Posts filed in Knit-alongs

Fit & knit a 40s pullover series: row gauge, armholes and shoulders

I’m actually getting close to the end of my fitting and knitting a 1940s pullover series if you can believe it! Don’t worry, I know it’s going by quickly so I’ll do a roundup of all the links for future reference at the end of this series. 🙂 I last… read more »

Fit & knit a 40s pullover series: resizing the body (Part 2)

Yesterday in the fitting and knitting a 40s pullover series was Part 1 of my chat about of resizing the body, and I showed you some ideas on how gauge can be used to resize the body of a knitting pattern. Now it’s time to talk about how I’m actually… read more »

Fit & knit a 40s pullover series: resizing the body (Part 1)

Time for more in the fitting and knitting a 40s pullover series! Today, I’m starting to talk about how you can change the size of the body of the pattern. It’s lengthy enough that I’ve broken it up into two parts, so Part 2 will come tomorrow. And we’ll leave… read more »

Fit & knit a 40s pullover series: figuring out the expected finished size

Thanks for all the lovely comments about my Dragonflies Jumper! ♥ Today is the next installment of my fitting and knitting a 1940s pullover series. When last we met, I talked about how I look at a knitting pattern, the stitch gauge and yarn weight. Today, we’re going to look… read more »

Fit & knit a 40s pullover series: deciding to change gauge & yarn weight

Hello everyone! This is the first meaty installment of my fitting and knitting a 40s pullover series. On Sunday I posted the pattern I’m knitting, Cable Pullover No. 3298, so make sure to download it if you’d like the pattern, too! Sorry in advance that many of these posts will… read more »

Free vintage knitting pattern: Cable Pullover No. 3298 (1947)

Hi everyone! To get you started in the fitting a 40s pullover series, today I’m sharing the pattern I’ll be knitting, Cable Pullover No. 3298, from 1947. This way if you’d like, you can follow along with the pattern, now or in the future! It’s written for three (vintage) sizes:… read more »

Follow along as I fit and modernize a 1940s pullover pattern

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… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Finished sweater round-up!

Well everyone, we’ve reached the official end of the Briar Rose Vintage Knit-along! It’s been a wonderful experience leading you all through it. I learned some things about my own knitting and my knitting processes along the way. I hope I’ve helped you gain confidence in your own knitting skills… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Seaming

Hey knit-alongers! We’ve reached the last instructional post! My last topic before the official end date tomorrow is about seaming. Call it seaming, call it sewing up, call it a pain in the butt. Unless you’re knitting a completely seamless sweater, you’re going to have to face this step. Once… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Blocking your sweater

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re almost officially done with the knit-along?? It was so interesting reading everyone’s thoughts about A Stitch in Time Vol. 2 and your next knitting projects. And I know there are several of you out there who aren’t knitters yet but I can tell you’re… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: A few more tips

I’ve been following our Flickr group discussions carefully, and there are 3 topics I thought would be important for me to touch on here for everyone to read. Working decreases on purl rows I may have touched on this elsewhere, but I wanted to mention it here too. In the… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Two ways to knit the collar

Of course while Blogger was having problems was exactly when I wanted to post my next knit-along post! Anyway, we’ve reached the collar. There are two ways to approach it, and it’s up to you which method you choose. Knitting the collar 1) You can knit the collar as written… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Shoulder shaping

(Update: This post was eaten during the Blogger outage. I waited patiently starting yesterday morning when they said “Blogger was back” and said they were restoring the posts that were “temporarily removed” from Wednesday and Thursday. 24 hours later my post isn’t back and as of this morning they say… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Will post next week

I know I owe you all a knit-along post! Bad leader! Unfortunately it’s not going to happen this week. I leave tomorrow for New Mexico for my emergency weekend trip. I will be seeing my family and will hopefully get to see my grandmother for what will most likely be… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: A couple of tips

Hey knit-alongers! How are you doing? It’s been really fun seeing progress photos in the Flickr group! I admit, my Briar Rose is woefully still behind! That’s what I get for setting too many deadlines for myself before VLV. But I can just start to see the finish line with… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Knitted sleeve caps

How is the knitting going for everyone in the knit-along? I admit I haven’t touched my Briar Rose in awhile, but only because I have a (personally set) tighter deadline for another knit so I’m trying to bang out some work on that one before I go back to Briar… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Thoughts on reading the pattern

Happy Friday! I promised a post that I’m not sure very many of you actually need, but I thought it would be helpful just in case (and since I know how online knit-alongs go, it might prove useful for someone in the future who plans to knit Briar Rose). I’m… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Knit-along cast on!

Thanks so much everyone for the kind words about our anniversary! ♥ Know what today is? That’s right, those of you who are knit-alongers know: March 1st, our cast on day for the Briar Rose Vintage Knit-Along! Today was the first day since fall that I had to break out… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Resizing the knitting pattern, Part 2

Today is part two of resizing in our knit-along. We’re now going to learn how to resize our vintage knitting pattern to our own size. This is the long post. Don’t worry if you’re not ready to sit down and do this! I know some of you are still swatching… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Resizing the knitting pattern, Part 1

Thanks everyone for the congrats on winning the Colette contest! ♥ I have been so busy this week writing up all the information for resizing our knit-along pattern I haven’t had any time to even contemplate blogging or replying to comments. And when I say writing up the information, I… read more »