Posts Categorized: Vintage

Yes, It Is Okay to Wash Your (Cashmere, Wool, Mohair, Angora) Sweater!

I have spent the morning washing vintage sweaters; one intricate hand knit wool Norwegian sweater, a fluffy white angora sweater, a beaded vintage angora/lambswool sweater, an alpaca sweater, and a cashmere sweater.  Yes, I washed them in actual soap and water as I have done for years…and even more shocking, in my washing machine.  I… Read more »

Knit Up a Fluffy Mohair~Angora Super Dress!

Now that fall is finally here and winter soon to follow, it’s time to take up the knitting needles once again and work on a great project.  I found this fabulous vintage 1976 knitting pattern for The Super Dress.  Knit in fluffy mohair, it is midi length with long sleeves and a cowl neckline.  It… Read more »

Mod Vintage 60s Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern

A mod take on the traditional granny square, this is a great 1966 crochet sweater pattern!  It looks beautiful in black for a chic evening look.  It looks equally fab as a beach cover up.  Love the open work, which gives it a lacy look.  Get crocheting! Download pattern here ~Marilyn Huttunen  

Three Vintage Mod 60s Fluffy Mohair Shawl Knitting Patterns

For your knitting pleasure, here are three fab vintage 1966 shawl patterns!  I love the beautiful mod models, and the shawls are absolutely stunning. Knitted in fluffy mohair, style #3193-135 has a groovy swirly circular motif that is very striking.  Style #3194-135 looks very chic pinned with a giant jeweled brooch.  There is also style… Read more »

Clothesline Transitioning

I find that one important factor of being a 100% air-drying laundress, is also being open to constant transition.  I was reminded of this today while hanging my laundry outside on the clothesline;  summer is on its way out.  I hang my clothes in the backyard, which usually gets full sun for most of the… Read more »