Another vintage men’s knitting pattern book, and this time I’m actually knitting one of the patterns!
Villawool Book 141 features eight designs for jumpers, jackets and cardigans. The photos are all shot around Circular Quay and it looks like the Sydney Opera House is almost finished so I’m guessing this is from the very late 60s or early 70s.
One of the models is the actor Tony Bonner who must have been between gigs, but I must say he pulls off some great poses and he also seems to have a fondness for tight trousers and cravats (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
I’m knitting the set-in sleeve jumper in the picture below, designed for Villawool Avanti or Focus, which are of course now a distant memory, but Rowan Felted Tweed DK seems to be a perfect gauge match on 3.75 mm needles.
I’ve got the back almost done, so I’ll need to decide soon whether to make a crew-neck or vee-neck for the front. The colour is Pine, a rich dark green with tiny flecks of black, white, blue and brown.