Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vintage Knitting


Late summer is traditionally a time for local fairs, and this year is the 100 anniversary of the Fremont County Fair.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Fremont County Fiber Guild is encouraging members to select a vintage pattern (over 50 years old) and to make something for a special display. Guild members may enter two vintage-inspired items for a "People's Choice" award.

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I want to eventually use whatever I knit, so this pattern, which the site states is from an unknown Australian newspaper (1940s to 1950s), was selected.

Needles: two circulars - size 1
Thread: 100% cotton (number 20)

18 comments:

  1. Golly that looks super complicated!!!

    What a super idea to celebrate the anniversary

    Linda

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  2. Great idea! I remember my grandmother making so MANY of these when I was a kid. They had the funniest name ....antimacassers.

    I think doily was a much easier name to say. LOL

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  3. I've never made one but I do have a lot of my grandmothers.

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  4. That is something different! Oh I love it! The pattern is so delicate and pretty, it will probably take some time though (at least it would for me).

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  5. Wow! what a great pattern and can't wait to see it all finished.

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  6. NICE!! That's a pretty pattern...and a project that's not too big! Can't wait to see it!

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  7. Wow! I did not even THINK that one could KNIT a doily! I've done several with crochet and tatting, but certainly had not considered knitting. Really beautiful pattern, and I know yours will be absolutely lovely!

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  8. You go girl! That will be an awesome finish. I see a BLUE ribbon and a piece of pie

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  9. Looks like a winner to me. Beautiful!
    Rebel Follower

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  10. wow ...that is so pretty... I could never do that!!!

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  11. Wouldn't it be wonderful if that doily could grow into a circular shawl?

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  12. That's going to be beautiful. It looks difficult too.

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  13. So pretty!! I love doilies and sadly don't have even one. My mother loved to crochet and had them all over the house. I don't crochet because it hurts my hands, but I love to knit with crochet cotton!

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  14. Oh Nancy - Stunning! Absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see that done and blocked. g

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  15. Nice choice. I may have to try it myself.

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  16. Very pretty and on tiny needles, too! You'd get my vote.

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  17. This will be a great project and it will be fun to see the final results:)

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  18. WOW! Can't wait to see it a bit further along.

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