Timeless Tyrolean Knitwear: Recreating the Vintage Style
Author: Linda Ivell
A practical guide to Tyrolean-style knitwear, with original vintage patterns and adaptations for the modern knitter. Tyrolean-style knitwear is as popular today as when it first appeared in the early 1930s. For hobby and semi-professional knitters of all abilities interested in vintage style. Covers the various techniques, stitches, embellishments and finishing touches for vintage styling. Includes thirteen knitting patterns adapted from vintage originals, and an exclusive new design. Beautifully illustrated with 332 colour photographs.
The passion for Tyrolean-style knitwear has endured for nearly one hundred years and it is still as popular today as when it first appeared in the early 1930s. Timeless Tyrolean Knitwear outlines the key techniques associated with the style and offers inspiration and guidance for creating your own vintage-inspired designs. Coverage includes an introduction to the origins and inspiration for Tyrolean knitwear and the defining characteristics of the fashionable style plus advice for working from vintage knitting patterns and adaptations for the modern knitter. There is a guide to vintage yarns and their modern substitutes and a Pattern Collection of thirteen knitting patterns adapted from vintage originals dating from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, some published here for the first time. Finally, there is an exclusive, new design offering a choice of vintage Tyrolean features and shapes to use as a 'menu' of inspiration for creating your own individual piece.
Linda Ivell has been recreating vintage knitwear for over forty years. As an Art Historian working in museums, she has explored prestigious costume collections, researching and writing about historical fashions and our textiles heritage. A member of the Knitting and Crochet Guild, she is happiest when surrounded by wool, and all the possibilities a strand of yarn can inspire. She recreates vintage knitwear with her own label of Knitting for Victory.
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press (March 15, 2023)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0719841143
- ISBN-13: 9780719841149
- Dimensions: 8.80 x 0.60 x 10.75 inches