Last month's theme was gauntlets/wrist warmers although you are quite free to knit what you like, but I will try to stick with each month's selection. February's option is a man's scarf, hmm ! Not the most exciting or challenging thing to do but I have decided to put a further twist on my monthly project and have decided to only work from my vintage pattern selection.
|This is only a tiny selection of my collection|
|The Men's department|
This was the oldest pattern book in this batch but I do have earlier editions.It is not however just a knitting book it is a piece of social history. There are recipes and advertisements and handy tips on picking elderberries in this particular edition.
There are patterns for those "Next to nature" items of intimate garments
|2 ply yarn - that would take an age to knit !!|
Some of the pattern names and introductions make me smile
|Yes and a very knobbly knee .|
Look at these absolute gem knitting patterns. I love the 40's vintage and would love to knit these
This one in particular
I love the shape and the colours. The trouble is I won't be able to knit it straight of the pattern and will have to do some serious measuring and converting first as it is only 3 ply yarn. As much as I love authentic, the thought of knitting a jumper in yarn so fine scares me, it will take an age !
Back to the matter in hand I found my next project.
It's a man's scarf - tick,
it's from my vintage collection - tick,
it's not plain old knit or rib - tick
and here it is
It has a twisted rib design which should keep my interest while I box off another Christmas present. Next job is to raid my yarn stash for a suitable candidate. Yes another twist to this year's challenge I must use my yarn stash where appropriate.
I don't make life easy for myself do I ?