Vintage Knits for Modern Babies
By Hadley Fierlinger
(Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580089609, 104pp.)
Publication Date: October 6, 2009
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Vintage Knits for Modern Babies presents twenty-five vintage-inspired patterns from the stylish baby knitwear label, Shescraftyknits.com. Owner and designer Hadley Fierlinger shares her lovingly crafted collection of hand-knitted, heirloom-quality garments for infants and toddlers aged six months to three years. From caps, cardigans, and mittens to booties, bonnets, and blankets–each pattern features delicate period details hearkening back to the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s while offering modern comfort and a contemporary preference for natural and organic yarns. This is a delightful gift for mothers-to-be, grandmothers, godmothers, aunties, and others, offering a full range of keepsake projects at proficiency levels for beginner, intermediate, and experienced knitters.
Hadley Fierlinger has been designing and selling baby knitwear since the launch of her online boutique, Shescraftyknits.com, in 2002. Her designs have been featured in InStyle, Fit Pregnancy, and Junior magazines. Originally from San Francisco, California, Hadley lives with her husband and two sons in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand.
“Hadley Fierlinger’s book is a celebration of babies, children, and families through knitting. Her personal anecdotes and memories, and those of her friends and customers, add to the cozy, time-honored feel of the book. Beautiful photography illustrates this nostalgic look back at knitting traditions of the past while showcasing a stylish look forward to modern interpretations of classic patterns.”
–Claire Montgomerie, author of Easy Baby Knits, Easy Kids Knits, and Knitter’s Yarn Palette