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Knitting Fashions of the 1940s - Styles, Patterns and History

By Jane Waller

ISBN: 9781861268624
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 155 colour photographs

This lavish book celebrates the patterns and designs of 1940s knitwear. Drawings and photographs from the original pattern magazines accompany modern colour photographs of the garments knitted up for today's wear. In addition it provides a history of wartime Britain and America, often using the actual words of the knitters and designers used by the fashion magazines.

Over fifty patterns are featured, ranging from twinsets to hats with a variety of stitches. Illustrations show the garments as advertised in the 1940s and as reknitted for today's wear. American, British and continental needle sizes are included, as is American terminology and measurements are given in both imperial and metric. This classic pattern book is a treasury of patterns, adapted for today's yarns and needles, that will appeal to all handknitters and to anyone interested in the period.

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