Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps, & Glamour Knits

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Taunton Press, Jan 2, 2013 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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Here are 20 patterns for a wardrobe of gorgeous knitwear--based on the original styles worn by such starlets as Jayne Mansfield, Bette Davis, and Greta Garbo, and by fashionable leading ladies from Wallis Simpson to Grace Kelly. This collection of must-have garments and accessories offers beautiful, classic patterns for knitting sweaters, cardigans and twinsets, plus sleek wraps and stoles that never go out of style. The patterns have been updated and adapted for use with modern yarns in wool, cotton, silk, and other blends.

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Review: Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps, and Glamour Knits

User Review  - Regina Hunter - Goodreads

Gorgeous sweaters. Lack in instructions. Read full review

Review: Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps, and Glamour Knits

User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Pretty, fitted sweaters. on the small side. I agree with lacking notes in instructions. Not for beginners. Note to self: Audrey Leaf Read full review

About the author (2013)

Madeline Weston and her partner opened their shop The Scottish Merchant in Covent Garden in 1970, and for 20 years it was known as "the" place in London for buying beautifully made, authentic garments sourced from all parts of the British Isles. An expert in traditional knitting patterns, Madeline is the author of two previous books: "Country Weekend Knits" and "Country Weekend Socks."
Rita Taylor has been a keen knitter since childhood, with a particular interest in traditional Scottish knits, especially Fair Isle and fishermen's knits. She now manages the Gansey and the Period Garment Schemes for the UK Knitting & Crochet Guild and is involved with the re-creation of ganseys for the Moray Firth Partnership. She is the author of "Knitting; 200 Questions and Answers "and the designer of many garments in 1930s and 1940s styles for period dramas in both theater and film.

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