Tina-blog-templateQuestion: One of the great things about a knitted garment or toy is that it can recapture a moment that’s gone forever. Which is why I love digging out old patterns or maybe knitting something my mum or gran made for me when I was a tot. But what can I do if I can’t find my favourite Woman’s Weekly Knitting Patterns?

Woman's Weekly Archive Knitting Patterns


I’m always so happy when someone writes in for information about an old knitting pattern. Cardies from the Sixties, pullovers from the Eighties and even a Christmas teddy from 1950, we really have had letters about them all.

It’s great that you still want to knit these patterns, and we’ll do everything we can to help you out. But we’re a small team, and the Woman’s Weekly archives are enormous. I can’t begin to tell you how much space they take up in the basement of our office building!

Which is why we can’t always dig out the old patterns you write in to us for. We know it’s dissappointing, but sometimes it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.

We know how much you love some of our old patterns, though. We love them, too. So throughout the year, we’re going to be bringing you some of your old favourites in our new monthly  Knitting from Woman’s Weekly. And we’ll re-work them with modern yarns, so they’re easier to manage.

You can also get your hands on the recent Woman’s Weekly Best Of Our… Vintage Patterns bookazine (available from our back issues dept; call 01733 385170). It’s crammed with patterns from yesteryear and is a wonderful trip down memory lane.