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A Hand Knitted Celebration for the Diamond Jubilee

SUSAN CRAWFORD


by Susan Crawford

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Contents Introduction ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 6 History ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 6 Knitting Know How ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 8 Resources ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 9 Diamonds are Forever

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Crowning Glory ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 16 Diamond Stole

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Lion and Unicorn ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 28 Retro Jubilee Socks Amies

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I‘ve been to London to visit the Queen ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 46 Coronation Sleeveless Pullover ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 52 Silk Rose

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Princess Twinset Cardigan ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 64 Princess Twinset Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 72 Embassy Gloves ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 78 Changing Guards at Buckingham Palace ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 84 Blue Riband

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Abbreviations ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 95 About the Author ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 96

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About the Author Susan Crawford is a British designer, author and fashion historian, specialising in vintage knitwear and with a range of publications and extensive experience in the knitting and fashion industry, is widely regarded as an expert in her craft. Susan‘s name has become synonymous with well executed designs that either draw inspiration from bygone days to create original pieces or re-interpret vintage patterns for a contemporary audience. Susan is a celebrated designer, stylist and publisher who is dedicated to authenticity and beauty. Coronation Knits is Susan‘s fourth book to date and builds on the success of her previous work which includes the highly acclaimed A Stitch In Time, Volumes 1 and 2.

Available from Susan Crawford

A Stitch in Time, Vol. 1 Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns 1920-1949

A Stitch in Time, Vol. 2 Vintage Knitting Patterns 1930-1959

Jane Waller & Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford & JaneWaller

www.susancrawfordvintage.com

Vintage Gifts to Knit Susan Crawford


The Knitting Collection with a Royal Connection

This stunning collection of authentically styled knitwear offers 14 classic designs for men, women and children, drawing on inspiration from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Focussing 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 the Jubilee by knitting your own vintage inspired garments that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years to come. A collectors item for knitters and non-knitters alike.

www.susancrawfordvintage.com

UK: ÂŁ12.99

US: $23


Coronation Knits