1891 THE ART OF KNITTING by Butterick Publishers.
An extensive guide to all aspects of Victorian knitting - when a woman’s gentility was symbolized by the basket of fancywork in her parlor. More than 250 illustrated patterns. This book offers enormous creative possibilities for modern-day practitioners of this useful and beautiful Craft.
For Children – baby booties, socks, jackets, sacks shirts, mittens, capes, toys and knitted dolls.
For Ladies – shawls jackets, stockings, vests, petticoats, slippers, capes, and hoods.
For Men – ties, suspenders, caps belts,
For the Home – counterpanes, spreads, doilies, mats, rugs, elegant trimmings.
This book also devotes several chapters to “fancy stitches and designs” – fancy stripes, borders, edgings and insertions. Numerous illustrations and fashion plates.
This is a source of invaluable information on historic knitted garments and household items that can be readily adapted for modern use. This edition features a new supplemental “explanation of knitting terms” for ease of use.