Knitting It Old School

Knitting It Old School

43 Vintage-inspired Patterns

Book - 2010
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43 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.""

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.
ISBN: 9780470524664
Characteristics: 174 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sheridan, Caro 1972-


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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".

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.

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.

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.

Apr 24, 2011

Check out the go-go granny square crocheted dress!

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.

Dec 13, 2010

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

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