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81  crochet patterns from 70s in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by SylvChezPlum on: May 22, 2005 11:52:46 PM
I've just found lots of vintage books from 70s with knit & crochet patterns this week end, & thought maybe I'd share the fun ...  Wink
Please see the full thread about it in the Vintage section https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36200.0;topicseen,
but I thought I'd give you a preview of the patterns here as well:
(..we're talking about the hat in the last blue set)
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82  Crochet and knitting patterns from 70s in Vintage Craft Projects by SylvChezPlum on: May 21, 2005 05:45:57 AM
So I discovered this section of crafster yesterday, and I so felt the urge to go and visit my local thrifstore...
On top of 3 balls of "alpaca and wool of highlands", 3 balls of cotton, crochet hooks and knitting needles (only ONE bamboo yummy 3 mm needle.. Have to go back to look for the other one..!  Wink   )

...  there was this huuuge pile of knitting magazines, including tons of issues of a kind of "encyclopedia of crafts" from the 70 s...  I've enjoyed so much that some of you have shared your vintage patterns before, (and they being all from the 70s I wouldn't think the copyright would be too much of an issue on these anymore) i thought maybe I'd share the fun... Of course they're all in french (as I happen to be french..!), but I'd be willing to translate some. So here's the deal:
I'm posting pics of the "best / most interesting "ones (in my opinion..), and if several people are interested and agree on some, I'll translate and put it up on my blog.
How does that sound ?

Some are crochet, some knit, ... and some have much longer patterns than others (the ELLE projects are super short, & yes that's patterns published in ELLE in the 70s)

Edit: You'll find translations for some of those patterns in following pages  +  scans of the original patterns in french if some of you still feel like translating them. ( blue lay bikini + purple crochet cape
And the two one piece swimsuits (with assorted mohair jacket), and the off-white lacy top and jacket (all in all, the 4 first "knit" pics). Scans are There

So, let's start with the crochet stuff :

(in the last blue pic, I was thinking mostly of the hat, which is crochet)

Now on with the knit patterns :

.. Hm, and one of my favorites, but I'm guessing it would be in the "longer to translate ones".. I'l still post it for now..

And lastly, some of  the ELLE patterns (they used to publish one in every issue, and those ones were compiled in a booklet.) I think they're fun.. or aren't they ?

... Wow, so I guess that's it. Tell me what you think


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83  Re: where can i find a pattern for cashmere yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by SylvChezPlum on: May 20, 2005 11:01:01 PM
I'd second the idea of a scarf (or shawl, depending on how much 5 balls represents..), with a nice motif, like lace pattern.The Knitty "Branching out" could be an option..
I'm usually really not into knitting scarves (what kind of a pattern is that, a rectangle !!)  but with precious / fragile yarn, it's probably a really good idea as  it really shows the yarn beautiflully,  easily adapts to quantity of yarn available, ..& will be super soft on fragile neck skin !!!

Here's the one I just knitted with 3 little balls of angora/silk that I've had for years and couldn't decide what to do with:

And if you have some leftover yarn, a nice flapper hat would make a super pretty ensemble... There's probably millions of pattens online .
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84  Survey : your current fav free pattern ? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by SylvChezPlum on: May 18, 2005 05:26:07 AM
... Just wondering : What's your favorite free pattern right now ? Like the one you know you want to do several times ?

Mine would have to be the little textured tote

I've just finished this one for my mum's birthday, but I know I'll make more

... What's yours ?
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85  Re: rejected SnB projects, post yours here! in Crochet: Completed Projects by SylvChezPlum on: May 17, 2005 07:00:20 AM
That's also what I said to myself, would soo love to see all the other rejected projects.. (accepted ones we'll see later ...in the book!!)

Anyhow, here's mine.

At the time of submition, I had finished only the adult maryjane, and shortly after I finished the baby ones.
I still haven't decided, maybe I'll submit one of them to Crochet Me.

Hope other will show too, even with no access to pattern !!

..and btw, this debbie submition thing was great, that's the occasion I needed to learn at last to crochet. And it worked, I'm so happy now that I can look both at knit AND crochet patterns...  Smiley
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86  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by SylvChezPlum on: May 17, 2005 06:02:38 AM
Well I just finished a pair of wristwarmers for my mom's birthday, and I'm hoping she'll use them either when she plays cards on the computer (!), or if/when she gets to play the piano again..
Anyway, here they are  (or at least one, the other hand was busy holding the camera...  Wink ):

I really tried to knit them in the round as instructed, but couldn't manage it with the circs I had, plus it made it so much harder to keep track of where I was pattern-wise, and I kept making mistakes, so I frogged it and just knit it plain flat, and it was soooo quick !! And you can't even really see the seam anyway, so it's all good !

I really love those wristwarmers, they're comfy and warm and super pretty... I'm definitively knitting some more for myself !!
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87  I love small projects.. in Knitting: Completed Projects by SylvChezPlum on: May 17, 2005 05:36:27 AM
... Because they are instant gratification, and they use up the odds and ends that are 90% of my (yet huuuge) stash... and because I don't get bored too !

So I've been busy with birthday presents lately, I made a victorian choker for a friend but still need to get a picture of it..

For now, here are pics of little things I made for my mum's 60th bday

In a Little textured tote (sorry, it's crochet..)
 I put a pair of fingerless gloves from Last minute gifts (knit flat though, as I don't have short enough circs) and an knit variation of the comfort pack from Crochet me (the red thingy)... That one didn't turn out as nice as I hoped though, and I didn't have the time to frog and redo it... The idea is great though (pack filled with flax seeds to heat in microwave), I'll certainly do it again

And while I'm at it, a couple other fos:
Some of my latest knits for my baby girl

It doesn't show too well, but all the buttons are recycled vintage buttons, ...cheap, and unique !!

And a couple sunglasses pouches I freehanded (oops again, the blue one is crochet... I just learned crochet and I love it, ... but for most things, incl. clothing, you still can't beat knitting !!!)

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88  Re: Perfect Shrug?? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by SylvChezPlum on: April 28, 2005 12:08:38 AM
Actually I wasn't talking about the same one (light green w/  lacy borders) as you, Island turtle, but it is also really lovely !!!! Someone found that one ?...They apparently come from the same magazine though(french version that is..).
I think the initial "perfect shrug" was this one
, which I'm in the process of re-finding in my tons of mags, so I can  translate it..

And btw, don't you think the hot lava cardigan http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/hotlava.html really looks pretty close ? Or even the Shimmer http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTshimmer.html with an added lenghth of  ribbing around the whole thing ?

Till then, I found another pretty close version, also in a french mag,

This one I've already translated. If you're interested please PM me (with your email adress), as I wouldn't want to post it...
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