Knitting It Old School

Knitting It Old School

43 Vintage-inspired Patterns

Book - 2010
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"Compelling Collection: Drawing from the fashion trends of the 40's through the 70's, the patterns will give fans of retro style what they want -- fun, wearable patterns that echo those of days gone by, but that modern knitters can use with greater ease. The designs in the book will represent a balance of classic and kitsch, wardrobe basics and saucy specials. For a bit of extra fun, four craft and sewing patterns between chapters will give readers a way to add retro appeal to their homes and outfits. Appealing design: The book will have a distinctive look that mimics pattern magazines from the past. Colorful photos and styled models will poke lighthearted fun at the looks that date so many of these magazines"-- Provided by publisher.
"44 patterns inspired by the '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s Knitters love all things vintage-but it's not as easy as picking up an old pattern from decades past. Oftentimes, they use obsolete yarns, aren't sized for today's body shapes, and are written differently than current pattern instructions. Now, retro-minded crafters get the best of both worlds in this unique collection. Drawing from the fashion trends of the '40s through the '70s, Knitting it Old School offers a bold new twist on vintage-inspired knitting patterns. Vintage patterns feature newly created designs that flatter today's figure and use contemporary yarns. Fun, wearable patterns that echo styles of days gone by. Four bonus sewing patterns to whip up complimentary vintage-themed accessories. With a balance of classic and kitsch, wardrobe basics and saucy specials, Knitting it Old School is a breath of fresh air for knitters who love "old" but want to be "new."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010
ISBN: 9780470524664
0470524669
Characteristics: 174 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sheridan, Caro 1972-

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mylibrarybookcard
Jan 14, 2015

Great book with lots of fun patterns for both crochet and knitting. Although a few patterns are a little too extreme for me, my favourite is "Whiley Wahine".

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SilverIlix
Jun 27, 2012

This book has a very distinct fashion to it.... and that is the retro look. Based from the 60's There were a few patterns that made me smile, like the Star Trek inspired sweater, and a few that I would knit. However most seemed very intent on being kitschy cool that I can't see them fitting into my wardrobe. Personal taste is very much an issue here.

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Janice21383
Dec 30, 2011

Why NOT knit your boyfriend a Star Trek sweater? -- especially if you want to get rid of him. Helpful hint: make it red. Fab updates of vintage designs, from the flapper to the ska-tastic. Contains a truly alarming granny-square mini-dress. Beginners should look elsewhere for basic knitting instruction.

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22950009541673
May 26, 2011

Nothing enticed me. I expect that the "vintage" describes the view of the under-thirties, because many of them are 60's style.

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1_Great_Book
Apr 24, 2011

Check out the go-go granny square crocheted dress!

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toxknits
Mar 21, 2011

Some of the patterns were cute, but I was disappointed to find that most of the good ones were crocheted. I had anticipated that this book would focus on knitting exclusively, based on the title and description.

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Sandiboy
Dec 13, 2010

This is a wonderful book full of patterns anyone can knit. I would recommend it for everybody.

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