A Handknit Romance: 22 Vintage Designs with Lovely Details

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.

"Black-and-white illustrations and photos of the original garments Atkinson used as a springboard accompany their fine-gauge knit updates, allowing the reader to appreciate how she makes retro details relevant to a modern wardrobe. Time-travel has rarely looked so good." - "Yarn Market News" "All the patterns, even the beaded tunic with no lace, are very feminine and pretty." - "Pam MacKenzie, New Jersey Home News Tribune" "Sooo pretty! If you like lace, you are going to be very pleased." - "Knit-O-Matic" "Timeless pieces that are sure to become treasured family heirlooms.... Gorgeous designs." - "Knit 'n Style" "If you love couture fashion knit with a classic vintage look, you will enjoy "A Handknit Romance."" - "Examiner.com" ""A Handknit Romance" by Jennie Atkinson is a book to fall in love with." - "Molivermade.com" "There are jackets, skirts, camisoles, stockings, day gloves, sachets, jewelry, lots of lace and beaded knitting...it's a dream of frothy girly goodness."
- "Knitty.com" "My gosh: just lovely. It's a nice variety of patterns...not a large number of each 'type' of pattern, but the range of possibilities is wide. They're lovely to look at, too. Just paging through this book is a sensory treat." - "KnittingScholar.com" "Beautiful garments." - "The Detroit News" Praise for Jennie Atkinson's previous title, "Romantic Style: Knits and Crochet to Wear or Display" "The trend in knitting today is towards svelte, stylish, sexy hand-knit pieces. Even bulky winter sweaters are knit with shaping and sexy details. Another book in this arena is "Romantic Style" by Jennie Atkinson, a collection of over 20 patterns based on 1930s glamour. The majority of these patterns are knitting patterns, though there are a few crochet patterns (mostly for accessories) towards the back. 'Cotton Camisole' is a simple, easy-to-wear camisole with a shaped bust and spaghetti straps. 'Beaded Cape' isa
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 136
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59668-779-0
Verlag Interweave Pr
Maße (L/B/H) 246/185/15 mm
Gewicht 431
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