Part 3 of the family adventures.Continue reading “Family Break 03”
Family Break 02
This is the second instalment of my recent break spending time with family.Continue reading “Family Break 02”
Family Break 01
Sorry for my unannounced break, I have been doing social things back to back for the last 2 months and I just totally forgot to make a little announcement.
My parent’s have moved into the downstairs part of our house and will be staying there until they find their own place. If you missed it, they just immigrated to the UK from South Africa. And this past week my Mother-In-Law came to visit us from South Africa too so we have had a VERY full house! 🙂
Victorian Fancy Mittens
Today I want to show you my Fancy Mittens kitted from a Victorian Pattern .
These are knit using a pattern from a publication called Ladies Home Journal and it was the October 1885 Version. The pattern is titled Fancy Mitten.
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Lace Weight
Yardage: 169m / 100g
Fibre Content: 100% Real Shetland Wool
Gauge: 38sts = 10cm 7rows = 1cm
Size: Only one size given in pattern, I cast on 70
Date Started: Approx March 2021
Date Completed: 29/07/2022
I knit these up as I translated the pattern so that I might sell it for those interested in making their own pair with instructions that make a little more sense. However I seem to have lost all enthusiasm for this particular project so I shall see if it ever materialises into anything.
Do you like knitting historical patterns?
Have a great week and Keep Crafty!
Peace and Love
Victorian Knitted Sampler Swatch 002
As you may remember, I have decided to knit a sampler book, inspired by Victorian knitted samplers, using a Victorian knitting manual. The book I have chosen is the: 1875; The Ladys knitting book first series. by Corbould Elvina M. For the purpose of this project I am only knitting up samples of the stitch patterns, not the garments as they would not fit into a sampler book!Continue reading “Victorian Knitted Sampler Swatch 002”
Victorian Knitted Sampler swatch 001
As you may know from previous posts I have decided to knit a sampler book, inspired by victorian knitted samplers, using a victorian knitting manual. The book I have chosen is the: 1875; The Ladys knitting book first series. by Corbould Elvina M. For the purpose of this project I am only knitting up samples of the stitch patterns, not the garments as they would not fit into a sampler book!Continue reading “Victorian Knitted Sampler swatch 001”
Victorian Knitted Sampler Project
I have had this project in my mind for quite a few months now but I have finally decided that the time is right to make a start.Continue reading “Victorian Knitted Sampler Project”
Crochet Work Direction Test
In today’s post I will discuss the direction of working crochet and where it matters.
What was expected of a Victorian Knitter / Crocheter
In today’s blog I want to talk about working with knitting and crochet patterns from the Victorian Era, namely what was expected of the reader/crafter.
Continue reading “What was expected of a Victorian Knitter / Crocheter”
Victorian Lace Trimming Pattern 1852
This week I have another freebie pattern for you! This one is a knitting pattern, and it is for a lace trim. Continue reading “Victorian Lace Trimming Pattern 1852”