Posts Tagged: wool

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 »

Sweater Season is Here!

It’s this time of year when the days shorten, the temperatures cool, and the leaves start to fall, that I start my whole routine of hauling out those good old sweaters.  I really, really love sweaters so this is always a bit of a joy for me; even if it means putting up with brisker… Read more »