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sneewittchen
Chatty Knitter

USA
131 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2003 :  4:12:45 PM  Show Profile Send sneewittchen a Private Message
I thought it might be interesting to have a section where people could discuss historical knitting. Patterns, knitting in various regions, techniques, and old styles for knitted garments could be shared. Some forums like Yahoo discuss this, but they aren't the most user-friendly forums to post at and certainly do not have as pleasant an atmosphere as Knitter's Review.

I might be the only one interested in this, but it's worth mentioning anyway. If anyone else would be interested, please chime in!



"If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting both for us and for her."
-Mr. Beebe to Lucy

michelle
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
235 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2003 :  12:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit michelle's Homepage Send michelle a Private Message
Hi. I would be interested in this too - especially interested in adapting old patterns for modern use, sizing, yarn etc. I love old patterns, and am always rescuing them from charity shops (many charity shops over here throw them away, as they think there is no call for them!). I have got a huge collection which I don't necessarily knit up, but I like to read them for ideas - I use them to inspire me to make modern things (e.g. I use the stitch pattern, or elements of the shaping). The retro knitting bag on my website was inspired in shape by an old pattern, but has a totally different stitch pattern, and construction (mine is knit in the round, and has side gussets). Anyone else do this?
Michelle

http://www.retroknits.com
http://www.stores.ebay.co.uk/retroknits
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michelle
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
235 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2003 :  12:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit michelle's Homepage Send michelle a Private Message
Hi. I would be interested in this too - especially interested in adapting old patterns for modern use, sizing, yarn etc. I love old patterns, and am always rescuing them from charity shops (many charity shops over here throw them away, as they think there is no call for them!). I have got a huge collection which I don't necessarily knit up, but I like to read them for ideas - I use them to inspire me to make modern things (e.g. I use the stitch pattern, or elements of the shaping). The retro knitting bag on my website was inspired in shape by an old pattern, but has a totally different stitch pattern, and construction (mine is knit in the round, and has side gussets). Anyone else do this?
Michelle

http://www.retroknits.com
http://www.stores.ebay.co.uk/retroknits
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michelle
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
235 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2003 :  12:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit michelle's Homepage Send michelle a Private Message
Hi. I would be interested in this too - especially interested in adapting old patterns for modern use, sizing, yarn etc. I love old patterns, and am always rescuing them from charity shops (many charity shops over here throw them away, as they think there is no call for them!). I have got a huge collection which I don't necessarily knit up, but I like to read them for ideas - I use them to inspire me to make modern things (e.g. I use the stitch pattern, or elements of the shaping). The retro knitting bag on my website was inspired in shape by an old pattern, but has a totally different stitch pattern, and construction (mine is knit in the round, and has side gussets). Anyone else do this?
Michelle

http://www.retroknits.com
http://www.stores.ebay.co.uk/retroknits
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michelle
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
235 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2003 :  12:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit michelle's Homepage Send michelle a Private Message
Hi. I would be interested in this too - especially interested in adapting old patterns for modern use, sizing, yarn etc. I love old patterns, and am always rescuing them from charity shops (many charity shops over here throw them away, as they think there is no call for them!). I have got a huge collection which I don't necessarily knit up, but I like to read them for ideas - I use them to inspire me to make modern things (e.g. I use the stitch pattern, or elements of the shaping). The retro knitting bag on my website was inspired in shape by an old pattern, but has a totally different stitch pattern, and construction (mine is knit in the round, and has side gussets). Anyone else do this?
Michelle

http://www.retroknits.com
http://www.stores.ebay.co.uk/retroknits
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michelle
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
235 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2003 :  12:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit michelle's Homepage Send michelle a Private Message
Hi. I would be interested in this too - especially interested in adapting old patterns for modern use, sizing, yarn etc. I love old patterns, and am always rescuing them from charity shops (many charity shops over here throw them away, as they think there is no call for them!). I have got a huge collection which I don't necessarily knit up, but I like to read them for ideas - I use them to inspire me to make modern things (e.g. I use the stitch pattern, or elements of the shaping). The retro knitting bag on my website was inspired in shape by an old pattern, but has a totally different stitch pattern, and construction (mine is knit in the round, and has side gussets). Anyone else do this?
Michelle

http://www.retroknits.com
http://www.stores.ebay.co.uk/retroknits
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Leanne
Gabber Extraordinaire

Canada
384 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2003 :  4:59:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Leanne's Homepage Send Leanne a Private Message
I love old patterns as well. I have some of my Grandmother's which date back to the late 40's. I am now logging on to your site Michelle.

http://www.oknitting.com
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Leanne
Gabber Extraordinaire

Canada
384 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2003 :  4:59:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Leanne's Homepage Send Leanne a Private Message
I love old patterns as well. I have some of my Grandmother's which date back to the late 40's. I am now logging on to your site Michelle.

http://www.oknitting.com
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Leanne
Gabber Extraordinaire

Canada
384 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2003 :  4:59:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Leanne's Homepage Send Leanne a Private Message
I love old patterns as well. I have some of my Grandmother's which date back to the late 40's. I am now logging on to your site Michelle.

http://www.oknitting.com
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Gwen Lorraine
Warming Up

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2003 :  07:22:11 AM  Show Profile Send Gwen Lorraine a Private Message
Same here! I love all things that have to do with historical fashion, the more ancient the better. I would love to see more discussions of historical knitting, especiially pre-1930. Glad to see others find the subject fascinating!

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Gwen Lorraine
Warming Up

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2003 :  07:22:11 AM  Show Profile Send Gwen Lorraine a Private Message
Same here! I love all things that have to do with historical fashion, the more ancient the better. I would love to see more discussions of historical knitting, especiially pre-1930. Glad to see others find the subject fascinating!

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MMario
Permanent Resident

2210 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2003 :  1:02:07 PM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
have you seen "Home Work" - a crochet and knit book from the late 1800's.

A facsimile edition is posted at:

http://www.canadiana.org/cgi-bin/ECO/mtq?id=d2c37a368e&doc=08942

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MMario
Permanent Resident

2210 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2003 :  1:02:07 PM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
have you seen "Home Work" - a crochet and knit book from the late 1800's.

A facsimile edition is posted at:

http://www.canadiana.org/cgi-bin/ECO/mtq?id=d2c37a368e&doc=08942

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Martheme
Sustaining Member

USA
1565 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2003 :  2:28:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martheme's Homepage  Send Martheme a Yahoo! Message Send Martheme a Private Message
Hi,

I'm interested too, the older the better! I have some info that I've been collecting. I'm trying to get it organized but I've started adding some of it to my blog . . . rather than repost it all here please come by and check out what I have . . . and I'd love to hear of any links you may have also!

thanks!

Martheme

visit my blog @ http://martheme.blogspot.com/
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Martheme
Sustaining Member

USA
1565 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2003 :  2:28:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martheme's Homepage  Send Martheme a Yahoo! Message Send Martheme a Private Message
Hi,

I'm interested too, the older the better! I have some info that I've been collecting. I'm trying to get it organized but I've started adding some of it to my blog . . . rather than repost it all here please come by and check out what I have . . . and I'd love to hear of any links you may have also!

thanks!

Martheme

visit my blog @ http://martheme.blogspot.com/
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