Here at The Vintage Pattern Shop, we offer a range of patterns specifically for use when knitting. Based in the UK, we are the biggest company in the world to supply reproduced vintage sewing patterns, so if you want to buy vintage knitting patterns, you’ve come to the right place.

Our most extensive ranges within our vintage knitting patterns category that we have for sale for you are within the 1950s and 1960s. During the 50s, it was common for people in general to knit items of clothing by hand. In these times, garments were made to last, and should any holes be found, they would be knitted back up, or unpicked and knitted into something else. By knitting your own clothing nowadays, you see the true value of the items you make, combatting the throwaway fashion of mass production with your own unique jumpers and dresses.

The popularity of twin-sets in the 1950s lends itself to knitting patterns, but knitted suits were also popularised by Chanel. During the 1960s, knitted items also included the mini-skirt and mini-dress. Our collection of vintage knitting patterns includes those for dresses, cardigans, jackets, and short-sleeved tops. Simply browse each collection from both the 1950s and the 1960s.