Knitting Vintage by Claire Montgomerie

Knitting Vintage by Claire Montgomerie

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ISBN 978-1-78177-377-2

30 knitted projects inspired by period fashions

Beautifully illustrated with a nostalgic feel, Knitting Vintage has a foot firmly in the present. Reinventing retro patterns for modern fashion trends, the book is dived into chapters according to decades, and includes 30 knitted project of various skill range and complexity, ranging from a 1920s flapper style tasselled top and 1950s beaded cardigan to a 1960s handbag and 1980s legwarmers. 

Each project uses modern yarns but draws on key fashion looks from bygone eras and encourages the use of vintage accessories and notions. 

Historical background is given on the main fashion themes of each decade and mood boards depict illustrations, photographs, materials and colourways that were used as inspiration for the projects.

The book concludes with a directory on sourcing vintage haberdashery and knitting patterns.