Knit Back in Time: Includes Techniques for Updating Vintage Patterns and Retro-styling Modern Patterns
By: Geraldine Warner (author)Paperback
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Do you have a great new jumper pattern that doesn't match your current obsession for Peter Pan collars? Or have you found an original 1950s pattern for a gorgeous knitted blouse only to realise it's three sizes too small and the recommended yarns haven't been around for at least 20 years? Don't be limited by what is available on-line and in shops. This book shows you how simple it is to change lengths, take out waists, shorten sleeves, and substitute for yarns that are no longer in production. Knit Back in Time reveals two crucial secrets for knitting vintage-style projects: how to update a vintage pattern to suit modern sizes and yarns, and how to customise modern patterns to give them a vintage look. It also provides patterns for vintage-style elements, offering invaluable advice on mixing and matching sleeves, necklines, and collars to create your own designs. You can choose to add a bell-shaped, three-quarter, or ruffled sleeve to the same sweater body, depending on the look you want, or just give in and knit three different jumpers, all from the same basic pattern.
Geraldine Warner has been knitting and crocheting since the age of seven, taught by her mother and grandmothers who instilled in her a love of vintage knitting patterns. Over the years she has developed a style of her own, adapting these wonderful designs for a modern fit and yarn choice. She has worked at the creative end of the media and digital marketing industries, but knitting has always been her first love. In her spare time she likes to write about the evolving possibilities of modern and vintage at her Skiff Vintage Knitting blog. Geraldine lives in Lewes, East Sussex, UK, with her husband, young son, and a collection of cats and dogs.
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