86 Pages. This is the earliest known Bear Brand manual that I have seen, and true to form - it is no wonder why these excellent patterns have stood the test of time! In this book are patterns in knitting, but mostly crochet to make lovely afghans, blankets for infants and children, two capes for ladies and two for children, a boa, sevel varieties of knitted slippers for ladies, bootees and stockings for infants, a child's set consiting of cap muff and wrap, several lovely sacques for babies, two variations for a child's petticoat, four variations for a lady's petticoat, undershirts and corset waists for ladies, several lovely variations of shawls for ladies, a gent's stripes sweater, a unique bicycling hat for a lady, mittens for a lady and a fascinator in hairpin work. An excellent and easy to read book!
119 Pages. There is something in here for everyone, a lovely selection of hand knitting and crochet patterns from a bygone age - still every bit as beautiful and functional as they were over 100 years ago! In this edition, the patterns include several children's blankets in knitting and crochet as well as several lovely afghans and slumber robes. Also included is the "Ostrich Feather" opera cloak, a lady's kimono in crochet, a lovely crocheted breakfast jacket, crocheted capes for a child and one for an infant, lady's knitted golf sweater, a hooded shawl for a child, a crocheted rainbow scarf, a crocheted golf sweater for a lady, numerous variations of scarfs and shawls for a lady, a frilly crocheted evening hood, a child's bolero, several infant's sacques, an Eton jacket, several hats, hoods, toques, and tam o'shanter; several variations of slippers, socks, mittens and gloves - and much more! This book is packed cover to cover with great period patterns!
101 Pages. This is the sixth edition of the Manual of Handiwork series, a very hard to find set of early pattern books by Bear Brand. This book contains patterns in knitting and crochet for for women and children, as well as patterns for some lovely knitted lace edgings. Included are knitted and crocheted afghans for infants and children, a Roman stripe slumber robe in knitting, several other afghans in knitting and crochet, an "Ostrich Feather" opera cloak, a crocheted kimono and a breakfast jacket for a lady, two capes for a child - one in knitting and one in crochet, several knitted and crocheted sweaters and shawls for a lady, a lovely frilly evening hood for a lady, several garments for a young child in knitting and crochet, a lady's Eton jacket in crochet, several patterns for hats, hoods and tam o'shanters, several patterns for slippers, stockings, socks, mittens, gloves and other cold weather accessories. This book is a treasure trove of great 100 year old patterns!
118 Pages. This is an early volume from the Bear Brand series with Edwardian era knitting and crochet patterns for everyone in the family. The patterns include several afghans, a dainty fascinator hood for a lady. Also for a lady is a crocheted kimono, a lovely breakfast jacket, a lovely yachting jacket, a golfing or bicycling hat, a knitted Norfolk jacket, a crocheted blouse, a crocheted Eton jacket, a knitted cable sweater, and a tight fitting knitted sweater with ribs and cables. For children, the patterns are a ribbed sweater in knitting, a boys Russian blouse in knitting, a cable twist sweater for a girl, and a boys ribbed skating helmet. In addition to all of this there are a few sweaters for men, many lovely shawls for ladies, several hats and berets, slippers and many items for baby. A wide assortment of wonderful period patterns for everyone in the family!
192 Pages. This edition is a huge collection of knitting and crochet patterns for men, women and children. There is something wonderful here for all ages! The book starts out with garments for women and the patterns include a fascinator, an evening hood with cape, a nubia, a puritan hood, a sleighing cape, several shawls, several blouses, kimonos, petticoats, and vests. Also included are accessories such as gloves, mittens, wristlets and a boa. The next section is on Hairpin crochet work and the patterns are for a kimono, a hood and a scarf. Next section is on knitting sweaters for women, it provides a few different styles as well as a very detailed section on making up the sweaters and the stitches used. The next section is crocheted sweaters and it contains several lovely designs. The next section is on Making Shawls, it provides several options for stitches and many lovely patterns. The next section is afghans, and as with the shawls, there are many lovely stitches explained in detail and several patterns as well. The next section is children's garments dozens of amazing patterns! The next section is for infants - dozens of amazing and unique patterns. The last section is for men and boys, with dozens of excellent sweaters, vests and other cold weather garb. This is a great book!
192 Pages. This edition is an enormous assortment of classic vintage knitting and crochet patterns from well over 100 years ago. There is something for everyone in the home, including many novelties and even an easy to make sweater for a terrier size dog. The book begins with excellent instructions on how to knit, purl, bind off and the basic stitches that you need to make these items. The next section is an excellent instruction in crochet, including several pages of stitches that are used in this book. The next chapter is all about shawls, worked in knitting as well as crochet, there is something here for every purpose - from simple to elegant, including many different varieties of fascinator. The next chapter is Afghans, sixteen different varieties - most of them worked in crochet. The Next chapter is Negligee Wear - many designs for house jackets, dressing jackets, petticoats, corset covers and undervest. The next chapter is a beautiful assortment of sweaters for women. There are very lovely varieties of sweaters and boleros, most are in knitting - however, there are also a few in crochet. The next chapter is "more Feminine Garments", and these patterns include hoods, leggings, muff, stole, and a boa. The next chapter is Footgear, these are patterns for socks, stockings, several slippers and bedsocks. The next chapter is Children's Garments, which includes patterns for hoods, hats, sweaters, muff, coats, jackets, leggings, a robe, and petticoats. The next chapter is Gloves and Wristlets, several designs for women and children. The next chapter is Infant's Garments, which includes patterns for several lovely hats, leggings, nightingales, jackets, a bathrobe, booties, sweaters and several other items. The next chapter is Garments for Men, the patterns include sweaters, vests, hats, and a muffler. The next chapter is Novelties, a wide assortment of needful things including a tea cosy, a purse, a hotwater bottle cover and much more. The final chapter is Knitted and Crochet Laces.
190 Pages. This is a huge collection of knitting and crochet fashions for the entire family. Just a sampling, there are afghans, infant's garments, children's garments, hat's coats, socks, sweaters, coats, shawls, men's sweaters, slippers, gaiters and much more. This is a great selection of patterns and a book that is very scarce these days. An excellent place to find patterns that you might not see anywhere else!
192 Pages. An excellent assortment of Titanic Era patterns for the whole family. This edition has some especially nice shawls, and even some neckties! Much like the earlier editions, there is a treasure trove of fantastic patterns to be found here - something for everyone. Some of the patterns are in knitting and some in crochet - a very well-rounded assortment to find just the right garment! A very enjoyable issue!
192 Pages. This book contains more than 100 excellent Edwardian era knitting and crochet patterns, complete with stitch inctructions and wonderful period photographs of the finished designs.There are patterns for nearly two dozen different crocheted afghans and blankets - including a lovely one with a Navajo inspired design. Next, there is a chapter titled "Shawls of Every Kind", and it is filled with every sort of shawls for ladies that you can imagine. The next chapter contains patterns for women's coats, jackets and vests. The next chapter is even more garments for ladies including muffs, stoles, petticoats, scarfs and a few hats - however, there is yet another chapter dedicated to hats that is loaded with many wonderful period designs. The next chapter is garments for men and boys - coats, headgear, sweaters and caps. Next is a chapter of patterns for young girls, coats, bonnets, blouses, caps and leggings. The next chapter is filled with patterns for infant's garments and the final chapter is a miscelaneous assortment of useful items. These items include slippers, socks, mittens, gloves, caps, and even a lovely sweater for the family dog. An excellent assortment of precious designs!
192 Pages. Much like the earlier versions, this book is loaded from cover to cover with fantasic vintage garments. Some are rarely seen - and some are practical and useful today. Just one of these manuals will keep you busy for mons - or even years - there is just so much there! Some of the patterns are in knitting and some are crochet - a nice balance. This book has patterns for infants, children and women. There are many useful cold weather garments here!
