Vintage Knitting

Intro: Vintage Knitting

When we moved my grandmother she had saved all of her old knitting magazines which I am so lucky to have. I just love the vintage look and I love to knit. Why not knit a vintage dress. This dress pattern came from the Spring 1950 Edition of Knit-Knacks. This dress took me about 3 months to knit and was knitted on size 1 needles. Since the yarn required for this pattern is no longer made I had to find a suitable substitute. I also had to amended the instructions for the yarn. I used Bernat Baby Coordinates. Since Bernat Baby Coordinates did not come in a color I liked I decided to dye my dress. Yes I am crazy. I also did not know that acrylic does not die. The shiney part of the yarn did take the die, while the acrylic part did not giving it a tweed look.
It's a good thing I love tweed.

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    16 Discussions

    All I can say is WOW! You did an awesome job!! I make projects that don't take long because I don't have the patience to wait until it's done. Bravo for sticking to the project and finishing it!!!

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    beadrad824

    8 years ago on Introduction

    so, so beautiful. love the heathery look and the color, the dye job worked out perfectly. nice detail- pattern looks challenging.
    question-  did you dye the dress or the yarn before it was knit, also what brand /color dye did you use??? the color is lovely- very inspiring work. :D

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    knittergirlbeadrad824

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

     beadrad824  I first knitted up the dress in pieces then soaked them in the die.  I think I used Rit.  I do not remember the color.  All I know it that the reason it came out that way because acrylic does not take die very well and the yarn used was an acrylic blend.  
    Thanks 

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    stinkymum

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I inherited all my mum's knitting patterns, some of them are amazing. I love this pink dress, even though you did not intend it to be tweedy!

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    Michelej7

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Stunning, I envy you. I love to knit clothing and that is a nice piece for sure. I like the tweed look its a one of kind.

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    peggradyart

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is absolutely gorgeous! You have incredible talent. Love it love it love it!!!