A charming collection of nostalgic knitting patterns for babies
In days gone by, babies were always wrapped in exquisite shawls and dressed in beautiful handmade garments knitted with love and care by their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters. To this day, nothing can beat the individuality and charm of hand-knits, which will be treasured for years to come and passed down as family heirlooms.
Vintage Knits for Babies contains a wonderful selection of knitting patterns for little ones, from birth to 18 months, based on examples of baby wear dating from Victorian times to the 1950s. Drawing upon her extensive collection of vintage knitting patterns and photographs, Rita Taylor, an expert knitter and designer of period costumes, has created everything from snuggly shawls, christening outfits and lacy matinée sets to pretty dresses, cute cardigans, cosy coats and lovable toys. Traditional stitch patterns, such as stripes, basket-weave, flag stitch and many lace patterns, are combined with delightful details and pretty finishing touches, such as ribbons and vintage buttons. Each item has been chosen for its timeless appeal and adapted for knitting with gorgeous modern yarns that are both practical and gentle on delicate skin, including merino, cotton, cashmere, silk, alpaca and other mixes.
Rita Taylor has been a keen knitter since childhood. While living in Scotland she became interested in the traditional knits of that country, especially Fair Isles and fishermen’s knits. She now manages the Gansey and the Period Garment Schemes for the Knitting & Crochet Guild and is involved with the re-creation and collection of ganseys for the Moray Firth Partnership and The Mo, Sheringham Museum. Rita has also designed many garments in 1930s and 1940s styles for period dramas in both theatre and film, as well as for private commissions. She is the author of several books on knitting and crochet.
|Dimensions||cm 20,5 x 27,0|
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