191 Pages. This edition is very similar to the earlier three editions in my collection. Many of the patterns are repeated, but there are a few that a only in this edition. There are lots of items for children, some gorgeous afghans plus a beautiful assortment of sweaters, scarfs, hats and vests for every member of the family. A massive all-purpose book! A spectular vintage collection of knitting and crocheting patterns for everyone in the home. There are patterns for everything in here, including afghans, many infant's patterns, childrens clothing including coats, lovely hats, sweaters and vestees for ladies. This book is huge!
49 Pages. This book contains dozens of patterns for women's sweaters and garments from the time of World War 1. Many of the designs are knitted in just one piece, and there are excellent photos of the finished piece laid out flat, just before the seams are sewn. The entire book presents the sweaters in just one size, size 36 - 38. However, there are excellent and practical instructions in the front of the book for resizing the sweaters, as well as remaking the design using a lighter or heavier yarn. An excellent instruction book to make these period designs!
37 Pages. There's only 37 pages in this edition - but it has a fantastic assortment of knitting and crochet patterns for men and women. Some very interesting hats and scarves, lovely afghans and beautiful shawls. The Bear brand books are fantastic - and very difficult to find nowadays! A wonderful WWI Era collection of Afghans, hats, slippers, shrug, scarves, shawls and vests. Some very pretty styles for this era - a very rare book!
129 Pages. You will never be disappointed with a Bear Brand book! This edition has a large 18 pages stitch glossary for both knitting and crochet. The remaining pages are full to overflowing with wonderful patterns from a bygone age. There are patterns for the entire family of very useful and practical clothing items. My images only show a portion of what is in this book! WWI era collection of knitted and crocheted items for the entire family - from socks to hats and everything in between. Bear books are fantastic timecapsules of patterns that are still functional today. A wonderful and very rare book!
32 Pages. Lovely classic designs never go away - and here is printed proof. These patterns were designed almost 90 years ago and they are still every bit as lovely as they were back then. There are pullovers, cardigans, a lovely bolero and vests that will surely get your creative juices flowing. A classic collection of WWI Era knitted and crocheted women's sweaters. The stitch patterns are simple to make and the patterns are very well written including several charts and pattern diagrams. There is an especially lovely bolero would be gorgeous to make in today's modern yarns. Lovely collection!
97 Pages. This very rare edition has a large variety of sweaters in both knitting and crochet. There is also a collection of nice sock patterns and a few items for children. This is a great "all -purpose" book, there are clothing pattherns for the entire family. You will not be disappointed with the diversity of styles - many are still fashionable today! This edition has a large collection of Sweaters, Vests and Socks for the whole family. The work is Knitting and Crochet and there is a nice stitch glossary in the beginning of the book to help recreate the stitches.
49 Pages. A fine collection of sweaters and "vestees" all worked in Filet Crochet. The styles are mainly for women, with a few items for children. The Bear Brand books are like a window the the past. This collection is a rare assortment of lovely Filet Crochet sweaters and vests. Very intricate and lacy with some lovely patterns. I have seen young girls wearing similar designs in oversized sizes, so some of them are still in fashion even today - as the saying goes, good designs never go out of fashion! A very rare book full of WWI era sweater patterns.
49 Pages. These lovely lingerie items were all the rage at the beginning of the 1920's, and this collection has some of the nicest I have seen. Also included in the rare book are some lovely crocheted slippers, boudoir caps, a purse and lovely frilly edgings for pillowcases and sheets. This lovely collection of crocheted items is a collection of lady's finer lingerie and boudoir items from the WWI era. Everything from lacy gown yokes to boudoir caps and slippers. A very feminine and lovely collection.
49 Pages. The time before the Great Depression and after WWI was a magical time in history, and incredible changes were made in Fashions. This book has a lovely collection of novelty items worked in both Knitting and Crochet. This very rare book has many purses, some lovely hats, a belt, a necklace, slippers. hanger covers and even some lampshades. Everyone loves the pre-Depression era Novelty items, and this book is loaded with some great designs. There are many purses, some lovely hats, a belt, a necklace, slippers. hanger covers and even some lampshades. Very Rare!
