Hey Folks! Ever since the first stitchcraft magazine made its way to my apartment, I’ve been scouring the internet in search of the copyright information for this publication. For US copyright it seems that anything roughly between the late 40’s and early 60’s is kinda fuzzy. But since this publication is from the UK it’s even less clear to me what the rules are.
After lots of internet searching, I’ve found that some peeps are selling some of these individual patterns as pdf’s, while others are giving them away for free. And in reaching out to a fellow blogger, A Rarer Borealis, I found a tiny bit of info about this individual publication.
As a result, I feel at least 90% confident that I’m not violating anything by posting up free pdf’s of this little magazine. But if anyone reading by blog knows differently, please let me know. I don’t want to go to jail for posting up cute little jumper patterns, since I highly doubt they’d let me bring my sewing machine and knitting needles there.
The first pattern I’m posting up for you all, is a cute little tank top in the 1951 February edition of Stitchcraft. In seeing this online, I thought the detailing was knitted in, but it’s actually just a cool ribbon enhanced by surrounding embroidery. So even if you’re not an expert knitter, this pattern doesn’t involve any complicated color work.
But if you’re not a knitter, you could always use this image as a guide to sew on your own ribbon and embroidery to an already existing top or cardigan.
So to make this pattern your very own, all you have to do is either click on the link or the image, and it will enable you to download and print the pdf.
What do you guys think? I personally think it’s very chic and art nouveau looking.
I have a whole set of patterns I’ll be posting up over the next few weeks and months. But please feel free to let me know in the comments if you’d like anything specific (cardigan, twin-set, jumper, gloves, etc.) and I’ll do my best to post it.