Oversized silhouettes, dolman sleeves with shoulder pads, picture jumpers and the ubiquitous mohair sweater, worn with big hair to the soundtrack of pop music characterized the excess of the 1980s, which grins through the fashion of the decade. Comfort and sportswear inspired some of the 80s more enduring styles, as well as promoting the development of technical manmade fibres.
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.