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vintage baby dress and cardigan set in lacy stitch form 1920s Greenock F13: Fabulous vintage baby dress set knitting design from 1920s. This super little dress and cardigan set is knitted in vintage 3ply but try modern 4ply as tension indicates this ply. For a smaller size try a smaller needle and 3ply. No chest measurement given, but probably 18-20 inch chest as the dress measure 14 inches long. There are also knickers with lace edge to match.

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Greenock Q32: Fabulous knitting pattern for baby dress set from early 1930s. This set is to fit about 6 months although there is no chest measurement. Knitted in either a 4ply or double knitting depending on size needed. Needle size seems to point to a 4ply. Work a tension square and change needles if a smaller or bigger size is needed. The little dress has puff sleeves. and there are some little knickers to match.

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Greenock 34: Great vintage toddler dress knitting pattern from 1930s . Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for this little dress. Always work a tension square. Nice easy pattern, the delightful scalloped edge is worked separately and joined to dress latter, bodice is worked in moss stitch. To fit toddler, no chest measurement give, but 16 inches in length. Pattern for knickers is included. Probably 20-21 inch chest, seems about average for this type of dress.

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baby dress knitting pattern greenock 1930s Greenock 59: Great little knitted dress pattern from 1930s. To fit toddler, no chest size given, but dress length is 16 inches. Pretty puff sleeves and smocked yoke and hem. Knickers included. Smocking is worked after finished - very easy! Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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Greenock B301: Great vintage baby dress and matinee set knitting pattern from 1920. This lovely lacy design in a chevron pattern is similar the the Bestway one but has set in long sleeves. To fit 20 inch chest. Knitted in 3ply wool giving a delicate finish. There is a matinee coat with a double breasted yoke.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s HeavenSent Layette: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This set has instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees, mittens, and little knickers or nappy (diaper) cover. To fit 3-12 months or 18-20 inch chest. Work in fine 4ply for size noted or in modern 3ply for smaller sizing. This set is more of a summer one often called and Afternoon Set as baby would be changed in to something pretty for pram trip to the park or visiting.

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Hema 269: Great vintage little girls dress knitting pattern 1920/30s. This lovely pattern is worked in vintage silk and angora yarn, sadly difficult to get, but you can by angora (see links pages) and us a 4ply pure wool - unless you can find a light weight silk yarn - there are some around - look on ebay. But this does knit up well in modern 4ply, just change needles to get the size right. This one fits chest 22 inches and is 16 inches long. The rabbit wool is used after the knitting is finished to edge in crochet and to work the little balls in the squares. You could cast on the sleeves and cast of the neck in rabbit wool if you did not want to do the crochet.

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Hema307: Great vintage little girls dress knitting pattern 1930s. This one is for dress, knickers and jacket  to fit 6-12 months or 22 inch chest. Pretty pattern worked in vintage 3ply, so for this size work in modern 4ply, but for a smaller size try modern 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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Ino 35: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1930s. This little pattern was a give a way in packets of Ino Washing Flakes. This one is to fit 23 inch chest with 17 inch length. Knitted in a vintage 3ply that would be similar to modern 4ply today or for a smaller size try modern 3ply. Always work a tension square. Great page of washing instructions!

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vintage babies dress knitting pattern from 1940s

KGC30 -Dress: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This dress in slip stitch pattern is so easy to knit and pretty, giving a dainty look with the open stitch skirt. To fit 20 inch chest and is knitted in 3ply so try modern 4ply and a size smaller needles. Party white is suggested, but pink, powder blue or cream would also look great.

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vntage baby dress knitting pattern

KGC38-Dress: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This little dress has matching knickers and is knitted in vintage 3ply, but try modern 4ply with smaller size needles. Always work a tension square. To fit 22 and 24 inch chest or 2 years or 2-3 years. Neat smocking gives a very retro look to this set and unusual v neck to dress. The original one was made in blue with white embroidery. Fastens at back of neck.

