April 2, 2013
Live at last! I’m so excited to be able to show these at last!
Here are the patterns included in the In Tune Collection. All are available as individual patterns or you can purchase a printed book or In Tune eBook ~ exclusively from Knit Picks ~ although you can browse the pattern listings on Ravelry as well.
The pictures link directly to the Knit Picks pattern page so you can read the full descriptions there. Thanks for looking
Ever the Wind Shawl
Fragmentary Slouch Hat
Guilty Feet Socks
Sauriel Top Down Raglan Top
September 1, 2008
A new knitting and crochet pattern site has hit the radar — Patternfish.com
There are no ads! Believe it!!!
If you’re into vintage patterns, check it out. If you’re into new and trendy — there’s something for you. Looking for indie designs — yup, there too. To quote from the site “We intend to offer everything: new, old, indie, corporate, vintage, modern, classic, and offbeat, from all over the world.”
They currently list 109 designers including (name dropping here!) Lucy Neatby, Norah Gaughan, Melissa Leapman, Ilga Leja, Amy O’Neill Houck, Jane Thornley, and Deborah Newton.
It’s a wonderful site with a super search capability.
…and I don’t love it only because they sell PurpleSage patterns;)
May 17, 2008
So, for $17 I was able to get:
- about 15 sets of knitting needles (some Susan Bates) of varying sizes, stitch holders
- about 25 knitting pattern books, nothing newer than about 1980, but the bag included
- one 1939 Lux knitting pattern book (original price 39cents for 54 patterns); it’s not in great shape but most of the pattern pages are still usable
- one 1951 and one 1952 Lux pattern book (by this time they had made the format much more compact; both in pretty good shape
- about 30 sewing patterns (just a few shown here)
- including quite a few of those you used to order out of the newspaper (anyone else remember those days?)
- oh for the days when Simplicity patterns cost 35 cent
A really interesting thing is the sizing: a 1958 McCalls size 14 was for a 34″ bust; the 1953 Simplicity size 13 (shown in the second photo below, middle row, far right) was for a 31″ bust. The Simplicity pattern sizes were actually size 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 ranging in bust size from 29″ to 36″.
Oh wait! I found a Simplicity pants/coverall/hooded shirt pattern, original price 15 cents, size 16 which translates into a 34″ bust, 28″ waist and 37″ hip — couldn’t find a date on this one.
Ahhhh, treasures to pore over for many a day!