Sunday, November 17, 2013

Timeless Knits

I attended another quilter's garage sale and bought another vintage knitting booklet. It seems like quilters are needle people too, doing cross stitch, crochet, knitting, candle wicking or needlepoint.

One of the things I notice about knitting patterns, is the timelessness of some of them. It doesn't matter if the pattern is from the 40's or the 70's, with some styles, they're always in fashion.

Judging from the the fashions and the lay out of this booklet, I guessed it was published in the late 60's. There wasn't any copyright information inside so I Googled Brunswick Tempo 672. January, 1968. Not a bad guess...

I recently came across this dress at a Hollywood premiere, designed by Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney.

Actress Stana Katic
Huh... the light/dark are opposite, but there are similarities. Even the shade is darn close.

It's true, the hair styles and wonky layout make this booklet very dated. But if you can look passed that, there are classic designs.

Fair Isle never seems to go out of style. Shown in traditional colors of beige, tan and white, this could work as a pattern today.

If nothing else, the colorwork charts are a treasure. They could easily be worked into a sweater or embroidered hand towel. What was old is new again.

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