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Mon, Feb 05


The Bloomin' Spindle

Stitchin' to the Oldies!

This is a knitting meetup for those old souls drawn to the patterns of yesteryear. Meet with us on Sundays as we dive into beautiful old sweater patterns. Make swatches and create a beautiful composite piece, or dive fully into a sweater! We will help one another achieve these gorgeous old gems!

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Stitchin' to the Oldies!
Stitchin' to the Oldies!

Time & Location

Feb 05, 2024, 4:25 PM – 4:30 PM

The Bloomin' Spindle, 5359 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641, USA

About the event

Sunday afternoons 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM

First two sessions November 19th and December 3rd.

Pay for two sessions at a time($40)

Sessions continue as long as there are interested knitters!

Have you ever marvelled at an old black and white sweater pattern and longed to make it? Then you tried to read it only to find that the needle sizes are not modern and the sizes aren't inclusive, and the yarn weight isn't given for the yarn that was discontinued years ago?  So have I!  We are living parallel lives!  It's a bit of a nerdy special interest of mine, and there are more of us, vintage nation!

Come spend time with your compatriots as we parse out these old patterns and revive some beauties from the WWII era and beyond!

We will be inviting guests to come and share their expertise, as well!  First up, will be Tasha Moss from @Tashacouldmakethat  - She has a lovely YouTube channel where she demonstrates her inspiring vintage maker skills, so be sure and check her out!  Here's a LINK !

Bring a vintage pattern you would like help with, or purchase the $5 pattern from us to work the featured pattern.  The featured pattern is free if you purchase yarn the day of class for your project.   The cost of the class is to help us host these marvelous designers who can share so much of their expertise in this endeavor.  

Beverages and Snacks will be on the table, and a little Hot Buttered Rum may be on offer from time to time! 


  • Stitchin' to the Oldies!

    This ticket includes 2 sessions of expert instruction from the staff, a copy of the pattern and light snacks.

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  • Featured Swatching Pattern

    This will include a copy of the basic bluebell lace pattern, and our tips and tricks for choosing yarn, creating the swatch, keeping track of the lacework, and help in understanding the instructions. No yarn is included in this kit. Only Pattern and written pattern support. Do not purchase this pattern if you plan on purchasing store yarn on the day of the class. Your pattern will then be complimentary.

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