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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars altering vintage patterns
Vintage is still big. This book shows you how to use vintage patterns and update them to today's yarn and sizing. It also shows you how to customise patterns. Included is a guide to vintage knitting patterns from before the 1920s to the 1960s plus vintage yarns and colours. Tension, swatches and measurements are all discussed. Patterns for sleeves, collars, pleats,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars knit back in time
I Bought this book, as I thought it would contain a certain amount of patterns, which does not. It is usefull that you can lean to
adapt patterns, but I really wanted patterns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars altering vintage patterns, 17 Jan 2013
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K. Platt "blackplantlady" (Sheffield, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Knit Back in Time: Includes Techniques for Updating Vintage Patterns and Retro-styling Modern Patterns (Paperback)
Vintage is still big. This book shows you how to use vintage patterns and update them to today's yarn and sizing. It also shows you how to customise patterns. Included is a guide to vintage knitting patterns from before the 1920s to the 1960s plus vintage yarns and colours. Tension, swatches and measurements are all discussed. Patterns for sleeves, collars, pleats, pockets and necklines are included. There are also some stitch patterns. This is recommended for those who want to alter patterns, it is not a pattern book as such. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for vintage knitting enthusiasts, 11 Jan 2013
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This is a brilliant book for those knitters who want to produce vintage-style pieces. It tells you how to adapt vintage patterns to fit today's yarns and sizings and also how to add a vintage twist to modern patterns. There are no actual patterns to knit, but there are lots of examples of how to achieve the vintage look with the patterns you already have (or subsequently buy!)

I thoroughly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent informative book, 6 April 2014
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This book not conly contains updated vintage patterns for modern knitting, but also contains a wealth of information about knitting techniques. It will prove to be an invaluable reference book. I stongly recommend this to anyone interested in this topic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage knits and knit Back in time., 6 Mar 2014
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Both these knitting books I would recommend for anyone who wants to create that "Vintage Look' as the actual knitting pattern book has many delightful patterns. 'Knit Back in Time' is a useful 'must have' book as it will enable even a novice knitter like myself to create their own individual styles. It is just about finding a pattern with the shape and weight of yarn you desire and working out how you can adapt and change the look of a basic pattern that you may have knitted before and found the size and fit perfect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not bad, 21 Jan 2014
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this book is ok as it gives you ideas how to alter old vintage patterns for todays sizes not used it much but may do
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant, 5 Mar 2013
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So helpful glad I got it. I'm hoping for a knitting machine version as that would be awesome as most of my vintage knitting is done on a machine
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knit Back in Time, 24 April 2013
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Excellent guide to the topic, I think it would be for dedicated knitters only as it involves a considerable amount of measuring and maths (not too difficult ). I had intended to resize a vintage pattern that I had but was frankly put off by the amount of work entailed and I have decided to use a similar updated vintage pattern from another book which has reworked the old pattern and done all the resizing for me.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars knit back in time, 29 Sep 2013
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I Bought this book, as I thought it would contain a certain amount of patterns, which does not. It is usefull that you can lean to
adapt patterns, but I really wanted patterns.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Read but not used yet., 5 May 2013
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Looks okay but don't know how good the patterns are until they're knitted. Bought this for my partner so she be providing the final verdict.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Knitting book, 2 May 2013
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Just wish I had read the review for this book. I thought it was a pattern book. I have been knitting since I was 7yrs old and I am now 71. Nothing much it could tell me
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