Posts Tagged: knitting

Knit a Vintage 70s Chunky Wool Peruvian Sweater Jacket

Just in time for winter, you will love knitting up this Peruvian sweater jacket that’s in tune with all of Mother Nature. A bold red stripe on each sleeve accents the rich natural Andean colors of the yarns. Design by Del Feldman. Click on the photos to enlarge. ~Marilyn Affiliate link for knitting supplies:  

Make a Vintage 70s Jumbo Stitch Mohair Poncho and Hat

I love this fabulous Boho 70s chunky, jumbo stitch poncho and hat! For spectacular and warm winter dressing. Capture the rosy hues of a frosty sunset in this lush and subtle blend of four shades of mohair yarns. Sides are closed for extra shelter. Matching hat is cuffed and cozy. Knitting instructions are below. Click… Read more »

Vintage Mod 60s POP FASHIONS Knitted Sweaters

I recently snapped up this beauty of a catalog at a thrift store. “POP Fashions to knit and crochet in Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns”, dated 1965. This was the height of the Mod era, where the Beatles and mini skirts were taking center stage. Fun young fashion was really beginning to take off, with… Read more »

Christie Brinkley – Wrapped Up In 1975

It was really cool to see the photos of Christie Brinkley (63) modeling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, along with her daughters Alexa Ray Joel (31) and Sailor Brinkley Cook (18). I thought they all looked happy, healthy and gorgeous. Christie is a little older than I am, and I’ve followed her career since she… Read more »

Those Kitschy 1965 Knitted Face Masks

I am thankful that my mom didn’t know how to knit, otherwise I may have ended up in one of these kooky knitted face masks! From the Fall-Winter 1965-1966 issue of McCall’s Needlework & Crafts, here are two of the face masks for boys and girls. While I was out on my walk today in… Read more »

Vintage 60s Mallorca Shawl Crochet Pattern

In 2004, Jessica Simpson wore several of designer Cecilia de Bucourt’s crochet shawls on her reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The shawl caused a fashion frenzy, with Cecilia de Bucourt’s signature shawls flying off the shelf. There was a surge of crochet patterns circulating at that time, duplicating the chunky knit shawl. I even… Read more »