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vintage babydress knitting pattern from 1940s Laicada 6: Great vintage 1940s baby dress set knitting pattern. This little dress is 14 inches long but doesn’t give chest measurement. Knitted in vintage 3ply, and by the look of the tension would suit a modern day 3ply too. The neck of the dress and the puff sleeves are finished with a crochet edging, but a picot edging could be knitted to replace this. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting pattern baby dress 1920s

Ladyship 102: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern is from early 20th Century, probably pre 1920's. The little dress is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply - no tension given, but knitted on 10s (3.35mm) needles. No size given other than to state that it should fit about 2 years! Knickers included. Very easy block pattern.

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vintage ladyshop 352 knitting pattern dress  1920s

Ladyship 352: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for undies early 1940's. This is another very early, simple to knit set, actually says on the pattern designed  for beginners. Pattern is knit one row and K1, P1 the next on under garments! The dress pattern matches the the bootees above. First size, 19 inch chest. Vintage 3ply is used, so try using smaller needles for smaller sizes and lager needles for larger sizes - this is actually suggested in the pattern. All these items can be made for less than 300g! To fit First size boys pullover and shorts 19 inch chest.

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vintage baby dress and jacket knitting pattern 1940s

Ladyship 453: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1940s. There are instructions for a dress, 24 inches or length required and 21 inch chest and another one that measures 22 inches and 22 inches at chest. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square for size stated or modern 3ply and smaller needles for a new born size. Very pretty for a winter or autumn Christening.

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vintage baby dress knitting patterns

Ladyship 493: Great baby dress set vintage knitting pattern 1930s. This little set has a pretty dress with collar, knickers and bootees to match all worked in vintage 3ply, try a modern 4ply for size stated which is 6-18 months or 20 inch chest, 16 inch long. Work embroidery along bottom edge, collar and sleeves and the top of the bootees if liked - there was originally a transfer with this pattern but that no longer is available.

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Ladyship 501: Fabulous 1930's pattern for little girls dress to fit 18 months 30 months (22" chest ) knitted in vintage 4ply so try tension square to see if you need to change needles to get right size, try also using modern 4ply as this is nearer the 3ply from this era. Length adjustable. Knickers to match. If you would like a smaller size use modern 3ply and a size smaller needles.

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vintage knitting pattern baby dresses 1940 Lavenda 679: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for dresses from late 1930s. There are 4 designs in this leaflet to fit 1-2 years or 20, 22, 23 knitted in 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1920

Lee 144: Great vintage knitting pattern for toddlers dress from 1930. Embroidered bands add to this delightful period dress for your little one. Knitted in 3ply, try modern 3ply in a tension square. To fit 18-24 months. No chest measurement given - dress length 18 inches. Drop shoulders. Very easy to knit. Colours suggested are white with blue embroidery.

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vintage dress knitting pattern 1940s Lincoln L632: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This beautiful dress is knitted in vintage 3ply wool that would be similar to modern 3ply, always work a tension square. To fit 24 inch chest. Instruction how to make a larger or smaller size included.

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vintage 1940s dress set knitting pattern Lincoln L953:Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1940s. This beautiful dress, matinee,  bonnet, bootees and mittens set is knitted in vintage 3ply wool that would be similar to modern 3ply, always work a tension square. No size given for this one but look like it might be about 18 inch chest. Work a tension square and see how many stitches to the inch then you will be able to see the finished size. The shawl pictured below matches this set and measures 55 inches square. Instruction how to make a larger or smaller size included.

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vintage baby knitting pattern littl pals dress booklet 1930s Little Pals 115: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This super pattern has 4 different designs suitable for the first year, 2 have collars and 3 have short sleeves. All are knitted in vintage baby wool that would be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. Dress 1, with collar on baby is 14 inch length and 22 inch chest, no2 the one with lace bands in an A line, is to fit 21 inch chest and is 14 inches long. No3 is the one with tie at waist  and neck to fit 21 inch chest and 14 inch length, and the last one with collar and embroidered flowers is to fit 21 inch chest and is 13 inch in length. All length is adjustable and if knitted in modern 3ply they will come up smaller. These are the same designs as in the Dunbar pattern above.

