Mills in our Midst 1: Munrospun, Restalrig

In a previous post on Munrospun yoke sweater kits I highlighted two directions that my digging about to find out more about about the kits had taken me in.  I made reference to a Munrospun factory in Restalrig in Edinburgh, and to Bernat Klein a one time employee of Munrospun. Today I want to follow … More Mills in our Midst 1: Munrospun, Restalrig

Afterthought Heels from Yesteryear: Another ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’ realisation

I’ve written before about how easy it is to overlook how innovative and creative previous generations of knitters were. Putting it like that I’m sure many of us would say, ‘oh no, not at all’, but then we come across something that reveals, in our surprise, exactly that. Today I want to share a pattern … More Afterthought Heels from Yesteryear: Another ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’ realisation

Vintage Fridays: Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater kits

I was thrilled to be given these Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater/cardigan kits by a family friend this summer. The kit includes a ready knitted yoke saved on cotton thread and the yarn needed to knit the rest of the cardigan or sweater. The yarn is Munrospun Shetland 4 ply 100% pure virgin wool. The … More Vintage Fridays: Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater kits

Vintage Fridays: Knitter’s Companion

Well, it’s been a busy summer everywhere but on the blog. Again it has been neglected whilst everything has been going on in the background. I thought I share my summer tales through the winter months to cheer us all up through the gloom. There will also be new pattern releases immenently. However, I have … More Vintage Fridays: Knitter’s Companion

Nothing New under the Knitter’s Sun?

The Spring/Summer Issue of Designer Knitting (Vogue Knitting In the US) carries a feature by Carol J. Sulcoski A Brief History of Circular Needles. The article points out that whilst knitting in the round is nothing new, the transition from doing so on double pointed needles to circular needles is a relatively new development. Reviewing … More Nothing New under the Knitter’s Sun?