Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book Giveaway

Hi Knitters,
A couple of years ago or so I was visiting my publisher, Artisan Books, and my editor pulled out a box of sweaters for me to look at. As I looked over a few of the original sweater samples from the 1940's-1970's I became completely fascinated with this future knitting book. I loved holding the original and fantastically vintage knits in the office that day. The sweaters looked exactly like something my stylish mother would have worn during my childhood. How I loved her clothes back in the day. She was so chic. Anyway, I couldn't wait to see the finished book and my day has come!

With this initial introduction in mind I'd like to present to you, The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book. It's a knitting book with a unique twist. Here is the blurb on the back book flap about Steven Tatar, the author:

Cleveland sculptor Steven Tatar was hunting for scrap metal when he stumbled upon the now shuttered Ohio Knitting Mills. He bought the company's sweater archive and opened Ohio Knitting Mills, a stylish Brooklyn storefront, where for two years he sold vintage knits that had never been worn. He now sells limited-edition sweaters on his web site, Ohio Knitting Mills.

Basically to boil the story down a bit, Cleveland for many decades housed garment makers, including the Ohio Knitting Mills. The OKM, for short, made knitwear for stores and brands like Sears, Saks Fifth Avenue, Pendleton and hundreds of other labels. Steven Tatar discovered a large amount of mint-condition knitwear when he acquired the mill in 2005.

The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book has taken 26 of these original knitwear pieces and breathed a fresh and modern day adaptation into each of them. Each of the original pieces has been given new life with a design twist that updates the look but always keeps true to the vintage feel of the original. Patterns and schematics and instructions are provided for each of the patterns.

This is a wonderful, historical and beautifully crafted book. I just love the book design. I think it is timely as well. There is always an interest in vintage and retro fashion but I feel like there has been a definite resurgence of this trend as of late. The photography really captures the updated and modern flair given to the knitwear.
Each pattern has the original knitwear piece in an inset photo with a description and the year it was made. The example above is one of my favorites in the book. I would love to have this sweater in my wardrobe. The original design was for the winter collection from 1956. Each pattern has a description that explains its place in fashion history as a project introduction. The book is a good read along with the patterns. It is very interesting.

On a side note, the talented Kristin Nicholas wrote the instructions for the embroidery work on several of the projects. You can't get better than that. She is the embroidery expert like no other. What a bonus.
This original sweater is from 1972. I love the modern shape of the new version. The original had a drawstring waist on a long tunic shape. The new version is a much more flattering option that would look great on many body types.
The book offers a scarf, a hat, a bag and a couple of dresses as well as sweaters for both men and women.

How about that dress on the cover shot? It is stunning. I'll tell you what, when I was younger and thinner I would have knit that dress in an instant. Then I would have been wearing it with the black tights and a pair of black Mary Jane's all over town. I kid you not.
This one is from 1967 and the original is timeless. I love this sweater! This is going on my to do list for sure.
There is a lot of historical information and entertaining photos.
I love the photo pages of the original sweaters all lined up. Here are the good and golden ski sweaters of the 1950's. I can't ever get enough of the old stuff.
The instruction and technique support is thorough and helpful.
"Vintage-inspired projects updated for the modern knitter" sums the book up perfectly.

Steven Tatar did a guest spot on WGN in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. It is a fun clip because he brought along lots of projects from the book, both old and new. He did a great job.



If you'd like to win a copy of The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting book please leave a comment on this blog post! Please only enter once and please leave your email or Ravelry name on your comment so I can easily contact you for your mailing address if you win. I will randomly select a winner in a few days.

Good luck.
best, susie

208 comments:

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Aberdonian said...

It looks like a really interesting book!

tracy_a said...

Thanks for the interview link and all the pics! I also love that white sweater with embroidery - and knowing Kristin Nicholas was involved makes me know it will be doable/understandable!

B said...

I went to college in Cleveland and never knew this little bit of history. Thanks so much for sharing such interesting bits on your blog Susan!

Grenadine Girl said...

oooo that book looks fantastic! Definitely an interesting reference and nifty to see how the pattern changes from then to now :)

Angela, knitluck

sy said...

i love the patterns. i love the white->red winter 1967 design.
songyueyu at gmail

Denise Cole said...

What a great idea updating some classic knitwear! I love the story.

Sami said...

How cool! I love patterns with a story.

*foofymonkey (ravelry)

Betz White said...

I am getting this book no matter what! I'd love to win it but will def. buy it if not! Thanks for the opportunity!

Rhonda said...

What a super cool book! I love the red/white sweater!

the chanses said...

Be still my heart! I would love this book!

Mamachanse@gmail.com

Sharon said...

oh that would be just lovely to win. Gurlzmum on ravelry.

Renee Anne said...

Yep, I'm pretty sure I want this book...

I have a love of vintage sweaters, even if I can't make them (yet).


~ Renee (aka "renny1780")

Jennifer said...

What a cool book! I love it! Thanks for bringing us such great things!

jenbrook96

Rachelle said...

Nice to see a vintage book covering something other than the 1940's
Sewsable on Rav

marylove said...

wow susan, that book looks great! thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Maryjonono said...

I'm loving vintage styles these days! What a treasure this book is!

Lara said...

That looks like a great book. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Jessica said...

This looks like a fabulous book and I would love to add it to my ever growing knitting library! Thanks for the review!

odessa said...

That book looks amazing!

SGiles said...

What a cool book!!! I'd love to win a copy!! Thanks for yet another great giveaway!!!

Cheers!
Sharon (heffalump23 on Rav)

Sally said...

Very cool story! Very cool book! Thanks always!--Sally

SleppyRenard said...

Ooh, love the looks of this book! I'd sure like to win it!

Toni said...

I would definitely like a chance to win the book and see the vintage patterns. Thanks for the info and the chance.

Corinne said...

This book looks so inspirational! I love the fresh color combinations and the photo styling. I'll be adding it to my library, but hope I'm lucky enough to win!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a really fun book. I love seeing all the knitwear from the era in which I grew up.

kgmama (on Ravelry)

Jessica said...

I would definitely love to knit the patterns from this book! How lovely!

JPeled on ravelry

Just call me Ruby said...

I would dearly love to own a copy of this book. As a fellow vintage designer I know how much effort must have gone into such an incredible project. I do hope you pick me!

Susan Crawford

christine m. east of toronto said...

well, i love knitting and i love history so this sounds like a winning combination to me!
and if i do win, you can find me on ravelry as dreamvoyageur!

Robin said...

I would love this book!

Katie (PrincessKT - ravelry) said...

Thanks so much Susan! I love all of your books and projects and have just completed another baby shower gift for another one of my pregnant friends! What can I say, as a neonatal intensive care nurse, I'm just a sucker for all things baby! :)

TwinMamaLinda said...

How Cool! Great photography too!

robin said...

This book looks amazing!

kikine78 said...

really love the dress on the cover.

kikine78 (ravelry)

ctexas said...

Some of the designs sure bring back memories.

Thank you for another chance to win.

Cassandra

kikine78 said...

really love the dress on the cover.

kikine78(ravelry)

shannon said...

Looks like a great book, I love vintage patterns!

Shannon
girl4purl on Ravelry

Randy, Ally, and Wes said...

Those patterns have me drooling! I love vintage sweaters. (lafabulosa@gmail.com)

melosa said...

What a great idea!

PghCathy said...

A couple of those sweaters look familiar! Could they be the ones I wore way back when?
A trip down memory land...count me in on the raffle!

Marti said...

Like you, I'd have worn the knit dress in a heatbeat back in the thin days. I bet my daughter would like that. . . hmm. Thanks for sharing the book!

mamapensees said...

What a cool idea for a book, and awesome designs, too! I grew up in the Cleveland area, but moved to Arizona about 4 years ago :-)

Bridget said...

How cool is this book!! I love vintage pieces..how fun it would be to knit up these fantastic finds!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Bridget
bridgerose@gmail.com

Laura said...

I looked at this book just this weekend and it's fantastic. Definitely on my must-buy list.

(But please don't enter me in the giveaway--I'd feel bad since I already won a book on your blog once.) Just wanted to say what a great book and a great prize this would be!

Deb said...

The book looks awesome! Would love to win it!

Cheryl Bach said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

CBach (ravelry)

Becky said...

Okay! I'm from Cincinnati. Who knew Ohio had such knitting history?

Nicholas said...

I love this book - especially the history behind it.

Elise said...

I saw this book a couple of weeks ago and thought it looked interesting and fun. I would love to win a copy and have a 22 yr old daughter who would wear that dress for sure.

Elise
eoconnor1@everestkc.net

Chelsea said...

I love the design of this book and would love to win it! Bigwoolboston on ravelry.

Laura said...

I grew up in Ohio and for the past 8 years have lived in Colorado. I would love to win this book...it would be like combining a little bit of home with my favorite craft :)

LauraGolightly@comcast.net

karen said...

I love your blog and would love to have this book. I have an older sister and these pics remind of her. I thought she was so chic when I was little!!

Katie said...

No joke, yesterday Amazon told me I wanted to buy this book via an email. And after your review I am positive that this book belongs on my shelf. Thanks for the generous giveaway. ktmay12

Anonymous said...

Things that are awesome:
1. vintage things
2. books
3. knitting
4. free things
5. this giveaway!
dramachic0425@yahoo.com

txjan said...

Would love to win this book...a chance to relive my 20's and 30's in knit!! Thanks. txjan (ravelry)

Missy said...

Love these vintage looks! Great book!!

amy said...

would love a chance at that book!
amyknit40 on ravelry

Laura said...

I am from Ohio and would love to win this book. It looks very interesting! Thanks again for all you do. Laura....go Buckeyes!

Leanne Coppola said...

Love rocking the old patterns.

Daniela said...

That title dress really is gorgeous! I think I would knit it (with other colours), and then walk my children to school in it, dressed up with cool boots and sunglasses (and a very cool smile of course :-)
Thank you for the give-away!
Have a nice day
Daniela from France (Dadzi on Ravelry)

Oiyi said...

Wow, that looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for giveaway.

oiyi.yau (at) gmail (dot) com

Sara in WI said...

Cool book...I think that you'd look Great in that dress. I can't wait to get a close-up look-see at it!

Flo Flo said...

Love the vintage look. Would love to win the book.

Sandy said...

Trick or Treat,
That book is Sweet,
and what a Treat that book would be.

Thanks for the glance and 4 the chance!

may your day be as sweet.

Jasmine :)

Whitney said...

Looks awesome!!! Would love to win this book :)

knittingmom2001 said...

Who knew the 60's and 70's could look so good reinterpreted? OKM looks like a lovely book. Thanks for posting about it.

Connie said...

Who knew the 60's and 70's could look so good reinvented? OKM looks like a lovely book; thanks for posting about it.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love that hat too! It's great to modernise vintage.
woolyknitnsbits at live dot ca

Andrea said...

This is a really awesome book! I got to browse it at my knitting group last week. There are some really lovely and unique knits!

JFibers said...

Wow! Love the vintage stuff! That Steven is a lucky guy!!
greenlady on ravelry

KGregorsok said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I think it would be just as interesting to read this book as it would be to knit from it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie
tuxedotshirts on Ravelry

Karen said...

wow! what some beautiful patterns! the dress on the cover is fabulous. please enter me in the drawing!

kmvdvm on ravelry

saganaga said...

please enter me in your generous giveaway ! i'm saganaga @ ravelry

Charles said...

Love that you said you remember your Mom and her sense of style. My 91 year old mother still knits, still only wears skirts (no slacks), and sweaters that she knits or we do together, and is still my hero! Kristin

Rodi Jussey said...

I.love.this.
russeyj@gmail.com

Dorothy said...

What a great book; I'd love to win it. That 1967 sweater looks really cute to me too!

Dorothy

brodorothy@gmail.com

Dorothy said...

What a cool book; I'd love to win it. The sweater from 1967 is especially appealing to me too.

Dorothy
brodorothy@gmail.com

Dorothy said...

What a cool book; I'd love to win it. The sweater from 1967 is especially appealing to me too.

Dorothy
brodorothy@gmail.com

Sharon said...

As an Ohioan and living near Cleveland, I would love to win that book. I remember many of those styles.

barb :0) said...

What a Fabulous give-away !!! Thank you so much for the opportunity !!! :0)
I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio ... so Love this book and my daughter Sallee was a Fashion Design Major in college, so it would be so fun to share this with her :0)
Happy Fall ... and Thank YOu !!!!

stephigordon said...

Wow! What a great book -would be honored to win and would love to read the book cover to cover! stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

knittingknirvana said...

This book looks great! I love how it is totally new and different from any other book that is already out there. Yea Artisan!! :)

Deb said...

How cool! Thanks.

Margie said...

That looks like something that would be interesting to read, not just knit from! :)

Margievz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful book and a wonderful story! The history behind it intrigues me. Can't wait to read more
diann325@aol.com

Rachel said...

