Retro Knits Cool Vintage Patterns for Men, Women, and by Kari Cornell, Jean Lampe

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By Kari Cornell, Jean Lampe

Every thing outdated is new back during this choice of enjoyable, hip knitting styles courting from the early 1900s in the course of the Seventies. in the pages of this publication youll locate every thing from the development for these vintage embroidered mittens your grandmother knitted to the captivating mohair sweater your mom stitched in the course of her university days.
Retro Knits collects 50 classic styles for goods as trendy this present day as they have been of their time. prepared by means of decade, those styles were culled from classic trend books released by way of yarn makers, and have previous pictures, trend booklet covers, and unique instructions.
The patterns--for hats, mittens, socks, scarves, sweaters, vests, and shawls, all picked to exemplify the period of origin--also provide sleek yarn and needle feedback, new schematics, and up-to-date sizing.

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Beg with next row, dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 8 (10, 10) times—68 (68, 72) sts. Work even in garter st until left front measures 19–1/2 (20–1/2, 21–1/2)” from CO, ending with RS row completed. Neckline shaping: Next row (WS): BO 15 (15, 16) sts at neck edge, knit rem sts—53 (53, 56) sts. Next row (RS): Knit. Next row (WS): K1, dec 1 st, knit across row—52 (52, 55) sts. Rep last 2 rows 14 (14, 15) times more. At the same time, when work measures 22 (23, 24)” and there are 38 (38, 40) sts rem, ending with WS row completed, beg shoulder shaping.

Row 4: BO 3 sts, p26. Row 5: BO 11 sts, k15. Row 6: BO 2 sts, p13. Row 7: BO 13 sts. RIGHT FRONT (AS WORN) With smaller needles, CO 75 sts. Row 1(RS): *K2, p1; rep from * to end of row. Row 2 (WS): *K1, p2; rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows until rib measures 3–1/2” from CO. End with WS row completed. Next row (RS): Change to larger needles and work in St st, beg with knit row. At the same time, inc 15 sts evenly spaced across row—90 sts. Next row: Purl. Work even in St st until front measures 5–1/2” from CO, ending with WS row completed.

Set shoulder straps into position, crossing them at the back. Try on suit to determine desired strap length and mark sewing position. Join straps to back with whipstitch (see Glossary), spacing straps about 2” apart. 45 46 1940s T he 1940s, often referred to as the Golden Age of Knitting, offered more patterns than any other decade in the first part of the twentieth century. The 1940s were a time to knit practical items, since involvement in World War II dominated life on the homefront and clothing was rationed in many parts of the world.

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