Stitchcraft Freebie: Lovely 40’s Bathing Suit

Today’s freebie pattern comes once again from the June 1949 edition of Stitchcraft.  As soon as I saw it, I felt I needed to share it with you all since it’s just so pretty & feminine.

Isn’t it darling?!

Here’s another B&W image of the chevron bathing suit:

The open back so feminine and pretty.

Click on the following link to download the pattern as a free pdf: Going Swimming, Bathing Suit Pattern.

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The caption with this particular pattern is as follows:

Don’t be afraid to go into the water in this swim-suit.  The two-colour diagonals sloping sideways make a firm fabric that will not stretch.  Cords at the neck and waist, plus tight crochet all around the sides and back, help to keep the shape.

With a intro like that, I’d be tempted to knit this up if knitting suits were still worn.  :)

This suit is designed to fit a 33-35 inch bust and has a tension of 9 stitches to an inch, which is a slightly tighter gauge than the standard 8 stitches per inch with the same, fingering weight yarn.

Like I said before, I think this suit is just adorable!  With my own beach outing earlier this week, I thought this pattern was extra-fitting to share with you all as well.  So while I doubt you’ll end up knitting this for yourself, I hope you don’t mind me sharing it just the same.  Maybe it could be made up as a mini romper or perhaps you could make just the top half for a halter top with a skirt.  A girl can dream…. heh

As always, be sure to leave me a comment if you’d like to see any particular type of patterns or eras.  Hope you all have a great weekend & have fun in the sun!

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