This post will have to have a few photos to explain the story.
Recently I have wanted to do some lace knitting, but only small projects, what better than baby items. There is always a charity that can use them throughout the year. So I thought I would build up my stocks and be ready for them.
And for the crocheteers that visit, well I have been trying to work those beautiful lace baby clothes, but for some reason I struggle with the first few rows. The sizing seems way off no matter what yarn or hook I try. But I will soldier on, as there is one pattern in particular that I want to make, for sentimental reasons :-) It was a gift for my babies, and I loved it.
So saw this pattern book and thought "that's a good start"
And yes, it does have one very cute crochet jacket too, if I can master the starting size issue.
Decided that this pattern would be a good intro back into the world of lace and babies - well it has been 30 years :-)
I would like to share with you a little something I have a LARGE love of - old patterns and clothing.
So using this Heirloom pattern reminded me to have a look for a particular old pattern book I was after.
Ended up buying 4 of them :-)
This was the one I was after
For this pattern, as I made 2 of them, one for each first/second born :-)
And then I spotted this :-)
Funny how some things just keep popping back in to grab your attention
Also spotted this, which I remember making, but just can't remember who for, lots of water under the bridge.
And no, I have NEVER had this pattern book. But I have had a few Patons Pattern Books!!
I am curious as to how some of these patterns were ever knitted. The photos I have shown you are quite large and clear compared to a lot of the patterns in the other books. It would be guess work, or just loving a pattern name as to which to knit
There are a couple of crochet patterns too, if anyone is interested in having a look-see