Vintage Knitting Patterns

I am having a bit of a clear out of my old knitting patterns on E bay. I really love them especially the styling in the pictures and the hairdo’s, but I need the space.  Mostly they are hidden away and it would be lovely if they went to new homes 🙂 (there will be lots I can’t part with and may have to frame up).

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Don’t you just love the pics?

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How to knit a Ring

I thought I better add the instructions to go with my previous blog.

Cast on 6 stitches using 4 ply and size 2.75 or size 3 needles

I am a loose knitter so used 2.75) You want quite a tight knit.

Knit until work measures 7 cm.  Cast off .

you can maker it bigger or smaller depending on the size of your finger, and it will stretch slightly.

Add some embroidery stitches. I used Embroidery floss but you could use left over bits of wool in different colours.

Running stitch and french knots are very easy to do.

To make a french knot you put the needle up  through the fabric and wrap the cotton around the needle twice, pull the needle up through the wraps and push them down to be neat against the knitting, then put the needle back in just under the stitch pull the cotton through gently. Repeat along the ring as often as you like. I made 4.

Sew on some beads or buttons for a bit of sparkle.

Put the edges together inside out and stitch up. 

Sew the ends in and turn the right way round, wear with pride 🙂

Why not make all your friends one .

You could use different stitches and unusual yarns. Self striping sock wool would be good for this tiny project and you could make hundreds with 1 ball of wool.

The pictures to go with these instructions are on my previous post.

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Knitted Ring Photo Tutorial

Knitted Ring Photo Tutorial

Here is a photo tutorial on how to make my little knitted rings. I will add more instructions tommorow.
I cast on 6 stitches using 4 ply using 2.75mm needles (I am a loose knitter). I actually prefer 4 stitches to make a thinner ring but felt this shows the details better. Knit approx 6-7cm it does stretch slightly. Would love to hear your comments and you could post a picture of any you make on my face book page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamsyn-G/151441028213232 if you like 🙂