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From the Inside Flap Kari Cornell & Jean Lampe, Editors Everything old is new again in this collection of fun, hip knitting patterns dating from the early 1900s through the 1970s. Patterns for the Dolman Bolero from 1952, the Menâs Zip-up Cardigan from 1939, the Boyâs Cowboy Pullover from 1962, the 1920s Mildred Scarf, the Womenâs Wolsey Swim Suit from the 1930s, and many more have been culled from a collection of vintage pattern books. The knitting instructions, which include new schematics, updated sizing, and yarn and needle recommendations, are illustrated with the original images. The collection includes a wide variety of patterns for the beginning knitter and the veteran. So pick up your needles and knit a little something reminiscent of days gone by today. Read more From the Back Cover Everything old is new again in this collection of fun, hip knitting patterns dating from the early 1900s through the 1970s. Within the pages of this book youâll find everything from the pattern for those classic embroidered mittens your grandmother knitted to the alluring mohair sweater your mother stitched during her college days. Retro Knits collects 50 vintage patterns for items as stylish today as they were in their timeâand rich with the colors and textures of the past. Organized by decade, these patterns have been culled from vintage pattern books published by yarn makers, featuring old photos, pattern book covers, and original instructions.Â The patternsâfor hats, mittens, socks, scarves, sweaters, vests, and shawls, all picked to exemplify the era of originâalso offer modern yarn and needle suggestions, new schematics, and updated sizing. Â Just a few of the patterns youâll find inside: 1910 Fairy Bonnet and Sweater Set 1928 Ladyâs Bow Sweater 1924 Menâs Checked Sweater 1939 Womenâs Ruffle-edge Cardigan 1930s Womenâs Wolsey Swim Suit 1940s Menâs Vest 1945 Menâs Argyle Socks 1952 Dolman Bolero 1957 Womenâs and Girlâs Embroidered Mittens 1962 Boyâs Cowboy Pullover 1966 Womenâs Angora Sweater 1970 Halter Top 1975 Womenâs Folk Sweater Â Read more See all Editorial Reviews