Spinnerin published my favorite vintage pattern books. Their books usually gave cute names to each design. Examples might be 'convincingly coy', or 'delightfully daring'. Their pattern books usually really captured the spirit of their time (plenty of examples to follow some other day).
With this particular book however, the veneer has been stripped away. The niceties have been done away with. No adjective-laden names* grace these designs, oh no. I think that will be how I sum up this pattern book: Oh, No.
*these sweaters are identified only by number; like prisoners.
The belted cardigan is shocking. It elicited a peal of laughter from my husband. It is chrome yellow. It is crocheted. It has a belt. I have to say that twice; it has a belt. A crocheted belt. It uses yarn called Frostlon or another option is Featherlon - yarns from the age of Aquarius. I scorn this sweater.
Such sad eyes.
acrylic yarn + turtleneck + densely crocheted fabric = volcano heat
The Aran sweater has the special hugs & kisses cable (xo) down the front.