Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s by Kristen Rengren

Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s

byKristen RengrenPhotographed byThayer Allyson Gowdy

Hardcover | June 1, 2009

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While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns.
 
Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies.

About The Author

Kristen Rengren is a freelance knitwear designer who specializes in vintage styles. Previously she worked as a vintage clothing dealer and as a public relations specialist for independent theater companies and as a development director at DePaul University in Chicago.

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Title:Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950sFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 9.75 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1584797614

ISBN - 13:9781584797616

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