#knitchat 9/15 – Vintage Knitting


Serviceable Jacket

Serviceable Jacket pattern from the early 1900's

Sometimes everything old does become new again. I’m fascinated by the history of knitting. Though to be frank I’ve been fascinated by the history of most things from and early age, and as I young child, I often thought I’d become an archaeologist.  There’s definitely something reassuring about being connected to traditions and practices of the past while you’re crafting in the present.

This week’s #knitchat is all about vintage knitting. If you are a big fan of vintage pieces or techniques or if you’re just curious and want to learn more, come join us.

Thank you @ookat01 on Twitter for coming up with the great idea for this chat 🙂

#knitchat Questions:

  • Q1: Do u use or yearn to use vintage patterns or even add vintage touches to modern patterns? What attracts u to vintage looks? What era? Patterns?
  • Q2: Do you use traditional materials, i.e. only natural fibers or only naturally colored yarns? If so what is your reason? Historical accuracy?
  • Q3:  What vintage tools do you like to or long to use? Do you have a fantasy list? Or have you actually inherited or come by them? Tell us more.
  • Q3a: Vintage tools can include sock machines, knitting sheaths, knitting belts, old needles etc.

DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the date listed above at 6:30 PM PST/9:30 PM EST (1 hour)
  • Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fiber-crafters
  • How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?
  • How: to post photos – 5 ways to share photos on Twitter
  • How: to shorten your links. Simply paste your link into the field in http://bit.ly/ and shorten it. Copy and paste this link into the twitter feed.



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