Ann also knitted and told me that her mother had a great collection of vintage patterns, and that I should give her mum a ring. This I did - we had a great chat about knitting, and she promised to send me some patterns in the post. And look what I got!
Some lovely lace sweaters;
(I don't know what is going on with this lady - she looks like she has left the hanger in that jumper, or she is wearing some serious shape wear!)
A Wendy vintage knitting pattern book;
A few of the patterns from the Wendy book;
Fantastic fitted cable cardigan with a collar
I love the effective use of knit stitch on this cardigan
Really cute top for the summer - I like the deep ribbing at the collar
The only problem is going to be trying to add these to my already busy knitting and sewing schedule. I actually don't have too much experience knitting with vintage patterns - I've made some Nordic mittens but that's it I think. I know that some can be quite minimal with the instructions but these look ok, particularly the Wendy ones.
Have you had any good or bad experiences with vintage knitting patterns?