Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s

Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s


By (author) Kristen Rengren, Photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy


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  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 246mm x 20mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1584797614
  • ISBN 13: 9781584797616
  • Illustrations note: 80 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 80,139

Product description

"Vintage Baby Knits" features modern updates of charming, timeless vintage baby patterns from the 1920s through to the 1950s. Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, socks, booties, soakers (cloth nappy covers) and shrugs to larger and more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, dresses and blankets. Enhancing the projects are entertaining sidebars on baby fashion and the knitting culture during each of the four decades from which the projects were drawn. A complete reference section provides sizing charts, needle conversion charts (from the old to new measuring systems), instructions for caring for hand knits so they will last for generations and sources for vintage patterns and guidelines for understanding and working from them.

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Author information

Kristen Rengren is a freelance knitwear designer who specialises in vintage styles. Previously she worked as a vintage clothing dealer and as a public relations specialist for independent theatre companies and as a development director at DePaul University in Chicago. Thayer Allyson Gowdy is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has appeared in many magazines, including Real Simple, Health and Country Living, as well as in STC's Knitting Nature, Knitting Lingerie Style and Printing by Hand.