Vintage clothing has gained enormous fashion credibility over the past few years. Not everyone can afford the expensive price tags often attached to vintage designer clothing, but it is possible to achieve that vintage look without spending a fortune. Vintage Knits presents 30 exquisite knitting patterns for sweaters, cardigans, jackets and tops, all based on original postwar designs, updated and interpreted for today's modern yarns and contemporary colour palette. Extremely wearable and highly desirable garments for women of all ages range from a delicate lace-trimmed cotton camisole to an elegant cotton jacket with chenille edging. The vintage look is set to be popular for seasons to come and Vintage Knits is a collection of the most desirable and accessible of these classic knits.
Sarah Dallas is a knitwear designer, freelance consultant and senior tutor on the highly prestigious fashion and textiles course at the Royal College of Art, London. Throughout the 1980s, she ran her own label knitwear company and sold to many major stores worldwide, including the US and UK. She has contributed to many previous knitting books and her patterns are regularly included in Rowan's biannual magazine.