This is a beautiful book of history and a book of knitting patterns. A great addition to any knitters bookshelf.

The author, Steven Tatar was looking for raw materials for his sculptures and happened across the archives of the Ohio Knitting Mills.

That archive contained about 5000 original knitted garments. He sold them online and in New York City but he also worked with knitters and knitwear designers to document his most amazing find.

He also researched the history of the Ohio Knitting Mills and presents his findings as introductions to the garments, ordered by decade from the 1940's through the 1970's.

Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book by Amazon