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This book of fifty vintage patterns gives today’s knitter the means to recreate yesterday’s style, from the classic embroidered mittens your grandmother knitted to the alluring mohair swater your mother stitched during her college days. Organized by decade from the 1910s through the 1970s, these patterns have been culled from the original pattern books published by yarn makers, and feature old photos, pattern book covers, and original instructions.
The patterns—for hats, mittens, socks, scarves, sweaters, vests, and shawls, all picked to exemplify the era of origin—also offer modern yarn and needle suggestions, new schematics, and updated sizing.
Kari Cornell & Jean Lampe, Editors
Everything old is new again in this collection of fun, hip knitting patterns dating from the early 1900s through the 1970s.
Patterns for the Dolman Bolero from 1952, the Men’s Zip-up Cardigan from 1939, the Boy’s Cowboy Pullover from 1962, the 1920s Mildred Scarf, the Women’s Wolsey Swim Suit from the 1930s, and many more have been culled from a collection of vintage pattern books.
The knitting instructions, which include new schematics, updated sizing, and yarn and needle recommendations, are illustrated with the original images. The collection includes a wide variety of patterns for the beginning knitter and the veteran.
So pick up your needles and knit a little something reminiscent of days gone by today.
Made the Men's Medium Gloves- My Son Loves Them! It is sometimes hard to find manly styles in knitting projects...the Retro 40's are practical and manly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terry
There are a lot of fun patterns in here!! Already have some on my "To Knit" list!Published 5 months ago by Kaluka34
Get out your needles because you're going to want to knit every project in this book. The 1940s chapter and the 1970s are especially amazing! You should get this book!Published on July 6, 2011 by Jagadeesh Dev
They may as well have made this book a strict written summary of the history of knitting and fashion because the patterns shown are just so bland and at least to me didn't really... Read morePublished on August 14, 2008 by Elspeth
Sorry, I cannot give it a good review,but I feel sure you want your customers to know what others think of it.All the patterns are just too out of date. Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by Harriet H. Hutchings