Making a vintage style vest: Sirdar 9248

Last year, a friend from work gave me a huge bag of yarn – in it was a partially complete Sirdar 9248 vest. I’d wanted to knit a vintage style vest for a while, so I decided to finish the vest myself! It was made of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK Petrol, it’s a gorgeous blueContinue reading “Making a vintage style vest: Sirdar 9248”

Marble Hill Cardigan pattern review

As the summer evenings started to get a touch cooler, and the sun started to set just a little earlier, I was working on a cosy cardigan for the Autumn. I was drawn to the Marble Hill Cardigan by Jennie Atkinson for two reasons: I loved the beautiful texture yoke which is the main featureContinue reading “Marble Hill Cardigan pattern review”

Making a 1940s -inspired twinset: Celia Lacy Fine-Knit Twinset

When I first received my copy of Knit Vintage (by Madeline Weston and Rita Taylor) from my Mum, the first pattern that jumepd out to me was the Celia Lacy Fine-Knit Twinset. I loved the elegant style and delicate lacework on the top and front edges of the cardigan. I knew it would be aContinue reading “Making a 1940s -inspired twinset: Celia Lacy Fine-Knit Twinset”

Clara bow-panel sweater: knitting a 1940s jumper for Spring

Last year, Mum surprised me with a book she found in a local charity shop: Knit Vintage by Madeline Weston and Rita Taylor. At only 99p it was an absolute steal: full of lovely 1930s-1950s knitting patterns which fit perfectly into the style of clothing I’m making at the moment! It was hard to pickContinue reading “Clara bow-panel sweater: knitting a 1940s jumper for Spring”

Knitting a 1940s-style cardigan: Debbie Bliss Beryl Cardigan hack

There was a time in my mid-teens where I much more of a knitter than a sewer, which is surprising considering how central sewing has become to my life. Between the ages of about fourteen and seventeen I made: a satchel knitted in such a way that it looked woven, many snoods for myself andContinue reading “Knitting a 1940s-style cardigan: Debbie Bliss Beryl Cardigan hack”