Knit Vintage: More Than 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters & Other Knitwear from the 1930s, 1940s & 1950s by Madeline Weston & Rita Taylor soon to be presented for sale on the lustrous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Jacqui Small, 2012, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour photographs; Diagrams; Patterns; Photographic end papers & blanks; Title page vignette;
From the cover: Drawing upon their own extensive collections of knitting patterns from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, authors Madeline Weston and Rita Taylor have updated more than 20 classic designs to appeal to twenty-first century tastes. The garments and accessories include glamorous short-sleeved tops, pretty cardigans, lacy sweaters, stockings, a beret, a stole and wrist warmers.
Each piece has been chosen for its elegant and timeless silhouette, as well as for the quintessential details that will appeal to anyone who loves vintage knitwear the shapes of necklines, collars and sleeves, as well as the fastenings, edgings and other decorative elements. The patterns, which incorporate traditional stitch patterns such as cables, lace, Fair Isle and other motifs, have been adapted for the use of an array of gorgeous modern yarns in fashion-forward colours and sumptuous textures, including merino, angora, cotton, bamboo, cashmere, alpaca and silk.
The clothes and accessories are presented over five chapters: Pretty Tops, Cute Cardigans, Starlet Sweaters, Twinsets 8: Two-Pieces and Finishing Touches. Beautifully styled and photographed, they cannot fail to appeal to every knitter and fashionista who appreciates the classic elegance of the original sweater girls and the retro silhouettes of the silver-screen starlets.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 143 pages. 10″ x 8½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes Knitting catalogue?