Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vintage Baby Knits!

Now here is one of my latest purchases in knitting books, and I do have to say that I absolutely love it. Kristen Rengren has developed patterns for us modern knitters from the booklets produced in the 1920's to the 1950's and she has done a remarkable job! I own a few vintage booklets which my mum didnt want and I graciously bought home, and I really do love those patterns.
Kristen writes a little introduction to each period of time and has some remarkable patterns in each one. Most are in fine wool but that is what most people use for baby knits. Even sock wool is a great one for the yellow shawl at the bottom and the twin set pictured in the green and white. I think Kristen has really developed a special book here and I am definately going to knit up some of these. The only hard part is to choose
which one to knit up first! Enjoy browsing some of my favourites from the book.
Photos:
Betty Lou Lace Cardigan
Felix Cardigan and Pants Set
Rufus Textured Cardigan
Milo Soakers

Violet Sacque and the Frances Nursing Shawl.



















17 comments:

Kylie said...

looks like a great book - looking forward to seeing what you knit out of it.

Lynne said...

That navy blue cardi looks remarkably similar to an old Patons pattern I have here!

Enjoy!

Oiyi said...

I recently got this book, too! It's beautiful, isn't it? I know you are going to be knitting fabulous stuff from it.

Sandra said...

Such a lovely soaker! Great purchase, Sue!

little luxury said...

Hi Sue,
Love it!!!
I want that book too.....
regards Laura

Katt said...

oooooh that pattern book looks so cute!!

Walled Garden said...

Yes, I have some vintage patterns too and although they are very attractive they definitely need re-jigging. The sizings are sometimes quite different.
This looks like a lovely book
Cheers Gillian

PlumStitches said...

all of those patterns looks so sweet. I love the blanket. Can't wait to see what you make.

Michele said...

Cute book! I can't wait to see what you knit up!

Annie said...

The babies look just as delicious as the knitting.

jane said...

I had been thinking about ordering that book from the Knit Picks 40% off sale...think I will!

Sheree said...

Hi Sue! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! It was lovely to hear from you. I look forward to seeing what you create out of the mag over the holidays! Right now I'm off to check out all the woolly goodness on the rest of your blog!

Enjoy your week!
Sheree xx

Jelly Wares said...

This is a gorgeous book... I love all of the vintage patterns... Might have to buy this one too...

Take Care
Jodie :)

amanda said...

Such gorgeous designs! I really need a baby to knit for!

Heather said...

Looks like an adorable book. I am hoping things are going well for you. Life got so hectic. I have been teaching University classes and had NO down time with my almost 2 year old to knit:( Kennedy is very hands on:)

Corrie said...

oh you always buy the best baby and kids books! but you are also so evil Sue...because I always want them!

I'll need 10 children just to wear things for all the books I own!

Corrie:)

catsmum said...

I probably have the original versions of most of these - or very similar - but will be looking out for the new book nonetheless.
When you're heading to Daylesford drop me a note and I'll pop over too if I can ... seems to me that you might be interested in my double-up vintage baby patterns ... yes ???
... and are you coming up for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo in a fortnight ?