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Vintage Style: 30 Knitting Designs from Rowan [Paperback]

Kim Hargreaves
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28 Oct 2004
This fashion knitwear book takes its inspiration from a mix of classic French films and is photographed in and around a pretty French farmhouse. The garments are a mix of richly coloured designs, multicoloured patterns, Fair Isles, lace, bead work and cables. There are designs for gloves, scarves and hats from some of the best knitwear designers around: Kaffe Fassett; Kim Hargreaves; Sarah Dallas; Martin Storey; Sharon Peake; Louisa Harding; Brandon Mably; Lucinda Guy


Product details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Rowan Yarns Ltd (28 Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904485219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904485216
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 22 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 851,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, classic patterns to last you a lifetime 26 Sep 2006
Almost all the patterns in this book are good, if you are looking for classic, wearable items in a range of yarn thicknesses (not all 4 ply!). I particularly liked the cardigan patterns, of which there are many. There are also patterns for men here, though only a few. The patterns are very 'French resistance', and the styling too is evocative of the 1940s. There is a range of designers represented here too. The Kaffe Fassett pattern is one of the few 'duds' in the book in my opinion - yet another multicoloured patchwork style man's jumper - 1980s vintage, I think.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 29 Oct 2007
This book was a disappointment for me!! Only one or two wearable items in my opinion (the mens patterns are awful!!) Most are a variation on a theme so chances are if you already own any rowan books you may have a very similar pattern already!! Nicely presented and photographed but actual knit content left a lot to be desired!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 11 Nov 2011
This book I have used three times - the patterns are so nice and the sizes are correct. No measuring needing. All result ended up perfectly. I highly recommend all patterns from Rowan and especially this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love the patterns 10 May 2013
By Stefanantoni - Published on Amazon.com
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Vintage Style is like most Rowan books, filled with stylish European designs. I am a man who knits and I bought the book for the Jarrett jacket.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Style 23 May 2009
By Christine Wilkins - Published on Amazon.com
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There weren't as many patterns that I would actually consider knitable (personally). I have had this book for a year and still haven't knit anything in it.
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