Make your own vintage accessories with these easy to knit instructions!
I love vintage knitwear catalogs! They have such great fashion photography and the photos are a great time capsule. I’ve collected a bunch of these, from the 1930’s to the 80’s, and have used some of their images in displays and on this website. See the busy lady on our “How to Order” page or the professorial gentleman on our Men’s 40’s/50’s clothing page. But these brochures also have step-by-step instructions to knit period clothing. Now, I’m not a knitter, but I would love to see some of you recreate these vintage fashions today! So I’m starting you out with some easy to knit designs.
The booklet I’ve chosen is from the 1940’s from F & K Yarn Co., New York, N.Y. These pages have instructions for easy to make hats, gloves, and mittens. (Yes, you can be as well mittened as Bernie Sanders) This is a great project for a winter quarantine! So why not give these a try, and please send me photos of your finished projects.