Charity Shop Pattern Finds #2

Soooo I’ve been at it again (searching charity shops for awesome knitting patterns that is!) and this time I think I’ve found some real gems!

You may remember my previous post Charity Shop Pattern Finds, where I found Spot the Dog patterns, a lovely crocheted dress and patterns for Father Christmas jumpers, the latter of which I actually managed to make for J this Christmas!

How is it possible to top such delights, I hear you ask? Well I’m pleased to say it is possible with these amazing vintage patterns I managed to dig out!

The styling alone on these patterns makes me gloriously happy (especially the dapper gent in Patons Capstan!!), and I think its an interesting insight into the cycle of fashion trends! I’ve seen some jumpers recently which are very similar to the Robin jumper, and I have already added this to my ‘in the pipeline‘ page (although I think I will opt for a DK instead of a 4ply, and will probably make it slightly oversized with a larger neck)!

I love each of these patterns, and can see me making mittens, an Aran cardi and the mohair jacket (although maybe not in mohair as it drives me crazy!) in the very near future!

I hope you like them too! I’d love to see your vintage pattern finds, it’s really exciting to know what’s out there!

Have a great break, I hope the Easter bunny leaves plenty of chocolate treats!

2015 Knitting Agenda

Hello! And Happy 2015!!

I feel very inspired at the moment and can’t wait to see what lovely knitting this year has in store!

2014 was a brilliant year for knitting here at The Knitted Jumper! I’m hoping to blog about some of the latest things in the coming weeks as I am SERIOUSLY behind, but in the meantime here is a summary:

  • Knitted animal hats (Les chapeaux des animaux)
  • Christmas jumpers
  • Winter woollies
  • Little hats for the Big Knit campaign
  • A small *read ill-fitting* jumper
  • Knitted secret Santa and
  • The Knitting and Stitching show, to name just a few!

I have some equally  exciting things planned for 2015, a few of which are on the On The Needles In The Pipeline page. At the moment I am one mitten through knitting some houndstooth mittens. I am quite excited about these as AHoundstooth Mitten. I love houndstooth, b. this is kind of my own pattern and c. I am making them using my stash (hurrah!!).

I am also going to be knitting a baby shawl/blanket for my friend. I have found a gorgeous 1930’s pattern on The Vintage Knitting Lady website and am hoping to knit this in a lovely bright colour. This will be my first attempt at lace so I’m very excited!

Giraffe Crochet Kit

I also got given this lovely crochet kit by J’s sister. I think this was a ‘please can you make this for my daughter’ present, but as I eventually would like to crochet some of Edward’s Menagerie I think this is a great place to start!

Dashing Dachshund Kit

One of my favourite gifts this Christmas was this amazing Dashing Dachshund knit kit from Baa Ram Ewe. I can’t wait to start knitting this cute pooch, I just hope I do him justice!

This will hopefully just be the beginning of my woolly adventures for 2015! If this is the start I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds! I hope you all of lots of lovely knitting in-store for 2015! I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished projects!!

Gorgeous Drops Mittens

I’ve fallen in love with these AMAZING Nordic mittens using Drops Lima from Garn Studio. They’re knit in the round using four 50g balls of this alpaca and wool blend DK yarn. Having previously fallen in love with Drops Nepal ( Lima’s heavier weight aran sister) I can’t wait to get started on these! I’m hoping they’ll also be a good introduction to knitting in the round and knitting from a chart. And with the pattern being free and the yarn available for the bargain price of £2.00 a ball from Wool Warehouse I don’t have to worry too much about completely messing them up!!