Sunday, October 3, 2010

it is talking to me

It is always exciting when a new Knitty is published. I like the innovative and playful attitude towards knitting, new ideas and interesting articles.
In this issue, the historic pattern translated by Franklin Habit, is Lady´s Traveling Cap from 1847. It made me grab at my needles and embroidery yarn, leftovers from this Danish shawl from 1845. I wrote about it here.
The cap pattern calls for five shades of any light color, plus white. The shades blend from darker to light and back. Just like the shawl. I think it is funny how knitting fashion was international, even 165 years ago.
However, the best part for me, is how Franklin Habit describes his fascination by exploring these old pattern. It was as written out of my heart. English is not my native language and I do not always have the words to express myself. And now I have a cap for my shawl.


  1. I actually thought of you when I saw this pattern! Kjaellingsjal is now washed, blocked and wearable. Perfect for our cool autumn weather.

  2. I would love to see you wearing both of these together. I think it would be lovely. I loved Franklin Habit's article, as I am fascinated by the reproduction of historical garments. Clever you!


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