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July 15

Pointed Rib Twin Set

I thought I’d post up a new, vintage knitting patten today because I feel like it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted up a free vintage knitting pattern for you gals. 

This is the Pointed Rib Twin Set from the January 1953 edition of Stitchcraft.

Pattern pdf download: Pointed Rib Twin Set

In reading the pattern directions all they did to achieve this design was to continue in a rib pattern from the waist, working upwards.  So if you can do ribbing, you can totally knit up this little jumper and cardigan!  :)  I especially like that they mirrored the design on the cardigan sleeves as well as the body, and I’m loving this bright, robin’s-egg blue too. (Although I don’t really care for their color combinations with the blue cardigan and the carmel jumper.)

Post-surgery and I’m still in a lot of pain due to developing a case of dry socket.  I’m seeing the doctor for the third time this week to address this and I hope he can set me right so I can get back to feeling like myself.  I don’t want to complain, but I’m just tired of being in pain and sore.  It’s been a week since I had the surgery and I still can’t eat solid food since due to the fact that I can’t open my mouth up an inch.  I just ready to be done with this so I can knit, sew, eat and watch some Harry Potter.  heh

Is anyone else going to venture out to the movie theatre this weekend to see the latest, and last of the Harry Potter movie series?

As always, if you peeps want me to post up a certain type of knitting pattern, just give me a shout out in the comments letting me know.

  1. weriem / Jul 15 2011

    I love her look! Thanks for the link… however I don’t feel confident enough to knit with the explanation in English ;)

  2. K-Line / Jul 15 2011

    What a gorgeous pattern.thanks! And I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Stephanie / Jul 15 2011

    I saw Harry Potter last night at midnight and it was awesome! Hope you feel better so you can go out and have HP and popcorn!

  4. erin / Jul 15 2011

    Thanks for such a pretty and classic pattern. I just noticed that pleated skirts like the one the model is wearing are back in fashion again :)
    Sorry to hear aboutyour post surgery troubles. Hope the doctor can do something about it and you’ll feel all better soon!

  5. Sarah / Jul 16 2011

    I’m not a knitter, but that is one gorgeous pattern! So sorry to hear about your dry socket – that is totally yucky! Get well soon as Harry Potter awaits!

    My husband and I love Harry Potter and are going to see the film next week. I wanted to wait for the hype to die down a bit… ;)

  6. Maria / Jul 18 2011

    Hi Liz,

    I think it’s wonderful that you provide us with these free patterns. This is another great one I’d love to try. I actually have some yarn in the beautiful blue color!

    I did want to mention that another blogger who provides free patterns found out that someone was saving them and then posting them on their etsy page and charging for downloading them! So, she decided to put a watermark on all the patterns she posted. Whether you decide to do that is up to you. Personally, I think it’s pretty low and shameful; I don’t like the thought that someone is profiting from someone else’s generosity.

    As for Harry Potter, I never read all the books so about a month ago I decided I would try to do so before the last movie came out. I finished book #5 at the weekend! So still have two (very big) books to go, and then I’ll go see the last movie.

    • Liz / Jul 18 2011

      Thanks for the tip-off Maria, I think I will do that moving forward (once I figure out how). I have been noticing a few of the patterns I’ve posted on my blog were also on Etsy. I was debating telling the etsy seller that I have posted them for free on my site, but decided not to since I didn’t want to interfere with their business. Let’s hope it was just a coincidence….

      • Maria / Jul 18 2011

        Yes, I’ve seen all the previous movies. In fact just prior to the last one (#7, Part 1) I had a Harry Potter movie marathon with my boyfriend and we watched movies #1 – #6. It was great. The books are incredible. Very well written, exceptional characters and the stories are so cleverly woven; very difficult to put down. They are modern classics that I could read again and again. And, I got all the books from thrift stores. That always feels good too.

  7. lunachick 265 / Jul 20 2011

    Hi Liz! This is such a great pattern! Thanks for sharing it. I’m wondering if you have any advice/links to instruction or tutorials on seaming knit garments. I usually like to knit things all in one piece and avoid seams, but this pattern is so lovely.
    Thanks again!

    • Liz / Jul 20 2011

      I like to knit things to avoid seaming also! What I would do for this cardigan is that I would cast on at the bottom for the left front+back+right front all in one go, so you don’t have to do any side-seaming. Once you get up to the armhole stitches decreases/cast-off stitches, all you have to do is separate the two fronts from the back and work like you would if you were knitting each piece flat. Does this make sense so far?

      If it does… Continue to work in the flat for each piece separately and then I’d modify the shoulder shaping by doing short rows and then use a three needle bindoff (with this bindoff you don’t have to seam the shoulders instead the cast-off seams the front and back shoulders together automatically). At the end, the only seaming you’d have to do is for the armcyce, which you can’t get away from (unless it was a top-down raglan or something).

      I’ve included a couple really helpful links for you for each of these techniques. The second link was sent to me by Tasha of By Gum, By Golly . She’s a really experienced knitter, and has a great series of informative knitting posts from a recent Knit-along for the Briar Rose Jumper. I learnt a ton of good stuff from this KAL, too!

      Happy Knitting and don’t hesitate to ask me more questions. :)

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