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Knitting Classic Style : 35 Modern Designs Inspired by Fashion's Archives
In fashion, one day youre in, the next day youre out . . . and the day after that, youre back in again. Designers are always referring to fashions rich history as they imagine its present and future, and retro looks remain ever-fresh as they are renewedand restyledfor the next generation of wearers. Thats precisely what top knitwear designer Véronik Avery is up to in Knitting Classic Style. Mining fashions endless archive, Avery has created 35 smashingly contemporary garments that take their cues from decades and designers past. The collection of clothing and accessories Avery presents is organized into four thematic chapters that highlight womens wear, mens wear (and its influence on womens and childrens clothing), traditional ethnic garb, and sportswear. Aimed at both beginning and more advanced knitters, the books projects range in difficulty from a simple drawstring purse, French beret, and Afghan-inspired slipper-socks to a shawl-collared cardigan, a geometric ski sweater based on a popular 1950s Native American design, and Averys own reinterpretation of the trimly elegant Chanel jacket. The author introduces each project by explaining its historical/cultural roots; Sara Camerons moody photos evoke the settings that have inspired Averys reworkings of the classics.
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STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books
October 29, 2012
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