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    Knit Vintage: More Than 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters & Other Knitwear from the 1930s, 1940s & 1950s (Hardback) By (author) Madeline Weston, By (author) Rita Taylor

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    DescriptionKnit Vintage offers a fantastic selection of more than 20 timeless designs based on original women's knitwear patterns from the 1930s to the 1950s. Drawing from their own extensive collections of vintage knitting patterns, authors Madeline Weston and Rita Taylor have chosen garments for their classic style and updated them to appeal to 21st century tastes. The patterns, which incorporate traditional stitch formations such as cables, lace, Fair Isle and other motifs, have been adapted to suit an array of gorgeous modern yarns in fashion-forward colours and sumptuous textures, including merino, angora, cotton, bamboo, cashmere, alpaca and silk. The five chapters 'Pretty Tops', 'Cute Cardigans', 'Starlet Sweaters', 'Twinsets & Two Pieces' and 'Finishing Touches' - include short-sleeve tops, cardigans, sweaters, twinsets, stockings, a beret, shawl and mittens. All feature classic touches that will appeal to anyone who loves the exquisite attention to detail found in vintage knitwear. Beautifully styled and photographed, this bespoke collection of 20 projects will delight every knitter and fashionista who appreciates the classic elegance of the original sweater girls and the retro silhouettes of the silver-screen starlets.


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    Title
    Knit Vintage
    Subtitle
    More Than 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters & Other Knitwear from the 1930s, 1940s & 1950s
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Madeline Weston, By (author) Rita Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 815 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906417666
    ISBN 10: 1906417660
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
    DC23: 746.4320432
    Illustrations note
    200 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Jacqui Small LLP
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Madeline Weston and her partner opened their shop The Scottish Merchant in Covent Garden in 1970, and for 20 years it was known as the place in London for buying beautifully made, authentic garments sourced from all parts of the British Isles. Madeline also owned a yarn shop and has done extensive research into traditional knitting patterns; an authority on the subject, she is the author of Country Weekend Knits (Jacqui Small, 2008) and Country Weekend Socks (Jacqui Small, 2010). She now lives in Norfolk.
    Review quote
    'Elegantly silhouetted pieces' Mollie Makes 'Featuring the beautiful attention to detail that we expect to find in the classic elegance and feminitiy of vintage knitwear' Knitting Magazine 'Authors Madeline Weston and Rita Taylor have created a stunning collection of 20 knit wear designs by drawing on their own extensive collections of classic knitting patterns, and have tastefully updated them for a modern audience ... For knitters and vintage fashionistas everywhere, this is the book for you.' Making magaizne 'Here's a fabulous collection of vintage style knits beautifully photographed in stylish surroundings. Probably my favourite knitting book of the year. Terrific!" Yarns & Fabrics