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Vintage sweater #3

Christmas knitting is already well underway. Of course, most of it I can’t share with you until December 26th, and that doesn’t make for very interesting blogging. I’ve finished the Snow Flurries Wrap for Shelley’s wedding (hooray!), so I’m treating myself to one more vintage jumper before I resume my holiday knitting schedule (er…”schedule”). It’s an adorable tennis jumper from the 1930s, and the pattern scan is available at Vintage Knitting.

That’s a simple lace panel in the center, the rest just plain stockinette stripes. This pattern is crazy though–how can you write a pattern without mentioning the gauge?!–and it was supposedly written to fit a 32″ bust (hah!) So I’m basically rewriting the whole thing, adding length (15″ before binding off for the armholes instead of 12″), and shortening the sleeves so they’ll match the longer stripe pattern on the body. The whole thing’s going to be fitted where the original was blousey; I think it’ll be more flattering, but the real reason is I’m afraid I’m going to run out of yarn. I bought a few skeins of each color on sale before I knew what I wanted to make. (More detailed notes on my Ravelry project page.)

That blue isn’t a color I’d normally wear, but I’m trying to do colors other than green, purple, and black. Now I just have to find a tennis racket…

3 Comments to Vintage sweater #3

  1. Person hinter den Worten's Gravatar Person hinter den Worten
    July 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I'm really looking forward to seeing photos of this! 🙂

  2. Susan's Gravatar Susan
    July 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    I've seen this as a work in progress. The colors are lovely and the yarn is a wonderful texture!

  3. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    August 2, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    It's coming along quite nicely. The colors are very me 😉

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