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Vintage Knitwear

For Modern Knitters

Lise-Lotte Lystrup

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Over twenty timeless and irresistible vintage knitting patterns from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s will allow today's knitter to replicate the authentic elegance of a bygone era


Vintage knitting patterns from the 1930s, '40s and '50s have a timeless, irresistible chic. Their designs for women are fabulously feminine, flattering and snug. But trying to knit up original patterns is too often a frustrating experience: they can be highly complicated; they use yarns that are no longer available; and the sizes are too small for our bigger modern physiques. That’s where this book comes in.

Lise-Lotte Lystrup has cleverly updated twenty-one genuine period designs for the modern knitter. The patterns have been subtly simplified; they use easily sourced modern yarns; and they give instructions for six different sizes, 32–42 in. (81–107 cm). The result is a delightful celebration of vintage style for today’s knitter. This book is guaranteed to inspire you to take up your needles in pursuit of the authentic elegance of a bygone era.

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'With such exciting patterns to inspire me, what better reason to pick up my needles and start knitting?'

Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 21.5 x 19.7 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Illustrations: 101

Publication date: 1 September 2008

ISBN: 9780500514207

Contents List

1. Evening Jacket in Feather Pattern • 2. Jacket with Frog Fasteners • 3. V-Striped Scarf • 4. Sports Sweater in Basket Weave • 5. Cardigan with Contrasting Collar • 6. Tube Top and Bolero • 7. Winter Checkmate • 8. Evening Wrap • 9. Silky Twinset • 10. Stylish Spring Top • 11. Small Jacket • 12. Leaf-Pattern Sweater • 13. Angora Leaf Scarf • 14. Cardigan with First-Class Tailoring • 15. Light-as-Air Wrap • 16. Riding Jersey • 17. Evening Top • 18. Knobbly Jacket with Hood • 19. Tube Hat and Scarf in One • 20. Waved Cable-Pattern Sweater • 21. Angora Bolero

About the Author

Lise-Lotte Lystrup is a lifelong knitter and devotee of vintage style. Her company Knitted Purls specializes in recreating authentic hand-knitted garments for period dramas on stage, film and television.