Friday 14 November 2014

Vintage Knitting

Thanks for the great comments recently - I always love reading them, and appreciate you taking the time!

This is a project I've been working on for I don't know how long - over a year and a half for sure.  The Lumberjack decided that he had his heart set on a sleeveless cardigan - and bought a PDF of a vintage pattern online...

Don't laugh!  Ok, do laugh - I can't take it seriously myself!  Well, it's been very slow going, and it's nowhere near finished.  My original plan was to tell you about it when it was finished, but who knows when that will be!

I've never knitted an item of clothing before, so this is a first.  I don't really know what I'm doing, but so far it's just standard stocking stitch.  Unfortunately, the colour doesn't really inspire me, which is one reason why I've taken so long with it.  (I mean, where's the aqua... or pink?!)  Also, I take forever with most projects.

I've picked it up recently and knitted quite a few more rows, so hopefully I can start making some progress with it.  I thought for a second it would be good if I could get it done for Christmas, but maybe Christmas next year would be more realistic!

What do you think?  Is it going to look ridiculous?  Will he look like an old man??  (Well, by the time I get it finished he probably will be an old man, so it could be perfect!)


  1. I remember my dad having one of those! My mum was a brilliant knitter. And no, it won't look ridiculous. It will be lovely. I'm amazed at how well you've done for a first knitting project. My knitting speciality is....the scarf. Can't go too wrong with one of those. xx

  2. Having seen it in real life I like it. My grandmother used to knit these types of cardigans for my dad and he wore them until there was nothing left. About time a new generation took over. And to get your inspiration going perhaps you could line it in aqua?! xx

  3. The trouble is, I think, if you are not personally in love with the colour, it is hard to keep up your enthusiasm about something isn't it, and as this is for your husband, it isn't "your" colour and that is perhaps why it is taking a while! Keep going, I am sure that it will be great when it is done and that your husband will love it! xx

  4. I have to say, that is quite the gentleman's vestigan (vest + cardigan). I am a cardigan enthusiast and so is husband, so I'm just applauding your mad yarning skills and for taking up the vestigan challenge. Not at all ridiculous. And I really like Anna's suggestion of lining it in a different colour. Maybe even Cath Kidston's cowboy fabric! Or something slightly manlier like lumberjack plaid.

    xx A

  5. I have been following your blog for a while now, but this is the first time I am leaving a comment! I love your crafting talents! Very inspiring! Good luck with knitting... I tried it once and we decided we were not meant for each other ;) Sticking with crochet for now!


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