For a truly authentic vintage knitwear look, you just cannot beat a vintage pattern. And there are hundreds of these patterns available online for free! A quick search in the Ravelry database, or even Google will yield an amazing number of gorgeous possibilities. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Vintage Knitters | We're always looking for old knitting patterns
No one in our family knits but we have found a variety of vintage knitting patterns that we thought were worthy of sharing. If you do attempt any of our free vintage knitting patterns, please let us know how it went and whether the patterns require any corrections. We would also love to post a picture of your project. This lovely vintage knit cardigan-style long-sleeve sweater looks quite stylish and the instructions don't appear to utilize any complicated stitches or methods - at least to this non-knitter, anyway.
I was watching the news a few weeks ago and there was an article about knitting jumpers for tiny penguins. When penguins become oiled, they will try to preen and clean the toxic oil from their feathers, ingesting it can kill them. It also damages their delicate feathers which exposes their skin to cold temperatures and they are left cold, heavy and unable to swim or hunt for food. If you want to read more or find the pattern for this cute little jumper, please click this link to go to the Penguin Foundation , Phillip Island website. Janet in the UK sent me some great old knitting patterns that belonged to her late mother.