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Lacy Shruggy


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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50’s Leaf Pattern Jumper


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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50s Ribbed Shrug


It’s been a long time since I knitted something. To tell you the truth, I never knitted anything but scarves. However when I recently discovered the array of free vintage patterns available online, I really wanted to pick up my needles again and have a go at more complex projects.

I started by making a ribbed shrug based on this pattern that I got from Liz @ zilredloh. It’s pretty simple but I totally needed the practice.

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