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Contemporary Classics

24 Elegant Knits with a Modern Twist



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Contemporary Classics by Jean Moss
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Some styles never go out of fashion because their elegance and simplicity have a timeless quality, which endures as other fashions come and go. Audrey Hepburn epitomizes a chic classic style and is the inspiration behind the patterns in this fabulous new collection. The many exquisitely simple sweaters, jackets, twin sets, capes and boleros she wore have been brought up-to-date with contemporary yarns. The 24 patterns cover a range of styles: there's a black polo-neck sweater which can be teamed with either cropped trousers or a full satin skirt; a gorgeous soft sweater with pom-pom ties; an oversized sweater with a cowl neck hood for the super-casual look; a big lacy shawl; a short-sleeved, open-collar sweater in fine wool; a sleeveless knee-length dress; a classic twinset; a Chanel type, collarless jacket with pocket details, and a delicate, silvery cape for glamorous evenings out. Using a wide range of yarns, in elegant colours to suit any outfit and any occasion from smart to casual, these are patterns which are quick to make but which will last and last.

Author Biography

Based in York and Mid Wales, Jean Moss is one of Britain's leading knitwear designers. A self-taught knitter, she has been producing her own collections for over twenty years, as well as designing for Rowan and international fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley, and Benetton. Her innovative combinations of intricate textures, striking colourways, and sophisticated styling have been widely influential. Jean shares her passion for stylish knits with students in Europe and North America.
Release date NZ
September 14th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
50 Illustrations, color
New Holland Publishers Ltd
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