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
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
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.