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Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps & Glamour Knitsby Rita Taylor
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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.
First published by: London: Jacqui Small, 2012.
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Then and now
Knitting fashions in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and how these styles and patterns can be re-created and brought up to date.
Modern yarns and how to adapt original vintage patterns accordingly. Vintage trimmings – ideas for embellishment with pretty buttons, ribbons, buckles and other accessories.
CHAPTER 1: Pretty Tops, Jayne Button-Front Top, Bette Top with Keyhole Neckline, Doris Shell Top, Shirley Lace Top, Louise Latticework Jersey, Marilyn Magyar Top, Kate Lace-Panel Blouse
CHAPTER 2: Cute Cardigans, Hedy Tyrolean-Pattern Cardigan, Ava Angora Bolero, Lauren Lace-Stitch Cardigan,Wallis Pleated Cardigan
CHAPTER 3: Starlet Sweaters,Clara Bow-Panel Sweater, Vivien Fair Isle-Style Sweater, Grace Lacy Puff-Sleeve Sweater, Marlene Lacy Sweater with Collar, Audrey Leaf-Pattern Sweater, Natalie Feather-Stitch Sweater
CHAPTER 4: Twinsets & Two-Pieces, Barbara Fine Cable Twinset, Celia Lacy Fine-Knit Twinset, Veronica Lacy Cotton Skirt & Top
CHAPTER 5: Finishing Touches, Loretta Warm Lacy Stole, Kim Fair Isle Beret, Betty Lace Stockings, Greta Lacy Wristwarmers
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