Saturday, June 21, 2008

Knitting Ideas

Recently I've come back to knitting after a long hiatus (several years) and started digging around in my archives for old knitting magazines. I found this delightful hybrid of styles in a Vogue Knitting magazine from 1994:
I love that it combines Fair Isle with Aran - what a hoot! It's as if the person who knitted it said
"You said you wanted something Scottish, but you wanted Cables???? I thought you wanted Fair Isle!!! Oh, whot the hell...I'll just do both."
If I ever chose to knit this piece, the Fair Isle part would be easy for me but the cabling might prove problematic.

I definitely want to make one of these Fair Isle vests though. I've wanted one for at least 20 years. It reminds me of John Lennon. Time to start on one, then.

I was rummaging through another box and came up with a stack of old knitting pamphlets from the late 50's - early 60's. This beauty stood out:
I love the satin binding at the edges, but can do without the tiny bows.

1 comment:

Tini said...

ooohh oooohh the last one is beautifull but be carefull with the instructions, make a paper pattern first ;) since the foundations worn back then are different to our underwear now.

The vest would be kewl on you, maybe in blues, pinks and purples!

Cables are soooo easy:
There are videos on

I just made my first attempts on learning faire isle but I don't think I would mix the two techniques ;)

Maybe you should move closer, so we both can teach eachother ;)