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My lovely 93-year-old friend gave me this book today. Her mum gave it to her in 1940 – inscribed in the front is “To … from Mother, December 1940”. I love it and shall treasure it always. It’s incredible to think that adults and children alike wore knitted vests and pants, and that the women were so slim! Sizes above a 36-inch bust were called “outsize” and were for “the older lady”. Also, the baby clothes were all approved by the Government Health Authority! Sally Jane Pillinger, via Facebook Thank you for sharing this with us, Sally! It really tells a story of how society and fashion has changed over the years. I actually have this book myself, along with some others from that era – it’s a treasure of mine, too! Our star letter writer wins a six-month subscription to Kelly Connor Design’s Quarterly Knitting Bag Subscription Box, worth £36! The subscription will include two deliveries, each with a brand new and exclusive tote bag (perfect for storing on-the-go projects), as well as a selection of fun knitting stationery. Visit www.kellyconnordesigns.com for more.
I knitted these from the basic pattern in issue 175, but I adapted some of them for a lovely girl. She was very happy! Sharon Bryce, via our Facebook Group These are so adorable, Sharon. We love the little piggy. What a fab present!
I just wanted to say how inspiring your magazine is. I love the letters page, seeing all the fantastic things other, very clever, people have knitted. So, I thought you would like to see my Marysol from issue 172. I decided to experiment with colour and di erent weights of wool. The smaller doll, with red hair, is knitted using 4ply. The dark-haired doll is in DK. They are presents for my niece’s little girls, I hope they like them. Keep up the good work! I look forward to knitting more in future magazines. Ms Spence, Carnforth We’re sure your niece’s daughters will absolutely love these adorable dolls!
Sally is amazed (and amused) that this book contains patterns for knitted knickers!
Ms Spence ha experimenting di erent colo weights for th
Sharon knitted this fun set for a special little girl