Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Real Vintage Knitting Book

This is my new favorite knitting book. I got it for £3 at a local vintage shop and it has SO MANY patterns in it. Sweaters for adults, jackets and shorts for children, tons of accessories. It's amazing. I can't find a year on it. I'm thinking 1940s?

I loved this onesy in the corner, as I'm a sucker for any pattern with buttons at the shoulders. The best part of the book is that the patterns are called "recipes", and the needle recommendations are old English sizes. Good thing I know the difference from working in a knitting shop!

Here it is, made up, in cotton I got from the John Lewis sale. I think the entire project cost about £4, and I'm so please with it. The recipe was perfect!

P.S. This is the last week to enter this month's giveaway. I'll be choosing a winner on Saturday, and posting a November's contest next week. Good luck!


sew nancy said...

I am fascinated by this book. Must try to fin it.
Love the onesie you made

sew nancy said...

oh, i just came back to say it would be neat if you wrote out the conversions. i think it would be of interest and helpful

treelily said...

That onesie you made is truly adorable!!! Any chance you could post the recipe for that?

Unfurled said...

Hi! I don't want to get into copyright problems, so I can't post the recipe, but for knitting needle conversions, check here:

-ShAo*EN EN*- said...

do you have the knitting pattern for the orange romper? i love the square-shaped cut collar.