Monday, 20 October 2008

What goes round

Browsing through my collection of vintage patterns I came across a lovely 1970 English publication, 'Make It Crochet'! Up until about the mid-seventies yarn and design companies produced plenty of brochures and leaflets specifically on crochet. I suppose gradually knitting took the limelight and the number of publications dwindled. It's so much fun to wander into the outer reaches of crochet design in those days. The 50's was very much influenced by Paris or the staples like afghans or handbags. The 60's was a blast of mini-skirts and hotpants and the 70's had granny squares. Now you see where I'm coming from!!
So in this little magazine there's a poncho, waistcoats and this divine little shirtwaister (I know it's not in a square but it employs the 'granny' technique). I think I'm going to give you a little treat and post this 'super rug'. With the mountain of gorgeous double knit yarns we can choose from at the moment, you should have no problem choosing lovely colours. How about using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK from Loop at £4.25. There are so many colours to choose from so you can have fun mixing and matching.
Do be aware that the pattern is written for the British market so 'dc' is 'sc' and 'tr' is 'dc' in US terms. I know alot of you out there love many things 'just like granny's' so this one's for you. Enjoy!!

2 comments:

Jen said...

Wow! Shorten the sleeves about four inches and raise the belt about six and you've got a dress for today! How fun!

Celia said...

Lovely patterns! The jacket is amazing!
Lovely!