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Books: Vintage Designs to Knit

Vintage Designs to Knit

by Kim Hargreaves, edited by Kate Buller

(Trafalgar Square) On every page of this book, reviewed in Summer 2012 issue of Living Crafts, you’ll see something beautiful, classic, and familiar. Perhaps a sweater that reminds you of a glamorous movie star or an old movie or a grandmother’s photo. The designs are authentic and summon the styles of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. They are simple and sparingly adorned. This book is a must-have for anyone who loves the beauty of simple knits and purls….and some cables.

Finn and Edda on page 98

My absolute favorite designs are Finn & Edda on page 98, Agnes on page 124, and the red hot Audrey on page 8.  All yarns in the book are specified from the Rowan collection, and some are not all-natural, but the patterns are definitely worth spending the time to find the 100% natural equivalents.

Agnes on page 124



Trafalgar Square is giving away a copy of this book!  To enter the drawing, you must live in the U.S., and leave a comment here by Monday, July 30th, Midnight Pacific Time. 



Posted by Living Crafts on Jul 20, 2012 12:43 PM | 229 Comments

229 Responses to “Books: Vintage Designs to Knit”

  1. Lisa L says:

    Wonderful book!! Thank you for the chance to win!! My fingers are crossed!!

  2. Rachel L. says:

    Lovely patterns!

  3. Kim says:

    The Agnes photo is so Betty Draper. I want to make one and wear it this fall, but in a nice non-Betty way. :)

  4. jeanie cantor says:

    i love living crafts magazine. It is my favorite. I read it and reread it. I carry it with me.A Vintage knitting book seems awesome. I would knit something in there if I got the book. Anyway regardless I love to knit.

  5. Priscilla says:

    Oh wow I love those vintage knits.

  6. lena says:

    Wow this book looks awesome!

  7. Linda Ball says:

    Looks like a great book! Hoping!!!!

  8. Kimberly says:


  9. megan says:

    what a lovely idea – a vintage knitting book! love it!! and love living crafts . . .

  10. Rebecca Boukikaz says:

    I really like this book. These designs are classic but look fresh with new yarns.I also like the range of patterns. The men’s sweaters look like something my family would actually wear.

  11. Mary Jo Dorr says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this book. I love anything vintage!

  12. barbie says:

    The books look great. Thanks LivingCraft for a chance to win them.

  13. Betsy says:

    I have just completed the majority of a typical knitter’s dozen or so started-but-unfinished projects, and am anxious to have a new source of fascinating projects. “Vintage” designs are always in style; the book looks wonderful!

  14. jin says:

    So cute!!!

  15. renee says:

    would love to have this book!

  16. Heidi says:

    Always good to go back to the basics!

  17. heartisanart says:

    Book looks inspiring, I’ve always wanted to knit something I actually wanted to wear. Hope I get the chance

  18. Pete says:

    I love how classy and classic vintage can be. Timeless and everlasting.

  19. Oooh these are so pretty. Thanks for a chance for a giveaway. Now… to find more time to knit.

  20. Holly G. says:

    Love the classics! Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. Judianne says:

    I love the classic styles from those years. Most of what you find in the stores today is quite outlandish. Give me the tried and true.

    I’d love to win this one. Here’s hoping.

  22. Debbie B says:

    I am a huge fan of Kim Hargreaves designs and would love to win! Thank you for this give away.

  23. Linda says:

    Oh my this looks like a book right up my alley! Would love to wind!

  24. I have been collecting “vintage knits” over the years and the cover alone sold me on this book!!! I have to see the other designs. Thank you for another nice giveaway.

  25. BJ says:

    I’m am in the vintage mood lately, with sewing and knitting both. This book would be a great addition to my library!

  26. Emma says:

    I would love this book for the winter ahead, I need some new creative projects, thanks Emma

  27. Bookaholic says:

    Lovely! :)

  28. Maggie says:

    These styles from the past look better than what is available these days. Woth spending time with!

  29. Chandra says:

    Looks like a lovely book. I will look for it. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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