Yay! Dunnellen is finally finished. This was my first vintage project and although it took a very lonnngggg time to complete, I am happy with the finished product. This was done on #1 needles and each vertical stripe had to be embroidered stitch by stitch. I think I chose one of the most time-consuming projects for my first try at vintage. Hopefully future projects will not take as long!
I am so very grateful to my talented friend Rob who took these pics. Capturing the colors of this sweater has for me been tricky, but Rob had no trouble at all – the mark of a true professional! Thanks, Rob!
Here is a shot of the full sweater:
Photo by Robert Bruce
and a close up:
- Photo by Robert Bruce
I already have my next vintage project on the needles. I am working on Tea for Two by Minerva Yarns circa 1934.
If you’d like to knit along, you can download the pattern here
Here is a shot of that work in progress:
The yarn I am using is Wool Crepe Deluxe by Silk City Fibers and it is being worked on #2 needles. The pattern calls for Minerva Velveen yarn which, as you can imagine, has long since been discontinued. I’ve heard that Silk City’s Wool Crepe is a very close match and so far so good! This pattern has been a lot of fun to work so far. It’s just straight knitting, which is a welcome change after Dunnellen! I imagine that by the time I’m bored with that and looking for more of a challenge then I’ll reach the lace part.
I would love to hear from you as well so don’t be shy about leaving a comment! Until next time…