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Vogue Knitting Vintage Collection: Classic Knits From the 1930s-1960s (Vogue Knitting) [Paperback]

By Trisha Malcolm (Editor)
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They come from another time—but now they're classics. Chic and stylish knits from the original Vogue Pattern Books of the 1930s–1960s return in an enchanting one-of-a-kind collection with more than 40 fabulous garments for everybody in the family. Fully illustrated, and updated with the latest yarns, this project book includes party dresses, pullovers, jackets and wraps for her; sweaters and vests for him; and sunsuits, caps, and booties for the baby. Among the perennial fashion winners: a short-sleeved silk top for spring, a chunky coat for fall, a cabled V-neck, a girl's heart twinset, and a boy's striped turtleneck. An introduction covers all the basics, from selecting wool to determining the gauge to reading patterns.

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Pages   142
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2004
Publisher   Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN  1931543453  
ISBN13  9781931543453  

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Book title is misleading  Jun 1, 2004
Based on the title, Classic Knits from the 1930s-1960s, I was expecting more traditional patterns with classic lines. The book should be titled, "Mostly '60s" or something like that. I was only able to judge this book by the photo on the cover (ha! remember the old saying), so I thought I would be getting lots of classic, un-trendy patterns. Instead, most of the women's patterns are exaggerated 1960s wonders. However, the men's patterns are classic and might be worth your while. If you have subscribed to Vogue Knitting magazine over the past 15 years, you will already have most of the patterns. Silly me, I thought the editor of this book would have had the imagination to publish other patterns from the original Vogue Knitting instead of being lazy.
Not a lot of stylish patterns  Feb 18, 2003
If you really want a great book on stylish vintage knits, I'd suggest you buy Sarah Dallas' Vintage Knits. The patterns there were more form fitting. The patterns in the Vogue book were a little uninspiring -- they were patterns that you could pretty much find elsewhere. But it's an okay book for beginners and intermediate knitters.
Good book, but I would rather check antique book stores  Jun 3, 2002
I bought this book because I liked "Very Easy Knit" , so I kind of expected the similar effectiveness. However, to me, it was not as good as "Very Easy Knit". The book seems to loose its focus, since it attempts to cover too board catagory; babies, men, teeneger. It may be good for somebody who has a family to knit, but if you are big fan of vintage knitting patterns, I do not think this book offers variety. The patterns themselves are good, a good book. But, still I would rather check local antique book stores for old Vougue's originals from this era. ( it has much more patterns in one volume, just much more !)
Good, With One Little Caveat  Jan 18, 2002
I really like this book, but I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because, surprisingly, several of the patterns can actually be found in other Vogue books (e.g., the silk lined shawl, men's cashmere gloves). The repeat was a bit disconcerting, and I would have rather seen something else, since I have almost the complete Vogue Knitting library.

However, the book has many, many excellent points, which make it a worthwhile purchase, even if you've seen a few of the patterns before. First, Vintage Collection is designed very well, with all of VKs usual features and inspiring photographs. Patterns are grouped by type: women, men, kids, and scarves/shawls. Unlike VK's Vintage Knits On the Go, the Collection contains patterns that truly speak for their era and will lend a vintage touch to everyone's wardrobe.

The variety of designs is astounding, including a coat, an aran sweater, the gorgeous cashmere cabled sweater on the cover, sweet baby things, as well as a silk lined shawl... and many, many more.


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