Wednesday, February 25, 2009

McCall's Needlework magazine fall/winter 1950-51




9 comments:

Muddlepud said...

I don't know which I like more: The awesome Knit o Graf sweater prints or the lady giving the tape measure the boot. :)

Lemongrass Studio said...

I'm envious of their waists...

Claudia said...

ha!
i love the last image :)

Millie Motts said...

Thes *almost* make me want to try knitting again. Wait, what am I saying?!

Ketutar said...

All amazing and awesome :-D
But for some reason, if - and when - they try to do something like this today, it most probably ends up to "What not to knit" and "you crochet what!" with people's reactions that are not even close "awesome and amazing" :-D
Though those things never stop to amaze me... how can anyone get an idea of knitting a thong of mohair or a sack with frills and call that a sweater...
But it's lovely how mommy and daughter have the exact same hairdo, clothes, knitting and features... perhaps it's the same person as a girl and a woman... with that HERO "Measure Knit" it has taken 5 years to finish the green sweater... Anyone would want to kick the tape measure and everything else too. :-)
The knit-o-graf pattern ad is really fascinating. I want the "devil with a whip" mittens in those exact colors :-D I can't wait getting them in crimp-set NYLON :-)
"Patterns are full life size, designed in exact detail". I don't understand that description... are those in paper pattern you should be following with your knitting or what?

pretendingsanity said...

Hi there!
I'd love to have a high quality print of that knitting image for my yarn shop. Please let me know how to purchase it from you.

Thank you!!

Stephany said...

Hi, I love your blog! Do they still make those measuring knitting needles? I could sure use them!

bblsrox said...

i reciently bought a box of old McCalls magizines from the 1950's and one is even from the 1930's!! all are in wonderful condition, and i was wondering how much these magizines are worth...(seeing that i bought them at a yard sale for $5.00 :P) please get back to me if you can, thank you

PearlsToronto said...

These are absolutely GENIOUS! Thank you so much for posting them.