Mum was always knitting, i remember once in the mid 1970's she made me an angora sweater in a very deep cerise colour, with navy blue edging on the long sleeves and neck. She also knitted my daughter many fabulously complicated designer sweaters and cardigans.
Also in the pile was a knitting pattern for boys helmets or balaclavas i remember distinctly my brother having these in many different colours, most boys wore these in the 1960's and i just can't imagine boys would willingly wear these today!
Another pattern that took my eye again made from angora was a cap and bolero knitting pattern, my mum recalls making the bolero to match an Xmas evening dress, I just wish mum still had some of these lovely vintage clothes, i do remember in the 1970's seeing quite a few 1950's outfits in her wardrobe but alas they are no more, thrown in the dustbin. Pre charity/thrift shops that's were many clothes ended up.
This last i remember very well a lovely Simplicity evening dress pattern, she made this in 1971, in a two tone version imitating the live model on the pattern cover, i must say my mum always made her outfits very professionally and was often asked "where did you buy that dress".
Non of the above items are for sale, but specialistauctions has a huge selection of vintage and modern sewing patterns.
The 2 knitting patterns below can be purchased from purplestevie at :-