Not long ago my friend Loren sent me some vintage Vogue Knitting Book magazines she'd scored at a yard sale. I had a ton of fun leafing through them, both admiring and giggling at various designs and advertisements from 60 years ago.
The issues she sent, from the Fall/ Winter 1953 and Spring/ Summer 1954 seasons, each include patterns for 70+ knitting and 16+ crochet projects, an impressive value for only 50 cents.
While some designs are clearly of their era, others are remarkably timeless.
I thought it interesting that both issues include patterns for sandals.
Nearly all of the shawl patterns are for long rectangles.
1950's pink proliferates.
This coat is a true classic, but I'm not sure I have the fortitude for the oceans of sport weight stockinette stitch required.
I'm impressed with how many crochet designs are featured.
The written instructions are a little more abbreviated than those of today, and look slightly more complicated to figure out. The magazines also include patterns for men, children and home.
I really enjoyed the look back into our knitting history, and I hope you did too. Thanks for stopping by my virtual studio today, I wish you peace, blessings and happy stitching!