I knit retro! Bestway 1491

by Anthea on February 9, 2014 · 7 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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?



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Lauriana February 9, 2014 at 11:36 am

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.


Jeanette February 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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


Catherine Alekna February 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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


Sassy T February 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Wow. Am so jealous of those who can knit.


Claire February 12, 2014 at 2:49 am

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.


Anthea February 12, 2014 at 7:34 am

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.


ShirleyDont April 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

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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