Inspired by women's clothing, lingerie, and accessories from the 1900's to 1930's, "A Handknit Romance" offers designs that are intricate and exquisite. Step back in time with techniques including pin-tucks, picot trims, crochet edges, lace beading, and embroidery that convey modest and flirty classic fitted patterns using a range of lace, superfine, fine, and light yarn weights.
Attention to detail is demonstrated throughout and the result is a collection of unique, precious garments that reflect today's vogue for vintage-inspired fashion. Rowan designer Jennie Atkinson offers beautiful projects that range from small accessories to full-size garments and suit beginner and seasoned knitters alike.
Along with a fresh assortment of beautiful garments and accessories, you'll find advice on yarn substitutions as well as tips on how the patterns can be customized to fit all sizes. "A Handknit Romance" is the ideal design book for knitters who embrace creativity and the want to produce truly unique pieces.
Jennie Atkinson worked as a fashion knitwear designer for many years. Her designs are classic and feminine, focusing on shape, color, and stitch detail. She has worked as a freelance designer for the home-knit market, and her designs have been featured in "Rowan" magazines, "Vogue Knitting," and "The Knitter" magazine. In 2006, Rowan Yarns published her book "Beads, Buttons and Lace: 20 Romantic Knitting & Crochet Designs." She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, with a Masters Degree in Design History. In addition to design work, she also lectures on fashion and knitwear history.