eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 73 patterns

The eagerly anticipated follow up to A Stitch In Time. Volume 2 takes us from 1930s to the end of the 1950s, featuring 80 incredible patterns for women, many multi sized for the first time, authentic styling and gorgeous photography. Available in hardback format. 400 pages.

eBook : 14 patterns

This stunning collection of authentically styled knitwear offers 14 classic designs for men, women and children, drawing on inspiration from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Focussing on fashion influences during the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, Coronation Knits looks back at this special event as we celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

eBook : 14 patterns

16 glamorous yet practical knits for adults, children and the home, inspired and adapted from knitting patterns of the 1900s to the 1950s, all perfect to make as gifts or for yourself. Projects include:The perfect Christmas jumper, Child’s dressing gown, Tea cosy, Motoring hood, Fair Isle gloves, Victorian stockings, Simple corsage, Hooded Bed jacket, Glamorous Cape, Dutch bonnet, scarf and mitten set, Hearts and Bunnies Cardigan, Father’s new socks, Lacy Gloves, and a Skating Skirt.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam
Alconleigh is a stylish ensemble of hat and gauntlets heavily influenced by 1920s design. Knitted in Susan Crawford Fenella and with the pattern providing the instructions for both hat and gauntlets.
Knitting: Scarf, Beret, Tam
This pattern is part of the Knits for a Cold Climate Collection. You can see all the patterns from the collection here.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
The 2nd design from the Knits for a Cold Climate collection
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
This stunning drape features a delicate simple lace edging with contrasting sash also knitted in this decorative eyelet stitch.
Knitting: Pullover
This beautiful jumper features a Feather and Fan lace pattern with a Butterfly Lace stitch on the sleeves. The elegant stripe pattern on the body is worked in five colours of Excelana 4ply. The flattering key hole front opening is encircled by a sewn-on scarf to complete this 1930s style jumper.
Knitting: Cowl
This stunning cowl features a beautiful 10 row lace pattern. The natural bias created by the lace pattern suggests the crest of a wave, hence the design’s name. I first found the pattern in a 1970s Golden Hands magazine called Italian Lace.
Knitting: Cowl
The cowl is worked in the round throughout using stranded knitting. Colors should not be woven or twisted only stranded. Every row is knitted. The cowl is worked from side to side in a tube and then joined to the cast on edge when the correct length. If you would prefer your cowl a little longer there is a small amount of yarn left over in each ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This delightful cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up to the underarm, working backwards and forwards. The sleeves are then knitted separately as far as the armhole shaping and then all pieces are joined together to knit the yoke. The reindeer motifs are worked using fair isle stranded knitting, carrying the spare yarn across the ba...
Knitting: Cowl
This attractive cowl is knitted in the round from the botton up. The two colour section is knitted using stranded Fair Isle technique. The intuitive pattern means no weaving is required at any point, each colour is simply carried across when needed. Designed to fit in that awkward gap above your coat, it will sit snuggly inside your collar. Inst...
Knitting: Pullover
This figure hugging jumper is based on a classic 1950s silhouette with subtle waist shaping and a flattering square neckline. Knitted in Excelana DK this garment is perfect for every occasion. The garment is designed to be worn with between 1 to 3 inches of negative ease as shown in the photos.
Knitting: Vest
This stylish gents sleeveless pullover is knitted in DK weight yarn in a textured rib pattern for a speedy knit. The shoulders are worked using a three needle cast off creating a smooth shoulder line.
Knitting: Swimwear
These stylish mens trunks have appeared regularly in knitting books in the 1930s and 1940s, never changing other than the photograph to promote them. They were knitted in pure Shetland wool doubled on a very small needle to create an extremely firm fabric. There is a knitted gusset for extra room for movement and the trunks are held up with a be...
Knitting: Cardigan
This slightly long-line cardigan is worked in separate pieces each worked from the bottom up. V-neck shaping on the cardigan fronts are worked after the lace pattern on each side so that shaping is not needed to be worked over the lace pattern at any time. Shoulder shaping is worked using short rows and the shoulders are joined using three needl...
Knitting: Pullover
This simple yoked jumper pattern is available in a range of sizes to fit from aged one year to eight years of age. The garment body is knitted in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are knitted separately then joined to the body to form the yoke which is then also knitted in the round. The Christmas tree and reindeer motifs are worked usin...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This sumptuous, flattering jacket is knitted in one piece to the underarm where the fronts and back are then divided and knitted separately. The peplum is discreetly shaped within the pattern leading to a ribbed waistband. The main cabled pattern continues up each front and the back with the surrounding stitches worked in reverse stocking stitch...
Knitting: Vest
In the wake of the popular Wartime Farm BBC TV series, you can now knit your very own authentic Fair Isle Sleeveless Pullover, modelled on a 1938 original and as worn by Alex Langlands no less!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This adorable little boys sleeveless pullover has full instructions for both knitting in the round or knitting flat in two pieces. It is knitted from the bottom up and the little soldiers are knitted in combined fair isle and intarsia techniques. The v neck is closed with a button fastening to make it easier to get in and out of.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT FORMAT FROM MY WEBSITE.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Both written and charted instructions are provided for this beautiful stole which commences with a provisional cast on edge. The body of the stole is knitted in one piece and the top lace edging is knitted directly from the body. The provisional cast on is then removed and the bottom lace edging is knitted downwards from the body. Full instructi...
