A collection of chic, wearable designs honoring the stars of cinema’s golden era, Silver Screen Knits will transport you back to old Hollywood.
Published in two volumes, the books celebrate knitters’ love affair with the movies and include introductions to each featured film star, notes about must-see moments in classic films, and quotations from some memorable characters.
Some of the movies that inspired Volume Two: Rear Window, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Great Gatsby (1974), Singin’ in the Rain, and East of Eden. We got carried away by a few of these films; Susanna IC designed three patterns (two sweaters and a shawl) for Grace Kelly in Rear Window, while Becky Wolf and Kathleen Lawton-Trask tackled Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby, and Becky created a stunning cardigan based on the same film that inspired Kathleen’s Sophia Loren pullover from Knitty Deep Fall 2013.
Volume Two also has the Gene Kelly vest from Singin’ in the Rain; Ann Weaver’s take on a sweater worn by James Dean in East of Eden; a pretty lacy skirt inspired by Brigitte Bardot; some lovely versatile fingerless gloves by Tanis Gray; and a cardigan inspired by Lauren Bacall.