48 Pages. This is a wonderful collection of womens clothing. The patterns are in both knitting and crochet, with even more of a selection for knitters than in earlier editions. Loaded with lovely photos, many charts and patterns that are not too difficult to follow - Bear Brand books are a viturally goldmine for the vintage garment lover. A charming collection of Flapper era Sweaters, Shawls, Tams and Vests for the fashionable lady of the time. The designs in in both knitting and Crochet, there seems to be a few more knitted items in this volume.
33 Pages. This edition contains fourteen lovely prohibition era sweaters for women worked in mostly crochet, however there are a couple of designs that are worked in knitting. The designs reflect the changes of the times, while still retaining the modestness of the Victorian era. The patterns are well written and easy to follow. The filet crochet designs also contain pattern charts to make them simpler to create. This is not only a pattern book for sweaters, it is a wonderful and nostalgic trip back to a simpler time!
12 Pages. All of the designs in this book are shown in the lovely color image that you see below. They are all worked in knitting and crochet work. Glossilla was a silk yarn produced by the Bear Brand company. As you can see from the images, the colors used were vibrant and lovely - a stunning collection of WWI era accessories! A stunning collection of WWI era ladies bags and men's neck ties worked in knitting and crochet. All of the designs are shown on a single page in full vibrant color. This is a very rare edition of the wonderful Bear Brand collection.
33 Pages. Although the book title indicates that there are patterns for ladies & children, there are really only a few for girls - most of the designs here are for women. Worked mostly in crochet, there are lovely period patterns showing a bit of the modern 1920's while still retaining the modesty of the Victorian era. There are several designs worked in filet crochet, and these patterns contain wonderful charts to help work the patterns. All of the women's designs are written in either size 36 or size 38, but a skilled worked would be able to resize these to just about any size by altering either the pattern, the yarn or the tools. This is a lovely step back into a bygone age!
113 Pages. The Bear Brand books are truly amazing time capsules. They were not the cutting edge of fashion, but rather the clothing that the average person of the era would wear. This is possibly why many of these books are so rare, because they were so heavily used, and they did not survive the journey to modern times. This edition has a wonderful assortment of clothing for men, women and children. This is a huge collection of knitted and crochet garments for the entire family from the Prohibition Era. There is more of an emphasis on knitting than in previous editions and a lovely collection of accessories, including socks and gloves.
32 Pages. A delightful assortment of thirteen patterns for the sporting woman of the 1920's. There is a nice mix of patterns here, there are more designs in knitting than in previous editions. The designs include sweaters, vests, scarves and even a cape! All of the designs are written in either size 36 or 38, however the cape could be worn in multiple sizes. It would not be too difficult to resize these to a custom size, they are simple in form and appeal. This is a lovely assortment of patterns from the Prohibition era!
32 Pages. An amazing assortment of elaborate crocheted items for the family and home. From stunning gown yokes, delicate camisoles, doll clothes, curtains, pillows, bedspreads, centerpieces and bags. This book is loaded cover to cover with amazing patterns in crochet work! A fantastic book that is loaded with many lovely projects. It contains patterns for lovely yokes for lingerie, boudoir items, a doll's dress, curtains, dresser scarfs, pillows, bedspreads, an infant's cap, a pincusion and a collar bag. Fabulous!
48 Pages. Now this collection is very unique! If you are a knitter, you will not want to put this one down. There are some extremely lovely patterns in this book! Whether it's a scarf and hat set or an elegant dress, the designs are really beautiful. There are a very few dresses for girls, mainly this book is focused on women's fashions. The patterns are almost exclusively for knitters. There are a very few childrens items, mainly this book is for women. There are Sweaters, Scarfs, Tams and lovely Dresses from the early Prohibition era.
