Thursday, March 10, 2011

Knit O Graf

Does anyone remember the Knit O Graf patterns?  They were published in the 1950s, and, I think, also in the 1960s.  I really these old patterns and they are part of the reason that I grew to love intarsia knitting . 

I made several of the designs for my daughter and her friends when they were little:  Humpty Dumpty, Train,  Ducks and Clowns among them.  It was fun, and the kids loved them. 

One of the things that I really liked about these particular patterns was the fact that the knitting graph was life-size.  You could lay your knitting on top of it to be sure that your sweater was the same size as the one in the pattern.   It was also nice to have the intarsia graph so large.  Nowadays, I'd take it to a copy place and have it enlarged, but I don't remember that being an option "way back when".

I treasure these old patterns and wouldn't part with them for the world.  I won't make copies for anyone, but I have seen some of them on eBay.  I have an address for the company, if you're interested, but I have no idea if it's a good one as it's on the back of the catalog (above), which is probably 40 years old:  Knit-O-Graf Pattern Co., 958 Redwood Drive, Apple Valley, MN 55124.


Nancy G said...

The BBB still has that address for the company, plus a phone number (952-432-5630), if anyone is interested in finding out if it is still in business. said...

Hi I just purchased a Knit O Graf pattern for a child's sweater. However it calls for size 1 and 2 needles. This seems Very small to me. Am I missing something?
Rita L