Book Title: Coronation Knits : A Hand Knitted Celebration for the Diamond Jubilee
Author: Susan Crawford
Format: Paperback | 96 pages
Publication Date: 31 May 2012
This stunning new book from the co-author of A Stitch in Time, vintage knitting patterns volumes 1 and 2, provides a collection of authentically styled knitwear with 14 classic designs for men, women and children, drawing on inspiration from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Focusing on fashion influences during the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, Coronation Knits looks back at this special event as we celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Commemorate this year s Jubilee by producing your own hand knitted vintage inspired garments that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years to come. Coronation Knits brings an enticing selection of both new material and updated period designs that invites knitters to create something truly beautiful. With patterns for women, men and children, this exquisitely presented book offers an array of designs including jumpers, cardigans, tank tops, shawls and hats. These designs will appeal to knitters of all ages and abilities with a range of techniques and construction methods that include lace, cable, Fair Isle and intarsia. Coronation Knits provides a wide range of sizes and clear written instructions plus full colour charts, schematics and technical information. The photographs by Susan are carefully and elegantly styled, adding additional glamour and chic to every page. This beautiful book will capture the imagination of knitters, vintage enthusiasts and book lovers who will adore these celebratory knits. Susan also casts her eye over this magical event and tells us a little of the history of the Coronation and interweaves this with its social context of the time. A collectors item for knitters and non-knitters alike.