While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns.
Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies.
Kristen Rengren is a long-time collector of vintage clothing and ephemera and a former vintage clothing dealer. Her work as a knitwear designer and author is inspired and informed by her vast collection of vintage knitting patterns, including thousands of patterns spanning from the 1920s to the 1950s. She has designed for Blue Sky Alpacas and Vermont Organic Fiber Company, among other yarn companies.
Kristen learned to knit in 1994, when a friend taught her to give them both something to do during a long Lithuanian winter. Her first project was a pair of fair isle gloves, but because no one mentioned that they would not be an ideal project for beginners, they weren't finished until the next summer. Previous to her discovering both vintage clothing and designing in 2006, Kristen was variously a development director for a major university and for several experimental theater companies, the director of a major cultural festival bringing together Eastern European artists and their American counterparts, and a professional puppeteer.
Kristen lives in Chicago with her husband, two cats, and more yarn than she cares to admit.
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