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Feb 3, 2014 10:05:14   #
Seeking a bed jacket pattern. Years ago I had one that was in The Carriage Trade publication by Ruth Johnson out of Ontario, CA. It has disappeared amongst the yarn cones ! (Ha). Perhaps someone remembers this pattern. Thanks ladies.
Feb 3, 2014 10:24:46   #
Marilyn Dietrich
If no one has the pattern you are looking for, I have a beautiful one that I made for my aunt. She practically lived in it!
Feb 3, 2014 13:10:24   #
I have several Carriage Trade magazines. I will check them to see if it might be in one of them. I loved those magazines. When they changed owners and went in colour they just didn't seem the same.
Feb 3, 2014 13:56:18   #
Guess what?? I found one! It's a tuck stitch one done on the standard gauge....does that sound like the one you want?
If so I can scan it and post on here or email to you.
Betty :)
Feb 3, 2014 17:24:57   #
Weegie, would U please share with me as long as there is no copyright issues. Thank you!
Feb 3, 2014 19:58:53   #
That sounds like it, Betty. Would appreciate it by email of not too much trouble. Email is Thanks so much.
Feb 4, 2014 08:10:01   #
I knew Ruth Johnson personally. She was a nurse anesthetist at Port Huron Hospital where I worked as an RN for 25 years. I bought her magazines, too.
Feb 4, 2014 09:22:53   #
I'm new to this could I get a copy
Of the Bed Jacket pattern ?
Do you email that ?
I'm DebM
Madrinichd@yahoo .com
Feb 4, 2014 09:46:18   #
Torticollus wrote:
I knew Ruth Johnson personally. She was a nurse anesthetist at Port Huron Hospital where I worked as an RN for 25 years. I bought her magazines, too.

She did a great thing with the magazine...too bad it changed so much when she retired from it. I may have met her at a seminar I went to in Sarnia WAY back. It's too bad also that the Bluewater Machine Knitters group dwindled down to only a few.
Feb 4, 2014 11:25:12   #
I also belonged to the Bluewater group for a number of years and attended their wonderful seminars. What a pity knitting groups have dwindled, however our yarn stashes have not! Glad I discovered this online group.
Feb 4, 2014 11:28:00   #
I am new on this site and it has increased my love for machine knitting. I have been looking for a pattern to make for nursing home patients - could you send a copy of that bed jacket pattern to me -- Thank you very much. I feel this group is composed of classy people!
Feb 4, 2014 11:29:01   #
I would love to have your pattern, Marilyn. Thanks for sharing. My email is if this works for you.
Another Marilyn!
Feb 4, 2014 11:30:14   #
Weegie wrote:
I have several Carriage Trade magazines. I will check them to see if it might be in one of them. I loved those magazines. When they changed owners and went in colour they just didn't seem the same.

Where can I get the sign in your Avatar. LOL. Fits me to a T.
Feb 4, 2014 13:47:40   #
WindingRoad wrote:
Where can I get the sign in your Avatar. LOL. Fits me to a T.

Hahaha....everyone loves my avatar! Someone made it for my late sister.....just hand painted on a thin piece of craft wood with little plastic thingies hanging on clear fishing line.
Feb 4, 2014 15:42:56   #
Marilyn could I get a copy of your pattern too. My E-Mail is
Thank You
Reed City, Michigan
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