Retro Knitting Patterns

The Knitting Revival
Retro Knits by Voyageur Press

Old knitting patterns have become very popular of late - mainly because there are some great retro styles to be found among them that just aren't available today.

Once upon a time, knitting was a standard activity for many women, however as more women entered the workforce in the latter part of the 20th century and were  pressed by time constraints and other distractions, the popularity of knitting receded. In addition cheap, mass produced knits made the labour intensive art of knitting even less appealing. bought machine knits just don't have the feel and look of a hand-knitted item. It's the blood, sweat and tears of working those needles over and over again that weaves a kind of history and individualism into the knit. In the 21st century the age old art of knitting has made a resurgence.

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Retro Knits features 50 vintage patterns dating from as far back as the early 1900s to the groovy 1970s - everything from vests, twinsets, swish men's cardigans and kids pullovers. There's plenty of accessories too - mittens, shawls, socks and hats etc. All the designs have been collected from vintage pattern books and the book includes original photographs and covers. So get those needles out and start clicking!

Knitting can be a very relaxing..even stress-reducing  pastime and the best thing about it is you have something tangible at the end. It can be strangely satisfying to wear something you have laboured over, stitch by stitch or to give a hand-knitted item as a gift.

Oh and if you don't know how to knit...this might help:

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