33 Pages. This is a delightful book of knitting and crochet patterns for children ages two to tens years old. There are many different styles of dresses, skirts, rompers and sweaters for girls, and romping suits for boys. These are adorable reminders of a different age - nearly 100 years ago. The patterns are sized by age of the child, and they are written in only one size, with the understanding that the worker would make the necessary adjustments for the perfect fit. A beautiful assortment of styles from the not too distant past!
16 Pages. This is a wonderful, and rare edition from Bear Brand Company of classic 1920's era Men's Neck Ties. The work is in both knitting and crochet - and the results are stunning. Go back to the days of tab collars and high fashion - make hime a lovely neck tie for his birthday or just because! Twelve stunning patterns for authentic Prohibition Era men's neckties. I often get requests to add some great neck tie books to the site, and this is one of the best of the era! The work is in both knitting and crochet, and the results are high quality lovely neck ties. Tell him you love him the old fashioned way - with a hand made necktie!
32 Pages. The Bear Brand Collection of Blue Books are wonderful glimpses into the era they were published. Whether you fancy the larger books with a wide range of patterns for the entire family or the smaller special edition books, you will find the flavor and styles of the era. This edition is no exception - it carries a lovely collection of patterns from the Prohibition era. This is a very lovely collection of Prohibition Era Knitted and Crocheted items for Ladies. There is a stunning crossover cape, pullovers, cardigans and very lovely classic dresses from the era. This book features clear instructions and excellent pattern diagrams.
32 Pages. This is an amazing assortment of designs - years and even decades before its time. Just about all of the patterns are in knitting with the except of a few hats from what I can tell. The patterns seem very easy to follow, as with most other Bear Brand books. All of the patterns are stylish designs for Women only. This collection is pretty much all for knitting and really wonderful find for this era. Loaded with lovely styles, including many n Fair Isle or colorwork. There are vintage patterns for sweaters, scarfs and hats for women only in this lovely book.
32 Pages. This Prohibition era collection of childrens clothing has a timeless appeal. The styles are adorable, and I find the Bear collection of patterns quite easy to translate into today's terms and sizing. Whether you are dressing a child for historical recreations of you are a lover of the period - these designs are just what you are looking for! This is an adorable collection of vintage era fashions for children! A stunning assortment of Prohibition era clothing for infants and children, worked in both knitting and crochet. There are lovely coats, sweaters, dresses and accessories for up to about age 10.
32 Pages. An extremely rare edition of fabulous lightweight sports sweater from the Prohibition Era. The designs are elegant and carefree, and the patterns don't look too difficult to follow. A lovely collection that will not disappoint you! A lovely assortment knitting and crochet patterns for light summer style sweaters. The focus is mainly on knitting, although there are a few patterns that are also in crochet. This book is extremely rare!
112 Pages. The Bear Brand collection of books are fantastic. The designs are in both Knitting and Crochet, with the emphasis on Knitting. This edition has garments for the entire family, including accessories such as sock, hats and even swimsuits for children. This edition is extremely rare! Lovely collection of Flapper Era clothing worked in knitting and crochet. Collection includes lovely sweaters for Women, Sport Apparel for men, and even period swimsuits for children. Another extremely rare edition from Bear Brand Yarns.
33 Pages. This collection is filled with wonderful sweaters and pullovers with a youthful flair. They are worked in both knitting and crochet. Also included are a collection for the college bound lady of her time - a college blanket, and several pillows, plus some nice hats, tams and scarves. A delightful book that is among one of the rarest Bear Books you will ever find. This collection is particularly amazing! Knitted and crocheted sweaters for the younger crowd from the early 1920's. The designs are beautiful in this rare edition - very modern for Bear Brand books.
32 Pages. The Bear Brand collection of books have wonderful patterns. The instructions are clear and there are many pattern diagrams to help you to recreate them. This edition is for novelty yarns, or what was considered novelty yarn in 1923, blends of wool, silk or angora are a few of the fibers. Man made fiber did not exist back then. A classic and unique assortment of vintage Prohibition Era sweaters. There are multiple techniques used in this edtion, there is simple knit and crochet but it also has patterns in intarsia, fair isle and lace. This eighty year old collection will certainly give you loads of inspiration -there are some real gems here!
