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Vintage Knits: 30 Stunning Knitwear Designs Inspired by Original Postwar Patterns Paperback – August 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (August 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091879299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091879297
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.3 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,581,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Dallas is a knitwear designer, freelance consultant and senior tutor on the highly prestigious fashion and textiles course at the Royal College of Art, London. Throughout the 1980s, she ran her own label knitwear company and sold to many major stores worldwide, including the US and UK. She has contributed to many previous knitting books and her patterns are regularly included in Rowan's biannual magazine.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Ecroyd on August 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
Vintage knitting patterns offer an intrigueing challenge to knitters who adore well designed, body concious,elegant fashions and an emphasis on technique. That said, adapting the original patterns to modern materials, measurements and sensibilities can be overwhelming even to the experienced knitter. S.Dallas has done a fantastic job with this compilation of reworked designs from the 30's-50's. I have made two of the sweaters in this volume and found instructions and specifications to be clear, easy to follow and to produce well fitted garment for my admittedly larger body. Highly recommended for the intermediate and experienced knitter who cherishes design and technique. Some designs also look appropriate for advanced beginners wanting a little challenge
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