Continuing on with the April 1934 issue.
There are some lovely items for embroidery, tapestry, etc. in this issue.
|Cute little duck needlepoint|
|I need one of these fireplace rugs and the boys would love this one!|
|I just love these embroidered dressing table sets|
|And what a divine veil for a bride!|
And some more fashions. Some examples of knitted beachwear patterns available for purchase.
|Advertisement for Anchor embroidery threads|
The Shoulders jumper is slowly growing in size. I am almost up to the armhole shaping on the back and I am a tad scared to commit to starting it. Being the first vintage pattern I have re-sized, I am worried it will end up a totally odd shape! I just need to have confidence that I have followed the re-sizing directions correctly and that all will be well (or at least well enough to end up with something resembling a wearable garment!)
The project I have selected from the April 1934 issue is the jersey from the baby layette.
It is knitted with White Heather Baby Wool and needs 2 or so ounces, which is 57 grams.
Here is an advertisement for this wool from a 1934 New Zealand newspaper.
I will be using this yarn, which is 35% wool, 5% cashmere and 60% silk. It feels lovely, so soft.
So far, it is just 7 inches of plain knitting. So really great TV knitting, while I watch series one and two of River Cottage Australia. Oh my, it is set in a beautiful place - I think I want to live there!