We’re off tomorrow on a weekend trip to visit my brother- and sister-in-law, niece and nephew in St. Louis. I’ve been so busy this week and haven’t even thought about packing yet. Eek!
Before that, though, I wanted to share my official sneak peek of the first project for the Colorwork: 101 series for my new Vintage Knitting College! I promised to let you know ahead of time, in case anyone wanted to follow along with the pattern. It’s perfectly okay if you don’t; in fact that’s why I’m setting up the Vintage Knitting College in the first place, to serve as a continuing resource!
There’s a little taste for you. The pattern is from Bestway #82, a 1940s stranded pullover inspired by traditional fair isle designs. You can see a bit of my first swatch, the chart I colored in from the pattern, and some of the colors I’m toying with (trying to stay close to the original colors the pattern calls for). If you’re interested in the pattern, you can purchase a digital copy of the pattern booklet (which includes three other stranded sweaters) from the Vintage Knitting Lady here. Of course, the principals I’ll cover in my tutorials will apply to any pattern! I expect to start posts for Colorwork: 101 in the next couple of weeks after I get some other knitting and sewing projects off my plate. I’m really excited to get started!
Now, in the meantime, if you’re interested in a button for your blog to help promote the Vintage Knitting College, here’s several to select from! Please link it to the below page:
I setup that page to organize all things related to the VKC in one handy dandy location, so as I dive into Colorwork: 101 I’ll be linking to posts there and keeping everything organized by subject matter. So while there’s nothing much there yet except these buttons, it will grow over time!
And a few for those of you with non-white backgrounds on your blog:
Anyway, I’m super excited to kickoff this project soon. Hope you enjoyed the little sneak peek!