Mom’s Scrappy Socks

At the end of last year I really got bitten by the Scrappy Sock knitting bug! So I asked my mom if she’d like a pair of scrappy socks. Since I finished them so close to her Birthday I landed up giving them to her as part of her Birthday present.

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New Tam O ‘Shanter

Dear Readers,

A few years ago I designed some Tam O ‘Shanters in memory of my Grandmother who passed away in 2019. One of them I called Margareet in Stripes and I wear it a lot. I love the way it fits and for a lot of occasions I love the cheery colourfulness. However I do find that some times I am looking for something more subtle, so I have decided to knit myself a new one in black.

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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
Colour: L152
Yardage: 169m / 100g
Fibre Content: 100% Real Shetland Wool
Needles: 1.75mm
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

Dear Readers,

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!

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