97 Pages. The Bear Brand books are always filled with unique and useful items. This collection is a large collection of patterns for everyone in the family and also including many patterns for exquisite afghans. The infant items are especially nice, and would make wonderful gifts for the new arrival. A beautiful collection that will bring your hours and hours of creative enjoyment! A wonderful larger edition of Prohibition Era knitting and crochet patterns for the entire family. There are many afghans including an "Indian Blanket" and a motoring blanket to warm you in your vintage Model A - plus many more. There are also several items for infants, children, men and women. The Bear Brand books are fantastic!
97 Pages. There are some wonderful Flapper Era patterns in this edition. There are several patterns for knitted Tams and a Beret. There are also a few coats for ladies. For men there are golfing stockings and sweaters. For children there are lovely sweaters and dresses, there is a "Doggie Muff" and an adorable doggie cuddle toy. For the home there are several stunning afghans as well as a few pillows. A great book with loads of nostalgic patterns! Another wonderful large edition of Prohibition Era Knitting and Crocheting patterns for the entire family. The patterns are unique and sure to be favorites for lovers of history and lovers of fashion. There are garments for infants, children, ladies and men, as well as stunning afghans and even a yarn doggie for a child.
95 Pages. The Bear Brand family of pattern books are never a disappointment. This edition is a large collections of patterns for home and family. There are many delicious afghans worked in both knitting and crochet. There are also loads of stunning fashions that give a wonderful glimpse into the flapper era. There is something for everyone here - from the soles of the feets to the top of the head! A rare and extensive collection of garments for the entire family from the year of the Great Depression. In this edition there are many highlights, including many lovely bonnets for infants and children. There are also some fantastic golfing attire for men and beautiful wraps and shawls for ladies. There are also many sweaters, socks, mittens and hats - a wide range of projects for hours and hours of creative pleasure!
19 Pages. This book contains a wonderful selection of depression era fashions worked in mainly crochet, but with a few lovely designs that are worked in knitting. The sizes are shown as Woman's size 16 and 18 and the fashions include six mesh-like blouse sweaters worked in crochet and two lovely knitted suits - one in a stylish tweed, complete with A-line skirts and jackets. This is a great selection of stylish fashions!
31 Pages, Hand knitted garments from the 1930's are all the rage right now, and the popularity of the vintage jewels is not about to wane anytime soon. There is just something about the simple elegance of this period that will never grow old and out of style. This truly was a golden age of sophistication and elegance. An amazing assortment of 15 knitted and crocheted sweaters from the Prohibition era. The lovely cover sweater made in Irish Crochet Lace is just a sampling of things to come, The instructions are clear and quite easy to follow and the patterns are every bit as amazing as they were 70 years ago.
16 Pages. This book contains a gorgeous selection of crochet patterns for bedspreads, coverlets and even a lovely lace chair set, all worked in beautiful cotton. The bedspreads are crocheted in squares or strips, depending upon the design. These lovely bedspreads are the perfect heirloom gift because of the strength and durability of cotton.
17 Pages. An exquisite collection of Depression era knitted leisure wear for the fashionable lady of the day! In this edition there are two swimsuit designs, the first is the simple design shown on the cover and the second is a lovely three-piece ensemble which includes the swimsuit, a skirt and a cape top. in addition to this, there are stylish knitted blouses - two in crochet, a gorgeous crocheted double-breasted jacket and a lovely little knitted capelet for that night out on the town. An excellent assortment of fun summer-time fashions!
23 Pages. This edition contains a wonderful assortment of crochet patterns for the home, all worked in durable cotton. In addition to the several lovely bedspreads, there are also a five piece luncheon set, a table cloth and a table runner. The bedspreads are all worked in pieces and sewn together and can be modified to fit any size bed. There are unique styles here, including a beautiful filet crochet pattern and the lovely "Star of Bethlehem" which is designed to be made on a Daisy knitter tool. A excellent collection of cotton heirlooms!
