Butterick Publishers.

$ 16.00

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.

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