Posts Tagged: wool

Classic Vintage 50s Cardigan Sweater Knitting Pattern

Here’s another fab vintage 1954 knitting pattern!  This is a classically chic cardigan, with deep V-neckline and 4 button closure.  Very fun, and always in style. 🙂 Directions are for size 12 (bust 34″).  Changes for sizes 14 (bust 36″) and 16 (bust 38″) are in parentheses. Download Pattern Here. ~Marilyn Huttunen

Fab 50s Vintage Bolero Sweater Knitting Pattern

Since this is my first post of the new year, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I thought I’d start out 2013 with a great knitting pattern.  This beauty is from 1954, and is a really splendid short bolero cardigan pattern.  Knit with jumbo knitting needles, I love the cuffed 3/4th sleeves and pointed shawl collar.  Sweet! This… Read more »

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 »

June 11 is World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Grab your yarn and knitting needles and GET OUT THERE tomorrow!  The second Saturday in June is officially “World Wide Knit in Public Day”.  Yes, it’s time to show off your fancy stitching to the adoring masses. Public events are being held all around the world on Saturday, June 11th, and will continue throughout the… Read more »