43 Pages. Knitting books from the 1930's are extremely popular with style loving ladies of this new century. This edition is a feast for your palate. Along with a stunning array of coats, suits, dresses and blouses, there is a stunning full length evening gown with matching cape. There is a whole lot here to keep your needles and crochet hook humming!
97 Pages. This book contains an excellent assortment of Depression era hand knitting & crochet garments. There is something for all ages, it is a great all-purpose pattern book that is filled with lovely styles. For infants and children there are bonnets, hats, blankets, bootees, sweaters, dresses, swimsuits, panties, coats and jackets. For men and women, the patterns include sweaters, cardigans, blouses, socks, gloves, mittens, vests, jackets, negligee and much more. This is a great assortment of patterns!
11 Pages. This book is a small, but very stylish assortment of Depression era knitted and crochet fashions. In addition to the lovely cover design, there is also an elegant 2 piece knitted suit and a beautiful Knitted Swagger Coat, a style that was all the rage in the fabulous 1930's. Also included are 3 lovely ascot style scarfs to complete the ensemble. The scarfs add that extra touch to your ensemble and are worked in knitting and crochet.
61 Pages. This edition is filled with very elegant designer knits from the time of World War Two. These Parisian designer fashions include names such as Chanel, Vionnet, Agnes Drecoll, Molyneux, Maggy Rouff and Dilkusha. The fashions include dresses, suits, a sweater, cardigan and a swagger coat. A fabulous book of elegant knitted fashions!
24 Pages. This is a spectacular collection of eleven vibrantly colored Depression era crocheted afghans! These are wonderful and functional designs that are as warm as they are colorful. The designs include a Pom-Pom waffle weave, an easy to make striped robe, a chintz flower design robe, a colorful hexagon mosiac, a beautiful herringbone, a popcorn diamond and much more. These are heirloom designs of timeless beauty and functionality.
16 Pages. There are not many designs in this book, but what it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. This is a book of knitted dresses and suits. including one by Paris Designer, Vera Heller. Many different techniques are shown, including fair isle, cabling and pleating. The fashions of the 1930's were remarkable!
65 Pages. This edition is loaded with style and sophistication. There are twenty unique designs for sleek dresses, sophisticated suits and ensembles and warm coats. Whether you are tooling around in the rumble seat of your vintage Ford or wowing them on 42nd street in Manhattan, there are fashions here for anyplace you may go!
65 Pages. A fabulous and sophisticated collection of twenty 1930's fashionable outfits. The styles are sleek two piece suits, fab swing coats, beautiful dresses - including one with an adorable capelet. Finally there is a beautiful floor length dinner dress that is worked in crochet. The multilayer outfits include blouses, jackets and skirts. You can choose to make the entire outfit or that perfect lacy blouse - the choice is up to you! This is a great collection of timeless vintage fashions.
24 pages. This edition contains a lovely selection of 11 colorful crocheted afghans from the time of the Great Depression. These are lovely, unique designs that simple to make and durable enough to last a life-time. The book is printed in vibrant color, to reveal all of the beauty of these lovely designs.
54 Pages. This edition contains a lovely collection of stylish knitted fashions designed for everyday wear. These are sixteen beautiful designs with a timeless appeal for all knitters, and includes dresses, suits, blouses and swing coats. As in most patterns books from this era, the patterns are written in sizes 16 and 18, and there are full instuctions to make everything shown. In there rear of the book are instructions to resize a pattern as well as stitch instruction and tips for caring for your projects. This is an excellent collection of lovely designs.
31 Pages. This is a unique assortment of fashionable Depression era hand knitting designs for young ladies of teen and pre-teen age. The outfits include such lovely fashions as frocks, school outfits, dresses, blouses, skirts, a coat and beret and much more. These are classic vintage girl's fashions, and they are a darling reminder of this wonderful era.
