Heirloom Knits: 20 Classic Designs to Cherish

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Macmillan, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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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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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 Cherish

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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

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About the author (2007)

Judith McCleod-Odell has been collecting knitting books and patterns for many years and began to experiment with updating historic patterns and developing her own designs. She lives in the U.K. This is her first book.

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