As purveyors of luxury knitting yarns, you will not be surprised to hear that we have a weakness for glamour and stylish knits. 'A Stitch in Time: Vintage Knitting Patterns, 1930-1959 Volume 2' by Susan Crawford is just the kind of glamour and style we love.
This is the eagerly anticipated follow up to 'A Stitch In Time' and Volume 2 takes us from 1930s to the end of the 1950s. It is jam-packed with authentic styling and gorgeous photography and with 80 patterns to choose from this book is a treasure trove of knitwear. What's more some of the patterns feature our luxurious yarns so we thought we should share a few of the goodies with you.
We love the Charming Neckline sweater, a stylish garment knitted in a fine gauge yarn to give a beautiful drape and well-fitted result. The original sample that you can see here has been knitted with our4ply Scrumptious in the colourway 'Midnight', with 'Oyster' for contrast. Like many of Susan's patterns, this garment is multi sized and features clever construction to emphasise shape and form.
The Swagger Coat pattern is so impressive with its button details and stylish collar. The pattern calls for Scrumptious aran and would make a fantastically stylish garment to be used as a jacket for colder weather in winter and cooler evenings the rest of the year. What we really loved was the fact that this coat was featured in not only Miss Marple but also The King's Speech- we love famous knitwear!
If you're looking for stylish eveningwear or a classic piece to add a little chic to your wardrobe, it just has to be the Lady's Evening Jumper. Knitted in a beautiful open lace pattern in Scrumptious lace, the look of this garment is feminine and distinctive. The puffed 3/4 length sleeve is a very beautiful detail that just adds such a feeling of style and glamour to the overall piece.
For all our Scrumptious yarns featured in the book, please visit our online shop. A huge congratulations to Susan for her beautiful book- it's a classic that we are proud to have gracing our shelves and inspiring our knitwear!
All photographs are © Susan Crawford and are used with kind permission.