Monday, January 24, 2011

Patterns booklets from back in the day

I recently unearthed the knitting pattern booklets that I used ages and ages ago when I first started knitting. I knitted quite a bit when I was much younger and had long hiatus until picking it again in 2006. Here are some of these booklets.

I think these date from the 70s, which I refuse to think of as vintage, because I refuse to admit that I'm THAT old. A lot of the patterns really don't look that different from current patterns -- it's just that they were styled differently. The Columbia-Minerva Knit Scene booklet has the best selection of knit dresses. A lot of them look like something Mrs. Peel would have worn in The Avengers TV show.
The image below is particularly interesting -- it's not just vintage knitting, it's vintage computer science! (I believe I've worked with similar equipment -- gaacck!)

If any of you out in the blogosphere is interested in these booklets, leave me a comment. I'll pay for the postage if you're in the U.S. I don't have any sentimental attachment to these patterns, so if no one wants them, they are going off to the recycle bin.


Ellen Bloom said...

I have many of the same booklets. PLEASE don't dump them in the recycle bin. At least drop them off at the thrift shop, LYS or your local knit guild so another knitter can enjoy them!

yoel said...

Ooh, I love the dresses with the horiz stripes. So mod! Please send the patterns to me if you don't want them!

Knittymuggins said...

Oh my gosh!! How fun! I adore vintage patterns and if you haven't parted with all of these yet, I'd love to have a few (and I'll pay postage) :) Thanks for sharing!