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.


ap said...

I want to do skirts or a hat

Becknit said...

That is gorgeous Camy! And a ton of work! Great job!

Leann Harris said...

Congrats. I started to crochet a blanket for my niece's wedding. She's been married 30 years and the blanket is half done and in the garage.

Cathe Swanson said...

Well done! I knit mostly dishcloths and sometimes socks (small projects!!), but I just finished a bulky scarf for one of my daughters-in-law. It's still winter here in Wisconsin!

Sally Shupe said...

I love that sweater! I don't knit, sew, or anything lol.

Camy Tang said...

ap - I love doing skirts! Id like to try one using thinner yarn so that it drapes better.

Becknit - thanks! Actually, it wasn't really that much work. It went pretty quickly. :)

Leann - LOLOL I bet she'd still appreciate it if you finished it.

Cathe - I love bulky scarves! I did a cowl in creamy bulky wool that I took with me when I traveled to England a couple years ago.

Sally - that gives you more time for reading! :)

Jennifer said...

Sadly I'm lacking in the talent department. I'm just grateful that I'm able to mend buttons and small holes. :) Jenny
Hi Ladies!

Pamela Tracy said...

I am soooo impressed. You rock :) I crochet and make things too. The only thing I'm not impressed with are the crocheted swim suits. Nope, not for me.

My favorite things to crochet are baby blankets, hats, and doll clothes.

I want to make one of the neck cowls from Outlander.

Melody said...

Very pretty color and style.

I casted on for a knitted hat but it's in the closet. I was just thinking about returning to the project. I have the materials I need to crochet a bracelet. I'll have to get to it.

Missy Tippens said...

Wow!! Great job, Camy! I too love the pink. :)

Shirley said...

Beautiful job on the sweater! I crochet and knit. I have done some clothing but I tend to do afghans and such. I have done some pillow covers. It is so relaxing to sit and work with my hands that way.
I have some of my grandmother's knitting and crochet patterns dating back to the early 1900's.