Comprehensive in scope and elegant in presentation, this classic Victorian-era volume was the first complete how-to guide to knitting. Originally published by Butterick, the company that later produced Vogue Knitting, it constitutes a fantastic historical document as well as an easy-to-follow guide for knitters at all levels of experience. In addition to basic knitting instructions and a dictionary of stitches, the book offers illustrated patterns for dozens of projects, including sweaters, scarves, hats, and other items for women, men, and children. Starting with a chapter of general directions, the guide presents examples of fancy stitches, including edging designs for mittens and socks, borders for scarves and shawls, and knitted edgings and insertions. Ladies' apparel and accessories include hoods, capes, shawls, jackets, fascinators, leggings, and many other projects. Menswear includes sweaters, belts, scarves, ties, and more. In addition to children's clothing and toys, the book also features patterns for counterpanes, spreads, doilies, mats, and other household articles.
This classic book contains a wealth of information on the craft of floral knitting, or the art of knitting imitations of natural flowers. Full instructions are provided for a wide variety of flowers including the 'White Garden Lily', the 'Snow Drop' and 'Narcissus', making this a lovely addition to the bookshelf of any knitting enthusiast. By following the simple rules here given, a few skeins of wool and a little wire, suffice to form accurate representations of natural flowers, which will be found an elegant and interesting amusement. As these flowers can be washed, they not only form pretty ornaments for the room in vases, but from their durability, could be used for trimming dresses; the smaller kinds also, if knitted in silk, look well in bonnets or caps.
In this amusing, yet practical guide to knitting, Dave Fougner provides a step-by-step guide for beginners as well as those taking up the needles again. Includes: basics, pattern stitches (garter, stockinette, purl, rib, moss, rise, and basket weave), projects, and problems.
A visual survey of knitted textile designs and patterns surveys hand-knitted and machine-made stitches and fabrics to identify hundreds of elaborate ways of working with yarn, from silk thread to Shetland wool, in a volume organized by fabric types that includes coverage of hand, domestic, and industrial knitting. Original.