Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The 1930's Family

I'm in heaven at the moment! Why? Because the postman brought a package today - a vintage knitting book!

The 30's Family Knitting Book by Jane Waller. This is the same woman who wrote A Stitch in Time so I know her choices are so wonderful!


This book was published in 1981, so the cover shows a typical 80's family in retro-looking knits. But when you open the book, the patterns and photos are directly from 1930's British sources! What a find!

Here are some beauties:

The typical 30's blouse

A stylish 30's woman's underpinnings...

The most beautful sweater!! Imagine it in powder blue cashmere!

...and a useful sweater for the Army woman...

I have to make some of these this winter!

Now I must go and warm up. I've been outdoors in the snow and I can't stop shivering and shaking!


Briley said...

I love it!

Keep warm it's awful outside!!!

Bridget said...

What a great book - back then, sweaters were really sweaters!


Andrea said...

Thanks to your presentation of this book I have got now my own copy - arrived half an hour ago. Which means more Vintage knitting in this house :-)

One More Stitch said...

There is a sweater just like your designated "most beautiful one" in the 1990's television production of Gaudy Night. Dr. Baring wears it several times during the series. I fell in love with it then, and the hiking (for want of a better description) one that Harriet Vane wore in Have His Carcase, the preceding story.

Cannot wait to get this book. Thanks for sharing!

Jane Waller said...

Glad to see you like my 30s book. (I almost cried when I first saw the dreadful cover though). Have you come across my more recent books? 'Knitting Fashions of the 1940s' (2006), and the new, all-singing, all-dancing 'A Stitch in Time', which came out last year. Check it out at the wonderful site.


Jane (Waller)