Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And hands the rustic stranger up to fame


There are many reasons for loving vintage knitting patterns. Last weekend's haul brought an unexpected delight.

Oh Aussie children of the 70s and 80s, do you recognise this male knitwear model from a Patons pattern from the very late 1960s?

Do yourself a favour, try imaging a large Akubra hat on him.

Yup, Ian "Molly" Meldrum . Hoot+

For more vintage pattern fun, read Chocolatetrudi's stories here and here.

8 comments:

Kuka said...

oooh! that's too funny!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

LOL,I didnt pick it even though I thought it was familiar!!

happyspider said...

eeeeewww!!!

Olivia said...

Nice find! He has a very distinctive mouth, doesn't he?

Kate said...

Hee hee, too funny! I thought he looked familiar, but then I got distracted by the border pattern. On a less boxy jumper, that could be really nice...

Lynne said...

I got it, I got it! [but I had to see the second picture to do so!]

2paw said...

I guessed it was Molly!! I ahve a book with Livinia Nixon in it. Before they were famous!! I like the blocky colour pattern too.

Kate said...

That's completely hilarious. He almost looks straight in those photos!