Vintage Knitted Waistcoats Tunics Coats and Hats PDF Pattern 407

Vintage Knitted Waistcoats Tunics Coats and Hats PDF Pattern 407

WonkyZebra 407 AT 4 4Sets Waistcoats Tunics Coats Hats

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.

WonkyZebra 407 BT Knitted Tunic and Coats 2852             WonkyZebra 407 CT 4Waistcoats and Hat 2883

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!

WonkyZebra 407 4Waistcoats and Hat 2883 WonkyZebra 407B Knitted Tunic and Coats 2852

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…]

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WonkyZebra and I have collected tons of patterns over the years. Before this was fashionable and the whole “vintage” thing happened, it was just considered to be a funny sort of hoarding; a bit “anorak” to use one of the slightly mocking terms us English specialise in. Now it is a wonderful source of lost treasure in the online textile universe; who would have guessed! It was quite a relief to find there are many others “out there” who appreciate a good pattern-and maybe even enjoy using them! I think it is a good thing anyone can get access to the designs instead of just those lucky enough to find them in gran’s workbox or charity shops. So, here we are with all our hoard, trying to make it all available as fast as we can…hooves don’t help much so it is down to me. I squeeze it in between actual crocheting, knitting, life, and other sundries. Vintage patterns; PDFs for sale at http://wonkyzebra.etsy.com
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