Posts filed in Knitting

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 »

Dragonflies Jumper for fall

My latest knitting project is off the needles! And on my back, well, pretty much every single day since I finished it. The pattern is Dragonflies Jumper (that’s a link to the pattern on Ravelry) by designer Joji Locatelli. As soon as I saw the dragonfly stitch pattern I fell… 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 »

Hedy Tyrolean cardigan

I wanted to take a second to thank you for your warm comments on my announcement about my upcoming first pattern release. It’s pretty exciting! I really appreciate all the support, it means a lot to me. I was so happy to finally share the news with you! ♥ In… read more »

It’s time to come clean

Friends, it’s time I come clean about a little secret I’ve been keeping for a couple of months now. It’s been more difficult to keep this a secret as I’ve gotten further along in the process and more people are getting involved, so I thought it was time to let… read more »

Lumberjill squirrels hat

Friends, it’s been awhile since I’ve completed a knitting project, and I have sewing to blame. While I’ve been busy filling out my wardrobe, my knitting has suffered, which is unusual for me and a side effect of sewing I don’t like! So I may cool down the sewing a… read more »

I’m featured in Knit Now magazine!

Don’t you love the feeling when you can finally share something you’ve been keeping under your hat for a good long while?? I was interviewed for Knit Now magazine, a British knitting magazine, and the issue went on sale today! I’m their featured blogger in this issue! A full page… read more »

1942 inspiration: Finnish fashion & knitting drawings

Happy Friday! Thanks so much for all the comments on my Curlicute cardigan! ♥ That pattern was from 1940, which I’m going to use as a nice segue into today’s post. Earlier this month I shared with you some scans from a small collection of vintage Finnish knitting booklets that… read more »

My Curlicute cardigan (and free vintage pattern)

My latest knit is a cardigan from a 1940 pattern and I’m kind of in love with it! The pattern name is Curlicute. Which is adorable, but also a play on words for the original yarn the pattern recommended, Bucilla Curlicue, a mohair and wool blend. Obviously I changed it… read more »

1952 inspiration: Finnish knitting patterns

I’m excited to share something I’ve been meaning to for oh, months now! I’ve been extra busy at work in the last week so I’m frightfully behind in all online realms, but I’m pleased that’s finally letting up and I can share this with you tonight. I’ve been extremely fortunate… read more »

Vintage knitting patterns: 1947 sport socks

On Monday I shared my new socks to secretly tuck inside my ankle boots. And I promised I’d share a free vintage sock pattern with you. Actually, I’m sharing two! A plain and a cabled pair. Both patterns are from the same knitting booklet from 1947. The plain socks are… read more »

Why it’s warm inside my boots

I love living in a four-season climate, but I don’t love being cold. This winter I’ve been working on making myself warm in ways that don’t make me look like a marshmallow. Don’t get me wrong, I know there will still be some days I can’t avoid looking like this.… read more »

Matching gray beret & fingerless mitts

When I was leaving for Rhinebeck back in October, I needed a small, portable knitting project. After all, I was headed to a sheep and wool festival, flying on a plane and doing some traveling by car, so I knew there would be knitting time. I finished these fingerless gloves… read more »

Red Queen fair isle pullover: finished!

Happy Friday! Thank you for your comments on being “back”. I’m still trying to catch up on life after the last several weeks. 🙂 As promised, I have photos to share of my latest knitted sweater. I actually started this last November if you can believe it. For some reason… read more »

Sheep, alpacas and work

Well hello my friends! Long time no see! In case you were wondering if the earth swallowed me up whole, it did not. Not quite, anyhow. Over the last month I was involved in a project at work that we’ve gone through each of the last few years which means… read more »

Simple beauty of a steek in my fair isle knit

I sat down to do a post catching you up on our painting success after my retro fail living room post, but on the camera I found photos Mel and I took a couple of weeks ago when I was cutting the armhole and neckline steeks for my current fair… read more »

Knit it in Flag Colors – finished Ravellenic Games project

Well hello my friends! I know, it’s been awhile! I expected to share with you my progress on my project during the Ravellenic Games, Ravelry‘s knitting version of the Olympics that coincide with the Olympics. However, not only have I been caught up in watching the Olympics (London, you’re doing… read more »