Heirloom Knits: 20 Classic Designs to Cherish
A Main Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club Each of the twenty wonderful projects in this book takes its inspiration a different decade. Based on vintage designs that have been carefully updated for the modern knitter, Heirloom Knits includes examples from every decade since 1820. A wide range of additional edgings and embellishments makes it possible for the more experienced knitter to pick and choose from among the elements to make a unique piece, just as knitters have done in the past.
All of the patterns have been carefully updated, so they can be knitted in contemporary yarns using modern techniques. Step-by-step directions accompany beautiful designs and full-color photographs.
--Historic patterns carefully adapted to suit modern taste as well as new patterns inspired by vintage designs--Projects ranging in size and complexity from simple cushions to full-size bed covers
--Different embellishments and edging designs so knitters can create their own unique heirloom by mixing and matching patterns
A unique resource for every serious knitter's library, this book provides inspiration and projects for years to come.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheLibraryhag - LibraryThing
I got this second hand on the internet. It is a very nice book with some lovely patterns. It has an excellent section on embellishments. There are a couple of afghans/bedspreads I hope to knit soon. Read full review
Heirloom Knits: 20 Classic Designs to CherishUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A longtime knitter, McLeod-Odell has a special interest in studying vintage knitting patterns and adapting them to a form accessible to modern knitters. Her first book collects 20 projects-each ... Read full review