I wrote this pattern quite a while ago and linked it up on Ravelry but unfortunately when I moved blog domains many things did not like to swap over, this was one of them and much to my embarrassment I did not notice! 31 more words
The only thing better than a couple of 1940s knitting books is a couple of 1940s knitting books featuring gloves, socks and stockings. No. 141 comes with the closest thing you’ll ever find to a date in a knitting pattern: a reference to ‘those in service’.
These were rescued from the Outlook Recovery Centre in Mornington, which is described as a ‘tip op shop’. Essentially, I have saved these gorgeous 1960s patterns from being buried with a pile of rubbish. Those needles are slightly wonky but that won’t affect the knitting!
If any given pattern book features a knitted dress, I pretty much have to buy it. The same goes for crocheted bikinis. I’ll never make one of the latter, but I may have plans for one of the former…
It was $8 but I couldn’t resist it. I have an early 1970s version of the same book and I always find it fascinating to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same.
This is one of my favourite sections in the Simplicity Sewing Book: What’s the best colour for your type? This is equal parts amazing and frustrating. What if you’re an ash blonde with blue eyes? WHAT THEN??