The grandmother of one of my students is a knitter, and every now and then she shows up with some interesting knitting patterns for me. She has decided to limit her knitting to charity stuff, so is culling her stash of patterns, leaflets and magazines. She will sit knitting away on a Sugar N' Cream dishcloth...garter stitch - on the bias...you know, increasing at each end for so many rows, then decreasing at each end. Mind numbing stuff. I would go bonkers after making one of these. Not this lady! She is a dear and will make them over and over, working from a cone of red, white, and green yarn. She donates them to the church's annual bazaar which helps fund a free clinic. And if she isn't making a dishcloth, she's making a baby blanket. Guess what pattern? That's right....garter stitch, on the bias. How does she do it? I admire her generosity. I keep thinking I need to knit some things for charity...so many of you do. I do have a snuggles on the needles...actually on the needle as I started it when I still crocheted. (that was a long time ago)
Okay...enough guilt about not knitting for charity. Here are some pics of some of the goodies I got from the sweet grandmother!
A Leisure Arts leaflet from 1979 for knitting seamless raglans. I like the pink cardigan on the front. It has a cable traveling next to the buttonbands. Cute! This is definitely usable. I may choose different colors, but overall this is a pretty good acquisition!
(click for bigger size)
Next up, we have a very interesting little booklet from the sixties, I guess. I couldn't find a copyright date. It was published by the American Thread Co. and sold for a whopping 29 cents! So...what do you call a knitted garment that you put on over your head?
A pullover? That's a pretty normal term for it. But done with large chevron stripes? I don't think so.
Okay...how about this? A "quickie popover". Hmm. I guess the word "shell" hadn't been used much yet.
And just for variety....a "slipover". Maybe the wide collar makes it easier to slip over your head. Who knows?
The above beauties come from this little book:
Again, click any pics for bigger images. Darling, aren't they? I have more, but I'll save some for later this week. Hey, with as little knitting as I'm getting done lately, I'll need blog fodder! I'll give you a hint though. I got a "raglan sweater wheel". It's really ingenious. My knitting? The sock looks the same, just longer...and the tank top front looks just like the back...except, uh, it isn't finished yet.