I’ve been sent a couple of knitting books to review. I know, having a blog is tough work. I get sent random books, I ooh and ahh over them, they get put into a pile for blogging about at some later date. The really sad part is that this particular book is well worth raving about and I haven’t had much free time in which to rave.
Vogue Knitting: Classic Patterns from the World’s Most Celebrated Knitting Magazine is well worth putting on your Christmas List. It’s that good. Classic Patterns is a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the magazine. The book showcases some of the most sought after patterns in the last 30 years. It also talks about the resurgance of knitting and some of the trends that were going on during those decades.
I’m going to be brutally honest here. There are some patterns that I would not knit. However, those items are still beautifully shot and have a fashion forward (for that time period) flare. Do I like dropped shoulders? No. But there was a time in my life (granted I was barely old enough to pick my own clothing) when I wore a lot of those type of sweaters. My point is that this was a sign of the times and the patterns are well worth saving if for no other reason than pure historical value.
It’s not all bad fashion flashbacks, there are a lot of patterns in this book that I would love to knit. (Could someone find me 50 more hours in the week in which I could knit them all?)
Vogue Knitting is known for having well known designers grace it’s pages, and this book is a veritable who’s who of knitting and fashion.
So kick back, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy three decades of fashion. If you’ve been a very nice Knitter this year, maybe Santa will put this book under the tree for you.
2 thoughts on “Vogue Knitting: A Review”
Fun! Where do you get a gig like that (reviewing books)?
I agree, some of that stuff looks a bit dated, but VK always has fashion forward knits for the times. They might be a little out there for some people, but with a little adaptation you could still make some very nice sweaters with their patterns. I’ve seen some amazing sweaters on Ravelry made from patterns that I was meh about, but with mods turn out gorgeous!
Nice to see you blogging again 🙂
I agree, I was very lucky to get a few books to review. It also helps ease me back into blogging. This book was fun to review as the photography is gorgeous. Hopefully I’ll get some time to actually knit a few of the patterns soon!