Hello and thanks to all!

correcttension's picture

you guys do such great work - it's a real inspiration, and thanks!

I just knitted a 1940's style sleeveless cardigan inspired by a moth-eaten item I picked up at the Salvation Army store (picture 1).

I had some old-fashioned 1940's patterns that I adapted to knit the new version (picture 2) 340sts in the round on fingering wool - those 1940's knitters obviously had a lot of time on their hands! Picking up the stitches around the armholes was the worst - you practically needed a microscope. Pictures are a bit dark - sorry!

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mrossnyc's picture

That look great!

That look great!

Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful! Your knitting

Beautiful! Your knitting ancestry shows! Really well done. Something I can only aspire to at this point. It's an inspiration.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. -- Books,

Very nice. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

transvibration's picture

I cannot imagine how long

I cannot imagine how long that took to complete. You must have some serious calluses on your thumbs!

What a great garment. I am a massive fan of vests (we call them Tank Tops in the Uk) I would pay top dollar for one that good.

correcttension's picture

Thanks everyone for your

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments. Look forward to joining you all in many more to come! Nigel

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Kerry's picture

Your vest looks great.

Your vest looks great.

QueerJoe's picture

I actually have the booklet

I actually have the booklet with that pattern in it...somewhere in my stash of vintage pattern books/booklets.

Love what you did with it.

rmbm612's picture

What yarn did you use?

What yarn did you use?

correcttension's picture

It was something called

It was something called O-wool in lace weight / 2 ply for the brown, and Roi de la Plata for the pale blue in the ribbing. About 6 skeins or 1,200 yds knitted on 2.5mm needles. I had a bit of a scare when it seemed like I was about to run out of the brown. The helpful person at the yarn store where I bought it told me that O-wool may have gone out of business, but it turned out that I had enough in the end. It was quite nice to knit with. It didn't split, and it doesn't look like it's going to pill.

ronhuber's picture

I love vests and yours is

I love vests and yours is particularly attractive. Great work

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Masala's picture

That is very beautiful and

That is very beautiful and what nice work!