Vintage Knitting

Vintage Knitting : 18 Patterns from the 1940s

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Complete with 18 genuine patterns from 1941, this vintage knitting handbook will allow you to recreate the authentic homemade styles of the 'Golden Age' of knitting! 70 facsimile pages from the classic Knitting for All have been included, and a new introduction looks at the influence of the Second World War and rationing on the incredible popularity of knitting in the era of 'make do and mend'. Helpful conversions and advice are also provided for those wanting to recreate these garments, so why not try your hand at knitting yesteryear's evening scarf, a pullover, hat, blouse or maybe even a vest and panties?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 148 x 220 x 12.7mm | 384g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 139 b/w; 16 col
  • 1908402970
  • 9781908402974
  • 1,156,702

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: Looking to the Past; Vintage Knitting Today; Tips for the Modern Knitter / THE 1940s: AUSTERITY ON THE HOME FRONT: Introduction; Ideas for Economical Knitting; New Garments from Old; It is Fashionable to Economise; Men at Home or in the Services; Knitting for Children; A Final Reminder / TO WORK! KNITTING PATTERNS: Designs For Women; Everyday Underwear; Fashionable Housecoat; Ribbed Cardigan; Cable Pullover; Sleeveless Waistcoat; Two-colour Turban; The Fascinating Fez; Afternoon Blouse; Black Frock; Classic Jumper / DESIGNS FOR MEN: Sleeveless Pullover; Large Size Pullover; Balaclava Helmet; Muffler Helmet; Evening Scarf; Vest and Pants / DESIGNS FOR ALL THE FAMILY:Socks for all the Family; Gloves for all the Family / PRINCIPLES OF KNITTING / INDEX
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About Liza Hollinghurst

Liza Hollinghurst is a writer with a keen interest in knitting, Second World War social history and vintage fashion. She has contributed articles to vintage lifestyle magazines on a range of subjects including wartime utility clothing, sewing with vintage patterns, and British postwar comedy films.
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