I was in the mood for knitting and while looking for a pattern for a child's Aran jumper I came across these old patterns which were my Mum's.
She was a great knitter, as were all her friends. She took her knitting everywhere - even on holiday! I don't think I had a shop bought sweater until I was in my teens!
What struck me as I look through them, was the number which used Greenock wool!
There used to be lots of woollen mills in Greenock. They were important in the local economy as they employed lots of women and girls. There were also many wool shops.
Shock - smoking and reading …….... well …….... in a knitting pattern!!!!!
This pattern looks really well used, so I presume that my brother and I had variations of these when we were little. Aren't they cute?