Amy Appel

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
Rizzo is the quintessential badgirl, and my tribute to her is the baddest 1950’s inspired blouse. This cropped sweater has a high crew neck, a dramatic textured yoke trimmed in eyelets, and cap sleeves made perfect with short rows.
Knitting: Pullover
For playing in the snow or fireside chatting, this warm but stylish holiday sweater is the perfect vintage style look for your next holiday gathering. This sweater is inspired by the glamorous sisters Betty & Judy of one of my favorite holiday movies, White Christmas; & my favorite plant of the holiday season: the holly bush!
Knitting: Hats - Other
Give your baby angel a matching vintage look in her very own Angel Face Turban! Sized for your babe or your little lady, a girly turban inspired by the adult size version, and the popular glamorous style of yesteryear.
Knitting: Pullover, Sleeveless Top
Sometimes you need a top that can take you from the beach and the boardwalk by day, to the “summer lovin’ ” of the boardwalk at night! This top is inspired by the silhouette popular in the 1950s, and can be knit in playful colors for a casual look; or chose something more sultry that can take you into the evening as well! Neckline is customizab...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Hats - Other
Beauty School Dropout! This turban is inspired by the Pink Ladies of Grease! An easy to wear turban to go with your Beauty School top; chic yet fierce, just like the ladies. Tie it once, then wear it with the ease of a traditional hat, hair in or out. A timeless look for the vintage loving lady and a great addition to your turban collection.
Knitting: Headwrap
Frenchy needs her own turban of course! Inspired by one of my favorite elegant styles of the 1950s, this turban is knit seamlessly with all over bobbles and ties long enough to tie in a bow or a knot. Inspired by the sassy Pink Lady from Grease, and the perfect accompaniment to the “Frenchy” Blouse, this turban will cover your curlers or hair i...
Knitting: Hats - Other
“Chains! My baby’s got me locked up in chains, and they ain’t the kind that you can see. Woah oh these chains of love got a hold on me.”
Knitting: Hats - Other
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Knitting: Pullover, Tee
“There’s a riot goin’ on!” The Rockabilly Queen collection would not be complete without some jailbird stripes! Wanda Jackson inspired this blouse with her cover of the song “Riot in Cell Block #9”. The Jailbird Blouse is a cropped striped pullover with a mock turtleneck and a drop shoulder for a true vintage silhouette. This 1950’s inspired pi...
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
“A neenie-neenie-ny I get Tongue Tied!” The Queen of Rockabilly herself, Ms. Wanda Jackson inspired this blouse named after her song. Tongue Tied is cropped, with a crew neck, mesh panels over the bust and upper back, and some garter texture on the sleeves. Dress this blouse up with your dancing shoes for a night out, or with jeans for a casual...
Knitting: Cardigan
True, Cha Cha wasn’t in the Pink Ladies, and she was actually the arch nemesis with the bad reputation. But for all of us “Grease” fans, she still had an amazing look and was a fashion icon in her own right. This little cardigan is inspired by Cha Cha: some eyelets on the hugely puffed short sleeves, cropped, v-neck, and crochet detailing. Plus...
Knitting: Hats - Other
The “Angel Face” Turban is for times when you want a quick vintage look with minimal effort; you can pin up your hair and throw on “Angel Face”! Or maybe you’d like to use it to cover your pincurls when it’s chilly out. Or maybe, like Frenchy in “Grease”, (or me in my teens), your hair didn’t come out quite right and you just want coverage! The...
Knitting: Cardigan
Remember when you first saw Grease, and you just kinda wished Sandy was a little bit cooler, and didn’t wait until the final scene to get that makeover? If Sandy was an honorary part of the Pink Ladies, this is what I imagine her wearing. This sassy cropped cardigan with a crew neck and bracelet length sleeves gives an equal balance of good gir...
Knitting: Pullover
This blouse is inspired by Frenchy’s purple polka dot dress at the carnival in the closing scenes of “Grease”. Perfect for a summer night, the popcorn stitch on the shoulders and puff sleeves of this pullover add texture and fun to a universal cropped blouse. Wear it paired with capris, cigarette pants, or a pencil skirt, feel like a badass gre...
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
This bolero is inspired by the Thunder Road racing scene in Grease, perfect for a warm but breezy summer day or evening as a little something to cover your shoulders. Pair it with a halter top and capris for a bad girl look, a full skirted dress for a picnic, or a tiki playsuit! No 1950’s wardrobe was complete without a bolero! This little numb...