Vintage Modern Knits: Contemporary Designs Using Classic Techniques

Vintage Modern Knits: Contemporary Designs Using Classic Techniques

Kate Gagnon Osborn, Courtney Kelley

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 159668240X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Looking for classic and romantic knits with current style?

Inspired by traditional knits, up-and-coming designers Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn put their own contemporary spin on knitting in Vintage Modern Knits, offering designs that you will simply want to wear! From classic designs with fashion-forward color combinations to funky cable sweaters for weekend living, each pattern takes its inspiration from classic silhouettes and adds a a modern spin for an irresistible combination.

Vintage Modern Knits features several different traditional techniques--cables, Fair Isle, lace, colorwork, and more--all showcased in modern, luxurious projects that are fun to knit and lovely to wear. Divided into three sections (Vintage Feminine, Rustic Weekend, and Winter Harbor), Vintage Modern Knits features pieces with tailored lines, close fit, and easy-to-wear, stylish classics. Projects range from quick accessories to garments in a variety of knitting techniques. Packed with perfect weekend wear, Vintage Modern Knits puts a contemporary twist on classic knits you-ll love wearing!

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lace pattern that flanks a center lace panel. The body is worked in stockinette stitch with garter edges and the shoulders are shaped with double decreases integrated along the neck edge, rather than across the main body portion. yarn Sportweight (#2 Fine). shown here: The Fibre Company Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 159 yd [145 m]/50 g): carnelian, 5 (7) skeins. needles body: size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm): 36" (90 cm) circular (cir). border: size U.S. 4 (3.5

break yarn and rejoin at beg of RS row (after held sts). Cont with raglan shaping, BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 3 sts at beg of foll 2 (4, 4) rows, then BO 2 sts at beg of foll 6 (2, 2) rows. 58 Vintage Modern k n i t s g i n g e r l a c e c a r d i g a n 59 Dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 3 (2, 2) times—65 (89, 109) sts rem when all raglan and neck shaping is complete; 2 (9, 14) sts for each front, 39 (49, 59) sts for back, 11 sts for each sleeve. Work 1 (WS)

with pear sharper as every rock, wave, and bit of foam is updated fit and construction, ocean-inspired motifs, frozen in focus. The crisp air, blustery wind, and blue and accessories designed to block out the winter chill ocean blind our senses in the cold, brief moments of are the cornerstones of this collection. sunlight. As the days grow short and the nights fall Taking inspiration from the sea and the night sky, quickly, the light glowing from the hearth warms the this watery

constructed on the lengthwise or widthwise grain. Knitted fabrics can also be constructed on the bias to maximize drape. Achieved through the creative use of increases on one side of the work paired with decreases on the other side, a rectangular fabric can be created in which the stitches slant to the left or right. The increases add fabric to one edge while the decreases remove fabric from the other. This produces a fabric that hangs beautifully and is particularly effective for shawls and

yarn, leaving a 10" (25.5 cm) tail. Thread tail on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts, pull tight to close hole, and fasten off on WS. Work Rnds 1–16 of Crown chart, changing to dpn when there are too few sts to fit comfortably on cir needle—14 sts rem. Finishing Weave in loose ends. Block lightly. Shifting the Beginning of the Round When some patterns—cables in particular—are worked in the round, the beginning of the round has to shift from round to round to maintain the integrity of

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