Thursday, January 16, 2014

~ 1940s style knitting patterns ~ free downloads

I found these lovely patterns popping up in my Feedly {my blog reader for those of you that don’t know it} and I thought would share for those that may be interested in some wonderful knitting resources.

Patons Knitting Book 171 Jenny Cardigan | Lavender & Twill

This sweet button-down cardigan is available from Bex of Subversive Femme ~ download it here.

Patons 820 Split Neck 1940s Top | Lavender & Twill

This lovely split-necked knit top is also available from Bex of Subversive Femme ~ download it here.

If you are looking for more patterns, Bex has a library of free downloads here. There are men’s patterns, as well as plus-size knitting patterns, so her blog is a must see!

Liz from Zilredloh also shares a lot of free knitting patterns, and she not only knits up the beauties she shares, she also is an accomplished seamstress with loads of cute self-made garments.

Button-Thro-Cardigan from | Lavender & Twill 

Isn’t this pattern simply stunning? Download it here.

If you are after something cute, but not so complicated, this lovely rib has an interesting pattern.

40s Lighting Rib Pattern | Lavender & Twill

Available for download here.

Of course we mustn’t forget The Vintage Pattern Files blog, a wonderful source that rounds up a lot of the freebies hiding out there in internet land. You can pick and choose, just by searching ~ there are sewing tutorials, guides and patterns, crochet patterns and of course; knits!

Lovely 40s look | Lavender & Twill 

This style is available in a full pattern booklet here.

And though we are almost at the end of the Knit for Victory KAL being hosted by the lovely Tasha of By Gum, By Golly, you might still have time to join in with a quick project ~ like this darling mid-forties knitted snood.

Knitted snood from the mid-40s | Lavender & Twill

Available here.

Or you could whip up this knitted turban ~

Triangle Turban Pattern | Lavender & Twill
Download here.

Or if you are super-speedy knitter maybe this 1940’s Quick Knit from Flossy & Dossy will answer.


This is how far I’ve gotten ~

My Quick 1940s Knit Project for the Knit For Victory KAL | Lavender & Twill 

Yup, that’s the back.  Yup, I still have the front and the sleeves to go. I had better get cracking! Are you participating in the Knit For Victory KAL?




  1. These are wonderful, thank you very much for rounding up and sharing them, dear gal.

    Have a gorgeous weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Any time at all sweet gal! I have so many of these free patterns on my drive ~ I love collecting and using them, all the better to share them!



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