Thursday, January 22, 2015
Camy made clothes!
Camy here! I hope you don’t mind, but I wanted to show off a little. I just finished knitting this sweater! I love it so much—mostly because it’s pink!—but also because I actually made it! I made clothes!
The pattern is actually based off of two vintage knitting patterns published in 1945 and 1952. The lace pattern is from a pattern for a chemise underwear that women made to stay warm. Knitted underwear gave extra warmth when women had to wait at cold bus stops and train platforms to go to work, especially in the years during and after World War II.
The rest of the pattern was based off of a classic “jersey” (sweater) pattern.
Here’s my Ravelry page if you’re interested in my knitting notes.
Isn’t this neat? I feel like my grandmother as I’m knitting with these vintage knitting patterns.
How about you? Any knitting or crocheting projects you’re working on?
Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. Her romantic suspense, Treacherous Intent, released December 2014, and her romantic suspense novella, Necessary Proof, is available for free. She is a staff worker for her church youth group, and leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. On her blog, she ponders frivolous things like knitting, running, dogs, and Asiana. Sign up for her newsletter to hear about new releases or sales on her backlist.