Vintage Knitting Patterns

Knitting with vintage patterns can be quite a challenge…I’m knitting this purse and gaiters from a vintage pattern for a knitting exhibition at the Textilmuseum in St. Gallen. At first I thought the pattern is like totally easy, but when I knit what I understand is meant it looks totally different than the picture. Might have to do some research on vintage stitches…shouldn’t be such a challenge for me as a historian…we’ll see…

On the left is what it should look like, and this is the description:

I’m especially looking forward to knitting the gaiters:

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