handknitting, Knitting, vintage

Vogue giant cable knit sweater

Seemingly a long, long time ago I decided to knit Mark a new jumper from some locally grown and spun yarn that I bought at Bilby Yarns in Willagee. I loved the cream colour with grey undertones and thought that a vintage cabled jumper would provide that Aran feel and be warm to wear as […]

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Knitting

A Christmas forest and a pattern

When I was in Melbourne recently I bought some baker’s twine to knit some Christmas trees. I have since discovered similar twine in Spotlight and there’s also quite a lot on ebay. I have included the pattern in PDF form, with the choice of knitting it flat and sewing it up, or knitting it in […]

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Sewing

Hand knitted wrap

I was in a shop (Heaven Wrapped, Claremont) the other day and I saw a wrap which quite took my fancy and immediately decided that I wanted to replicate it. It was knitted with two contrasting strands of wool, folded over and sewn. Here is my “interpretation” which is now completely different! I found lots […]

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Knitting, Travel, vintage pledge

1978 cabled jumper

I managed to knit myself a jumper for our trip, using a pattern from a vintage Vogue knitting patterns book that I bought for 20c in an op-shop – the patterns range from the 1920s to the 1980s; this one is from 1978. As you can see, it has pockets! I didn’t coordinate mine with pyjama bottoms […]

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