I spotted this little gem of a book from Etsy seller, Duke Street Duchess and knew it had to be mine.
Not often you get a vintage book in such great condition and the patterns and photographs are fabulous. Here's a little round-up of the those particularly fetching (I could honestly post the whole book but that would probably be wrong....).
The knitted menswear section is truly marvellous (gosh, did I just say that!) - each of them look fantastic.
Something that I haven't seen for a while (and maybe that's because we're no longer living in wartime) is ideas on re-using yarn. There's a whole section on how to knit with old yarn, with some rather sage advice : "Not one scrap of wool or woollen fabric, however small, should be thrown away now that wool is so precious."
I have never actually knitted a vintage pattern before, I hear it can be a little tricky, but I'm prepared to give a few of these a go. The knitted ladies vintage jersies and cardies are lovely and fitted.
If anyone has any experience with vintage patterns, would love to hear any tips and suggestions.