Vintage Baby Knits June 2009

Timelessly Charming

Regardless of the decade, certain styles are timeless, especially when it comes to knitwear for babies. In Vintage Baby Knits, author Kristen Rengren shares more than 40 classic patterns based on vintage designs from the 1920s to the 1960s, all of which look fittingly charming on contemporary children. The projects range from quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, plus a complete reference section on working with vintage patterns.

See a charming cast of babies wearing the Vintage Baby Knits collection in our gallery, download a free pattern, enter to win a free copy, and read our Q&A with Kristen. Also, please be sure to email us at to tell us what you think.

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In the News

"I love the traditional, yet contemporary feel of the patterns as Kristen has reworked them...I find it hard to imagine any one of them not eliciting major oohs and aahs at a baby shower."
Go Knit in Your Hat

“Rengren stays true to the original garments while infusing the best of today’s baby style.”
Yarn Market News
"40ish baby patterns translated into knittable English and made from actual, found-in-yarn-store yarns...Adorable doesn’t even start to describe the photography."
“Possibly the cutest baby knits book ev-ver.”

Enter to Win

Enter here to win a free copy of Vintage Baby Knits. To enter, please email the following information to

  • Business Name
  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Age
  • Phone Number

Three winners will be selected through a random drawing and notified by email.

Blog Tour

Kristen is hitting the blogosphere on July 1, chatting, sharing, and guest-blogging at these sites:

July 1The Panopticon
Dolores the Sheep gets real with Kristen

July 6 Go Knit in Your Hat
Yarn Talk

July 8Sheep in the City
Book Review

Knitting in the 1930s-1950s

July 14Grumperina
Show and tell: projects from VBK

July 16The Blue Blog
Book Review

July 20Weekend
Topic: TBD

July 22- House on Hill Road
Topic: TBD

We’re still adding tour dates to this itinerary, so check for updates!

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