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Sleeveless / Shells

Although not (Yet) hundreds, Shells / Sleeveless tops have not reached enough to warrant a category of their own.   Here's you'll find a variety of designs for the various thread companies of the time.   You'll also find a tabbard or two and anything else that might represent itself as sleeveless.   If a pattern has both sleeveless and long sleeve variations, it will appear in both categories.  

  • Vintage knitted westkit vest pattern

    Knitted Vest Pattern, Westkit

    Knitted Westkit:  This pattern gives directions to knit the vest pictured.  Officially named a westkit (waistcoat), this 1949 a small v-neckline, front button panel and a shaped hemline.  Knit in Sport Yarn, finish edges in sc.  The...

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  • Easy Knitted Sleeveless Top Pattern, Color Block

    Knitted Color Block Top Pattern

    Knitted Shell:   This pattern gives directions to knit, crochet edge, the shell pictured.   This sleeveless top is an interesting color block variation; staggered large oblong blocks topping smaller blocks.  A perfect summer...

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  • Vintage Striped Tabard Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern, Striiped Tabard Vintage 1940s

    Knit Tabbard Blouse Pattern, Striped

    Bright Outlook:  This pattern contains directions to knit the blouse pictured.   The design is a tabbard styled blouse; made in to pieces, each 18 x 23 inches and bound together with ribbon and  stitched at lower side seams.  It...

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  • Knit Crochet Vintage Shells Pattern from Columbia Minereva Vintage Sleeveless Tops for Knit and Crochet Pattern

    Set of Four Shells, Crochet and Knit

      Shells: This pattern contains directions to make four different shells as shown in the pictures. The first three shells are crocheted. There is the Buff Shell, with rounded neckline with popcorns, the looped stripped topper and the block motif...

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  • Knitted Lace Shell Pattern, Vintage 1950s Black Lace Knitting Stitch Detail

    Black Gossamer Lace Blouse Knitting Pattern

    Crocheted Blouse : This pattern contains directions to knit, crochet edging, the blouse shown. This pattern is a vintage 1952 design from McCalls; which they described like this : "Sorcery for after dark--the fragile loveliness of black lace. An evening...

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  • Knitting Pattern Vest Pattern with Leaf Embroidery Vintage 1940's knitted vest with embroidery

    Knitted Vintage Vest Pattern with Leaf Motif

    Sleeveless Vest : This pattern contains directions to knit, crochet detail, the vest shown. The design, vintage 1950, contains a couple surprises. First, a close look will show the front has a straggered leaf motif and second, that embroidery is added...

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  • Vintage Striped Westkit Knitting Pattern Vintage 1940's Crochet Striped Vest Pattern

    Fitted Striped Vest Knitting Pattern

    Roman Westkit: This pattern contains directions to knit, crochet detail, the vest pictured. This fitted design, vintage 1954, was 'at that time' referred to as a Westkit. This particular pattern is worked in four colors in vertical stripes and features a...

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  • Knitting pattern Vintage Striped Vest Colorful Striped Vest Knitting Pattern

    Colorful Striped Vest Knitting Pattern

    Tri-Color Vest : This pattern contains directions to knit the vest pictured. The pretty striped vest is worked in three colors of Marvel Twist. The front is horizontally striped in all three colors. The back of the vest is a solid color and the third...

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  • Knitted Square Neck Vest Pattern Shaped Vest Knitting pattern with Square Neck

    Cabled Vest Westkit Knitting Pattern

    Westkit No 2662 : This pattern contains directions to knit the garment pictured, The vest, officially called a Westkit, features a u-scoop neckline, shaped hemline and front button panel. And, if that's not enough, it's worked in a pattern stitch -...

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  • Two Tone Knitted Vest Pattern Vintage Fitted Vest Knitting Pattern

    Checked Weskit Vest Knitting Pattern

    Two Tone Weskit No 674 : This pattern gives instructions to knit, crochet edging, the garment pictured. This is a vintage 1957 knitting pattern issued in a time when fitted vests were frequently referred to as weskits. This particular design has a lot of...

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  • Vintage U-Neck Knitted Vest pattern Knitting Pattern U-Neck Vest Pattern, Vintage 1940s

    U-Neck Vest Knitting Pattern with Sash

    Spanish Sash and Vest: This pattern gives directions for knitting, crochet detail, the items pictured. The design, vintage 1951, features a vest with an extra deep u-shaped neckline that ends with button closure and is waist length. Pair up with the...

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  • Knitted Twin Sweater Set, Cardigan & Shell Pattern Lacy Knitted Cardigan Pattern

    Lace Cardigan, Ribbed Sheath Knitting Pattern

    Evening Duet : This pattern contains instructions to knit the two garments pictured. First their is the sheath, which is ribbed, fitted and strapless. This is paired up with a short cardigan with three quarter length sleeves and seven button front panel...

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  • Vintage Jerkin Knitting Pattern Easy Square Neck Jerkin Knitting Pattern with Side Buttons

    Knitted Side Buttoned Jerkin Pattern

    Jerkin : This pattern gives directions for knitting, crochet edge, the design pictured. Called a Jerkin - a sleeveless jacket - the pattern is sized for misses 12, 14 and 16. It's a cute design with a scooped U-neckline, light ribbing and button panels...

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