterns. Patons have been issuing leaflets and books as part of their Classics series for…

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Retro Monday – Patons Bluebell

Today’s Retro Monday features a Patons Bluebell pattern booklet from the early 80s. There are eight patterns in this booklet but I’m only going to talk about the four that are…