Wednesday, 16 August 2017

1920s Knitting - Lace Headband

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1920s Style Knitting Pattern -  Lace Headband
Vintage Lace Headband
This pattern is yet another versatile vintage styled one, which could work for a number of eras; 1920's glam flapper head dress, 1940s curl covering turban, or even a 1970s flower power hippie - the choice is yours!

Learn to knit a simple lace pattern with Monica Russel's easy headband. Choose to work from a chart or written instructions, whichever you prefer. You could even use your free LK102 yarn kit to knit this in a shade of yellow.

Pattern kindly created by Monica Russel, shared by Let's Knit

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Monday, 14 August 2017

1950s Knitting - Vintage Style Picnic Blanket

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Knitting Pattern - Vintage Style Picnic Blanket
Vintage Style Picnic Blanket

"This gorgeous knitted picnic blanket by Sian Brown uses intarsia colourwork to create a timeless tartan effect! The blanket uses Rowan Summer Tweed and Rowan All Seasons Cotton to create a rustic effect in beautiful outdoor colours. Sausage rolls, jam sandwiches, thermal flasks full of tea – there's nothing more idyllic than a picnic by the riverbank! Remember to twist your yarns together mid-row to prevent holes forming."

Pattern kindly created and shared by Let's Knit

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

1920s Sewing - Swimming Costume / Cosutme de Bain

 The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1920's Sewing Pattern - Swimming Costume / Costume de Bain

1920s Swimming Costume / Costume de Bain
Self Draft - All Sizes

Pattern in French

Despite the instructions being in French, I think the pattern should be simple enough to work out without needing to speak French!

Patterns kindly shared by Lana Creations

Thursday, 10 August 2017

1920s Sewing - An Elegant Blouse & Bralette

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1920's Sewing Pattern - An Elegant Blouse & Bralette

1920s An Elegant Blouse & Bralette
Self Draft - All Sizes

Pattern in French

Despite the instructions being in French, I think the pattern should be simple enough to work out without needing to speak French!

Patterns kindly shared by Lana Creations

Saturday, 5 August 2017

1930s Crochet - Brighter London Crochet Jumper & Hat

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1930s Crochet Pattern - Brighter London Crochet Jumper & Hat
Brighter London Crochet Jumper & Hat
Stitchcraft October 1932
34" Bust

Pattern kindly shared by the picture perfect 30s beauty Cate, who blogs over at Vintage Gal

Free 1930s Crochet Jumper and Cap Pattern Here

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

1920s Sewing - 5 Rectangles + 1 Dress

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1920's Sewing Pattern - 5 Rectangles = 1 Dress / Cinq Rectangles + Une Robe

1920s - 5 Rectangles + 1 Dress
Self Draft - All Sizes

Pattern in French

Despite the instructions being in French, I think the pattern should be simple enough to work out without needing to speak French!

Patterns kindly shared by Lana Creations

Saturday, 29 July 2017

1950s Knitting - Stitchcraft Oct 1953

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Knitting Pattern - Stitchcraft Oct 1953
Stitchcraft Oct 1953
For 8 -10 years old’s a lumber jacket
Men’s lumber jacket in chest sizes 37-38, 39-40 and 41-42
Ladies turtle neck dolman sleeve top 33-34 inch bust
Ladies twin set on cover in 35-36 and 37-38 inch bust
Ladies Angora tippet
Ladies Fringed Shawl
Ladies “Hug Me Tight” waistcoat 33-34 inch bust
Woofy dog toy
Ladies warm button up jumper 34-35 and 36-37 inch bust

Kindly shared by lovely Caroline who blogs, with her gorgeous kitty Tilly the Wonder Cat, over at The Sunny Stitcher

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

1940s Knitting - A Fringed Sweater

Hello, it's been a while! 

I have a few post lined up for you lovely people over the next couple of days so there is finally something going on on this little blog of mine, it was never my intention to leave it so long but with a massive life change towards the end of last year, it rather scuppered any plans I had to keep this blog going on a daily basis. That said things are a little calmer now in my world and so hopefully I will be able to be a bit more proactive around here, fingers crossed!

I've decided to start with a post from the lovely Bex over at Subversive Femme and another beauty from her collection. I have also been through all of Bex's previous posts that have been linked on here and updated the links as she now has a swishy new site and the old links were no longer connecting with the correct patterns, so I have done a bit of much over due maintenance and relinked the posts to their respective patterns!

If you find a link on this site which is no longer working please just drop me an email to: butterflybalcony@gmail.com  and I will see what I can do to remedy it!

Right, enough waffle from me, onto the free pattern!

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1940s Knitting Pattern - Fringed Sweater
A Fringed Sweater
Vogue Knitting Book No. 34 1949
32-38" Bust

Kindly shared by the lovely Bex over at Subversive Femme

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

1970s Knitting - Emu No.3726

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1970s Knitting Pattern - Traditional Gansy for all the Family
Traditional Gansy for all the Family
Emu No.3726
24-44" Chest

Kindly shared by lovely Caroline who blogs, with her gorgeous kitty Tilly the Wonder Cat, over at The Sunny Stitcher