In the 1950s hand, knitting was an affordable way to create clothes that emulated the high-end fashions of couture and designer boutiques. Techniques such as fully fashioning and meticulous finishing methods gave garments a professional look. Nipped in waists and slim knitted pencil skirts inspired by Dior’s ‘New Look’ were knitted with much care, and attention was paid to intricate details including collars, edgings, and delicate buttons.
Please be aware that archive leaflets are genuine historical working documents. They have been professionally scanned straight from our pattern library for you to enjoy. Many are over half a century old and as such, they may not be in pristine condition. Some even include handwritten annotations from our design team, which we think only adds to their charm. Many of the yarns used for the vintage patterns have been discontinued long ago and we are therefore sadly unable to offer yarn or pattern support for any of our archive leaflets.