Every so often, it’s nice to include a post that’s light on words and heavy on pictures, so here’s a collection of vintage knitting pattern covers rescued when my Mum was moving home – so these are all designs that were all a realistic proposition in the MidCentury home of the 1960s, but I’m not letting on which ones I actually wore! This kind of thing has found a new life on the fronts of ‘ironic’ greetings cards, but I think they’re worth celebrating as a window into the world of everyday folk in the 40s through to the 60s.

Let’s start with some glamorous ladies (to see the full image, just click on the thumbnail)…

And for the youngsters (I don’t care if you don’t like it, it’s cold and you’re going to wear it)…

Just a few couples – mmmm, matching knitwear, how cute…

But it’s all really about dashing chaps, old and young…

Now dig out those needles and get cracking…