Knitting Classic Style: 35 Modern Designs Inspired by Fashion's Archives

Knitting Classic Style: 35 Modern Designs Inspired by Fashion's Archives

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by Veronik Avery
     
 

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Classic projects that will maintain their appeal for many years instead of just one or two fashion seasons
Elegant yet retro-cool projects

In fashion, one day you're in, the next day you're out . . . and the day after that, you're back in again. Designers are always referring to fashion's rich history as they imagine its present and future, and retro looks…  See more details below

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Classic projects that will maintain their appeal for many years instead of just one or two fashion seasons
Elegant yet retro-cool projects

In fashion, one day you're in, the next day you're out . . . and the day after that, you're back in again. Designers are always referring to fashion's rich history as they imagine its present and future, and retro looks remain ever-fresh as they are renewed—and restyled—for the next generation of wearers.

That's precisely what top knitwear designer Véronik Avery is up to in Knitting Classic Style. Mining fashion's endless archive, Avery has created 35 smashingly contemporary garments that take their cues from decades and designers past. The collection of clothing and accessories Avery presents is organized into four thematic chapters that highlight women's wear, men's wear (and its influence on women's and children's clothing), traditional ethnic garb, and sportswear.

Aimed at both beginning and more advanced knitters, the book's projects range in difficulty from a simple drawstring purse, French beret, and Afghan-inspired slipper-socks to a shawl-collared cardigan, a geometric ski sweater based on a popular 1950s Native American design, and Avery's own reinterpretation of the trimly elegant Chanel jacket. The author introduces each project by explaining its historical/cultural roots; Sara Cameron's moody photos evoke the settings that have inspired Avery's reworkings of the classics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584795766
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

VÉRONIK AVERY is the creative director for JCA Yarns. Her designs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Handknit Holidays and Weekend Knitting from STC, Interweave Knits, Woman's Day, and the webzine Knity.com. Avery lives in Montreal.

SARA CAMERON is a Montreal-based photographer. Her work—in entertainment, fashion, advertising, portraiture, and fine art—has appeared in publications and campaigns throughout North America and Europe.

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Knitting Classic Style: 35 Modern Designs Inspired by Fashion's Archives 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The designs appear like a collection of the best of the best from design history. The models are real people who glow in well designed garments. The patterns are well written and understandable. The classics became classics for a reason.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Veronik Avery is one of my favorite designers, and with good reason. Her patterns are elegant, stylish but not trendy, with thoughtful details. 'Knitting Classic Style' is all of these things: a gorgeous book and an essential addition to the knitter's library. The garments are mainly women's sweaters, with a few accessories and a few items for men and girls. The photography is luscious, featuring non-waif models and striking backdrops from the streets of Montreal. The patterns include diverse techniques such as stranded colorwork (the Latvian gloves are to-die), cablework and lace patterning. Buy it now.
AskAJulie More than 1 year ago
I haven't had a chance to knit any of the patterns yet, but this book is amazing!  The patterns are easy to follow and the photos are stunning.  There is a variety of things to knit.  Sometimes "classic" means old fashion, but I thought everything in this book looked classic and modern. Sometimes it is hard to find a knitting book that includes multiple patterns that you want to knit, but this book contained many patterns that I cannot wait to knit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago