callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
callmemadam
callmemadam

National Knitting Week



I can’t even remember how I know it’s National Knitting Week; there can’t have been much publicity. A quick Google search featured Knitting magazine and not much else. For us knitters, every week is knitting week so I should have thought the aim would be to get more people knitting? I decided to mark the event by featuring some vintage patterns from my recent Stitchcraft haul.




Pre-war elegance.



A knitted romper suit for the beach, 1938. Stitchcraft continued to feature beachwear during the war, which is surprising.



‘A coat for your dog’ in three sizes. Four breeds were featured. Wartime issues featured ‘service knitting’ every month, like the sweater below.





‘Who would have thought that in 1941 we’d be wearing woollen stockings?’ Here they are:



Cosy! I'm a great fan of woolly tights but I don't think I'll be making these.
Tags: knitting
Subscribe

  • At the Market

    It’s been ages since I did one of these posts. I was up very early so decided to go down to the market. There were lots of sellers today; very few…

  • This Golden Fleece, Esther Rutter

    I greatly admire Esther Rutter’s knitting skills. I certainly couldn’t knit the cabled front of a cricket sweater while watching a cricket match…

  • Wot a lot I got

    I’ve recently rediscovered the joy of stamps, after ignoring them for a long time. So, I’m very busy sorting and mounting large numbers of stamps…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 13 comments

  • At the Market

    It’s been ages since I did one of these posts. I was up very early so decided to go down to the market. There were lots of sellers today; very few…

  • This Golden Fleece, Esther Rutter

    I greatly admire Esther Rutter’s knitting skills. I certainly couldn’t knit the cabled front of a cricket sweater while watching a cricket match…

  • Wot a lot I got

    I’ve recently rediscovered the joy of stamps, after ignoring them for a long time. So, I’m very busy sorting and mounting large numbers of stamps…