I'm using a vintage pattern and I can't even tell you where it's from because I've only got it as a faded photocopy. It's got lovely raglan sleeves and absolutely no shaping in the body whatsoever so it will be lovely and simple - perfect to throw on with my trusty skinny black jeans and ankle boots. There is something about vintage patterns in general that I find really charming - the jumper I'm making at the moment is super simple and really lets the beauty of the yarn stand out but often I find vintage patterns are much more intricate and tailored than a lot of modern patterns (especially the funky, chunky, knit it up in 20 minutes patterns that are out there!). They often have neat little shaped waists, puffed sleeves and pretty edging. They make me want to stretch myself by learning new techniques and attempting patterns that at first might seem too tricky for me to handle.
Gerry Warner of Skiff Vintage Knitting Patterns has written a fantastically eloquent and inspiring blog post on the subject of vintage knitting and you can read it here. Here are a some sweet knits inspiring me at the moment - hop over to Skiff Vintage Knitting Patterns to purchase the original patterns!
All images from Skiff Vintage Knitting Patterns