Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Book Review - A Stitch in Time v. 1

 This book is without question my FAVORITE vintage knitting pattern book of all time.  Susan Crawford does an absolutely beautiful job with this collection of actual vintage patterns that she has put into an easy to read format with the most stunning photographs you've ever seen.

Fortunately, Susan also has a Ravelry account where you can go take a peek at some of the items you can create from the patterns in the book.  Here are some of my favorites:
Light and Lovely
Dark Red Pretties

With a Touch of the Military
Accessory for Your Spring Suit
I'm in the process of working on this one below.  I've got a back and two sleeves :)  I had meant to complete it for the fall, but I kept getting caught up in other projects.  I've put it aside to work on holiday projects for now, but I'm excited to complete it.  Those cold winter months are perfect for knitting by the fire!

To Set Off Your Summer Frocks
Susan also has a number of other lovely knitting books including Vintage Gifts to Knit (which is marvelous for the holidays!) and A Stitch in Time v.2 which was recently released (and appears to have sold out on Amazon!)

What do you think of these patterns?  Would you be interested in doing a knit along with one of the patterns from this book as one of the Home Ec posts?  Let me know in the comments :)

Hugs and Smooches,


  1. Yes, yes, yes to a knit along! (Though I haven't bought the book yet, volumes 1 and 2 are both on my birhtday/Christmas list). And I'm so excited to see your completed sweater, it's a lovely pattern. Is your ravelry account ConstantlyAlice - I should add you to my friends.

  2. ooo!!! i want that book! haha every year ive been wanting to create my own clothes..and learn how to cook!! so this a great book for my wish list!!!I would be deff interested in a knitt along

  3. I am ConstantlyAlice on Ravelry. You can find me here http://www.ravelry.com/people/ConstantlyAlice

    I have to confess, I'm not good at keeping my projects updated, though ;) I have knitting ADD and tend to move from one to the other and then complete them at random times.

    I'm glad you're interested in a knit along! I will have to go through the book and pick a pattern that would encompass a variety of skill levels. I'll take a peek and then to a post so you all can vote on the pattern we use!


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