Release Date: 01 May 2011
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Cameron House
Beautifully illustrated with a nostalgic feel, Knitting Vintage has a foot firmly in the present. Reinventing retro patterns for modern fashion trends, this book is divided according to decades, with historical background on the main fashion themes of each, and it includes 30 knitting projects of various skill range and complexity.
The art and craft of knitting has become popular once again, and this beautifully illustrated book for knitting enthusiasts presents more than 30 retro-inspired knitting patterns that fit today's fashion trends. Patterns range from a 1920s-style cloche hat revamped for the twenty-first century to a 1970s-style poncho-style wrap, updated for today with a tweed-style stitch. Unlike knitting books that simply copy vintage patterns, Vintage Knitting aims to reinvent retro patterns by adding details that reflect today's tastes and developments in fashion.
Each project uses modern yarns, but encourages knitters to seek out vintage accessories if they can find them, and suggests sources where such items can be obtained. Most of this book's patterns are for more experienced knitters, but several are easy enough for newcomers to master before they go on to more challenging projects. The book is divided into separate chapters, with each chapter focusing on a different decade from the past century and presenting knitting patterns for garments of that era. More than 250 illustrations in color and black and white enhance this handsome and practical volume.
About the Author
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 designed her own collection of knitted accessories, toys, and garments using the trade name Monty.
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