Bairns-Wear and Bellmans Knitting Patterns

Posted on 26/06/2020

These lovely Bairns-Wear babies knitting patterns from the 1940’s and the Bellmans patterns from the 1960’s, were sent to me by Geraldine in the UK. I hope to have them available soon.

Bairns-wear Knitting Patterns, 190, 1259 and 1440

Magazine Supplements from 1937

Posted on 27/01/2020

Laura from Sydney sent me a box full of patterns dating back to the 1930’s. I just love these old magazine supplements from the Australian Women’s Weekly and The Sunday Herald. Thanks Laura, I will get them published as soon as I can.

Knits for Nature

Posted on 15/09/2019

I was watching the news a few weeks ago and there was an article about knitting jumpers for tiny penguins.

Here’s a quote from the Penguin Foundation, Phillip Island website: “Oil pollution is a serious threat to little penguins. When penguins become oiled, they will try to preen and clean the toxic oil from their feathers, ingesting it can kill them. It also damages their delicate feathers which exposes their skin to cold temperatures and they are left cold, heavy and unable to swim or hunt for food.”

If you want to read more or find the pattern for this cute little jumper, please click this link to go to the Penguin Foundation, Phillip Island website.

Little penguin in rehabilitation jumper at the Phillip Island Wildlife Clinic.