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Vintage Baby Knits:

More than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s

Authors:  Kristen Rengren

St. Louis County Library New Acquisition!

 

 

This 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, Retroknit.net.

 

This 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.

 

Kristen 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 thorough diagrams.

 

These 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.

 

I was captivated by this book and I think you will be too. 

-Review by Amanda Yancey

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