Ruby’s Vintage Patterns

Transcontinental Ruby’s Story begins.

What’s up with Ruby’s Vintage Patterns? Well, Ruby was a really hard working woman in her time. Her life has unfolded before my eyes over the past 12 years and I am truly interested in sharing her story. So in Project number 1, I am knitting the garment using the materials originally called for in her 1960s written pattern. As I do, I am also searching for that perfect 21st century yarn to work the design in parallel. I think Ruby deserves to have her patterns revived, as they are universal, practical designs, meant for us “normal knitters”.  We like Simple & Practical.  We know if we are going to spend X amount of time hand knitting the garment, then you need quality materials that will hold up to the XX wear and easy care you hope the intended user will give it!!  I truly like knitting things that people will actually use! So look forward to explaining more about Ruby, her patterns and her story.


New directions

Reynolds No 1 bi-colore mohair 40 grams


Reynolds No 1 mohair is what the pattern calls for. 6 ounces. So let’s see what happens when 50 year old yarn gets hooked up with a 50 year old pattern

I bought 6 balls of Reynolds No 1 Bi-Colore. I didn’t know the yardage. 40 grams per ball. Split the strands and doubled my yardage…gave 56 yards of turquoise, 56 yards of lavender.

2 yr niddy noddy


skiened up