Friday, January 3, 2014

Knit for Victory!

Hello Chickadees!

If you're into vintage knitting or sewing, you've most likely heard of Tasha from By Gum, By Golly. She is a knitting wizard. In November she announced a 1940's inspired knit-a-long, called Knit for Victory. It is a non-competitive knitting challenge, with the goal of creating an accessory or clothing item that is 1940's inspired.

Naturally, I thought this sounded like an exciting project! I couldn't wait to start knitting! I've had my eye on a pattern called "A New Design in Cable Stitch" for at least a year, but was rather nervous about knitting my first sweater. This was just the kick in the pants that I needed. I chose a lovely jade coloured merino/silk blend fingering weight yarn from Knitpicks, and cast on on Christmas day.

I've already finished the sleeves, and tomorrow I'll cast on one of the front pieces. Here are some Iphone pics so far:
Knitpicks Gloss fingering in Jade
Knitting the first sleeve

If I keep on knitting at this pace, I should be finished in time for the deadline of January 31st. Keep your needles crossed for me!



  1. I love the color you have chosen :) It will be lovely!
    I finished this in exactly 4 weeks, so you should make the deadline fine. Can't wait to see your version ;)

    1. Thank you Siri! Yours looks wonderful as well. I certainly can't wait to get this off my needles and actually wear it!