Glorifying the recovered pleasures of fine cloth, rich texture, and a relaxed fit, this collection of vintage patterns draws its inspiration from the charm, simplicity, and elegance of mid-20th-century clothing. Rejuvenated by the postwar years, men and women embraced styles that captured feminine appeal and masculine exuberance, with well-tailored designs and graceful finishing touches that are re-created here. The 31 patterns in this volume—from cardigans and jackets to scarves and pullovers—have been inspired by old photographs, archival patterns, and classic Hollywood films and have been adapted for modern figures and contemporary knitters.
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Kim Hargreaves, Kaffe Fassett, Martin Storey, Sarah Dallas, Sharon Peake, Louisa Harding, Brandon Mably, and Lucinda Guy are all professional knitting writers and designers.
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Vintage Knits: Thirty Knitting Designs from Rowan for Men and Women based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The photography is so beautiful you want to wear the designs and travel back in time. The range of sizes leaves something to be desired. Trying to alter patterns to larger sizes yielded disappointing results. Also, the directions are not crystal clear and contain errors. You must be experienced to figure them out and alter them.
Contains 30 designs from "Rowan" for men and women.Half a dozen designers, one of whom is Kaffe Fassett, have contributed to this collection. None of the designs impress me much but the photography is good.