Keeping warm

This resource is now available:

http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/the-online-knitting-reference-library.html

Why, you say, do I care?

  1. Because the 1970s are best illustrated through sweaters. (see above!)
  2. Because the 1980s are best illustrated through sweaters.
  3. Because if you are knitting, your annoying sister can’t see your eyerolls.
  4. Because your NYC apartment is either tropical or arctic.
  5. Because your term garment next semester requires a shrug.
  6. Because you can’t afford that in-between-weight coat till you get a  job.
  7. Because historic crafty stuff is nerdy and cool.
  8. Because FIT students are too driven to sit still all January.

Since knitting has become popular again lately, lots of archives have publicized their collections of historical knitting patterns:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/k/knitting/

http://blogs.bl.uk/inspiredby/2013/05/knitting-patterns-at-the-british-library.html

https://archive.org/details/knittingreferencelibrary

http://wearinghistoryblog.com/category/free-patterns/

http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/knitting.htm

A simple search in StyleCat comes up with 282 records:

What the search terms “knitting patterns” will get you.

Some highlights include:

Knitting Vintage, by Claire Montgomerie

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Knitster, by Robbie Dulaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punk Knits, by Share Ross

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your wintry time off!

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