Today just a quick one. Here another vintage knitting pattern, for a simple crossover ballet cardigan. Am just back from holidays and will post lots of photos of latest projects in the next few days. Click on the picture to download the pattern or go to the free vintage pattern pages.
I thought today I offer a vintage knitting pattern for the summer, a Paton's and Beehive children's sun suit for 2 to 4 year-olds. The recommended colours are turquoise and white. A very beachy colour combination. I'm never so sure about woollen swim suits but given the weather we had so far it might not be the worst option this year.
Here another vintage jumper pattern with an unusual construction. It's from Needlewoman and Needlecraft No. 30 but was also published by Jane Waller in Knitting Fashions of the 1940s. The front is knitted in one piece with a straight centre panel and the two side panels being increased in the middle and decreased on the sides. I have not knitted this myself so can't say how difficult a pattern it is. If you fancy the pattern click on the picture above or go to the Free Vintage Patterns gallery. There are a few more pdfs.
I love knitting vintage jumpers but my problem is that I rarely finish them. I have a love-hate relationship with finishing projects. I would love to have the finished item, but I, well almost hate finishing, well no, I just don't like it very much. And therefore a lot of unfinished projects have piled up. This Chevron jumper is a case in point. It's knitted but I haven't manage to sew the sleeves on. So, to force myself to get it done I will declare now to sew the sleeves on THIS Saturday.
The Chevron jumper is one of my favourite vintage jumper patterns because of it's construction. The body is knitted from the bottom up, the sleeves from the top down. I chose 4 ply alpaca yarn and knitted as closely according to pattern as possible. The main colour is Drops Alpaca in tomato (3900), the complimentary colour is Artesano 4 ply Alpaca in violet.
Click on the pattern picture at the top if you'd like a copy of the pattern, or see the pattern listed on the vintage pattern gallery. Viel Spass!
I actually wanted to start making gloves but, erm, I seem to have diverted my attentions to something I don't need at the moment. I would need gloves. I got this pink Schachenmayr wool very cheaply and because I alway wanted to make the Quick Work with Thick Wool jumper in Susan Crawford's A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. I started it yesterday. It is really quick work. Almost half way with the body just about finished. I knit this in the round, because I like the wrong side too with its raised purl stitch columns.