Sometimes I knit retro too!

Sewing is fun but sometimes knitting vintage patterns is fun too! I knit this sweater from a pattern from A Stitch in Time Vol. 2 which is a book full of vintage knitting patterns from the 30s, 40s and 50s that have been rewritten using modern needle sizes, thread sizes and knitting terms. I paired it with a circle skirt I made using a vintage 50s pattern from a magazine and I embroidered it.

I adore the ribbon bow detail!

Yay knitting! My Ravelry page for this project is here. More details can be found on my blog.

• Meet the Author • Starspangledheart

I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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3 comments… add one

  • Wow! That is so beautiful!! I love that color green. Looks beautiful with the ribbon. Great job!

  • This is GORGEOUS! I’ve always dreamed of knitting a sweater, but have only gotten as far as a scarf. I have a book of vintage knitting patterns but am too intimidated to try them..i don’t understand the patterns.

    Your sweater is so lovely, the color & ribbon detail are wonderful. Congratulations on this one, its great!

  • Lovely! I’ve gone and added you as a Ravelry friend, though I, uh, haven’t updated my projects in a while.


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