Anna Crochet Cardigan/Coat Pattern

The construction of this coat looks interesting. I want to try this.

This pattern is sold via



Southampton Sleeveless Slip-Over

Thank you to for giving me permission to share this vintage pattern.

The cartoon is courtesy Judge Magazine.

Judge was a weekly satirical magazine published in the United States from 1881 to 1947. It was launched by artists who had seceded from its rival Puck. The founders included cartoonist James Albert Wales, dime novels publisher Frank Tousey and author George H. Jessop.


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Southampton Slip Over GEITD


Unfortunately the cover for this knitting & crochet booklet has been lost but it is certainly older than 50 years.

The sponsor seems to be Minerva Yarns.

I like the top pattern stitch, I haven’t seen that one before.


vintage pattern stitch 1

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60 year old magazine…

this girl has knits

My gorgeous friend, Nicole, cuts hair, but isn’t a hairdresser. There is a level of trust I have in this girl, as I ask/push/beg let her cut my hair. Last night, I went to her place for a trim, and she surprised me with this.

From The New Idea for Women; June 23, 1954

A copy of “New Idea” from 1954, which has a knitting theme. I can’t tell you how much I love this. I had a little giggle while I was studying the cover, look at the sneaky placement of a copy of “New Idea” on the side table! And I’m sure that wicker-looking basket isn’t full of wool (and if it is, what a stash!).

From The New Idea for Women; June 23, 1954

I love that the magazine was running a competition for knitters, it is something I probably would have entered, if I’d been alive…

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Frost flowers – pullover front completed

Finally a ray of sunshine after all the rain. I took some photos of the completed front for the pullover.

frost flowers grey panel

frost flowers grey panel 2

frost flowers grey pull over front 2

Although I love this lace pattern as discussed in my previous posts I was afraid that if I did too much lace it would become shapeless and baggy, so I did panels instead.

frost flowers grey pullover front 1

The lacy pattern takes a lot of concentration and at times it was hell, I have this problem with concentration my mind often wanders or is that wonders on other subjects and then I tend to lose my place.