Knitting has been a staple home industry in Britain for hundreds of years. Particular styles and patterns have become indigenous to various areas, such as the complex multi-colored Fair Isle designs from the Shetland Islands and the beautifully textured sweaters of the Irish Isle of Aran. These designs form a large part of the British "style" and in recent years top European and American designers-Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein among them- have built elements of this style into their collections, giving it a fresh and fashionable cache. Classic British Knits presents the most exciting traditional knitwear made from these patterns. Not only are original classic designs included but fabulous contemporary versions have been formulated, using new yarns and styles. Here are pullovers, cardigans and vests ranging from gossamer-fine lightweight tops to thick, chunky jackets. Each garment is illustrated in full-color and appears together with easy to follow instructions and appropriate pattern charts. The designs are given in a range of sizes, making many of them suitable for both men and women.
12 x 9 144 pages 40 patterns Hard bound, dust jacket Like new condition