A Stitch In Time Vol1 – Printed Book
Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns 1920-1949 : Volume 1 by Susan Crawford and Jane Waller 360 pg, FSC paper, Hardback, 1.5kg NEW HARDBACK EDITION - PUBLICATION DATE 30TH NOVEMBER 2014 Five years ago we took the decision to self publish A Stitch in Time, Volume 1.  This knitting treasury and vintage pattern archive is not a book that a traditional publisher would take on. Self publishing always takes a lot of hard work, dedication, endurance and funds. With a book of the scale of A Stitch in Time it takes even more of all of these things. This is a book that hasn’t been constrained by a publisher's need for high profits, but is a collection that has been created with passion and sincerity, to be treasured and loved. What makes A Stitch in Time so special? 60 original patterns from 1920-1949 reproduced and digitally enhanced Rewritten and updated versions of every pattern Sympathetically multi-sized to retain the true vintage look Beautifully photographed with authentic vintage styling Up-dated yarn requirements for each pattern Includes sizes from 30 to 60 inches Chronologically arranged A wealth of information about the changing styles About the Book: This modern day classic brings you 60 fabulous, vintage knitting patterns for women: From the 1920s tubular look to the feminine charms of the 1930s. The military style of the war years through to the glamour of the late 1940s.  This iconic treasury is filled with stunning full-colour photography, faithfully styled, of updated versions of these gorgeous knits. Each design is unique and perfectly captures the charm of its era. From evening wear to swimsuits, the original patterns have been re-written, updated and carefully resized for modern shapes, using contemporary yarns. The patterns are chronologically arranged, each chapter with an insightful essay on the history of knitting’s Golden Age. This is Vintage Knitting for the Twenty First Century How does the new publication differ from previous editions? Hard back cover Extended size ranges on some of the most popular patterns Up-dated yarn requirements including newly available yarns Pattern errata corrected throughout Improved garment schematics Additional charted instructions Extensive re-editing Improved layout Bonus Pattern You can now see many of the designs from the book here This book is inspirational not just to the knitter but also to the designer, collector, fashion student, dress historian, stylist and anyone in love with yesteryear.
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A Stitch In Time Volume 2 – Printed Book
Vintage Knitting Patterns 1930-1959 : Vol: 2 by Susan Crawford and Jane Waller Published by Susan Crawford Vintage ISBN: 978 0957228696 400 page, FSC paper, hardback, 1.5kg This breathtaking book takes you on a journey through knitting pattern history from 1930 to 1959. This 400 page treasury contains 80 stunning, classic patterns for women, carefully chosen to offer the knitter the best of design from each period, alongside a thoughtfully balanced selection of projects; from beginner to advanced; cardigans to sweaters; dresses to hats; stocking stitch to cable and from fair isle to lace. With the patterns chronologically arranged the book also acts as a historical insight into this golden age of knitwear design. Both the original and a re-written, updated and multi-sized adaption of each pattern is included, with beautiful full colour images, authentically styled and photographed. Additional information explaining vintage fit and finishing complete this inspiring publication. This truly amazing book is for all knitters, young and old, of all abilities. It affords the opportunity not just to knit, but to knit a piece of the past and create an heirloom of the future.
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Coronation Knits – Printed Book
by Susan Crawford Published by Susan Crawford Vintage This stunning new book of authentically styled knit wear offers 14 classic designs for men, women and children, drawing on inspiration from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Focussing on fashion influences during the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, Coronation Knits brings an enticing selection of both new material and updated period designs that invites knitters to create something truly beautiful. Exquisitely presented, the book includes jumpers, cardigans, tank tops, shawls and hats with patterns for women, men and children. These designs will appeal to knitters of all ages and abilities with a range of techniques and construction methods that include Lace, Cables, Fair Isle and Intarsia. Coronation Knits offers a wide range of sizes and clear written instructions plus full colour charts, schematics and technical information. The photographs by Susan are carefully and elegantly styled, adding additional glamour and chic to every page. Susan also looks back at this pivotal period of British history, setting the scene for this stunning collection of hand knits .
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Vintage Gifts To Knit – Printed Book
by Susan Crawford Paperback This extremely popular book includes 16 glamorous yet practical knits, inspired and adapted from knitting patterns of the 1900s to the 1950s, all perfect to make as gifts or for yourself. The patterns range from simple beginners projects to stunning fair isle garments and lace stockings. The 16 projects include patterns for women, men, children and the home. These designs will appeal to knitters of all ages and abilities with a range of techniques and construction methods as well as a wide range of sizes and clear written instructions plus full colour charts, schematics and technical information.
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Vintage Shetland Project – Printed Book
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by Susan Crawford. Published by Susan Crawford Vintage, 400 pg, FSC paper, Hardback.

Fashion & social history intertwine in the Vintage Shetland Project as Susan Crawford recreates & explores cherished pieces from Shetland's rich knitting heritage.

The Vintage Shetland Project is the culmination of the several years Susan has spent researching early 20th Century knitting in Shetland. With the help and support of Carol Christiansen, textile curator at the Shetland Museum, Susan has studied hand-knitted garments and accessories from the 1920s to 1960s, which are held in the Museum's archives. She has chosen 27 pieces, recording their construction stitch for stitch then recreated them for the Vintage Shetland Project. These pieces – all with their own unique story to tell – have been developed into comprehensive multi-sized knitting patterns, complete with instructions, technical advice and illustrated with colour photography shot on Shetland.
With an essay reflecting on the story of each hand-knit item this book is a treasury of Shetland knitting patterns and an insight into Shetland's rich textile traditions.  
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