Below are vintage patterns that I have scanned and you can download free. They all come from publications that are no longer covered by copyright under New Zealand law.
From Stitch Needlecraft and Home Feature Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 10, July 1954. To fit an “average man’s size hand”.
Two colours on four needles.
Man’s Knitted Bathing Costume
From Viyella Knitting Book no. 3, circa 1920s. To approx. 37 inch chest.
By special request.
Socks On Two Needles
From Needlewoman and Needlecraft, no. 3, early 1940s. To an 11 inch foot.
Quickly knitted on two needles.
The Waistcoat He Wants
From Feature Knitting Designs, 1940s. To fit a 40 inch chest.
Classic man’s waistcoat.
From Essentials for the Forces (Jaeger Hand-Knit Series No. 44), 1940s.
“This garment can be worn as a scarf, and has many other uses.”
From Essentials for the Forces (Jaeger Hand-Knit Series No. 44), 1940s.Length of foot: 12 inches.
“Men in the forces prefer extra long socks.”
From Stitch Needlecraft and Home Feature Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 12, 1951. To fit 38 inch chest.
“Designed to dazzle — it has enough dash to impress the choosiest male. A simple trick of knitting … slip stitches zig-zag to give that intricate Fair-Isle effect and only one colour to each row.”
Golf Hose in Cable Stitch
From Socks, Helen’s Series No. 42, 1935. 10 inch foot.
Made in 4ply sock wool and much better than boring plain socks any day.
Warning: This pattern has problems, you will need to adjust the pattern. It appears the flaw lies here: “After the 18th cable is worked decrease…” and that this should actually read: “After the 8th cable is worked decrease…”
Pullover for Sports Wear
From Needlework Illustrated no. 194, 1948. To fit 38 to 40 inch chest.
“Just the right weight for sports-wear, this pullover is in a neat rib that gives the elasticity and freedom so appreciated in use.”
There is at least one known error in this pattern. The instructions for the back should read: Back – With two No. 11 needles, cast on 132 sts. and work in rib of k. 1, p. 1 for 3 inches, increasing one st. at end of last row (133 sts.).
Heavy Service Pullover
From The Lux Book 1941 Supplement (knitting for service men). To fit 38 inch chest.
Heavy duty pullover for men serving in WWII.
From The 1933 Lux Book. Width round chest, 36 inches.
“This extremely smart Pullover with its Zipp fastener at the neck is knitted in unusual but quite simple squares and is sure to be a great favourite with the menfolk.”
Man’s Gloves & Scarf
From Stitchcraft Number 112. To fit 7-7½ hand. Scarf 9 x 54 inches.
4-ply scarf and gloves featuring a slip-stitch rib pattern.