I'm not a knitter by any means. But that won't stop me from trying!
My workmate, who is currently this 1941 sweater that Tuppence Ha’penny gave away a few months ago, just purchased this book online. And the lovely lass is going to let me photocopy pages so I can try my hand at knitting!
(Off topic, she is almost entirely finished the 1941 sweater, she's just finishing the sleeves! I'll be sure to snag a picture once it's completed!)
Anyway, back to the book. It's called 'A Stitch in Time 1920-1949, Vol.1' and it features 60 vintage knitting and crochet patterns. The best part? Each pattern has been adapted for today's yarn thicknesses and is available in multiple sizes (ranging from a 30 to 60 inch bust!)
The book is available here from Knit on the Net, and examples of the patterns included are available in this Flickr stream. Here are some of my favourite patterns that I'd love to try out:
(All images are copyrighted by Arbour House Publishing Ltd 2008)
But first? I must learn to knit. I'm penciling in to attend a few knitting classes as soon as I do some sewing classes! I'm truly turning into a stereotypical librarian - spectacles chain? check! twin sets and cardigans? check! being crafty? check!!