40s Turban from Home Chat magazine

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Another portable project. This is based on a pattern published in July 1940, in Home Chat magazine, that I got from Lucy @ 1940’s Style For You. I used fingering weight acrylic yarn and US 4 – 3.5 mm needles.

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Pink fuzzy jacket, Burdastyle 11/2010 #131

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I made this jacket last year based on the Burdastyle 11/2010 #131 Short Jacket pattern.

I had this fabric in my stash since forever, because I was too scared to touch it, since it was the most expensive fabric I ever bought in my life. That being said, I’m not really sure what it is. Mohair maybe.

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Stocking stitch turban

DSC04738-I made this turban while commuting. It’s quite a simple pattern and very easy to make. The pattern is from the Victoria & Albert Museum – Knitting Collection. This turban is actually a cap and a long strip that wraps around the head, that are knit separately and then sewn together.

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Lacy Shruggy

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I made this because I wanted to practice a lace stitch, which I’d never done before. Very simple pattern, from Free Vintage Knitting –  it’s just a rectangle that you sew together along the sides to make the sleeves.

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Red Seedy Bow Band

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This was a quick portable project, very easy and I love the look! I made it in 4 days while commuting and finished it watching a soccer game. Here’s the link to the pattern @ Ravelry and a couple pics of me wearing it:

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Two versions of the Turtleneck Dress, BurdaStyle 8-2011 #119

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The Turtleneck Dress #119 from BurdaStyle 08/2011, is one of my favorite patterns ever. It’s so flattering! I made these out of completely different fabrics but I’m unable to choose which one I like the best. The only change I made to the pattern was widen the skirt pannels.

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50’s Leaf Pattern Jumper

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For the first jumper I ever knitted, of course I had to make my life easier and choose a challenging pattern:  a jumper in leaf pattern and ribbing, published in Woman and Home February 1950, that I got from Bex @ Subversive Femme

The pattern allows for several sleeve lengths so I  went with 3/4 sleeves. The neck band ended up being 46 inches long (instead of 36” as the pattern asks for) – I felt I needed the extra length to tie a pretty bow.

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