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Killer Kitsch Vintage Knit-a-long

For the months of September and October, I am hosting a vintage knit-a-long that offers three vintage sweater patterns from my Etsy shop! We have quite a few participants and I am having a lot of fun watching their progress on the version of the pattern they selected.

When I first put the idea out there, I asked those who were interested, to vote on patterns from my store. The top three would be the patterns for the knit along. The variety of the three patterns is wonderful and it made it hard to choose one. Many of us went with the two coloured jumper, one participant choose the cable jumper and another the bed jacket.

Every day I check to see what everyone is up to and right from the beginning I have been absolutely beside myself with joy!  The colour combinations are beyond stunning! There are a lot of greens!  I want to do this sweater again and this time will choose more fall colours. I choose the eggshell blue and grey colour because it reminded me of one of my favourite pre-code stars, Ruby Keeler.

We are nineteen days in and look at the amazing progress so far! These are only a few of the wonderfully talented women who are part of the Killer Kitsch Knit-a-long!  I will have another post soon showing, even more, progress and eventually finished jumpers!

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Please also check out all of the Instagram accounts of the participants! All of these ladies have killer vintage style and a few of them also have blogs. (links will be in their profile info at the top of their accounts)

@rorytheredd
@esmesvintagecloset
@raven_rose_retro
@mckeeveramanda
@marenmarnie
@thebendyredhead
@vintagedreamblog
@kamikatdesigns
@lovelyladylilian
@kellispieces
@marieloumarble
@handmadebyhandyside
@hortensepia

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Summer Knits!

Summer Knits!

Contrary to belief you can definitely wear knits in the summer time. If you use cotton based yarns, you will have a fashionable knit jumper that you can wear even on the hottest of days.  Here are a few lovely summer knitting patterns to make and add to your summer wardrobe.

1930s Short sleeve Sailor Collar (photo not available here, but is on the pattern website)

1930s Chic Jumpers I love Theodora Goes Wild’s blog. She has lots of patterns available. This is one of my favourites.
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1940s Marguerite Pullover One of my regular go to for vintage patterns is The Vintage Pattern files. There are knitting, crochet and sewing patterns available.

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1940s Short Sleeve Blouses Va-Voom Vintage is a blog I check on the regular. She is also a curvy girl and has a large variety of patterns and shows sewing write-ups.
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1950 Happy Time Sweater  Free Vintage Knitting has thousands of free knitting patterns.

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1951 Jack Frost Pullover Pattern One of the things that draws me to Jack Frost patterns — is the spooky looking photography. Always shadowy with a pinch of Film Noir.
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Sale

Everyone loves a sale and I’m having one! Well, a three-day sale!  Use code SUMMERKNITS in my Etsy store to get 50% off all downloadable patterns.  To go to my store, please click here.

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Obsessed With Vintage Knitting Patterns

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I have been knitting since I was 10 years old. I learned how to knit by watching my Grandma Betty. I was mesmerized how she could take yarn and turn it into hats, socks, mitts, sweaters, tea cozies and a variety of other things. I have some truly amazing memories from the hours spent learning the craft.

I too have knit everything from socks to sweaters and everything inbetween, but there is something incredibly satisfying when you create from vintage patterns.  I have a collection of knitting books that I refer to often. I decide it was time to share my knowledge about vintage knitting and resources along with patterns I have found, as well as some fun vintage tidbits along the way.

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I have created an Etsy store that I will use to sell .pdfs of the patterns I have. Not to worry, I will also be posting free patterns here along with what’s new at the store.

Right now I am having a 24-hour sale. If you use the code 1DOLLARDOWNLOAD, you can get the downloadable patterns for $1! 

I will be adding lots of new patterns and often!