A pretty little 1950's pattern for you today. Although the pattern is worked in the one colour, you could easily work it with one, or more, contrast shades, which would give you a lovely wavy stripe effect.
The free 1940's turban pattern that I posted back in 2013 was very popular, but I had some requests for something similar in crochet. Well, it took a while to hunt one down, but I did it! So today's pattern is one for the crocheters among you :o)
Charmingly called "full size", today's pattern, for a 1940's ladies jumper, is for a 39" bust. It's mostly done in stocking stitch, so could quite easily be sized up further, either by adjusting the pattern, or knitting in DK wool. Remember to always do a tension square.
So February is upon us. The month where tradition dictates that we show our loved one how much he/she means to us.
After nearly 13 years together, Mr Y and I don’t go in for all the hearts and flowers. Back in the early years of our marriage we would celebrate, but now, come February 14th, we will most likely be found snuggled on the sofa, tucking into a curry and watching a DVD – bliss!!We know how to live it up!!! ;o)
Anyway, getting into the spirit of the month, and as a thank you to all you lovelies for reading my blog, I thought I’d share some knitting love, coming to you in the form of free vintage knitting patterns!
Every day, from now until February 28th, I’ll be uploading a free printable knitting pattern, dating from the 1930’s to the 1950’s.I’ll try to include a range of styles and sizes, making sure that there is something to suit all knitters, from the beginner to the most experienced among you.
I have stored the patterns in Google Drive, so to be able to access them, I think you have to have a Google account. If you get any problems, please just send me an email :o)
So, first up is the pattern I used for my Knit For Victory pullover.
I received such a great response to my version of the pullover, that I thought some of you might like to give it a go.
As far as Fair Isle pullovers go, this is one of the simpler ones.Because you only work in two colours at once, it’s a good introduction to Fair Isle.As with all colour work, you need to take care as you go, but this has a relatively simple pattern repeat and knitted up quite quickly.