A quickie as I am in tax return exile for today and probably tomorrow as well. But I have been meaning to post about this for a couple of weeks and here it finally is. A friend of mine, whom I’ve worked with a couple of times before, Susan Crawford, is a knitwear designer witha passion for vintage. Here’s a sneak peek of me on a very cold beach in November wearing one of Susan’s creations. It’s for a project we worked on together, which I will fill you all in on at some point soon!
But a sneak peek is all you’re getting there, because that’s not what I am posting about today. Instead, I’m telling you about a knitting pattern she’s done that’s entirely for a very worthy cause.
Here’s some blurb:
This downloadable and printable PDF pattern contains instructions to knit your own sleeveless pullover as worn by Alex Langlands on the BBC Wartime Farm series. The pattern is provided in a wide range of sizes to ﬁt from 3 years of age right through to 54 inch chest and can be knitted for both men and women. Detailed and clear instructions are provided in the pattern along with suggested yarns (needles and yarn need to be purchased separately). This downloadable pattern costs £5.00, with £2.50 of that going direct to the WLA and payment can be made by debit or credit card, or Paypal.
The pattern can be purchased from Susan’s website
. Find out more about Susan and her wonderful patterns on her site too!
The lovely Gavin, husband, photographer, natty pullover modeller
My vintage blogger colleague and passionate Land Girl fan Charly, aka Landgirl 1980, is doing a lot to spread the word about this pattern, and it was she who asked me to post about it. It was my pleasure to help! Go and visit her blog, she’s an avid historian and it’s always full of interesting reads and vintage fashion for curvy ladies.
One last sneak peek of that forthcoming project… stay tuned for when I announce what it’s all about!