This lavish book celebrates the patterns and designs of 1940s knitwear. Drawings and photographs from the original pattern magazines accompany modern colour photographs of the garments knitted up for today's wear. In addition it provides a history of wartime Britain and America, often using the actual words of the knitters and designers used by the fashion magazines.
Jane Waller has written three books on the social history of the Second World War and five books on knitwear design, all of which have been inspirational for fashion designers and for film and television wardrobe research. Knitwear from her earlier books can be seen in numerous period films and TV series. Resident - Chilterns, Buckinghamshire