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Little Pals 126: Fabulous pattern from the 1920's for a complete layette - the old fashioned way.  Shawl, in two sizes, bootees, body belt, (keeps baby warm) dress, petticoat, matinee coat, bodice (again to keep baby warm) vest and piltch (soakers) to go over nappy. In vintage 3ply 18", knitted in modern 3ply for smaller fitting newborn.

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1930 baby dress knitting pattern booklet Little Pals 153: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting patterns from the 1930s. There are 4 designs to fit 19, 20 and 21 inch chest. All knitted in vintage 3ply or try modern 4ply in a tension square. All very cute and easy to knit. All length is adjustable and if knitted in modern 3ply they will come up smaller. These are the same designs as in the Dunbar pattern above.

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LP78-Dress Set: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for baby dress set from late 1940s. This design has instructions for pretty dress, short jacket and little shoes all worked in baby wool or 3ply. A dainty little retro set for a modern baby. To fit 3-6 months and 6-9 months as well as 9-12 months. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting dress set Marcie Afternoon Set: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for toddler from 1940s. This pattern is to fit 24 inch chest and has a delightfully smocked yoke with puff sleeves. This smock effect is so easy to work after the dress and jacket have been completed. It is purely a rib yoke then the embroidery gathers several stitches together as real smocking does to the pleats, here represented by rib ridges. Lovely detail of buttons at the shoulder seams. The jacket is also sweet, included are instructions for the dinky little shoes. There is a chart fr the embroidery. Always work a tension square. Originally worked in a 3ply so try modern 4ply or 3ply for a smaller sizes.

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dress knitting pattern with bolero 1940s Marcie Dress: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This dress is to fit 10-12 months and is to fit 22 inch waist. Knitted in Shetland 2ply which is similar to modern 4ply. For a smaller size try modern 3ply.panels of Blackberry stitch along border and up front makes this a pretty going out dress

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vintage toddlers girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s Maygroves 222: Great vintage baby or toddler dress knitting pattern 1930s. This lovely pattern is for a simple little dress with silk smocking on yoke. To fit 22 inch chest and 16 in to hem. Knitted in art silk or rayon - always work a tension square, could be knitted in real silk or a modern 4ply. Pearl buttons at shoulder with loops.

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vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1940

MW4-5 Dress Set: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s. This little outfit has a easy to knit dress with garter stitch yoke and small squares of lace with matinee to match. Knitted in 4ply, but always work a tension square to fit 24 inch chest over underwear. This text says the baby shown is 7 months old. Try knitting in modern 3ply or in 4ply with size smaller needles to get a smaller size.

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vintage baby new idea knitting pattern baby pattern from australia 1940s

New Idea 8: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern is from Australia and has instructions for the dress and jacket with bonnet and bootees seen here and the dress, bonnet, bootees and knickers (Modesties) seen below - all in one pattern. Worked in vintage 2ply so modern 3ply will work well  - to fit first size. If you want to fit smaller new born then try working in 2ply on 10s and 11s. The dress is 16 inches long.

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vintage dress set knitting pattern new idea australian  baby knitting patterns New Idea 8: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern is from Australia and has instructions for the dress and bonnet and bootees and knickers (modesties) seen here and the dress, bonnet, bootees and jacket seen above - all in one pattern. Worked in vintage 2ply so modern 3ply will work well  - to fit first size. If you want to fit smaller new born then try working in 2ply on 10s and 11s. The dress is 16 inches long.

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baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s

NS12-Heaven Sent: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for pretty dress as shown plus a lovely coat and bonnet to match. To fit 21 inch chest knitted in 3ply wool so it is dainty and the pattern is quite intricate, but well worth the effort.

