Yes, here it is!
In fact, it was the featured front cover item on this little vintage book of knitting patterns for men. It is so much fun to take a peek at what was considered sexy and masculine then. On the other hand, one person looking at these patterns said to me–no wonder knitting was not the rage in the 1970s! I’m guessing at the age of the pamplet–there’s no publication date, but it is published by the American Thread Company, and is Star Book # 233. Check out the wide belt and white pants!
Most of the patterns in this book are, well let’s face it, pretty awful.
Okay…I take that back. A few are traditional or classic, just dated in their colors or styling, especially the length of all the knitted tops–sweaters, jackets, tank top–they all come way down and have belts on them. But a couple of the patterns are worth a try. There’s this nifty helmet that covers the face somewhat like a ski mask, but converts into a hat with a visor.
And there is a slip stitch vest that I am definitely going to make–in fact, I think I’ll try it in two of the beautiful muted colors of Second Time Cotton by Knit One Purl Too for a summer vest. That’s quite a contrast from the gold and black used in the original pattern–too bad it was pictured only in a black and white photo!
Definitely click on the above image and enlarge it. You can see the wide striped corduroy pants, and you also realize this guy has on a long sleeved stretchy knit shirt, likely made out of polyester. UGGH. Gotta love that scarf and the glasses! ( Really, I always wanted a pair of those glasses. I even endured hard contact lenses in the mid-seventies just so I could wear them. Okay…now you know I actually remember the seventies!)
The final pattern in the book is a knitted bathrobe…out of sport yarn.
It’s says “Wintuk” Sport Yarn, which I assume is the same 100% acrylic yarn as today. Why would anybody want to put that much effort into that much knitting with an acrylic yarn? I’m so glad we have more knitting yarn choices today!
I have scanned this entire booklet into a pdf file. It is available here for download (47 MB), since there is no copyright information in the booklet and as far as I can tell from my brief research, the American Thread Company no longer exists. If anybody knows otherwise, or if you are the copyright owner, please contact me here.