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

Vintage Baby Knits

More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s

Hardcover

Price: $29.95

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  • Publication Date: June 1, 2009
  • Imprint: STC Craft
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 8 12
  • ISBN: 9781584797616
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: 80 color photographs
  • Rights: World/All

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.