Thursday, February 10, 2011
Found! The Mary Maxim Pattern Book
I've blogged here a couple of times about vintage Mary Maxim sweater patterns. I've been lucky enough to receive copies of original Mary Maxim patterns in collections of old patterns I've been given.
Mary Maxim sweaters are also known as curling sweaters. They are designs based on, inspired by the traditional "Cowichan" sweaters of the Pacific Northwest, big bulky knitted jackets with motifs on the back. Classic motifs include wildlife, hockey players, tractors, that sort of thing. They were hugely popular as both knitting projects and fashion items in the 1950s and 1960s.
There must be a magic combination of Google words that brings people to my site, because at least once a month I get an email asking where to find patterns, or if I'd be willing to sell one of the ones I have.
Not willing to sell one, sorry - but I have a better solution.
Mary Maxim, has recently published a pattern book with a selection of their designs, including the very first one.
If you're looking for a "curling sweater" pattern, this is the book you need.
You can order it here.