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Sources and Sizing of Vintage Knitting Patterns for Adults

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Sources and Sizing of Vintage Knitting Patterns for Adults

Some vintage knitting patterns have a timeless appeal to them and just asks to be knitted again and again. If you’re used to working with vintage patterns, you’ll probably have your box of tricks to get a vintage pattern “translated” to modern yarn and sizes. This article will strive to help the rest of us not only to find those timeless patterns, but also knit them in the twenty-first century. Where to find quality vintage patterns Thanks to the internet we now have oodles of vintage knitting patterns and vintage knitting books right at our fingertips. There are a few...

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How to Substitute Yarn for Vintage Knitting Patterns

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How to Substitute Yarn for Vintage Knitting Patterns

With so many beautiful knitting patterns that are freely available, it can be difficult to decide which one to make first. But, before you can begin your vintage project, you need to figure out not only how much yarn you need, but also which weight of yarn you need!  No need to worry, though, in this article we’ll show you how you can substitute the right yarn for your vintage pattern.  Vintage yarn weights and vintage patterns The first thing that you’ll need to know about vintage yarn weights and vintage patterns, are that the vintage wool were thinner than...

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How To Read Vintage Crochet Patterns

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How To Read Vintage Crochet Patterns

Have you seen a beautiful vintage crochet border, cloth or garment that you simply have to make, but have been intimidated by the vintage pattern? It may even look to the uninitiated that you really do have a book written in code in front of you. However, learning how to read and getting the hang of vintage crochet patterns can open up a whole new world of design and patterns for you. You will see that the older the patterns are, the more difficult the pattern is to understand. Before you start, therefore, practice a few rounds with the yarn...

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How To Read Vintage Knitting Patterns

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How To Read Vintage Knitting Patterns

Love the vintage look? Or maybe you found a vintage pattern that you just have to make? Reading vintage knitting patterns can prove tricky the further back in time you go. In this post we’ll look at the names that were used for different stitches in vintage patterns as well as the tools and yarn that you can use for different patterns.   Vintage knitting pattern terms and what they mean When you start reading a vintage pattern you’ll probably notice a few things, including the strange names and terms given to some stitches. While “newer” vintage patterns will use...

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