A Dutch 1940s knitting pattern bookletToday I wanted to share one of my new acquisitions with you, a Dutch knitting pattern booklet I got from the Dutch version of eBay.
This is actually the first real vintage paper knitting pattern I own and I love the fact that my first pattern is a Dutch one. It's just a bit more special when something comes from your own country :)
The title "Brei-Ster-Serie" can actually be interpreted in two ways. "Brei" = knit, "ster" = star but "breister" = knitter (in female form). Serie just means series. So on the one hand the title says "Knit Star Series", but it also says "Knitter Series".
There are only five patterns in the booklet for ladies garments, the rest are babies, children and one for the men. But I love every single one of those five patterns. Especially the first two cardigans (cover and below) are just amazing!
I just LOVE these illustrations of the back views! (click for bigger view)
So knitting one of these patterns will take some work since you basically have to calculate the entire pattern yourself, but I will definitely knit them at some point!