Vintage Knitted Waistcoats Tunics Coats and Hats PDF Pattern 407
A fab knitting pattern from late sixties /early seventies for a cable detail tunic, waistcoat or coat. Crochet hat – with or without flower, and rib neckwarmer also included.
This is one of those things I love about collecting patterns – you can see in these two patterns how wool company – Emu – have reused and restyled the same pattern a couple of years on. The citrus colours are late sixties – just before change to decimal currency – see the price with what we called “old money” given first. A warm ribbed polo neck insert is also included with the tunic and long coat, done in plain knitting with simple cable styling.
Move on a couple of years – now we were using “new pence” and decimal price is given predominance, but both still shown – hence early seventies (changeover was 1971).
The tunic and coat are now worn over trendy knickerbockers and redone as sleeveless “waistcoats” (vests), no warm insert this time – but a big flower appears on the crochet hat to update it for the seventies- and here it is again, so “now” 40 years later on!
So how about some recycling with this useful pattern – the hat and flower are all you may get in some modern patterns – they have thrown in loads here, in this vintage Emu one ; enough to kit you out for mid season wear, LOL!
[Also – It looks as though Miss Teal is Miss yellow with her hair grown… maybe…]