Tag: vintage

Show Stopper, Indeed

OK, I cannot resist posting this vintage gem – even though this is CROCHET, not knitting (and I think knitters all over the globe can all be thankful for that). I truly believe this picture deserves a better fate than being hidden away in an old book. The item originally appeared with this text: Show…

Vintage Knitting: 170 Years of Patterns for Downloading

The University of Southhampton has put nearly 300 books from its Knitting Reference Library online! The Knitting Reference Library (KRL) includes the published works collected by Montse Stanley, Richard Rutt and Jane Waller. These comprise books, exhibition catalogues, knitting patterns, journals and magazines. The material dates from 1840 to 2012. I’m already in love with…

Vintage Patterns for Classic Style

I love, love, LOVE old knitting books. Old VKs are a fave, but I’ll thumb through just about anything. (And I have the overflowing bookshelf in my studio to prove it.) Often you can find a stitch pattern, a silhouette, or a detail that will spark an idea.  Also, looking at vintage styles is a…

Fair Isle Just Doesn’t Work for Socks

Today I have an actual FO to share and some "experience", free gratis.  You know what experience is, right? "Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted."  ~~ Dan Stanford Ta-da!  Here is the latest in socks for DH. I was pretty against the idea of knitting plain navy blue socks…