Timeless Tyrolean Knitwear

Linda Ivell
The passion for Tyrolean-style knitwear has endured for nearly one hundred years and it is still as popular today as when it first appeared in the early 1930s. Timeless Tyrolean Knitwear outlines the key techniques associated with the style and offers inspiration and guidance for creating your own vintage-inspired designs. Coverage includes an introduction to the origins and inspiration for Tyrolean knitwear and the defining characteristics of the fashionable style plus advice for working from vintage knitting patterns and adaptations for the modern knitter. There is a guide to vintage yarns and their modern substitutes and a Pattern Collection of thirteen knitting patterns adapted from vintage originals dating from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, some published here for the first time. Finally, there is an exclusive, new design offering a choice of vintage Tyrolean features and shapes to use as a 'menu' of inspiration for creating your own individual piece.
Timeless Tyrolean Knitwear by Linda Ivell

About the author

Linda Ivell has been recreating vintage knitwear for over forty years. As an Art Historian working in museums, she has explored prestigious costume collections, researching and writing about historical fashions and our textiles heritage. A member of the Knitting and Crochet Guild, she is happiest when surrounded by wool, and all the possibilities a strand of yarn can inspire. She recreates vintage knitwear with her own label of Knitting for Victory.

Press Reviews

I've seen one or two books on 'recreating vintage style' in my time as I am very much an aficionado. This, though is, by a long way, the most informative and satisfying one I have yet to behold.

- Lindy Zubairy, Slipknot Magazine

The author’s passion for vintage knitwear is showcased in this exploration of Tyrolean-style designs. A delightful, if rather specialist book, that offers a unique blend of history, fashion and craft.

- Kath Gerrard, Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers