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First, the facts:

Title: Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Edited by: Stephannie Tallent

Published by: Cooperative Press, 2013

Pages: 174

Type: Patterns

Chapters:

Not so much chapters as a list of patterns.

The In-Depth Look:

We all know that Hitchcock was a master of suspense when it came to making films. Without drifting into horror, he ramped up the level of suspense and mystery as his characters struggled to find the burglar, catch the spy, or escape the birds.

But, stories and tension aside, one of the other things Alfred Hitchcock’s films had was style. The camera work, the shooting angles, the lighting … they were beautiful to look at even as your throat closed with worry. And, the clothes? Well, the wardrobes were always gorgeous.

Which is why there’s no mystery at all as to why someone decided to make a collection of knitting patterns inspired by his films. Twenty-nine of them, covering the range of sweaters to hats to wraps to socks. Most are for women, though there’s at least one sweater for men here. All of them hark back to the classic sense of style of a time when women wore gloves and men wore hats and–no matter what threatening things were going on in the background, everyone dressed and looked sharp.

This book can be found at Cooperative Press.

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This review copy was kindly donated by Cooperative Press. Thank you!

My Gush: Not nearly as scary as Hitchcock would probably prefer.

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