Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Technically, this is older than I am


Pattern from Stitchcraft, August 1965. The pattern requires Patons Cameo Crepe. I found bucketloads of Patons Bluebell Crepe at a charity shop, and guessed that it was similar. Vintage yarn calls for a vintage pattern.

(But not tiny zips at the back of the neck, so I cast off before the neck shaping.)

Crepe yarn is wonderful to work with, and wears really well - this has been worn a lot, and hasn't pilled at all. It's a complete mystery to me that crepe isn't readily available any more.

8 comments:

painted fish studio said...

fabulous!

Billy said...

The pattern is beautiful and so is the resulting sweater. Love it!

Cristina said...

Simple breath taking! Love it!

sewfunky said...

What a awesome jersey! :) I love the patterns in stitchcraft magazines (I have quite a collection). I still haven't jumped in fully and knitted any though. Looking at how well that jersey turned out I think I should!

erich said...

That is a nice! jersey!

mizu designs said...

I know you can see my green glow of envy from where you are! This is a simply gorgeous little knit.

kat said...

Love that you didn't do a contrast colour for the diagonal stripe and it just becomes an interesting texture.

Knitsonya said...

Your sweaters are so amazing. The fit - amazing! Love the vintage pattern.