Sunday, April 14, 2013
vintage knitting patterns - 'short sleeved simplicity'
About 10-15 years ago, I used to collect vintage knitting patterns. Not as a serious collector, but so I could knit them!
Since then, I've realised that as much as I love knitting, I am just not very good at it ... tapestry weaving, handweaving and cross stitching are what I really love doing, and I don't really have the time to devote to getting better at knitting. I'm not sure why, but whenever I knitted, the pieces themselves were fantastic but they just didn't fit together, or look good on me :\ To be honest, most 30s and 40s designs are high-necked, and that's a look I avoid these days (unless I want to look like Dolly Parton :P).
Anyway, I've been reading some vintage knitting blogs (just for sentimentality - I wish I had internet back then!), and thought there may be knitters out there who would get some use out of these. Knitting vintage patterns seems to be trendy now!
I'll post them every now and then - let's start with one from 'The Lux Book 1939' called 'Short-sleeved Simplicity':
Enjoy! And please let me know if you end up using the pattern - I'd love to see it!
Oh, and big thanks to Bex from Subversive Lesbian Anarchic Femme! blog for suggesting I watermark the patterns, due to some dodgy types who may steal them to make a profit on Ebay ;) Go and check out Bex's blog - she does some amazing work with vintage patterns!