Thanks for all the lovely comments on my Hedy Tyrolean Cardigan! When I sat down to plan out my next knitting project, I had a brainstorm and I’m rather excited about it! I hope some of you will be, too.
I’ll be knitting myself a pullover from a 1947 knitting booklet, Fleisher’s Campus Classics. And I’ve decided to document the process here on my blog!
As those of you who have been following me a long time know, I’m an unrepentant knitting tinkerer. I alter, tweak, upsize or downsize practically every sweater I knit.
One main reason is because I have the skills to approach a pattern that might not be quite the right size or shape I want, or might not use the weight of yard I’d like to use. (The other main reason? I secretly find it fun!) These are things that don’t deter me from knitting up a pattern. The skills aren’t mysterious nor necessarily very complicated, for the most part. It just takes time and experience to learn how to do it yourself!
So how about this: as I knit my next pullover, I’ll talk about the process along the way! And I’ll share the pattern, too. It’s the cabled pullover below.
I don’t do the same things with every project of course, but I thought you might like to see how I fit and modernize a vintage knitting pattern, as I knit it. But I use the same general principles to alter modern patterns, too!
This won’t be anything too intense or organized, just a casual peek inside my project as I go along. It’ll be like you have a seat in my living room next to my favorite knitting spot. And hopefully I won’t do anything too bone-headed along the way. (It happens, trust me.) And this will go pretty fast, as I’ll try to wrap it up by early November for some other fun things coming along.
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Sound good? Then let’s have at it. I’ll get started soon with some pre-knitting planning!