I think it would be so neat to knit some of the stuff from this book, whoever said fashion was cyclical was right!

Sandra said...

I just adore the concept of this book & the patterns look amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Tracey said...

Wow. Love those retro styles. They're so "in" again. Would love to win the book!

love2stitch said...

These projects look just gorgeous and I have the most admiration for everyone who translates vintage patterns into easy to replicate instructions for today's knitters. I will add it to my wish list for sure... maybe I get lucky and get drawn in your give away (positive thinking :-))

flora said...

I love vintage knits and this book looks like a good one. thanks so much!

ravid: flowerpot2

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I think my Mom and her knitting friend made a few sweaters like these in the 70's. Looking forward to seeing the book. jeanie@zeigle.com

The Chase Family said...

This looks like such a fun book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! :)

raelynne01 on Rav

April said...

This looks like a great book! april.maston@gmail.com

coffeechris said...

What a treasure both the Ohio Mills original knit finds and this book! Would love to get lost in all that vintage history.

Erin B said...

This Looks so interesting and I am always buying old pattern books at resale...


Rav Name: Atareen

Steven Tatar said...

Thank you everyone for all your kind and enthusiastic words! And especially BIG THANKS to Susan for sharing the OKM love and offering the giveaway. You guys really inspire me and remind me why I wrote this book. big hugs to you all!!

Kristi said...

I live in Ohio and did not know about the Ohio Knitting Mills. It is interesting to see the original verison and then the updated, new version. I may have worn the striped sweater with the drawstring. Thank you for this great giveaway. I would love to win.

Kristi ~ Ohio
queenbee1958 (on Ravelry)

Jaya said...

What a lovely book this looks like, thanks for this post! I love knitting and I love the winning retro designs on AMC show "Mad Men" and this book seems to bring the two together!

Debbie said...

I would love to win the book and I am wasntme187 on Rav. Thank you for such a nice offer!

Mir said...

The book looks great. I would love to try something like that.

Meagan Shuttleworth said...

What a cool book! I would love to win!

Trendymeg@msn.com

Juliane said...

This is a fascinating book! I especially love the red/orange/white sweater and the white one with embroidery.

Juliane (Llule on ravelry)

Jean said...

Hi, I'm from Cleveland OH!! I'd love to have this book!

jeanfernandez59@gmail.com

Barb T. said...

OOOOOH MYYYY! I love vintage and would love, love, love this book!!!

Charlene said...

This book looks so interesting! I would love a chance to win it and maybe knit up a sweater or two the one from 1956 looks so nice and it's from the year I was born!!


ma2vt@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

The book looks so cool! Thanks!!!

jillpickle

Julie said...

Thanks for the information on this book - it looks like a lot of fun!

steelersfan786 on ravelry

Lizbert said...

I love the idea of updating an older idea. This book seems to do a fantastic job of it.

lizbert on Ravelry

Jennifer G said...

Very clever! Would love to win this!

Anonymous said...

What a terrific idea for a book. mperezlope@aol.com

sheila zachariae said...

LOVE the "LOVE" sweater in the end photo! Susan, I too would wear many in my thinner days! And that embroidered cream sweater.....to die for!

Sheila

szachariae@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book! Love knitting, love vintage, it combines 2 of my favorite things! I only wish I had a chance to visit the vintage shop when it was open! ~Purlygig on Ravelry

Christi said...

What a neat book...I love to knit sweaters and have purchased my yarn to do the knit along for your sweater. This book would inspire me to add color to my new sweater!

Lisa H. said...

What a great book. I love things that are timeless like the projects in this book.

Arlene said...

This book looks awesome! I hope I win!!

Vickie said...

I would love to win that awesome book!

purliegurlie

Susan G said...

Vintage with a twist and knitting together- really doesn't get much better than that!

Thanks for the opportunity.

JoAnnaJae said...

Ooooo vintage sweaters! I must make that dress on the cover...

Ravelry ID: Ambitious

Samantha said...

that book looks like loads of fun!
madfabriholic at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Dear Susan -

Please add my name to the list! I would love to read the book and use some of the patterns.

Best regards,

Kay Martin
Menasha, WI

Ana said...

Would love to win this book!
Ana
anahuron@gmail.com

Susan said...

I love the 70"s...thanks

biddy05 (ravelry)

cindy said...

Would love to win this book, I live in Ohio and didn't know about our knitting history. Looks great.
Thanks for the giveaway
Cindy
in Cincinnati,Oh

LisaChatham said...

Love the book concept - would love to see the real thing! Thanks!

Leah said...

Exciting!

lshep0818
shepherd.leah@gmail.com

Leah said...

Exciting!

lshep0818
shepherd.leah@gmail.com

andrea said...

Spent summers vacationing with relatives in Cleveland. If only I were a knitter way back then! Would love to be the winner of this prize. It would "take me home."
KnitAweigh

Elizabeth said...

Really interesting to learn some history and fun to see the old patterns and their updated versions.
It looks like a really great book!
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I wore a sweater dress much like the cover pic at about the same time. I'd love to win the book.
EllieA

Shira and Joey said...

Sounds very cool!

Stephanie said...

What an awesome book. Its going on my list of "must-have". Thanks for sharing this book with us.

Jerry said...

I had the 1967 sweater! - loved it then and now too!

Tricia said...

So many of those patterns look so wearable! Fun!

Karey said...

The book looks real interesting, a little bit of history with a modern twist on the patterns.

bookagent said...

Oh I would LOVE this book. I adore vintage clothing and still have a gabardine suit my mother wore in the 40's! The sweaters are beautiful.

Laura said...

Hi Susan,

This book is so neat! I love the combination of knitting and history.

Laura,
floursandfibers (Rav ID)

Tif said...

I NEED this book! Pick me! :)
---Tif (bumblebina on Ravelry)

Alison said...

That dress on the cover is fab. You could totally make that and wear it now.
--EditorMom (Ravelry)

Susan said...

I love these sweaters. They remind me of my childhood and seeing those ski sweaters makes me remember the start of my skiing. We still have a cupboard with some of those styles stored away. Makes me want to dig them out. Love your give-aways.

Sandy

rockchalkfiebach said...

What a fun book, in so many ways! Thank you for the opportunity!

tarafiebach on Ravelry
rockchalkfiebach@yahoo.com

Gerda said...

Classic fashion is always in style! I would love to win this book.

SSK* said...

What a fun book! I would love to win it!

~~SSKnits on Ravelry

Susan said...

Hi Susie,
What a great idea and how great that Steven Tartar saw the gold mine of sweater riches and didn't just pitch it all!
Love the purple and tan striped sweater, and yes it's much better without the drawstring!
Janine from NJ

Elly said...

What a NIIICE BOOK! I'd love to add it to my book collection!


~ Eliana ~

Iknitcupcakes- Ravelry Name

frecklesandpurls.com said...

What a fantastic book! Love love love!

~Allison (Rav: allisonlovesyarn)

Elisa said...

That's so cool! Thanks to Stephen Tatar for the creative inspiration to make these sweaters truly timeless classics by publishing a book!

elisa85224 (Ravelry ID)

OneOfTheHive (Heidi) said...

What a great looking book... I've got a ton of old vintage patterns and booklets that were given to me by my boyfriends grandmother. I like the way this book takes a modern spin on things.

Good luck everyone!

OneOfTheHive on Rav!

Michyssoise said...

I would so LOVE to have this book! You have such great giveaways! Michelle mgrosch006@gmail.com

Josey said...

Love the vintage knits. My mom was that generation too and I would love to reproduce some of the looks for my family. Josey

Beth said...

Looks like a great book! Pick me!

Judi A. said...

What fun it would be to look at all the "old" patterns and then the revisions! :-)

Mary Standard said...

I love the thought of this book. These patterns that you have described are just tugging at my heart or needles I guess I should say!
I am "heartrock1955" on Ralvery and my e-mail address is mry_stndrd@yahoo.com Thank you very much. I love your blog!!! Have a GREAT rest of the day!!! =0)

Andrea M. said...

I love vintage look/patterns. Please include me in the running for the giveaway of this beautifully designed book!

Sayschnicklefritz said...

Awesome! There's a store in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY that has vintage knits from an old Ohio factory. I wonder if it's related. Hmm . . .

LJ said...

this book looks amazing!

libbi.ilyse@gmail.com

monikita said...

I love that you presented the history behind the book, as well as giving us a glimpse inside. I want to rock the cover dress with black tights as well, but I'd wear boots instead of mary janes.

I am Monikita on Ravelry.

tracy said...

what a great look at the history of knitting! i'd love to put ohio knitting mills knitting on my coffee table!

Erin Leigh said...

I love books that include (or are solely about) the history of knitting. Beautiful!

