Friday, 20 July 2012

Baby Vintage Patterns

Do you remember this?

Chickadee Vest inside

The Chickadee Vest with Mods


Well, I decided to re-visit this pattern and actually work the pattern it’s suppose to have

Chickadee Singlet 8ply Cotton

I again modified the pattern a little – Chickadee Singlet

The original does have the rib hem, I worked garter

And the lacy bit is supposed to be in garter.  When I tried that it just reminded me of a beginner knitters project with holes  Smile.  I also knew I was limited in the amount of cotton I had, as you can see by the contrast crochet around the neckline and armholes – I ran out. So I tried it in stocking stitch.  Much prefer it that way

Yarn used is Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton Daffodil (so very soft) on 3.75mm needles

Pattern worked up about 3-6mths size


The pattern is from this old Patons booklet

Patons R18

Have a lovely weekend

Here is another singlet I made from this pattern book

Again with mods :-0

Heartbreaker Singlet 8ply Cotton

Heartbreaker, again with mods (worked a lace border on bottom and in the round)

Again from Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton New Ochre on 3.75mm



I’m off for a romantic, freeze-your-butt-off holiday.

Will tell you about it on my return – maybe Winking smile


  1. They look amazing Maria. I love the colours.
    Enjoy your holiday

  2. Love those old patterns, but your versions look so much nicer, beautiful colours! Enjoy your Holiday.

  3. gorgeous patterns Maria.. Beautifully knitted :))

  4. Hi Maria,
    I can't believe that old Patons baby book is still doing the rounds! I too have that book and have made many things from it. Enjoy your knitting.
    Regards, Anita.