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561  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting patterns from 70s on: May 23, 2005 12:03:51 AM
Hi all, 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:

.. some patterns from Elle magazine (still from 70s)

And last but not least .. Check out the "awesome" shrug !!!
562  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / crochet patterns from 70s 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)
563  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Crochet and knitting patterns from 70s 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


564  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: where can i find a pattern for cashmere yarn? 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 .
565  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: vintage knitting patterns on: May 20, 2005 11:04:15 AM
I'd say jackets and cardi are usually hot, as well as capes and camisoles....  Tongue
And maybe a good idea would be to check the size  of needles and gauge, like even if it's super-cute, I'd never even try to start a sweater knit on 2 mm needles...

Mmm, you're gonna make lots of new friends !!!
566  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: hats, collars, cuffs, coats, oh my! 1930s-60s on: May 20, 2005 01:10:15 AM
I adore the hood ! I'd love to knit it... Any chance you'll  post directions for it ? That would be so nice..  Wink

Also, I envy you : Pattern books from 30s, 40s.. They are collector's items !!
567  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 1st Post! Bunnies, Scarves, Baby Booties! Yarn for trade! PICS! on: May 20, 2005 01:03:38 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't mind you looking for shipping costs, why not ? But it might be more than the value of the yarn, I'm afraid ... I was kind of hoping maybe you lived in the UK ..
568  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty Suprises! on: May 20, 2005 12:56:24 AM
I agree that the regular issue was great, really lovely patterns, but I was also a bit dissapointed by the surprises, especially after the super awesome Miss dashwood last time ...
I first thought the idea of a nursing tank was smart, but then I thought about when I was nursing only a few months ago, and believe me I would NEVER have gone without a bra : those are times when you need support for big, swollen and heavy breasts...  Or is it just me ?
The doll clothes are very pretty I think, but hey ... just not so exciting to knit for barbie dolls..  Wink
569  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favorite free pattern site? on: May 20, 2005 12:44:48 AM
Some of my top favorite Vintage and Victorian pattern sites:


http://naughtyteaspoon.20m.com/synopsis.html (lots of crochet, but also knits, ... like those http://naughtyteaspoon.20m.com/Yarnkraft/1919WomensWear.html)


... and was I the only dumb one who had no idea there was a "vintage" section in Crafster ? (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=26.0)
...Like with lots of vintage knit/crochet patterns ...!!! Oh, I so loooove Crasfster !
570  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: EXTRA EXTRA! MUST SEE KNIT BOOTS! on: May 20, 2005 12:32:27 AM
.. And talking about Ugg boots... check out this (not crochet or knit, but still diy and fun!)
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