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 Ellie
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!
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!
Whenever I start a Victorian Translation project I always like to do some research beforehand and I thought that I would share that process with you. It is the sort of thing that I find interesting when other people share. I consider this to be a research paper and have included links to my sources where ever possible so that you can use them too if you are reearching the same area of interest. Continue reading “Research Paper for Victorian Crochet Cuffs”→
I have recently been working on translating some Victorian knitting and Crochet patterns into instructions that my contemporary crafters might be able to follow. As I go about my research and collection of Victorian era women’s magazines I do sometimes come across words which are foreign to me. I thought that I would begin to share them here with you.