Knitting and History
I've always had a love of social history, particularly domestic history. Because of this, I have a collection of books on the history of housewives, and any contemporary literature I can find. This includes the different elements from housewifery to crafts, and anything else I can learn. I started a blog a few years back to collate information about the history of the housewife. You can find it here: https://ahousewifeswork.wordpress.com/. There are also some articles written by my Mum about her memories of housework through the 1940s and 50s.
Just recently I've been relearning to knit, which has led me to put together my collection of vintage knitting patterns to sell online in digital format, and has brought back a lot of memories for my Mum of things she used to knit.
If you need to knit a larger size, this article is very useful: https://sleepingontheedgeofsleep.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/how-to-knit-larger-with-vintage-knitting-patterns/
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Frequently asked questions
I put all sizing in the descriptions if the pattern gives it. A lot of vintage knitting patterns of the early to mid-century tend to only give one size. For more information about how to knit larger sizes, please see my blog article: https://sleepingontheedgeofsleep.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/how-to-knit-larger-with-vintage-knitting-patterns/
Which yarn should I use for my garment pattern?
Please see images for the pattern details which includes the type of yarn. Vintage knitting patterns are usually knitted in 3-ply unless otherwise specified. I recommend Susan Crawford's Fenella yarns, which are a 2-ply that knits like a vintage 3-ply yarn: https://susancrawfordvintage.com/collections/fenella
I live outside the UK. Which yarns should I use?
A free conversion chart for yarns, needles sizes and knitting terms comes with each knitting pattern. The conversion chart can also be found here on my blog: https://sleepingontheedgeofsleep.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/knitting-needle-conversion-chart.pdf
How much yarn will I need?
Yarn amounts are given in ounces (oz) rather than stating the amount of balls/skeins needed. An average ball/skein of yarn is 50 grams which equals approx 1.7 oz.
Can I knit these garments to sell for myself?
Please feel free to knit and sell garments knitted from patterns bought from me. I'm always interested in seeing the finished garment. The patterns themselves are not for resale.
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