Carolyn asked me whether I'd made any sweaters using vintage pattern books; & as I thought it over I realized that I've made quite a few. These belong to me but I also made many baby & children's garments using vintage patterns, they are all now either worn out or put away.
From Fleisher/Bear Brand Cardigans & Pullovers, 1967. Knit from the top down, although oddly the sleeves are to be knit back & forth & then seamed. I've worn this a lot, although with 20/20 hindsight, the straight-across neckline (evident in the picture) is uncomfortable. I did lengthen the sleeves.
From the same pattern book as above; this cardigan is made using the design on the right. Again I lengthened the sleeves, but the old sizes are different & I made this a size too large - the shoulders don't fit quite right. Bugs me.
Made using a popular pattern book from 1946; Scandinavian Sweaters by Kajsa Lindqvist. The pattern book gives color suggestions for each design - predominately blues & white. I think I was going for a gingerbread-house look. I absolutely loved this sweater when I made it. It was fun to make & it fit well. The fit is that which was popular in the 1940s; very nipped in at the waist with gradual increasing to the bust. I'd really like to make it again with updated shaping - more of an hourglass shape.