Posts tagged knit for victory

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 »

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 »