Most vintage patterns in the stores are more of the same … the same colours, the same styles, the same poses. Patons, in particular, the best selling providers of patterns and yarn is guilty of this.
So I was really excited when I found two pattern books from the 1960s … stuff made with a sort of string called Tarabast.
And fortunately there was a great explanation of what tarabast is in the pattern books.
I remember this stuff … and it looks great as a bag. There were both knitted and crocheted versions in the books.
I bet lots of op shoppers have even seen versions around and never realised. I may have too.
You can even use it for hats and placemats and coasters .. who would have thought?
I like the knitted bags. Very stylish. I think the blue and white bag is my favourite.
So which is your favourite item? A bag? And which colour?