Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Old is New Project

Hi everyone

It seems a few of you are lucky owners of some of these precious Heirlooms of our Past.
Me, well there was a LARGE group of families who all seemed to being having girls, so we just kept passing our child's 'best' clothing around n around n around
Funny that I never kept anything, especially as I love "old things"  :-)

Just thought you might like an update on my "Old is New" project

The completed set is from Patons 1283 Heirloom 4ply Collection
The yarn is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l Cleckheaton Bamboo 4ply
So soft, lovely sheen and such beautiful drape (which I hope you can see below)

Details here

I have decided to set myself a little challenge
To complete at least one pattern from each of my vintage pattern books
As you will see, I will be picking the baby patterns, mainly because they are so quick and oh so cute

Anyone else feel up to the challenge of digging around in your old patterns and completing one, or two, or .......?
No rules, anything goes
Ok, sorry - one rule
Please blog about it so that I can see your lovely projects
And find those lovely old pattern books

And just another quickie here
This lot is off to Tassie
To be made up with other squares into blankets for "Betty's City Kitchen"

This is a challenge on Knit 4 Charities A-Long


  1. Maria, that set looks lovely. I think I have that pattern somewhere. You've inspired me to look for it :)
    That bamboo yarn is lovely and super soft :)

  2. Maria what have you started!! ??? LOL
    I made a hug me tight for the doll after reading your last post :))

  3. Thanks for the memory Maria. I do love old knitting books. I made that set for our firstborn 47 years ago. It hasn't lost its charm.

  4. Maria, that's a beautiful baby set, I have a couple of vintage baby pattern leaflets given to me by my nana years ago, I'm sorely tempted to take up this challenge, if time permits I will.

    lily x

  5. Lovely. One of the ladies at our Knit and Natter group has just finished a ladies combination cami-knicker garmet in pale pink 3 ply! She can't get anyone to model it though as it is so small! And those buttons would be very uncomfortable if riding a bike!

  6. A very lovely set, Maria.

    My knitting at the moment will be
    1. finish the baby blanket
    2. knit a sample of a toe up sock for workshop (17th Sept)
    3. knit samples and write notes for entrelac workshop (1st Oct)

    - so no baby things for me at the moment!

  7. I love vintage patterns, especially for babies. Glad to see you are updating some of these old patterns..

  8. I think the vintage patterns are just the best Maria,
    thanks for sharing a great post!
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs Suex