This stunning new book of authentically styled knitwear offers 12 classic designs for men, women and children, drawing on inspiration from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Focussing on fashion influences during the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, Coronation Knits looks back at this special event as we celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Commemorate this year’s Jubilee by producing your own hand knitted vintage inspired garments that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years to come.
Coronation Knits brings an enticing selection of both new material and updated period designs that invites knitters to create something truly beautiful. With patterns for women, men, children and the home, this exquisitely presented book offers an array of designs including jumpers, cardigans, tank tops, shawls and hats. These designs will appeal to knitters of all ages and abilities with a range of techniques and construction methods that include lace, cable, Fair Isle and intarsia. Coronation Knits provides a wide range of sizes and clear written instructions plus full colour charts, schematics and technical information. The photographs by Susan are carefully and elegantly styled, adding additional glamour and chic to every page. This beautiful book will capture the imagination of knitters, vintage enthusiasts and book lovers who will adore these celebratory knits.
Susan Crawford is a British designer, author and fashion historian, specialising in vintage knitwear and with a range of publications and extensive experience in the knitting and fashion industry, is widely regarded as an expert in her craft. Susan’s name has become synonymous with well executed designs that either draw inspiration from bygone days to create original pieces or reinterpret vintage patterns for a contemporary audience. Susan is a celebrated designer, stylist and publisher who is dedicated to authenticity and beauty. Coronation Knits is Susan’s fourth book to date and builds on the success of her previous work which includes the highly acclaimed A Stitch In Time, Volumes 1 and 2.