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baby dress kniting pattern 1940s PA326-Jan Dress: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This little dress is knitted in 3ply to fit 19 inch chest, with fastening at shoulder. It is suggested that you can embroider little rose in embroider silk in sent of the diamonds at the yoke and round the bottom. A picot edging can be worked if crochet is not your preferred trimming.

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vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1940s PA498-Minnie Me Dress 1+2+Jacket: Great vintage baby set knitting pattern from 1940s. These lovely designs are individual patterns but all have the same chevron design. On the left a pretty dress with wide chevron border in sizes 18 and 20 inch chest. On the far right the dress has a border of chevrons and a fitted yoke with chevron design too. Bootees match this dress. The jacket has also got a chevron design, plain yoke and neat little collar. All knitted in 3ply. Work a tension square to get correct tension for size.

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matinee jacket knitting pattern from 1940s vintage baby dress set 1940s
vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1940s PN3-Laura Lee Dress: Great little dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is so pretty and is knitted in 3ply to fit 3-6 months so probably 19 inch chest. Always work a tension square.

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vintabe baby christening gown knitting pattern 1940s PSC31-Rachel Christening Gown: Great vintage baby knitting pattern from a stunning christening gown. This gown measures 30 inches long to fit 18 inch chest over undies and a petticoat. Knitted in a fine ply similar to modern 2ply on size 13 (2.25mm) needles. The all over lace b pattern has a panel of more intricate design up the front - as the back doesn't have this panel it would be easy enough to work the dress in the lace pattern only just using the instructions for the back up to dividing for the bodice. The beautiful Lucelle wool is not longer made but was a super fine 2ply made from angora, wool and nylon. so you can choose a fine cotton, a fine angora or a fine alpaca.

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vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1940s PSC31-Rachel Dress Set: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern. This set has a pretty dress with picot edging and a sweet little jacket to match. Knitted in 3ply. To fit 18 inch chest, the dress has ribbon rosettes at the yoke

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vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1944 in crochet

SS45-20 Dress: Great vintage knitting pattern for crochet dress from 1945. This little dress in so pretty and should fit up to 18 inch chest and is 13 inches long. Worked in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply wool or the equivalent in cotton- 20count. Always work a tension square.

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vintage knitting pattern for baby dress in crochet from 1945
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P671-2:Very pretty dress set with matinee coat and bootees baby knitting pattern to fit 18" chest knitted in vintage 3ply, so if knitted in modern 3ply will be suitable for new born, or if knitted in modern 4ply check tension should be 18" - lovely for spring Christening.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for dress sets

PB 6146-1 Matinee Sets: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for matinee sets fro 1940s. There are instructions for three different sets - would be very easy to make bonnets to match. To fit 6-15 months. Top set has two colour pattern at skirt edge and to fit 20 inch chest. Middle set has a lacy skirt as shown on the right. To fit 20 inch chest and the bottom set is to fit 21 inch chest. try modern 3ply for smaller size or 4ply on smaller needles. 25pages

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vintage wartime baby  silver knitting patterns patonsdresses and bonnets

Patons 931: Pretty vintage silver baby dress knitting pattern 1930s. These little patterns were produced in the late 1930s and throughout the war years and then re issued during the 1950 as they were so popular. There are instructions for two different dresses and coats with matching bonnets - so delightfully retro! Worked in vintage 2ply, so use modern 3ply for stated sizes or change to a smaller needle for a smaller size. I have made these for a prem baby in modern 2ply on size 12 (2.75mm) , nice little outfits, a going out dress and coat and an afternoon jacket and dress, both with pretty bonnets to match. to fit 16-17 inch chest.

