The highlight of my week has been visiting all the trunk show link ups over at Whims and Fancies. As I write this post you have eleven hours left to link up and, even you are too late to link, I very much recommend you visit to admire and be inspired by all the wonderful quilts :)
My in-car-knitting finishes are not nearly so interesting but I hope they will come in useful. I made a pair of fingerless gloves for Mr RH using the pattern at the top of this post, which I think my mother probably gave me at some point. They are the same as the yellow ones I made last week but I used Drops Karisma, which is a bit thicker and went a size up with the needles.
For other (free) vintage knitting patterns, you might like to browse the V&A 1940s Knitting Patterns, where they have a great selection.
Also using drops Karisma (of which I seem to have quite a stock!), I made a pair of socks for my younger daughter.
I used the pattern DROPS 113-31 by DROPS Design, which has the heel and sole worked in reverse stocking stitch. Once I got to the stage above, however, I really wasn’t liking the reverse st st – it just looked inside out to me – so I frogged and used right-side-out st st instead. The gloves and socks both look a lot better with hands and feet inside but, unfortunately the owners have wandered off without a photo. I will have to edit to add some pictures when I catch up with them…
Have you been knitting or crocheting this week?
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