Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Knit one purl one

I've learned to knit! My sister taught me over New Year, and I've finally got around to photographing my efforts. All the lovely knitting patterns in my vintage magazines (and the difficulty in finding original vintage knitwear) inspired me to take it up. In fact my first project will be one such pattern - a cardigan from 1943. I figured, yes I could start by making something ultra simple like a scarf, but really that's a whole lot of time invested for a practice run - may as well dive straight in with something I'll wear lots, and just accept that it's not going to be perfect. I've ordered needles - now just need to decide on a colour and choose some yarn. Wish me luck!


  1. Oh, how exciting! I'm always so impressed with the vintage sweater patterns. I'm sadly out of practice with knitting - I should find a pattern I love and start a new project!

  2. Will look forward to seeing the results. I can never get past doing the scarf and I think your plan of diving straight in is super smart.

  3. Good for you. It's such a lovely, rewarding hobby especially when you have vintage patterns you can re-create! Best of luck to you!

  4. Good luck with your efforts Charlotte ~ I am sure you will do an excellent job. I need to practice my knitting so I can do vintage cardigans too.


  5. Hurrah for knitting! I think it's admirable of you to just jump in with a "big" project off the bat. My first few projects ranged from a scarf to a cabled beret in a couple weeks--it's definitely more fun to do the more complicated projects! Can't wait to see the progress on your chosen sweater...

    ♥ Casey | blog

  6. Good luck! I started knitting about 3 years ago and am now obsessed! It becomes an addiction very quickly so enjoy. I can't wait to see your first project. Remember: it's not just about knitting, but also about being able to rip it out and start over again. Once you learn to fix your mistakes you can let that wool fly off your needles.


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