Category Archives: Vintage

Introducing ‘Clemmie’, A new pattern for the Susan Crawford Vintage Label

The Clemmie drape is my first pattern for the Knits for a Cold Climate collection under the Susan Crawford Vintage label.   Knits for a Cold Climate is inspired by Nancy Mitford’s most famous novel, “Love in a Cold Climate”, … Continue reading

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Vintage Fridays: Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater kits

I was thrilled to be given these Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater/cardigan kits by a family friend this summer. The kit includes a ready knitted yoke saved on cotton thread and the yarn needed to knit the rest of the … Continue reading

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Vintage Knitting Finds

I thought I’d share a couple of great vintage patterns I got recently, one of which I will probably never knit and another that I’ve been swatching for. I came upon these patterns whilst I was visiting my parents in … Continue reading

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Vintage Fridays: Knitter’s Companion

Well, it’s been a busy summer everywhere but on the blog. Again it has been neglected whilst everything has been going on in the background. I thought I share my summer tales through the winter months to cheer us all … Continue reading

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Knitting Knots in Glasgow

Yesterday I spent a fantastic day in Glasgow attending Glasgow University’s Re-inventing Scotland Woollen Traditions Public Study Day and generally sight seeing. The event was staged at The Lighthouse, A Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed building originally for the Glasgow Herald … Continue reading

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Nothing New under the Knitter’s Sun?

The Spring/Summer Issue of Designer Knitting (Vogue Knitting In the US) carries a feature by Carol J. Sulcoski A Brief History of Circular Needles. The article points out that whilst knitting in the round is nothing new, the transition from … Continue reading

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Lessons from Vintage Knitting I

Over the last couple of months I’ve been indulging my love of vintage knitting and vintage per se. It started with a workshop with Susan Crawford at our local Waterstones. I was already knitting a pattern from Susan’s recent wonderful … Continue reading

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