Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thrifted Sweater Turned Vintage

Ever since I joined Ravelry a new world of knitting has opened up for me. I have joined many cool groups (mainly about unraveling old sweaters and knitting vintage garments) and I have learned sooooooooo much from all the lovely ladies there.

This is my first attempt at a Vintage sweater, although it turned out more like a tee than anything else but I love it! So here is the journey in pictures.

Armed with this fantastic vintage pattern from the 1940s I picked up at The Vintage Fair in Leichhardt Town Hall:

And a frogged sweater from a local thrift store I picked up for $6. It is made of 80% lambswool and 20% nylon and is about 2 ply thick and quite soft to touch. I have to say there is a general feeling of pride and great satisfaction that comes from recycling old sweaters.

Here is the yarn drying out on my staircase:

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