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The only knitting book focused on lingerie and lingerie-inspired designs

Underwear has come out. Once kept demurely concealed, lingerie now pervades every fashion category, inspiring designs for day looks, loungewear, evening clothes, and accessories. Slips have become dresses unto themselves. Bra straps are meant to peek out from under tank tops. Camisoles are worn on their own or as layers over or under other clothes. Now, with Knitting Lingerie Style, designer Joan McGowan-Michael interprets this undeniable fashion trend for the knitter and, along the way, shares fascinating stories about lingerie history. Did you know that it was airplane magnate Howard Hughes who masterminded the underwire bra?

McGowan-Michael’s 30-plus designs, stunningly photographed by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, range from the truly functional—knitted bras, slips, corsets, camisoles, and stockings—to the purely fun. The brassiere inspires a curvature-enhancing twinset. The baby doll negligee is the basis for a lacylittle gown and a matching thong set that’s both luxurious and (slightly) notorious. And a ribbed, laced-front sweater is an updated—and much more comfortable!—take on the classic corset.

The only book of its kind on the market, Knitting Lingerie Style includes projects that are bold and sexy, daring us all to bare a little skin, as well as more understated and demure, with sizes ranging from petite to plus.

About the Author

THAYER ALLYSON GOWDY is a Northern California-–based photographer whose work has appeared in the magazines Real Simple, Health, and Country Living, and in the books Knitting Nature (STC), Nest for Two, Spiritual Bathing, and Healthy Home Workbook.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584795773
Author:
Mcgowen Michael, Joa
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Photographer:
Schaupeter, Karen
Photographer:
Gowdy, Thayer Allyson
Author:
McGowen-Michael, Joan
Author:
Gowdy, Thayer Allyson
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitting; crafts; lingerie; intimates; crochet; sewing
Subject:
Lingerie
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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