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Vintage Knitting Books

The other day I got some fabulously amazing mail from the equally fabulous Tasha of By Gum, By Golly! I’ve been dropping Tasha’s name on the blog quite a bit lately but what can I say. …she’s fabulous!

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My jaw just about dropped when I opened up the mail and found this amazing array of vintage knitting books from various years! Oh man do I need to get better at knitting and QUICK! I immediately took a little peek through each one. The awesomeness at first glace was almost overwhelming.

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“Small cowgirls love this pattern…” I wanna be a small cowgirl! Look at how cute that sweater is!

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I’ll take some of Five O’clock Flattery, too!

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Now-a-days I tend to think of sweaters and knit wear as these frumpy things for old men and librarians (don’t get me wrong, that’s half the reason why I love sweaters!), but there’s also an elegant classy side to sweaters that I often forget exists. Like this prime example shown above. Just adorable! Oh, and speaking of elegant knitwear, check out this incredible sweater dress…

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Gah it’s so amazing!

If classy sweater dresses don’t do anything for you,  how ’bout some retro men’s knit wear?

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Hahaha that outfit on the left is just too awesome!!! I’d seriously wear that. But if that still doesn’t impress you, how about this one…

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Bahahah! Are you seeing this?? So much awesome going on here. …I can’t even.

 

Thank you, Tasha, for these amazing treasures! Not only have I been thoroughly entertained, but I now have some valuable resources and a really great start to a vintage knitting collection.

 

Aren’t vintage books the best?