Knitting: Cardigan
THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT FORMAT FROM MY WEBSITE.
Knitting: Pullover
THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT FORMAT FROM MY WEBSITE.
Knitting: Collar
Named after a glamorous face of the 60s, Jean Shrimpton, this is perfect for dressing up a simple outfit. Best worn with lashings of black eyeliner!
Knitting: Scarf
this basic pattern is dedicated to the memory of John Herbert Ogden 1895-1917.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An updated and improved version of this popular pattern. Now with 4 full colour charts to work from. Now available as a PDF download.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pattern forms part of A Stitch in Time Volume 2 available as in print here or as an e-book here.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is based on a classic 1950s shape of a hip length figure hugging silhouette but allowing the fabric of the garment to do the work and create the shape. The design is named after the glamorous Frances Stevens played by Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief. Partnering Cary Grant in this stylish Hitchcock film and playing a very dangerous ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Part of the A Stitch in Time volume 2 collection available in print form here or as an e-book here.
Knitting: Spats
This pattern is available to purchase as a PDF download here for £3.00
Knitting: Hats - Other
This fabulous hat is based on knitted turbans of the 1940s and is very easy to knit and construct. Knitted in one piece, the turban is gathered into shape with elastic sewn to the base and then tied into a knot at the centre front to complete that 40s look.
Knitting: Skirt
This simple and effortlessly comfortable skirt is knitted from the top down making it easy to adjust for the perfect fit. The pattern is available in a wide range of waist sizes from 24−40 inches but can be adjusted to fit any waist size or skirt length. The pattern given is for a particular length and fit but it is very easy to make alterations...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Made in a delicate 4 ply wool this beautiful bed jacket can be worn for day or evening and comes in sizes from 30 - 54 inches. The gorgeous hood elegantly frames the face and
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Perfect Father’s Day Present
Knitting: Cardigan
There are three sizes for this cardigan, ages 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4. Six colours are needed in total: Three balls are needed of the main colour and two balls for the background colour behind the bunnies, the four other colours take less than one ball of each, so oddments can easily be used. In the first size you only just break into the third ball an...
Knitting: Thigh-high
Inspired by Victorian knitting patterns, these laceweight stockings make a beautiful heirloom gift.
Knitting: Brooch
This incredibly simple pattern provides the building blocks to all manner of beautiful corsages, brooches and hair decorations. The patterns to two distinctly different pieces are provided both taking around an hour to make and only using a few grams of yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
These pretty, vintage influenced dressing gowns make great gifts. They are knitted in a hard wearing double knit cotton yarn which can also be machine washed and tumble dried.
Knitting: Cape
This pretty, cropped cape is the perfect cover up in the spring time, adding a touch of sophistication to every young lady’s daytime wardrobe. Knitted in this fascinating tufted stitch it is a fun and quick knit.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This pattern now available to purchase from my ravelry store
Knitting: Gloves
These Fair Isle gloves are perfect for wearing in the city or the
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This delightful tea cosy is made using Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight Yarn. A stocking stitch under-cosy is covered with 38 decorative petals. This is a simple knit that does require some sewing skills for the construction. Follow the colours in the pattern or use colours that complement your own kitchen or morning room.
Knitting: Scarf, Pixie Hat
This charming hood will keep you warm however cold the wind may blow. Knitted in a simple single rib, this pattern is a very quick and easy knit.
Knitting: Mittens
Includes three patterns for a bonnet, scarf and mittens, knitted using two 4 ply Alpaca yarns.
Knitting: Pullover
The jumper is designed to be worn fitted to the waist and is based on the classic 1940s silhouette. The sleeves incorporate the iconic box sleeve head of the period or alternatively can be made with simple gathered sleeves. It is available in a range of sizes from 28-50 inches and is knitted in Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight or my own ...
Knitting: Swimwear
This stunning two piece swimsuit was originally published in Woman & Home in 1938 as a single size pattern. The skirt is separate and is removed for swimming. The suit itself is knitted from the shorts up with side seams. A glamorous halter back fastened with contrasting buttons gives this swimsuit a very decadent edge.
Knitting: Swimwear
AS FEATURED IN THE BBC DOCUMENTARY-KNITTING’S GOLDEN AGE
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is based very loosely on a Victorian tippet pattern I found in The Ladies Knitting Book of 1879, which describes tippets as ‘useful little gifts for poor children’ but also that they are made from any soft wool, that they are warm and quickly made, and be either made to tie around the throat or to fasten with a button.
Knitting: Pullover
This delightful little baby sweater is knitted in 4 ply wool. The lower body and sleeves can be knitted either in the round or in flat pieces then the yoke is knitted in one piece on a circular needle. Instructions are provided for both versions. The handy opening can be worn either to the front as shown or to the back and is closed using croche...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
A versatile shrug, worked flat, this cover-up is a surprisingly quick knit. It measures approx. 153cm (60 inches), not including cuffs and would make a useful addition to your summer wardrobe. Extremely adaptable, this one size pattern fits a wide range of sizes. Would work well with most 4 ply yarns and makes a great stash buster project.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This pattern is available to purchase as a PDF download here for £3.50