Free Pattern Friday: School’s Out For Summer

Hey folks, today’s a special occasion here on A Rarer Borealis. This week marks the 100th pattern shared on the site, and I’ve been saving a particular pattern for just such an occasion. It’s one that delights with vintage detail and nerdish charm, and what a coincidence, it’s just in time for the end of the school year!

Yes, no more pencils, no more books, except for the full set of Proust’s ‘Remembrance of Things Past’ (that’s how most kids spend their summer, right? That or deeply immersed in the Teapot Dome scandal?). It’s almost surprising to see ‘algebraic symbols’ used as decor in an age where the phrase ‘guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses’ pointed out the social stigma of girlsmarts (clearly demonstrated by eyewear) and the horror of it possibly impinging your marriage potential (don’t worry about that any more, ladies.)

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  1. Hi there, just like to bring it to your attention that someone on Ebay is selling copies of vintage patterns listed for free online (they’ve taken 12 of mine that i’ve listed on my blog) – here is a link to your Patons Swallow Jumper You may want to report it, and she might have more.

    :( sad


    1. Oh, not so much :( as >:(. I tend to get righteously mad when someone tries to make money off anyone’s labor of love, and have already contacted the Ebay authorities. Should the person persist in copying and pasting others’ hard work and attempting to sell it, I shall contact them directly. Thanks for the heads-up.


    2. Ah, its a PITA to get them to take them down. I have to go through this Vero rigamorole, and fax off some forms to get them removed :(