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vintage 1930s dress knitting pattern

Patons 933: Great vintage baby dress and knickers sets from 1930s. These little patterns were produced to save paper during the first years of World War Two and were often patterns that had been in books produced by P&B in the previous few decades. These little dress sets were knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and allow a little more yarn. To fit 18 months to 3 years, 19 inch chest for the top one and 2-3 years for the one at the bottom 20 inch chest. These little dresses are so easy to knit and you could put a lacy pattern on the skirt part if you wished, pretty puff sleeves and square neck line or a collar.

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vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 959: Great vintage 1940s baby knitting pattern for dress and knicker set. There are instructions for two dresses and knickers to match, Design A has lace panels and is to fit 12-15 months or 20 inch and 15 inches long. Dress set B has collar and lace pattern skirt to fit 15-18 months and 21 inch chest and 17 inches long. Very sweet and would look in lovely in modern yarn and colours. Worked in baby 3ply but would work in modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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baby dress irene from 1920s

Patons 2493: Great vintage toddlers dress knitting pattern for little girl. This super pattern is knitted in vintage 3ply and angora, try modern 4ply and use modern 4ply angora for this one. To fit 23 inch chest and 17 inches. Great for a little girl who wants a retro look. This pattern comes with pictures on the back page of other patterns that were available at the time.

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vintage bagy dress knitting pattern 1920

Patons 2517C: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern pre 1920s. This pattern is from the period just after the First World War and is knitted in a simple, but pretty pattern with interesting bodice design. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply as tension suggests this is a better ply. Always work a tension square. The yarn originally used for this little dress was a silk blend. To fit up to a 21 inch chest and is 15 inches to hem.

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vintage baby knitting pattern fro dress 1930s Patons 2879: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1920s. This pattern is from the period just after the First World War and is knitted in a simple, but pretty pattern with simple embroidery. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply as tension suggests this is a better ply. Always work a tension square. To fit up to a 26 inch chest and is 16 inches to hem, but length can be adjusted . Shown on a 2 year old little girl.

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vintage baby shawl and layette knitting pattern 1930s

Patons 6/497: Fabulous baby layette vintage knitting 1930s. This beautiful pattern has long and short dress, matinee coat, slippers, mittens and bonnet for little girl, jumper, pants, bootees, mittens and pull on hat for little boy, plus there are instructions for the shawl. There are also instructions for under bodice and body belt, long sleeve vest, short sleeve vest, petticoat and tummy band  and two different types of knickers, and a small head shawl of 26 inches square. All items are shown below separately. This is from a much earlier pattern published by Patons before the 1st world war. The shawl measures 54 inches square and the pattern is available separately. The chest measurements are 18 inches matinee coat,  dress chest 16 inches,  bodice 14 and 16 inches round chest, vests 16 inches and prem baby size for 14 inches. Wonderfully small sizes for today’s newborn from this lovely vintage pattern. Worked in vintage 2ply (modern 3ply) and vintage 3ply (modern 4ply). Be sure to work tension square as some of these garments are worked on larger needles than you would think. See below for illustrations of items in this pattern.

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vintage baby layette knitting patterns

Patons 6/597: Here you see the small shawl, long and short dress, matinee jacket, slippers, bonnet, bootees, boys suit as described above.

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vintage baby knitting patterns 1930s

Patons 6909: Super little vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1920s-1940s. There are instructions for complete layette including shawl all in vintage 3ply, so try tension square and see if you get the size you want, try modern 3ply for a smaller size and modern 4ply for size stated. There are instructions for shawl, vest wrap over, vest pull on, knickers (piltch), tummy band (body belt) two dresses, two matinee jackets, slippers bootees, cardigan, petticoat. 24 pages.

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vintage baby knitting pattern fro a layette from 1940s StarDust Layette: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This set has instructions for dress, coat, bonnet, bootees, mittens, helmet and little leggings. To fit 0-3 months or 18 inch chest. Work in fine 4ply for size noted or in modern 3ply for smaller sizing. This more of the traditional pram set, ready for baby's first trip out in her or his pram. Many baby boys wore dresses up until they were crawling.

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