It's Vintage Thingie Thursday, and today I'm pulling out a couple of vintage knitting booklets that I found on my thrift store adventures this past summer.
I love these primarily on the basis of retro style, and secondly because while I don't knit or crochet myself, I appreciate the work that goes into making such beautiful clothes.
The first booklet (the one pictured on the left above) is dated 1939. These are such great, classic looks.
Love the collar on this sweater below (the booklet calls it a blouse, but to me, if it's knitted, it's a sweater).
The second booklet is dated 1941. The U.S. officially entered WWII in late 1941, after Pearl Harbor was bombed and as the Nazis continued to wreak havoc across Europe.
I imagine these sweaters being knitted in front of the radio as news was relayed of the war overseas, or as the Andrews Sisters sang "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
The final booklet is of men's fashions from 1945. The props used in these photos give me a chuckle, with golf clubs or other sporting equipment and pipes being predominant.
Great classic style once again. The sweater below is called The Vacationer. Gee, I don't see many people looking so dressed up on vacation anymore, do you?
This guy in the following picture looks like my first Ken doll. Also a little like Elvis, although Elvis was so young when this booklet was published, his voice hadn't even changed yet.
My favorite men's sweater is this one:
Look, he's got both a ski pole and a pipe! Wonder if he can do both at the same time? Now that's talent. And who doesn't like a little fuming pipe tobacco to go with all that crisp, alpine air?
Hope you had fun peeking in on these vintage knitting patterns today. Be sure to see the myriad of other Vintage Thingie Thursday treasures at ColoradoLady!