I have quite a large (and still growing!) collection of all sorts of dog patterns – plus I write my own. Something I love is the old vintage patterns – and they are very different to the modern patterns we have today.
I have started to re-work a really pretty 3 colour pattern
This pattern is originally from the 1960s – and it is really pretty – light and delicate. Vintage patterns are much more technically complicated that today’s patterns – there is much more shaping with increases and darts – and they expect you to know and understand how the stitch formations work. It has taken me a couple of attempts to crack the pattern for this – the pattern is vague to say the least.
These days we are used to a pattern being set out in a certain way – with the abbreviations used explained – and pretty much standard between patterns – evan across brands.
Tackle this – – work an offset fisherman’s rib, with a pattern row alternating a knit row – increasing every other row until you have xx stitches.
Everyone understood the system then – and you just did it!
The advantage was that the pattern I started with was about half a page of a small stitchcraft magazine – when I have finished expanding and re-writing it all – it will be 2 typed pages of A4 sheets. – And that’s before I start working on the larger sizes!
This is the start of a new ‘Designer’ range for Posh Dog. They will cost a little more as they are more technical – but will be so totally different to anything available in the market today.
Watch this space.