Posts tagged vintage knitting

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Coronation Knits giveaway & interview with Susan Crawford!

Hello all! Sorry things have been so quiet on my end, as I mentioned in my last post my dad is in town visiting. He’s wrapping up his visit soon and then my schedule will be a bit more normal… well, until my mom and step-dad come for a visit… read more »

Participating in Coronation Knits blog tour, just announced!

I’m so excited to announce this today! I’ve been keeping it under wraps for awhile now and it’s been quite difficult, let me tell you! First (and not the part under wraps), as those of you vintage knitters out there may already know, Susan Crawford of A Stitch in Time… read more »