We love vintage style at The Knitting Network - and we know we're not the only ones.
Fashion from days gone by are always coming back around, as our retro knitting and crochet patterns prove. The patterns have been lifted from our archives and reworked in our house style to make them easy to follow.
Test your knowledge of vintage style and try to guess the decade they first featured in. They range from 1930s-1970s, click on the pictures to reveal the answers.
1. Women's Tartan Jumper With Roll Neck Knitting Pattern
Roll up, roll up! Vintage-style roll necks are currently super on-trend, as are checks for that matter.
The original caption says: 'Guaranteed to make your spirits soar, this effervescent sweater with its big, bold plaid design, executed here in scarlet, jet and white.'
Sounds like a bold colour way! We opted for a softer approach. Who knew the word 'effervescent' could be used to describe clothing?
2. Vintage Women's Gypsy Top Knitting Pattern
We've been seeing the off-the-shoulder style all over the high street. This one has a draw string so you can size it to sit above or below the shoulders, whatever your preference. Can you guess what decade this one is from?
The original photo is in colour which should give you a teensy clue!
3.Vintage Women's Lace Top With Short Sleeves Knitting Pattern
A short-sleeved lacy top is a timeless classic. This one has a square neck and set-in sleeves.
Can you identify the era?
4. Vintage ladies' mesh dress knitting pattern
Sheer and mid-length, this stylish garment can be worn over trousers or a slip.
The original design had a waist belt.
5. Vintage Ladies' Frilly Top Crochet Pattern
This women's tee has a beautifully delicate lacy neck detail.
The original description states: 'The delicate jabot, like a soft fall of lace, is the prettiest ever seen.' Bonus points if you know what a 'jabot' is.
6. Vintage Ladies' Basket Weave Dress Knitting Pattern
A cute shift dress shape with a flouncy edge. The knitted tie gives a flattering shape to the wearer.
Here's the original.
How did you get on?
For more throwback patterns, see our round-ups of the best vintage knitting patterns for ladies, chic vintage crochet patterns for ladies and undeniably cute baby clothes and blanket knitting patterns.