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Old 02-11-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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retro book recommendations?
Does anyone have a knitting book to recommend with retro patterns?

Really, I guess anything fashionable from the 20s-60s would do
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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The web is a great source for these old patterns. I especially like http://www.freevintageknitting.com/

Happy hunting!
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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That's a great site!
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:49 AM   #4
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The queen of all retro knitting patterns is www.ivarose.com. She collects the original books, tidies them up, and then reprints them for you with a spiral binding. Hundreds, from the late 1800s through the 1940s. She does a great job, she's fast, her customer service is great, and they're not too expensive-- from about $8 - $25. She also has photos of all the project pages in the book, so you can really see what you're getting and choose wisely. You click on a book, and then scroll down and there are the original drawings and photos, and she notes whether each design is knit or crochet. Can't say enough good about it.
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Wow, thanks for that site. Great ideas there!
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Thanks guys! Found a cardigan pattern and I will probably be making that one after I finish the one I'm working on

OMG it's so retro T_T ***having a "things I adore" overload***
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I'm also an ivarose fan. It's so great to be able to get those old books, exactly as they were when they were first released!
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