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Vintage Modern Knits: Contemporary Designs Using Classic Techniques

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Looking for classic and romantic knits with current style?

Inspired by traditional knits, up-and-coming designers Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn put their own contemporary spin on knitting in Vintage Modern Knits, offering designs that you will simply want to wear! From classic designs with fashion-forward color combinations to funky cable sweaters for weekend livin
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Interweave Press
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Cute ladies' knitting projects of sweaters, cardigans and scarves. Too complicated for holiday gift ideas (well, maybe for my mother or my daughter). Lots of single color projects.

Rustic Weekend patterns:
Brigid Jacket
Madeleine shawl
Bramble beret
Maple bay cardigan
Whitby stockings
Cady Twisted-stitch mittens
Margarethe Lace shawl

Vintage Feminine patterns:
Ginger lace cardigan
Yvette roositud hat
Adelaide Yoke warmers - pictured on the front. Gauge: 18 sts and 27 rows on 10cm in st st on 5mm or 19 sts a
Oct 21, 2011 Abbey rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: experienced, or very patient, knitters
Shelves: knit-crochet
BOTTOM LINE: Excellent knitting instruction book filled with wonderful patterns and explanations.

This is one of the best knitting books I've seen in a while, filled with lots of really nice patterns in a wide range of sizes, and using a wide variety of stitches and/or techniques. The explanations of various techniques are well-done (if a mite involved in spots), and the charts are very well-done - I *almost* understood them, and might even try to use one or two (I get confused very easily, and
I'm officially a fan of Interweave Press. Their books are full of gorgeous, tasteful, and fun patterns. Vintage Modern Knits is no exception. Patterns in this book include sweaters, hats, mittens, and stockings, all inspired by historic design or technique. Each pattern is introduced (as per Interweave standad, as far as I can tell) with a brief description of what makes the pattern "vintage modern". Most of the designs are very feminine, and all of them have (in my opinion at least) a timeless/ ...more
I'm looking forward to trying some of these lovely patterns!
penny shima glanz
Proper review coming soon.

Short version: This one surprised me. It took a few reads and I'm happy I gave it a second go because I got caught up on how the designs were not for me the first time. I'm still not big on the patterns in the book, but the classic techniques that are explained made me run out and buy a copy all my own (I was reading a library copy) to have them all in one place!
Jun 09, 2011 Jennifer added it
Shelves: knitting, skimmed
Interweave puts out such pretty books. Even when none of the projects appeal to me, I like looking through them. There is a sweater in here that I would like to make. If/when I do, I will come back and share whether the pattern was easy to follow or not.
I'm a big fan of fibre company yarn, so this book immediately caught my eye. The projects and nature photographs in this book are gorgeous and I loved reading about the history of each design style.
Susan Scully
Nice variety of knitting projects. One shawl/scarf looks very easy and quite deilicate at the same time. Great combination.
Nice to look at, but I will not be rushing off to knit anything from this.
To revisit when I am
A more experienced knitter. Nice stuff
May 10, 2013 lk added it
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have some really cute sweaters
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