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STAR LET­TER A TREA­SURED GIFT

My lovely 93-year-old friend gave me this book to­day. Her mum gave it to her in 1940 – in­scribed in the front is “To … from Mother, De­cem­ber 1940”. I love it and shall trea­sure it al­ways. It’s in­cred­i­ble to think that adults and chil­dren alike wore knit­ted vests and pants, and that the women were so slim! Sizes above a 36-inch bust were called “out­size” and were for “the older lady”. Also, the baby clothes were all ap­proved by the Govern­ment Health Au­thor­ity! Sally Jane Pillinger, via Face­book Thank you for shar­ing this with us, Sally! It re­ally tells a story of how so­ci­ety and fash­ion has changed over the years. I ac­tu­ally have this book my­self, along with some oth­ers from that era – it’s a trea­sure of mine, too! Our star let­ter writer wins a six-month sub­scrip­tion to Kelly Con­nor De­sign’s Quar­terly Knit­ting Bag Sub­scrip­tion Box, worth £36! The sub­scrip­tion will in­clude two de­liv­er­ies, each with a brand new and ex­clu­sive tote bag (per­fect for stor­ing on-the-go projects), as well as a se­lec­tion of fun knit­ting sta­tionery. Visit www.kel­ly­con­norde­signs.com for more.

SKIT­TLES, ANY­ONE?

I knit­ted th­ese from the ba­sic pat­tern in is­sue 175, but I adapted some of them for a lovely girl. She was very happy! Sharon Bryce, via our Face­book Group Th­ese are so adorable, Sharon. We love the lit­tle piggy. What a fab present!

MINI MARYSOL

I just wanted to say how in­spir­ing your mag­a­zine is. I love the let­ters page, see­ing all the fan­tas­tic things other, very clever, peo­ple have knit­ted. So, I thought you would like to see my Marysol from is­sue 172. I de­cided to ex­per­i­ment with colour and di er­ent weights of wool. The smaller doll, with red hair, is knit­ted us­ing 4ply. The dark-haired doll is in DK. They are pre­sents for my niece’s lit­tle girls, I hope they like them. Keep up the good work! I look for­ward to knit­ting more in fu­ture mag­a­zines. Ms Spence, Carn­forth We’re sure your niece’s daugh­ters will ab­so­lutely love th­ese adorable dolls!

Sally is amazed (and amused) that this book con­tains pat­terns for knit­ted knick­ers!

Ms Spence ha ex­per­i­ment­ing di er­ent colo weights for th

Sharon knit­ted this fun set for a spe­cial lit­tle girl

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