I knit retro! Bestway 1491

I know this blog is all about sewing. But I wanted to share my latest finished knitting projects with you anyway. I used a 40s pattern Bestway 1491.


Last june I started knitting this cardi and I finished it today. It was a long journey, because I used 2 and 2.5 mm knitting needles and because I made a few mistakes.  First I discovered my back piece was too small so I had to reknit this one.  And later on I discovered my sleeve heads were way too big and couldn’t fit into the armholes. So I had to reknit the sleeve heads as well.

In the end I’m quite happy with the cardigan. It fits very well into my wardrobe so I have plenty of options to create different outfits with this cardigan.

Yes, I’m happy with the result!

There is more on my blog.


Do you knit retro as well?



• Meet the Author • Anthea

http://anthea-retrovintage.blogspot.com/ I love sewing and knitting, using vintage patterns, drafting my own vintage inspired patterns or using modern patterns.

7 comments… add one

  • Wow, this is seriously impressive.

    I always like the look of retro knitting, but I don’t have the patience. I love using vintage patterns if I can figure out how to knit them up on my (technically also vintage) knitting machine.

  • Gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to tackle something this lovely.

  • wow! that it so good, and it fits so well! i must say congratulations on such a fine job!

  • Wow. Am so jealous of those who can knit.

  • I do knit retro as well and you’ve done a fabulous job on your cardigan. Knitting on such small needles would take forever!
    I’m sure you’ll wear this loads and receive tons of compliments.

  • Thank you all ladies for your comments!

    @ Claire: For the upcoming weeks I will work on small and easy to finish projects 🙂 This was a very laborous job.

  • Marvelous job! I can’t believe you had to redo so many peices, that’s such a hassle! But it looks great on you and really well done! Congrats 🙂


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