18 Vintage Knitting Patterns from the 1950s
These vintage patterns will take you ALL the way back!
Put on your red lipstick and take the curlers out of your hair — we're taking a trip back in time with our knitting needles to one of my favorite decades: the 1950s. Defined by its elegant and feminine attire, 1950s clothing embodies a bolder era of style. People took more risks, outfits were tailored closer to the body and dresses were strapless with fuller skirts. It's classic characteristics like this that gives the 50s an irresistible allure that keeps people craving retro-inspired designs every year.
50s influence even extends to the runway. Each year designers are seeking ways to put modern twists on classic favorites, all while keeping the decade's original charm intact. Thankfully, with so many free vintage knitting patterns available, creating your own vintage-inspired wardrobe couldn't be simpler. In this collection of 1950s patterns, you'll discover elegant wraps, mittens, sweaters and shawls — all which will fill your closets full of classic clothing that's rich with fifties style.
1. Capri Cardigan
2. Beacon Hill Shawl
3. Raglan V-Neck
4. Women's Pullover Style No. 126
5. Sonata Shawl
6. Rosie the Riveter Knit Cardigan
7. Lacy Shruggy
8. Knit Slipover Sweater
9. Armande Cardigan
10. Mad Men Mittens
11. Blue And White Afghan
12. Allegro Shawl
13. Contralto Shawl
14. Mrs. Roosevelt's Mittens
15. Botany Striped Scarf
16. Little Scarf
17. Vintage "Slim Silhouette" Blouse and Skirt
Lightweight Knit Sweater Patterns
What vintage style would you love to knit?