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    Knitted Waistcoat?

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    So my wife made this for me
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    Descendant of Malones from Cork and O’Higgins from Wicklow

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    Looks good.
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    I'm wearing one right now, same colour even. Not with the loving stitches of my wife though. Good for you, lad!
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, dogs, most people, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Canadian Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain Ruaidh View Post
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    So my wife made this for me
    She should consider making more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainPanda View Post
    She should consider making more!
    She’s selecting a pattern to make herself a cardigan next in between the quilting and church baking.
    Descendant of Malones from Cork and O’Higgins from Wicklow

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    I like it!

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    An interesting look. Years ago, my mother made a needlepoint waistcoat for my brother, and it was in tartan. If I remember correctly, it was a kit from a local store, but she laid out the tartan pattern herself.

    Nice to see that handmade art is still a thing.

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    I've been giving this a lot of thought recently as I do more knitting. (Still have a lot of projects in the socks & kilt hose queue, though.)

    One pattern I'm eager to try is this one, called the "spiral-spun waistcoat". It's from a 1940s wartime publication with knitting patterns for service members. Women were encouraged to "knit their bit" for the war effort. With some minor shortening, I think it would make a nice waistcoat with a kilt.


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    Trying to go to the website included in the last post flashed up a red warning as the site appears to have been reported as unsafe.

    If anyone wants a similar pattern I have loads of then and could scan some rather than have anyone risk the integrity of their PC.

    I have made a lot of pullovers, tank tops and similar sleeveless items over the years, both by hand and machine as I find them much more useful than heavier sleeved garments.

    I used to be 'into' canals and was delighted to discover that the navies used to wear knitted waistcoats which were felted and embroidered by the wives and womenfolk.

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    -- The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, The Kilt & How to Wear It, 1901.

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