Brrrrr. It got down to 8 degrees C last night (46 F for the Americans), its time to whip out the winter woolies.
For Sydney-siders this normally consists of thin knits with jackets over the top – anything over an 8ply and you’re pretty much dying from heat overload. Sometimes, I wish it got cold enough to bust out a cowichan cardigan or a woolen dress but I think i’d get over the intense cold pretty quickly.
|From Etsy seller storyofthings|
|Esty seller Raleigh Vintage|
Yesterday, I did score a 1960s black angora/lambs wool jumper for $5 at the Marrickville Markets and its perfect! Thin enough that I won’t overheat and a really great raglan sleeves.
It got me thinking about the perfect knit for this winter.
(And yes, the 1940s Victory Sweater is still on the needles – i’ve finished the front and back, but alas I’ve put on weight so it doesnt fit now. Its in hibernation.)
I’m working on something, but I dont want to get my hopes up as resizing a vintage pattern is really a stretch of my skills. BUT, if it works, i’ll be able to share the original plus a re-size to a 39 inch bust.
If you could design a perfect winter knit, what would it be?
P.S If you want to be totally knit-spired, check out some of the practical stuff Tasha at By Gum By Golly has knitted…