Vintage knit

What Elaine knit next!

I recently joined a group of volunteers who meet at the Black Country Living Museum, knitting and sewing clothes and accessories to support the museum’s costume department.

Having finished my grey cardigan in super-quick time, I was perfectly placed to cast on a new project, so put up my hand to volunteer to make a 1940s-style cardigan. The costume department provided the pattern (Belinda by Patons Australia) and the yarn (Cygnet Aran in colourway 309 Earth Brown) and I’m making good progress using 6.5 mm needles.

With the current cold spell (we had snow again this morning), I feel inspired to complete this cardigan quickly to help keep one of the museum re-enactors warm! Let’s see how it goes …

Have you cast on a new project this week? I’d love to hear all about it!



About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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3 Responses to Vintage knit

  1. swissrose says:

    Ooh, well done for being so efficient…
    This week I interrupted my schedule to knit a pair of cheerful socks for an elderly Danish gentleman one of my friends has befriended. She has a soft heart when it comes to the elderly (we took another of her charges out to coffee while we knitted…) so I was happy to make some socks when she mentioned that her friend liked handknitted socks… they’ll be winging their way over to Florida in a few days 😃✈️

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