My stash of knitting patterns mainly between the 1940s and 1970s must be getting close to two feet high (I kid you not!) and yet there’s so little in it I can actually be bothered to make for myself.
This is just about the only pattern that serially calls to me … a cute 4 ply Sirdar pattern (probably English judging by the 7½p for a pattern from the 1970s).
My problem with patterns (knitting, crochet or sewing) is that I’m shallow (or maybe short sighted?).
The garment has to be in a setting or colour that doesn’t detract from the garment itself. Most of the time I don’t seem to be able to get past someone else’s colour choices or the yarn or fabric to see the garment’s possibilities.
But there was nothing to get over with this pattern. I was drawn to the pretty blue of this simple top. I like the layering over a groovy white blouse. And I like the model … she looks exactly like the girl next door.
Now to track down whether I can still get Sirdar 4 ply and a maybe purple yarn at that … the Patons 5 ply I bought the other day just won’t cut it so it’ll stay in the stash for a future project.