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.
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.
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.
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.