Knitting Vintage: 30 Knitting Projects Inspired by Contemporary Fashions
  • Knitting Vintage: 30 Knitting Projects Inspired by Contemporary Fashions
  • Knitting Vintage: 30 Knitting Projects Inspired by Contemporary Fashions

Knitting Vintage: 30 Knitting Projects Inspired by Contemporary Fashions

by Claire Montgomerie
     
 


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Beautifully illustrated and conveying a mood of nostalgia, Knitting Vintage presents 30 retro-inspired knitting patterns that visibly reflect today's fashion trends. Each of the book's chapters is inspired by a different decade from the past century with projects of various skill levels and complexities, ranging from a 1920s flapper-styleSee more details below

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(back cover)
Beautifully illustrated and conveying a mood of nostalgia, Knitting Vintage presents 30 retro-inspired knitting patterns that visibly reflect today's fashion trends. Each of the book's chapters is inspired by a different decade from the past century with projects of various skill levels and complexities, ranging from a 1920s flapper-style tasseled top and cloche hat and a 1950s beaded cardigan to a 1960s handbag and 1980s legwarmers. Each project uses modern yarns but draws on key fashion looks from bygone eras and encourages knitters to use vintage accessories and notions. The author gives historical background on each decade's fashion themes, and mood boards feature illustrations, photos, materials, and colorways that inspired the book's projects. Knitting Vintage concludes with a directory on sourcing vintage haberdashery, as well as instruction on the care and handling of home-knitted items.

Claire Montgomerie, a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, is a textile designer who has worked in both the British and U.S. fashion markets. She has written several books on knitting, and has designed her own collection of knitted accessories, toys, and garments using the trade name Monty.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Textile designer Montgomerie (Easy Baby Knits) explores vintage fashion from the 1920s through the 1980s in this collection of knitted garments and accessories. Each chapter focuses on a particular decade and begins with a textual and visual overview of the major trends in terms of style, color, and popular culture. As with most vintage collections, some designs are more wearable than others; here, the accessories are easily the most appealing to everyday knitters. Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn's recent Vintage Modern Knits is more versatile, but knitters interested in true vintage garments (rather than vintage-inspired knits) will appreciate Knitting Vintage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764146626
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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