Friday, 20 July 2012

Baby Vintage Patterns

Do you remember this?

Chickadee Vest inside

The Chickadee Vest with Mods


Well, I decided to re-visit this pattern and actually work the pattern it’s suppose to have

Chickadee Singlet 8ply Cotton

I again modified the pattern a little – Chickadee Singlet

The original does have the rib hem, I worked garter

And the lacy bit is supposed to be in garter.  When I tried that it just reminded me of a beginner knitters project with holes  Smile.  I also knew I was limited in the amount of cotton I had, as you can see by the contrast crochet around the neckline and armholes – I ran out. So I tried it in stocking stitch.  Much prefer it that way

Yarn used is Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton Daffodil (so very soft) on 3.75mm needles

Pattern worked up about 3-6mths size


The pattern is from this old Patons booklet

Patons R18

Have a lovely weekend

Here is another singlet I made from this pattern book

Again with mods :-0

Heartbreaker Singlet 8ply Cotton

Heartbreaker, again with mods (worked a lace border on bottom and in the round)

Again from Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton New Ochre on 3.75mm



I’m off for a romantic, freeze-your-butt-off holiday.

Will tell you about it on my return – maybe Winking smile

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Big Balls!!!

Found online
Please sing along  Smile
I like, big, balls and I cannot lie
You other knitters can’t deny
That when a yarn rolls up with a four-ply twist
And a fuzzy thing in your fist
You cast ON
Wanna pull up gauge
Cuz you notice that yarn was sage
Deep in the ball it’s roundin’
I’m hooked and I can’t stop pouncin’
Oh, baby I wanna get wit’ ya
Fondle ya and then I’ll knit ya
LYS done tried to sway me
But that ball you got
Makes me so cray-zay
Bendigo Luxury 8ply Citrus, Forest, Leaf, Orange
Now of course this is the type of balls the song is referring to  Winking smile
Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 200g balls!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Old is New again Wednesday

Anyone out there remember when I mentioned reworking old patterns??
Well I thought I would share a few I have made
Cary Brick Red outside
Cary, in Bendigo Woollen Mills (BWM) Classic 5ply from Patons R26 with a few mods
Cary inside
Another Cary, in BWM Luxury 4ply, only mod being the change in colour
Chickadee Vest outside
Chickadee Vest, in BWM Classic 5ply, another Patons R18 pattern
Singlet Teal
Singlet in BWM Cotton 8ply, Patons Heirloom 4ply pattern ( a new book with old patterns)
Pam Singlet
Another singlet, called Pam, from BWM Cotton 4ply, Patons R23 pattern
Rosebud (which for some reason wants to go sideways  Smile) in BWM Luxury 4ply, Patons 2429

And the very lovely Dorothy, Hooks 'n' Grannies, sent this beautiful old pattern book, which I can’t wait to use
Australian Home Jouranl Baby Book No.4
It will definitely have mods though as they are so intricate