Everything old is new again in this collection of fun, hip knitting patterns dating from the early 1900s through the 1970s. Within the pages of this book you'll find everything from the pattern for those classic embroidered mittens your grandmother knitted to the alluring mohair sweater your mother stitched during her college days. Retro Knitscollects 50 vintage patterns for items as stylish today as they were in their time-and rich with the colors and textures of the past. Organized by decade, these patterns have been culled from vintage pattern books published by yarn makers, featuring old photos, pattern book covers, and original instructions. The patterns-for hats, mittens, socks, scarves, sweaters, vests, and shawls, all picked to exemplify the era of origin-also offer modern yarn and needle suggestions, new schematics, and updated sizing. Just a few of the patterns you'll find inside: 1910 Fairy Bonnet and Sweater Set 1928 Lady's Bow Sweater 1924 Men's Checked Sweater 1939 Women's Ruffle-edge Cardigan 1930s Women's Wolsey Swim Suit 1940s Men's Vest 1945 Men's Argyle Socks 1952 Dolman Bolero 1957 Women's and Girl's Embroidered Mittens 1962 Boy's Cowboy Pullover 1966 Women's Angora Sweater 1970 Halter Top 1975 Women's Folk SweaterCornell, Kari is the author of 'Retro Knits', published 2008 under ISBN 9780760329771 and ISBN 076032977X.