Lion Brand Yarn: Vintage Styles for Today reinterprets more than fifty vintage designs for today’s knitters and crocheters, with detailed patterns and stunning archival and contemporary photographs. Vintage-style treasures come front and center, restyled for current lifestyles and in modern day yarns. For more than a century, Lion Brand Yarn has shaped the future of knitting and crocheting while preserving its heritage. Now editors Nancy J. Thomas and Charlotte J. Quiggle have turned back the clock to find classic styles from decades past and reintroduce them with a modern feel. In Lion Brand Yarn: Vintage Styles for Today, you’ll discover a trove of vintage pieces that have been lovingly reinterpreted for contemporary sizing and sensibilities, offering retro-styled flair while taking advantage of today’s stunning new yarns.
In more than fifty timeless designs, classic looks meld with modern fashion without losing the beauty of past eras. Contemporary accents and modern textures transform traditional cardigans, vests, shrugs, and wraps into chic attire. A selection of sweaters, socks, hats, and gloves for every member of the family (even the dog) allows everyone to enjoy the spirit of the past. A variety of timeless designs for blankets and baby items offers endless possibilities for reinventing vintage looks. With detailed pattern instructions and illustrations and more than 100 stunning archival and full-color contemporary photographs, Lion Brand Yarn: Vintage Styles for Today weaves the past and present together for today’s needlecrafters.
At 125 years and counting, Lion Brand Yarn is the oldest American yarn brand. Since the beginning, the Lion Brand philosophy has been to provide a quality product at an affordable price. Lion Brand yarns are available at leading stores throughout the country. About the Author For more than twenty-five years, Nancy J. Thomas has been the editorial voice of the most widely circulated knitting magazines in the country. Instrumental in the launch of Vogue Knitting Magazine in 1982, Nancy also served as the publication’s editor in chief. She was the founding editor of Family Circle Knitting and editor in chief of Knitter’s Magazine. Nancy is the coauthor of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, regarded as the most important knitting reference in print, and A Passion for Knitting. From 2000 to 2005, Nancy served as the editorial director of Lion Brand Yarn Company, where her expertise brough added value to consumers of this highly respected brand.
Charlotte Quiggle is a writer, designer, knitter, and editor. She has published designs and articles in the nation’s leading knitting magazines, including Interweave Knits, Knitter’s, Knit It!, Vogue Knitting, and Knit 1. In addition, Charlotte has done technical editing for several magazines and books, including A Passion for Knitting.