I had a lovely message by email this week from someone who had been browsing Pinterest which featured a pattern from my new Etsy shop "BygoneYarnyStuff".
"I found your website from Pinterest, as I found a lace pattern sweater
pinned by, I think you. It is from the August 9, 1952 Women's Weekly,
The writer went on to mention that a partially knitted sweater, from that pattern, has sat for over 20
years in a trunk in a barn on the side of a a mountain in Africa.
Before that, aparently. it had probably sat for 3 decades in her mother's knitting
drawer. The writer started to finish it when her family came to Ireland, but her tension
was different from her mother's and it was very obvious after a single
Unfortunately, the torn out pages from the Womens Weekly with the pattern that were with
the partial sweater, are in tatters.
Poor old sweater - all those years in a trunk! The pattern is beautiful and well worth knitting today. I wonder if she continued with the old yarn or bought new!