I love the A Stitch in Time books by Susan Crawford. They are a gorgeous collection of vintage patterns that have been written out with different sizes, as well as updates on yarn and yarn substitutions. If I could make one of every single pattern, I would! The time and effort that has gone into these books is off the chart.
It's great that the books walk through the decades and describe style lines and trends of the time. It's a great resource for knitters. The 30s patterns are all divine. So are the 40s ones. And the 50s... The whole thing is a delight.
I have styled the Jan Sweater a couple of different ways, but this so far has to be my favourite. It was paired with my Simplicity 3688 black skirt made from some polyester blend. It's been blogged about earlier. It's actually a very handy black skirt for work. Pearls are from eBay, marked as Avon. The yarn for Jan was a Debbie Bliss yarn that my wonderful mother found at a little yarn shop where she lives, and for a steal!
Link to my Ravelry page here for my notes and thoughts.
Knitter. Home seamstress. Dance Teacher.