Vintage Knitting, James Norbury, and a bit of Intarsia

Fruity Knitting Podcast – Episode 9 – Click on the image to view

In Episode 9 Renée Rotthier shares her vintage knitting, Dutch style, in Knitters of the World. James Norbury, controversial knitting figure of the past, makes an appearance, and Andrea shares her intarsia misadventures. Plus a taste of Italy, a short musical pilgrimage, and lots of knitting fun.

Bring and Brag

Lovage by Marie Wallin

The Lovage is finished, except for the crochet details. Andrea will be practicing her trebles, half trebles, double trebles, …

Lovage, by Marie Wallin

Lovage, by Marie Wallin

You can download the Lovage pattern as PDF or find it in Marie Wallin’s book Windswept.

Under Construction

Amaryllis by Marie Wallin

Design uses the Rowan Felted Tweed, with 50% Merino, 25% Alpaca and 25% Viscose. The colors suggested in the pattern are Avacado and Clay. The technique is a mix of Fair Isle and Intarsia.

Amaryllis by Marie Wallin

Amaryllis by Marie Wallin

This is one of eight patterns in Marie Wallin’s book Springtime.

Andrew’s socks

The saga continues. Currently working with double pointed needles, which is easy, but does have the disadvantage that you need to keep track of the number of rows done to ensure that the socks are the same.

Knitters of the World – Renée Rotthier

Renée Rotthier is Dutch but is now living in Southampton in the UK. Her passion is fashions from the forties. She taught herself to knit just so that she could create the 40s-styled jumpers and cardigans, as she couldn’t afford to buy original vintage garments or even reproductions.

Garments of the 40s and 50s were very fitted and typically knitted in the flat and then seamed. There was a lot of stylized shaping, with flouncy tops on the sleeves, and gathered waists. This styling could be achieved much more easily by knitting pieces in the flat, similar to sewn garments.

Renée Rotthier

Renée Rotthier

You can find Renée and see more of her wonderful work at:

KAL Knews

First Garment KAL

The prize for the First Garment KAL is the book “The Knowledgeable Knitter” by Margaret Radcliffe. This book will be invaluable for the budding garment knitter, or the experienced one!

Fair Isle Garment KAL

The prize for the Fair Isle Garment KAL is a 25 Pound gift voucher from Alice Starmore yarns (Virtual Yarns), which gives you free delivery anywhere in the world!

Thank you to everyone who is joining in and contributing to the discussions on the Ravelry thread.

What we’re wearing

Jayne by Madeline West and Rita Taylor

Thank you for the comments on this top!  The pattern is Jayne and is taken from the book “Sweater Girls” by Madeline West and Rita Taylor.  Here is the link to my Jayne project on Ravelry.

Jayne

Jayne

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Jayne

Guido, by Carlo Volpi

Andrew’s jumper is the pattern Guido, by Carlo Volpi.  We talked about that jumper in Episode 7 – From the Archives.

Guido, by Carlo Volpi

Guido, by Carlo Volpi

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