Posts filed in Knit-alongs

Knit for Victory finished projects video

Do I have a special treat for you today! It’s time to see all the amazing finished Knit for Victory projects! I owe a huge thank you to Rochelle New (and behind-the-scenes, Wil!) for creating this wonderful video for Knit for Victory. Really, it was all them, I had nothing to… read more »

My Knit for Victory Hetty cardigan

I’m back with my second Knit for Victory project! Today is the last day of the challenge, can you believe it? It was actually a fluke that this project was finished before KFV wrapped up. All last week I was sick, and as I was starting to feel better, I… read more »

My Knit for Victory green bolero

Folks, Knit for Victory has been fantastic, and today I’m happy to share the first of my two finished projects for the knit-along challenge. (Reminder, Friday is the deadline!) You may recall from my bolero inspiration post that I had to change my original knitting plans as my shoulder hasn’t… read more »

Knit for Victory: deadline Friday, plus interview at Jennifer Lauren Vintage!

Wow, can you believe we’ve finally hit the last week of Knit for Victory? It’s been nearly three months of 1940s-inspired knitting! I wanted to post a reminder on the deadline. Knit for Victory wraps up on Friday, January 31st. Rochelle has graciously offered to help put together an amazing… read more »

Lladybird Lauren shows off! A Modern Sweater With A Vintage Look

Boy do I have something special for you today! The multi-talented LLADYBIRD Lauren is here with a stylish guest post for us as we wind down Knit for Victory! Lauren’s sharing a modern pattern with a vintage look.  And she turns the tables, too—if vintage style everyday isn’t your thing,… read more »

Knit for Victory: spotlight on boleros

Happy New Year and a fresh start to 2014! We’re officially in the last month of the Knit for Victory challenge. Some people are wrapping up their projects, some starting over (ahem—that would be me), and some just joining us (hello to the folks who’ve just mentioned joining in the… read more »

Victory beret: working from the charts

Hello everyone! By now we’re almost into our third month for the Knit for Victory knit-along. There’s already lots of works in progress and finished projects in our Flickr group and our Ravelry group, it’s wonderful seeing what everyone has been working on! As you may recall, my personal knitting… read more »

Victory beret: swatching and casting on

Thanks for your patience, everyone! Your comments on my last post were very much appreciated by both Mel and I, I can’t even tell you how much! ♥ I now can get down to a little bit of Knit for Victory business. So let’s talk swatching and casting on, for… read more »

Guest post: Top 10 free 1940s knitting patterns from the Vintage Pattern Files

I’m excited to share a great guest post with you today for Knit for Victory! Wendy is a talented knitting and sewing blogger from the Butterfly Balcony, (hello, look at this amazing outfit she sewed for Fall for Cotton), she was one of my Victory test knitters, and she’s the… read more »

Victory beret: intro tips for stranded knitting

Alright everyone! This post is especially for those of you knitting my Victory beret as one of your first fair isle projects, for Knit for Victory. I’ve talked about stranded knitting / fair isle in the past, and have two older posts that extensively cover a few of the topics… read more »

Victory beret: getting started

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to start off my posts for those of you who are knitting my Victory pattern as part of the Knit for Victory knit-along. What to know before you start Victory is a fair isle pattern knit in the round, using 2 colors of yarn in… read more »

Knit for Victory now has a Ravelry group

Just a quick Public Service Announcement today. After several requests, I decided to create a Ravelry group for Knit for Victory as another home base for the knit-along. And we already have over 50 members! Please feel free to join us on Ravelry as well as our Flickr group, to… read more »

Victory yarn kit and discounts!

I’m very pleased to share a special promotion today, in collaboration with Susan Crawford. If you’re a fan of modern vintage knitting, then without a doubt you know UK knitwear designer Susan Crawford. As you also may know, Susan has a gorgeous line of yarn produced with John Arbon, called Excelana.… read more »

Accessories inspirations: Knit for Victory

Friends, the last week has been a whirlwind for me! I can’t thank you all enough for all of the wonderful support on my first pattern release, Victory. Wonderful doesn’t even begin to cover it. I’m seriously overwhelmed by the reception. 🙂 Of course, there’s not just the pattern release—there’s… read more »

Debut knitting pattern release: Victory

It’s with a lot of nervousness and excitement that I announce today is the release of my first knitting pattern! Model: Rochelle New / Photographer: William Waldon The pattern is Victory, and inspired by Fair Isle tams of the 1940s. Cleverly tucked in among traditional motifs, you’ll find the V… read more »

Knit for Victory: a 1940s-inspired knit-along

Get your knitting needles ready for Knit for Victory! Knit for Victory: a 1940s-inspired knit-along What is it? Knit for Victory is a non-competitive vintage knitting challenge. Finish a large project, try your hand at something new-to-you like Fair Isle or knitting your first sweater, work on multiple projects…the challenge… read more »

Resources roundup for the fit & knit a 40s pullover series

Thank you for the lovely comments on my finished pullover! Many of you commented on the great color of the yarn, too. Truth be told that’s my absolutely favorite shade of red. You may have noticed that you rarely see me in a lot of red though (outside of lipstick… read more »

Finished 1947 Campus Classics Cable Pullover

I started my fitting and knitting a 1940s pullover series earlier this month, and I told you it would go fast! You saw a few peeks here and there of the project as I knit it… in fact my blog and Instagram have been practically a sea of red yarn… read more »

How to knit seamless set-in sleeves from the top down

Today I have a big ol’ knitting tutorial for you! I’m going to show you a technique I sometimes use to seamlessly knit sleeves that look set-in. If you’re not a fan of seaming, then it’s an awesome technique to have in your arsenal. I actually don’t mind setting in… read more »

Fit & knit a 40s pullover series: changing the neckline and a sleeve preview

Hope you’ve been having a nice weekend! I’m one fitting and knitting a 40s pullover series post away from my sleeve tutorial. I really appreciate the comments I’ve received on my posts and on Instagram and Facebook. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to hear I’m helping… read more »