All I want is a closet of vintage sweaters for winter…

22 Feb

Or, dust on the sewing machine means my needles are flying!


Cute Needle Photo by KerryW

It’s February!! That means, for all you fellow Aussie ladies (and gents?), there are about three or four months left to go before you can seriously break out the hot winter styles. Seriously, readers, I am dreaming of the day when I can pull on a jumper and a tartan wool skirt. In my eagerness, I have been scouring Ravelry for cute vintage-inspired patterns to knit, because if I start now I might actually have something finished when it starts getting chilly!

For your knitterly delectation, I have gathered here some of my favourite patterns. I tried to pick something to cover most parts of you! Best of all, they’re all free! Just click on the pictures to get to the patterns. Start knitting! Now! What are you waiting for?!

Joan Crawford Cardigan

3-Hour Sweater

From a 1930’s knitting pattern booklet.

Lady Jodie Hat

Gorgeous little flapper-style hat!

Bow-Knot Scarf

I have made several of these and they are insanely cute & warm!

Women’s Long Gloves

You better believe I will be knitting some long gloves this winter. They are so fantastic.

Bell Curve Skirt

Hot. Hot. Hot. 1940’s suit, anyone?

1930 Tap Bra and Panties

I have loved these forever, still have to get around to making some!

Is there something here that tickles your fancy? Maybe start with the gorgeous underwear! I might go with the cute cloche hat, it’s just too adorable for words. Happy knitting (or dreaming of knitting)! xox

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9 Responses to “All I want is a closet of vintage sweaters for winter…”

  1. Alyssa February 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    I like the underwear a lot. I’ve tried to knit the 3-hour sweater and let me tell you, it is a big fat liar!

  2. Miss Emmi February 23, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    …3 hour sweater? I highly doubt it! D:

  3. alibahbah February 23, 2010 at 3:47 am #

    Ooh I love knitting! I can’t stop thinking about it at the moment, the only problem is I live in England so I should really be focusing on spring/summer clothes! I love that bell curve skirt and your love heart needles are super cute too!

    • whipstitchsewing February 23, 2010 at 7:28 am #

      Oops! Forgot to credit the needles – they are not mine 😦 Boo! Oh well. I have edited the post to reflect this.

  4. Nai February 23, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    Its so wonderful to have a blog to read that written in the same hemisphere. I have started with some crochet. The pineapple shawl. Its going well, it will be finished well before winter. I knitted a simple beanie last year to get some first time knitting practice in. I must try another knitting project this year. Good luck.

  5. Andi B. Goode February 23, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    I’m still trying to get through my first project, at the moment. It MAY be ready in time for winter. Haha.
    -Andi x

  6. atomic mum February 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    I love all of it but even the under wear is a bit much for my heat. Cairns, FAR north Queensland, is warm even is winter.
    Good luck getting all you want done in time.

  7. Ruby February 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    Enken would you make me a red bow neck scarf? I’m very interested and pay you to boot! let me know ^_^

  8. Lily February 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    Oh that hat!!!!

    Make that!

    I have one of those bow scarves. They are cute! I actually can’t stand having things around my neck, so I don’t wear it often.

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