Knitted Crossover for WW1 Film

August 18th, 2014

I have been fairly quiet lately, this is (partly) why.

As you may have read in some of my older blog posts I have been knitting for a WW1 film ‘tell them of us’

So far I have knitted a shawl for ‘Grace’ another shawl for a ‘villager’ and a jumper that will be used along side the film for some related events, all these items have been made with patterns from the period, every item I have made I have loved and this one I defiantly did, it is a very clever pattern and fits really nicely!

I am so loving being part of this project and very lucky to have knitted so many lovely items, I was asked if I would like to look for a pattern I would like to knit and I kept coming back to this one again and again, when I mentioned this everyone seemed excited so it added to the joy of making it.

It was knitted in lovely Debbie bliss yarn.

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting for 'tell them of us' WW1 film

When I started out it looked like bunting!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film

And I hit quite a few knots in the yarn!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool

But I enjoyed knitting this a lot!

I ran out of yarn not too far from the end! so I had a search around for some yarn, I eventually found some but it wasn’t the same dye lot, which was a risk that paid off very well, you cannot tell so I was/am soo happy!

The pattern was lovely but it did take a little adapting but really was easy to follow and as you can see it is all garter stitch, so just plain knitting!…with a few increases and decreases!

This is the main part finished

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl

And the start of the crochet edging on the knitted garment,

I wasn’t too sure about the edging to start with

But as it went on I quite liked it!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl

and this is it un-wrapped

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl

Finally one of it completed and on me! and I now love that edging I wasn’t sure about!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl front

this is the back!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover back, Victorian, vintage shawl

I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have been part of this project and knit this lovely item,

Find out more about the film, the project, and the fabulous knits here Orkney to Omaha!

by Juniper Askew

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2 comments on “Knitted Crossover for WW1 Film”

  1. Missy's Crafty Mess commented on 18th August 20145:23 pm

    Love it. It looks like it would be very warm.


    1. juniperaskew commented on 18th August 20145:26 pm

      it is very snug, i was chilly when we took the picture and it warmed me up :)


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