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9 Classic, Vintage Inspired Patterns for Today’s Crafter!

December 29th, 2013

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The fourth season of Downton Abbey premieres next Sunday, and I’m getting ready by working on another Tea Wrap for a friend of mine who loves vintage fashion.

Like her, some of my crochet and knitting projects are heavily inspired by vintage eras.  My copy of Vintage Styles for Today, featuring vintage Lion Brand patterns, is well-worn from extensive use, and I’m constantly on the hunt to find patterns that evoke a “vintage but modern” feel. Whether you are finalizing plans for your Downton Abbey premiere party or looking for a project to bring the local historical society’s craft circle, here are some modern Lion Brand patterns suited for everyday, modern life but have a vintage-inspired twist.

Knit Middlemarch Cardigan Crochet Embellished Beanie Knit Lauren Scarf
Knit Middlemarch Cardigan
in Wool-Ease®
Crochet Embellished Beanie
in Homespun®
Knit Lauren Scarf
in Vanna’s Choice®

Knit Tea in the Parlor Shawl Crochet Sweet Scallops Shawl Knit Raglan Sleeve Topper
Knit Tea in the Parlor Shawl
in LB® Collection Silk
Crochet Sweet Scallops Shawl
in Vanna’s Choice®
Knit Raglan Sleeve Topper
in Fishermen’s Wool®
Irish Crochet Shawl Knit Striped Baby Set Crochet Victorian Stole
Irish Crochet Shawl
in Vanna’s Glamour®
Knit Striped Baby Set
in Pound of Love®
Crochet Victorian Stole
in Homespun® Thick & Quick®

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