How Jane Gaugain Drove Franklin Insane: On Interpreting & Modernizing a Vintage Pattern

Clever, and delicious. Just like the man himself.

Franklin, our vintage knits columnist, has once again done us proud with the Pineapple bag pattern in the Spring & Summer issue.
 
He’s written a post on his blog about the joys and challenges of reading vintage patterns.
 
Written in Franklin’s inimitable and hysterical style (although be warned, the language is a little bit salty), it’s a fascinating insight into what passed for a set of decent pattern instructions way back when. And the work that Franklin goes through every issue to turn these wonderful antique patterns into a set of instructions we can actually understand.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “How Jane Gaugain Drove Franklin Insane: On Interpreting & Modernizing a Vintage Pattern

  1. Sarah

    I can sympathise! I’ve spent the last 10 years updating an entire Victorian knitting book. 134 patterns done, only 11 to go!

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