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. Includes: --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.
Hardcover : 144 pages
ISBN-10 : 0312359969
ISBN-13 : 978-0312359966
Publisher : St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)