Men's Patterns

Below are vintage patterns that I have scanned and you can download free. They all come from publications that are no longer covered by copyright under New Zealand law.

Men's Gloves

From Stitch Needlecraft and Home Feature Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 10, July 1954. To fit an "average man's size hand".

Men's Gloves on Four Needles from Stitch Needlecraft and Home Feature Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 10, July 1954.

Two colours on four needles.

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Man's Knitted Bathing Costume

From Viyella Knitting Book no. 3, circa 1920s. To approx. 37 inch chest.

Man's Knitted Bathing Costume from Viyella Knitting Book no. 3, circa 1920s.

By special request.

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Socks On Two Needles

From Needlewoman and Needlecraft, no. 3, early 1940s. To an 11 inch foot.

Socks from Needlewoman and Needlecraft, no. 3, early 1940s.

Quickly knitted on two needles.

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The Waistcoat He Wants

From Feature Knitting Designs, 1940s. To fit a 40 inch chest.

Waistcoat from Feature Knitting Designs, 1940s.

Classic man's waistcoat.

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Fatigue Cap

From Essentials for the Forces (Jaeger Hand-Knit Series No. 44), 1940s.

Fatigue Cap from Essentials for the Forces (Jaeger Hand-Knit Series No. 44), 1940s.

"This garment can be worn as a scarf, and has many other uses."

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Long Socks

From Essentials for the Forces (Jaeger Hand-Knit Series No. 44), 1940s.Length of foot: 12 inches.

Long Socks from Essentials for the Forces (Jaeger Hand-Knit Series No. 44), 1940s.

"Men in the forces prefer extra long socks."

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Man's Pullover

From Stitch Needlecraft and Home Feature Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 12, 1951. To fit 38 inch chest.

Man's Pullover from Stitch Needlecraft and Home Feature Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 12, 1951.

"Designed to dazzle — it has enough dash to impress the choosiest male. A simple trick of knitting ... slip stitches zig-zag to give that intricate Fair-Isle effect and only one colour to each row."

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Golf Hose in Cable Stitch

From Socks, Helen's Series No. 42, 1935. 10 inch foot.

Golf Hose in Cable Stitch from Socks, Helen's Series No. 42, 1935.

Made in 4ply sock wool and much better than boring plain socks any day.

Warning: This pattern has problems, read the details before proceeding.

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Pullover for Sports Wear

From Needlework Illustrated no. 194, 1948. To fit 38 to 40 inch chest.

Pullover for Sports Wear from Needlework Illustrated no.194, 1948.

"Just the right weight for sports-wear, this pullover is in a neat rib that gives the elasticity and freedom so appreciated in use."

Please note there is an error in this pattern, The instructions for the back should read: Back - With two No. 11 needles, cast on 132 sts. and work in rib of k. 1, p. 1 for 3 inches, increasing one st. at end of last row (133 sts.).

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Heavy Service Pullover

From The Lux Book 1941 Supplement (knitting for service men). To fit 38 inch chest.

Heavy Service Pullover from The Lux Book 1941 (supplement).

Heavy duty pullover for men serving in WWII.

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Man's Pullover

From The 1933 Lux Book. Width round chest, 36 inches.

Men's Pullover from The 1933 Lux Book.

"This extremely smart Pullover with its Zipp fastener at the neck is knitted in unusual but quite simple squares and is sure to be a great favourite with the menfolk."

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Man's Gloves & Scarf

From Stitchcraft Number 112. To fit 7-7½ hand. Scarf 9 x 54 inches.

Man's Gloves and Scarf from Stitchcraft number 112 (1940s)

4-ply scarf and gloves featuring a slip-stitch rib pattern.

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