Posts tagged vintage knitting patterns

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Vintage knitting pattern: 1954 Mother & Daughter Shrug

I don’t know about you, but I have had shrugs and boleros on my mind lately! As the weather finally seems to be staying nicer and I creep closer to rotating my closet (yay for seeing pretty spring and summer fashions that have been hidden away for months!), I’ve been… read more »

My lovely stranded cardigan!

Hi everyone, I’m back home! I have massive catching up to do on my feed reader. My, how everyone’s been posting like a maniac! We had a lovely, albeit somewhat brief, trip to my mom’s outside of Washington, D.C. I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet up with any D.C.… read more »

Vintage Knitting Pattern: Campus Compliments Cardigan

Hi everyone! Today I have a free vintage knitting pattern to share with you before I jet off to San Diego for my cousin’s wedding over the weekend. It’s a great basic cardigan that should easily fit into any Fall/Winter wardrobe! Don’t you just love that photo? It’s from a… read more »

Vintage knitting pattern: Date-Maker cardigan

In my post on campus-inspired vintage fashions, a number of you expressed that you really liked the Date-Maker sweater pattern that I showed! Here it is again… It comes from Columbia Style Book vol. 108, a 1946 knitting booklet in my collection. I like the striped sweater on the cover,… read more »

Vintage knitting pattern: Topnotcher

Happy Friday! For you vintage knit-alongers, just a little note to say I’m going to let the preliminary post simmer for a few more days to get more opinions, and then next week will reveal the winning pattern so we can start thinking about yarn and supplies. 🙂 Today is… read more »

Vintage sweater knit-along: Preliminary post #1

This is the first of probably a few preliminary posts for our vintage sweater knit-along! (Never mind the fact that I’m having to write this twice, since I accidentally deleted my draft that I’d spent hours working on. Oh no, we won’t talk about that since it might incite rage… read more »

Knitting in a new direction

Sometimes a project just isn’t meant to be that project. Case in point the short-sleeved sweater I started a couple of weeks ago, Fair Isle Yoke from the book A Stitch in Time, a beautiful book of vintage patterns that have been re-worked by the authors. The neat thing about… read more »

Vintage knitting pattern find: Patons Knitting Book No. 294

I need a little break from thinking about my birdies blouse sewing project. (Incidentally it dawned on me when I was cutting out the fabric that the birds are sitting on little bird swings, not in bird cages. Even cuter!) One thing I have a ton of is vintage knitting… read more »