Vintage Crocheting and Knitting Patterns

Knitting has its roots in medieval Europe, but what’s known as the Fair Isle knitting technique really took off in the 1920s, as pullover sweaters became fashion for men, women, and children, instead of just utilitarian winter wear. “Vogue” and other women’s magazines began to print patterns for home knitters to follow. This trend lasted through the Great Depression of the 1930s, when it was more affordable for a grandmother or mother to make...Continue Reading