Knitting has long been an integral part of the care and keeping of families. This week we’ll talk about how to – and how not to – recapture the simple pleasures of the peaceful art of knitting.
In hindsight, I spent a lot of time on the cultural aspects and not much on styles or regional variations. That, I suppose, leaves room for another episode, or a blog post, or… something.
For now, here are some links to a few vintage knitting resources:
Socks for Soldiers pattern:
An entire site of vintage knitting patterns, including advice on needles and yarn choices.
And, I introduce you to one of my favorite pattern design AND yarn dying companies, all in one.
I can also recommend Knitting America as an excellent book on America’s knitting traditions.