I am soooooo excited, when I received a copy in the post of the July copy of Knitting and Crochet with Women’s Weekly, and I am on the cover……….well not me personally but my design – it’s a remake of a Vintage crochet pattern, and really is quite easy! I literally squealed when I saw it!
This is a link to the Women’s weekly page with the details for downloading too. The magazine is in most retailers now, so go grab a copy and see what you think!
It is an interesting challenge to re-design a vintage crochet pattern. I have used the stitch pattern given, which is quick to work as you make the clusters into spaces, but the gauge and stretch of the fabric created were completely different to the original which was in 2ply and much, much finer. Although in 4ply this pattern does not take very long to make, as the bottom half is created in one piece, and then the first front, back and second front. Sew up the shoulders and all that is left after that is the borders around the arms, and the long border around the bottom, fronts, and neckline which is worked continuously around.
I would really love to know what you think about this pattern. Please leave comments below or on my Facebook page.