Inspired by the collection

The Close Knit project has been inspired by over a hundred years of knitting patterns found in the collection of the Costume Gallery at Platt Hall.

Collected over many years with examples ranging from Vogue to Leaches, there are thousands of patterns held in the stores of the gallery. The Close Knit project hopes to make this collection available and on hand during the sessions hosted by the Costume Gallery to be browsed through and used as a source of inspiration for your next project.

Making these patterns accessible to the public is so important as so many have been lost because they are out of print or because the magazines have been destroyed.  Due to copyright issues I am unable to upload our collection directly onto this blog and am therefore using free versions from the internet. I will also link to some fantastic websites such as Skiff Vintage Knitting Patterns which has many free patterns available to be downloaded http://www.skiffvintageknittingpatterns.co.uk/.

Here is a selection of the wonderful knitting magazine covers, similar to the ones which inspired the design for our leaflet.

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