Tuesday 20 December 2011

Jester Again

Jester Pattern 1016
Jester Pattern 1022

Jester Pattern 1028

I was at Lee Mills yesterday with two of the other regular volunteers who have been working on the Knitting and Crochet Guild collections. It was of course a cold day, and the only part of the building that we can heat is the little upstairs office, so as a treat for ourselves we worked up there, sorting pattern leaflets.  We dealt with several boxes of mixed patterns, separating them by spinner. And we found three more Jester patterns over the course of the day.

I think that like the Winter Sports outfit I showed in the last post, these all date from around 1947.   The little scenes show a leisured lifestyle that was probably beyond the reach of most people in this country, but they certainly make the jumpers look enticing.  These are easily the prettiest of all the pattern leaflets that I saw yesterday.  

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