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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Knitting Classic Style" by Veronik Avery~Gorgeous Book!

Classic projects that will maintain their appeal for many years instead of just one or two fashion seasons. Elegant yet retro-cool projects.

In fashion, one day you're in, the next day you're out . . . and the day after that, you're back in again. Designers are always referring to fashion's rich history as they imagine its present and future, and retro looks remain ever-fresh as they are renewed&#151and restyled&#151for the next generation of wearers.

That's precisely what top knitwear designer Véronik Avery is up to in Knitting Classic Style. Mining fashion's endless archive, Avery has created 35 smashingly contemporary garments that take their cues from decades and designers past. The collection of clothing and accessories Avery presents is organized into four thematic chapters that highlight women's wear, men's wear (and its influence on women's and children's clothing), traditional ethnic garb, and sportswear.

Published by:  Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Pages:  144
Genre:  Non-Fiction/Crafts
Purchase:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble


VÉRONIK AVERY is the creative director for JCA Yarns. Her designs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Handknit Holidays and Weekend Knitting from STC, Interweave Knits, Woman's Day, and the webzine Knity.com. Avery lives in Montreal.

SARA CAMERON is a Montreal-based photographer. Her work&#151in entertainment, fashion, advertising, portraiture, and fine art&#151has appeared in publications and campaigns throughout North America and Europe.


This is a gorgeous book of knitting patterns and styles that can be incorporated into your wardrobe, and for gift giving.  Many are those you have seen before, but there are twists to them that make them new to see and to work.  The colorways are beautiful, and the shapes of them are clean and contemporary while carrying the classic, ageless style.  This is a book you will pour over for years without becoming tired.

I must add that I'm a sucker for beautiful photography in backgrounds.  This book has all of that.  The settings and the models are wonderfully placed.  I loved the brilliant colors of the landscape and the garments.  All this making me want to knit nearly every piece featured!

I purchase books like this one not just as technical manuals for a craft, but for picture books, per se...that is that I want them to take me away to another world where I can see myself and all the things I'm knitting or will be knitting.  This book is one of those I can pick up frequently over the years just to do that!  Love it!

5 stars         Deborah/TheBookishDame



That makes me wish I could knit.

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