Andrea M. said...

Love the book, love vintage patterns, love Susan B. Anderson and her giveaways!

prpltrtl946 said...

This book brings back so many memories!! What an awesome opportunity! Thanks!
prpltrtl946 on Ravelry 8*)

Susan said...

Would LOVE to win this knitting book!

terry.zaccuri@att.net

And btw...I sooo look forwad to getting your emails:) I'm working on the Top Down Raglin for my Granddaughter Abella as we speak...
Terry

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great book review - who wouldn't want to win this fabulous vintage style book!
rla0523 at aol dotcom

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to win!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage look, the timeless classics that never go out of style! The book looks like it will be fun to read as well as for finding new projects.
Kally (Ravelry)

KarenJ said...

Just had to laugh! I was around for the 60´s! And the sweater in red stripes? My brother brought home the blue version of that sweater for my husband in the early 70's after a navy stint in Korea!

pekecrazy said...

Looks like a great book!! Love the idea that Kristin Nicholas was involved. Pekecrazy on Ravelry

PurlingPenny said...

This was an interesting read. I enjoyed the history lesson and I'd love to win this book. I so enjoy knitting with "roots".

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I really love how "vintage knits" are becoming such an "in" thing. I especially love that often they are slightly updated and made to fit a greater size range.

Valerie (Rav: valeriechristine)

Dale,Lindsay and Shannon said...

Very cool book. lynzward@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

This looks like a really awesome book. I love history, and especially knitting/sewing history!

Anonymous said...

I did wear a dress like that when I was younger and thinner.
Sharon in Va
imler_sharon@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

The book looks amazing!

Tiffany85 (Ravelry)

Terri said...

I love reading about the history of knitting. Sounds like my kind of book!

MaryjoO said...

How interesting and fascinating! Pls. enter me...
MaryjoO on Ravelry
thanks!

Julie said...

lovely book! thanks for the giveaway.

jsample

Emily said...

What fun! Thanks Susan!

Ewequeen on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Your podcast link doesn't work. Do you no longer podcast?

Amber said...

Very nice.Can't wait to get my hands on This book.

Lucy said...

I would LOVE to win this book! The patterns look so chic!
ravelry: catmilc

Strickbombe said...

those sweaters look like such fun. i'm with you on that embroidered number.

Caryn said...

Cool patterns. Would be nice to knit for myself for a change instead of my boys!

Christine said...

Fantastic book! I love updated classics. There was always something incredibly special about a Pendleton knit... This book shows why!

Embellished on ravelry

Teresa said...

I love the frontpage gress too, so I would like to have this wonderful book.

teresanasci@gmail.com

remmy said...

I love to see so much creativity. Awesome looking book.

Remmy on Ravelry

reneew said...

I would love to add this book to my collection!

Sharon said...

How fun is this book....and I love Kristin Nichols. Win Win.

suzanne t said...

i would love ths book

Jaime said...

Thank you for the review, I wasn't all that interested in this title until now. I love seeing the vintage items go through small alterations and suddenly find new life!
I'd love a copy of it!

Denise said...

Hi Susan,
I've never seen this book before, looks really nice. Would love a chance to win :)
Hugs
Denise

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Count me in and, even if I don't win, I think this one goes on my wish list!

VeganCraftastic said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

-kala on Ravelry

Laurie said...

this book is right up my alley, love the vintage patterns. Wondering if any of the ski sweaters are included?

Karen said...

I love vintage. This is a little above my present skills, but I am inspired to keep on going. The book looks beautiful. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a great book. I love the mix of the history and modern take on the sweaters.

wilsonfam_98@yahoo.com

Marta said...

What cool knitting history! I'd be thrilled to receive this book!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book.
Its lovely to see the vintage styles again.
Nickyg

patriceod said...

Saw this the other day--your review is spot on! Would love a chance to win.

bschlot said...

This would be such a cool knitting book to have in my library. I really identify with the cover picture, as I was a 70's teenager.

I also wish I had appreciated knitting then, as I do now. My skills surely would have been awesome by now.

Ravelry ID: bschlot

Jennie said...

Just saw this book last Friday at a LYS. Very cool!

*Jennie50000 on Ravelry

Terra Zobrist said...

This book looks amazing. I am from Ohio and I just have to get this book!

jalalonde@aol.com said...

I think I would have enjoyed living & raising my family in the 50s! Love those silly ski sweaters!

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