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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but usually requires a size 12 or less, 4 Feb 2003
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This review is from: Vintage Knits: 30 stunning knitwear designs inspired by original postwar patterns (Paperback)
Sarah Dallas has made a great job of updating vintage designs from the 40s and 50s. Her colours and designs are wonderful. However, there are a number of drawbacks to this book.
The first, and most serious, is the sizing: a 'large' is typically a 36" bust, with no extra large. Some designs are for one size only, e.g. 32-35" bust. There are a couple of the less exciting patterns that extend to a 38" bust. Ms Dallas regularly designs items for Rowan that extend to a 40" bust - would it have been so difficult to do this here?
It would also have been helpful to have some kind of indicator of the knitting standard for each pattern, e.g. easy, average, for the experienced knitter. Some visual indication of the shape of the final garment would have been useful too, as used in Rowan magazines.
A little more effort on the designer's part would have made this book much more attractive and useful to the average(-sized) knitter.
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