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Vintage Design Workshop

Knitting Techniques for Modern Style
Warner, Geraldine (Book - 2012 )
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"Unique in its dual approach, Vintage Design Workshop offers two ways for knitters to create vintage-styled projects: by updating any vintage pattern to suit modern sizes and yarns, and by customizing modern patterns to take on a vintage look. As most knitters know, the internet is a huge and ready resource for free or highly affordable vintage knitting patterns. However, these easily available vintage patterns are usually in one size only and unfortunately not all of us have the 34" bust and tiny wasp waist silhouettes that epitomize many vintage styles. Instead of simply offering a smattering of updated patterns, Vintage Design Workshop goes one step further and proves how simple it is to update patterns yourself. Divided into two sections, the book first shows the reader how to translate and alter sizes from vintage patterns and gives advice on choosing substitutes for yarns that are out of production. The second section uniquely demonstrates how to adapt modern patterns to create a vintage silhouette, learning how to mix and match sleeves, necklines, or collars to the item of your choice. While this is not a pattern book, the author will use one vintage pattern throughout as separate tutorials on yarn substitution, sizing and gauge, deciding on alterations, adjusting shaping and length, and adding or altering details. "-- "2 guides in one: how to adapt and knit ANY vintage pattern, and how to add retro/vintage elements to modern patterns"--
Authors: Warner, Geraldine
Title: Vintage design workshop
knitting techniques for modern style
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, c2012.
Characteristics: 175 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,25 cm.
Contents: Preparation
Substituting yarns
Adjusting vintage sizes
Adjusting sizes
Patterns for vintage elements
Adding elements to patterns.
Summary: "Unique in its dual approach, Vintage Design Workshop offers two ways for knitters to create vintage-styled projects: by updating any vintage pattern to suit modern sizes and yarns, and by customizing modern patterns to take on a vintage look. As most knitters know, the internet is a huge and ready resource for free or highly affordable vintage knitting patterns. However, these easily available vintage patterns are usually in one size only and unfortunately not all of us have the 34" bust and tiny wasp waist silhouettes that epitomize many vintage styles. Instead of simply offering a smattering of updated patterns, Vintage Design Workshop goes one step further and proves how simple it is to update patterns yourself. Divided into two sections, the book first shows the reader how to translate and alter sizes from vintage patterns and gives advice on choosing substitutes for yarns that are out of production. The second section uniquely demonstrates how to adapt modern patterns to create a vintage silhouette, learning how to mix and match sleeves, necklines, or collars to the item of your choice. While this is not a pattern book, the author will use one vintage pattern throughout as separate tutorials on yarn substitution, sizing and gauge, deciding on alterations, adjusting shaping and length, and adding or altering details. "--
"2 guides in one: how to adapt and knit ANY vintage pattern, and how to add retro/vintage elements to modern patterns"--
Local Note: 15 53 118 226
ISBN: 9781596688391
1596688394
Statement of Responsibility: Geraldine Warner
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Knitting Patterns. Clothing and dress measurements.
Topical Term: Knitting
Clothing and dress measurements.
LCCN: 2012034030
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