Hello and thanks to all!

you guys do such great work - it's a real inspiration, and thanks!

I just knitted a 1940's style sleeveless cardigan inspired by a moth-eaten item I picked up at the Salvation Army store (picture 1).

I had some old-fashioned 1940's patterns that I adapted to knit the new version (picture 2) 340sts in the round on fingering wool - those 1940's knitters obviously had a lot of time on their hands! Picking up the stitches around the armholes was the worst - you practically needed a microscope. Pictures are a bit dark - sorry!

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Masala's picture

That is very beautiful and what nice work!

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ronhuber's picture

I love vests and yours is particularly attractive. Great work

rmbm612's picture

What yarn did you use?

correcttension's picture

It was something called O-wool in lace weight / 2 ply for the brown, and Roi de la Plata for the pale blue in the ribbing. About 6 skeins or 1,200 yds knitted on 2.5mm needles. I had a bit of a scare when it seemed like I was about to run out of the brown. The helpful person at the yarn store where I bought it told me that O-wool may have gone out of business, but it turned out that I had enough in the end. It was quite nice to knit with. It didn't split, and it doesn't look like it's going to pill.

QueerJoe's picture

I actually have the booklet with that pattern in it...somewhere in my stash of vintage pattern books/booklets.

Love what you did with it.

Kerry's picture

Your vest looks great.

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correcttension's picture

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments. Look forward to joining you all in many more to come! Nigel

transvibration's picture

I cannot imagine how long that took to complete. You must have some serious calluses on your thumbs!

What a great garment. I am a massive fan of vests (we call them Tank Tops in the Uk) I would pay top dollar for one that good.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful! Your knitting ancestry shows! Really well done. Something I can only aspire to at this point. It's an inspiration.

mrossnyc's picture

That look great!