Starsky, 1932 and Progress

Oh, the joy. Yesterday the mailman brought me an old knitting pattern book -- a very old one at that, printed in 1932. I think I'm in love. There's this perfectly lovely little spring jumper I'm planning to knit... after I'm done with, well, everything else. So I'm guessing that'll be right around the time my baby finishes school.

Oh well. As soon as I've managed to get up and get the damn camera, I promise to post a picture or two of the lovely 1930s creations.

Oh, and I've also fallen in love with Knitty's absolutely gorgeous Starsky cardigan.


However, I do have some objections. (Here it comes...)

1) I'm not sure about the front panels. They're only 40 stiches wide, and the banana-whatever pattern is 21 stiches wide, so only one repeat will fit, meaning there's 19 stiches left in stockinette on one side... I'm thinking maybe change the panels into something more Aran. We'll see.

2) Also, I'm not sure I like the plain stockinette sleeves. Frankly, they're way too boring to knit.

But overall, it's a very beautiful cardigan. I want it.

Oh, and while we're on the subject (not) I thought I'd mention Deep V. It's coming along very nicely now, after a rather slow start. My progress as of yesterday morning can be seen at the Vestalong (I'm now about five or six rounds into the actual Argyle pattern. Pictures will follow.


At 9:41 PM, Blogger Mia said this:

Starsky är snyggast! Synd att vi just börjat med argylen ;-) Kanske vi ska knitalonga starsky efteråt?

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Fi said this:

Oh, ja, det vore jätteskoj! :)

At 1:27 PM, Blogger Linster said this:

Tips till er båda: sticka knapphål! Annars får man hålla på och pillra med en sån här stilig säkerhetsnål à 50 spänn och kanterna bara krullar sig. (Iaf gör mina det.) Knappar är bäst!

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Fi said this:

Det ante mig ;) Jag förstår inte riktigt hur flickan på bilden håller ihop koftan nämligen, hon kanske har styvstärkt kanterna? Iofs är det resårstickade kanter på tvären, har din kofta det?

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Linster said this:

Nej, mina kanter är stickade med lyfta maskor och behändigt invikta och fastsydda. Innan jag tvättade koftan härförleden ville kanterna gärna krulla ihop sig också.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Fi said this:

Aah :)


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