Pattern for 1:12th scale Men’s swimwear c. 1930s

miniature knitting
© F H Powell 2011

Pattern for two swimuits from the 1930s, comprising Swimming Suit (c. 1934) and Man’s Swimming Costume with Removable Top (mid 1930’s)

Ability level: Intermediate

Materials Required:
Swimming Suit –
Size 19 (I mm/US size 00000) knitting needles, 25 metres/28 yards 1-ply wool in main colour, 12.5 metres/14 yards 1-ply wool in contrast colour, small safety pins or stitch holders.
Swimming Costume with Removable top – Size 19 (1 mm/US size 00000) knitting needles, 37.5 metres/42 yards 1-ply wool,10 cm/4-inch length 2mm/⅛-inch ribbon (for belt), small buckle or 3mm ring (jewellery findings are ideal), 3 miniature buttons or beads.

Finished sizes: approximately 7.5 cm/3-inches from shoulder to hem, 1½-inches/4 cm across chest

Gauge – This is not important as dolls house dolls vary in size

miniature knitting
© F H Powell 2011

Pattern price £2.75 (NOTE: EU VAT or other digital taxes will be added to price where applicable)


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