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The Beatrix Potter Knitting Book

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Classic knitwear for the whole family from favorite Beatrix Potter images. Colors and yarns have been individually chosen and matched to the tones of the original illustrations, and patterns come in a range of sizes adapted for American knitters. Each item is illustrated with a photograph from the Beatrix Potter collection.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 8th 1987 by Frederick Warne Publishers Ltd
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I love Beatrix Potter. I love knitting. A book that combines both? This I had to see, simply out of curiosity.

Unfortunately, the book was published in the late 1980s, so the patterns (mostly for children -- which I expected, considering it's Beatrix Potter) are extremely dated. Instead of timeless or even "traditional" patterns, most of them are the type of garments you look back on as a child of the 80s and say, "I can't believe my mom dressed me in that." You know, boxy sweaters with bulky fr...more
This is my first literary themed knitting pattern book.
There are vintage style knits like the Tom Kitten Edwardian party sweater and sleeveless top for mother and daughter, is super cute but I have no idea where you could wear this outside of a Halloween costume. There is also the Taylor of Gloucester three knitted cushions that you can match to your sweater which is cute, but I don't like to match the furnishings in my general life.
I love just looking at the cute knits with a 1980's atmosphere,...more
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