Vintage Knit: 25 Knitting and Crochet Patterns Refashioned for Today

Vintage Knit: 25 Knitting and Crochet Patterns Refashioned for Today

by Marine Malak, Geraldine Warner
     
 

Vintage Knit offers lovers of retro style 25 beautiful knitting patterns from the 1940s and 1950s, regraded to fit modern sizes (small, medium, and large) and to knit with yarns easily available today. A short introduction describes each garment and suggests how to style it, followed by clear instructions for knitting and making up. Details of the exact yarn

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Vintage Knit offers lovers of retro style 25 beautiful knitting patterns from the 1940s and 1950s, regraded to fit modern sizes (small, medium, and large) and to knit with yarns easily available today. A short introduction describes each garment and suggests how to style it, followed by clear instructions for knitting and making up. Details of the exact yarn used are given to ensure perfect results at home.

Each garment is photographed on a model, letting you see how the styles of the past can be part of a very up-to-date look.

A useful section on equipment and terminology, plus a list of useful resources, gives you everything you need to knit the patterns in the book.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
11/15/2014
Knitting from vintage patterns is its own specialized niche in the hand-knitting world. These patterns are abundant, but adapting them to contemporary yarns and techniques isn't always easy. Graphic designer Malak and teacher Warner (Knit Back in Time) have done the adapting for today's knitters in this collection of women's clothing and accessory patterns, which is already making a splash among retro-knitting aficionados. Their focus is midcentury knitwear, known for its body-skimming lines and dramatic, feminine shaping. For a book that focuses on reproduction knitwear from the 1940s and 1950s, the styling of the contemporary models looks like something out of an issue of Vogue Knitting from the mid-1980s—lots of shiny coral lip gloss and slashes of bright blush against faux-tanned skin—but readers who concentrate on the projects will find several pieces that modern women could wear. VERDICT Knitters and crocheters who enjoy vintage style will appreciate Malak and Warner's effort in adapting these classic patterns for the modern knitter. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 9/1/14, p. 25.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780671666
Publisher:
King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
407,310
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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