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than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s
Louis County Library New Acquisition!
charming book is well on its way to becoming a classic.
Anyone who is interested in either knitting for a baby (as
the book's pattern range in size from 1 to 3), or seeing
how the old becomes new again, would absolutely love this
book. The author and Chicago native, Kristen Rengren,
is a long-time collector of vintage knitting patterns and
a former vintage clothing dealer. She has written patterns
for Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Blue Sky Alpacas ,
and Vermont Organic Fiber Company. She now designs knitwear
for her own label and her patterns can be found on her website,
book brings the classic charm of knitting's past to a brand
new generation of knitters. Vintage Baby Knits
packs in more than forty patterns that make heirloom gifts.
found that the patterns of yore used different sized needles
and different yarns than we have available today. She painstakingly
reworked these patterns into ones with modern language and
modern techniques. There are darling sweaters and cardigans,
shrugs, toys, soakers, blankets, hats, and more, all with
patterns appeal to a modern audience since they are presented
in modern yarns, but always keep the true vintage style.
Each is still knit in a fine gauge with traditional motifs
portraying all the elegance, delicacy, and charm as they
did when they were originally designed and created.
was captivated by this book and I think you will be too.
by Amanda Yancey
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