Friday, August 21, 2009

Future Fashions vol.80 (1936)

Here's a peek at a gorgeous vintage knitting pattern book I picked up yesterday.

What a lovely inside cover photo. The former owner wrote her name and the date she bought the pattern book.

I believe the correct term for this is "jaunty". As in, "My, Lillian, that is a jaunty blouse!". The entire outfit is knit on size 2 needles. I do like the lace pattern, though. Looks like "lamb's lettuce" from my "Mon Tricot 1500 Patterns" book.

I am in love with 30's style. It's definitely not Hollywood glamour, but still fabulous! Can you imagine the time and yarn that would go into making this outfit? Can you imagine how heavy it would be?

There was an amazing surprise inside: three typed knitting patterns 'signed' and dated to 1937!

I might try some of the sweaters in here, once I figure out the sizing. I'll post the patterns when I do!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Hi Sue!

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog! It's always lovely to hear from people reading (and know that there is someone out there!).
Stay tuned! I will definatly be posting more about my bike as it comes together!

Thanks again!