Paris, Rome, London - Cleveland? Don't laugh. For decades, the Ohio Knittings Mills was at the forefront of American fashion as it created knitwear designs for department stores from Sears to Saks. Author Steven Tatar discovered a treasure trove of mint-condition knitwear and patterns when he acquired the mill's archives in 2004. now, working with the original patterns, from the 1940's through the 1970s, he has painstakingly adapted 26 colourful knitwear projects for the home knitter. Clear instructions let everyone from beginner to more advanced knitters create such All-American classics as the new American gentleman, Rebel Rouser, wavy Gravy, and Soul Sister. The patterns for these sweaters, hats, and scarves are featured in their original colours ( teal and tangerine, ocher and avocado) alongside newer palettes geared to the modern eye. No run-of-the mill knitting guide, this fun to peruse book includes vintage photographs and interviews with Ohio Knitting Mills employees, highlighting the ingenuity and excitement of an important American fashion era. From argyle to zigzag, THE OHIO KNITTING MILLS KNITTING BOOK brings it all back.