35 Pages. A beautiful selection of vintage hand knitting designs for both men and women. There are lovely outfits for ladies with skirts, blouses and cardigans in styles that are sophisticated and elegant. For gents there are pull-overs, cardigans, vests and a stylish polo shirt. Also included is a dress scarf and stockings for him as well as several designs of gloves and mittens both both men and ladies.
64 Pages. A sophisticated collection of vintage couture knitting patterns that are timeless and beautiful. The designs are elegant reminders of a golden age, and they include dresses, jackets, skirts and blouses to complete the full ensemble. Many of the models were photographed on board the HMS Queen Mary Luxury Ocean Liner in the year of her debut, just a few short years later, in 1939, all of the ship's luxury trappings were removed when she was brought into service as a troop ship.
27 Pages. A stunning assortment of classic, colorful Depression Era afghan styles that would be a lovely addition to any decor. There are nine beautiful styles to choose from, all constructed using unique methods not often seen today. A sample of the styles include the "Morning Star" design, which resembles a patchwork quilt or the "Fiesta" design which is constructed with a mixture of crochet and weaving techniques that resembles Fair Isle knitting. These are timeless patterns that you will enjoy for a lifetime!
33 Pages. This edition contains a sophisticated collection of fashionable hand knitting and crochet patterns for women. Included are dresses, blouses, suits and coats - the designs include beautiful knitted laces and textured crochet. As with most fashion books from this era, all of the patterns were written in just one size, US size 16. There are instructions in the back of the book for adjusting the patterns for other sizes.
23 Pages. This is a stunning collection of patterns for crocheted bedspreads, all of these patterns are worked in cotton fiber. These are beautiful, heirloom quality masterpieces that are worked in smaller pieces that are pieced together to fit any size bed.
39 Pages. A beautiful collection of vintage warm weather fashions worked in both knitting and crochet. These lovely dresses and suits have a timeless appeal, all of them are worked in cotton yarns. All patterns in this book are written in size 16, however in the back of the book there is a short description to assist in resizing the designs. Also included are beautifully detailed close-ups of the stitch designs used in each pattern.
12 pages. This is an extremely hard to find edtion from the Bear Brand series from the time of WWI. In this book are eight lovely patterns for fashionable crocheted bags. The patterns include excellent, easy to follow charts for the graphic designs, and simple to follow written patterns. This is a fabulous book that is filled with beautiful vintage purse patterns.
12 Pages. This is a small book, but it holds the best of the best from Bear Brand's early collection of hats and tams. Some very beautiful designs - a "must have" if you like vintage hats! This is also an extremely rare edition and highly collectable.A truly beautiful collection of patterns for making vintage knitted and crocheted hats from the Roaring 20's. These hats appeared in many of the earlier Bear Brand Manuals, but they have been compiled together in this wonderful book. You will have to look a long time to find another copy of this book - it is very rare!
63 Pages. This book is the beginning of the wonderful #300 series produced by Bear Brand and Bucilla in the 1930's it is loaded with some of the most elegant fashions and sophisticated styles of the time. Pick up your knitting needles and step back into time - it's a great way to bring the past to life!There is something special about the elegant, sophisticated styles of the 1930's! This edition from the time of WWII is filled with a fabulous wardrobe of knitted sweaters, dresses, suits, jackets, skirts and coats. This is a treasure trove for history buffs and the fashionable alike!
31 Pages. A lovely collection of women's garments, collars, afghans and infant's wear created using a flower loom and simple crochet stitches. The jacket on the cover is a beautiful example of one of the finished designs. I'm not sure if flower looms are still available, but I am sure one can be made at home quite easily. This book contains patterns for use with a Flower Loom. It produces lovely daisy-shaped medallions which are then crocheted together to for a wide variety of items. The flowers range in sizes from tiny versions seen in the infant's cap and jacket to larger ones as in the bedjacket on the cover of the book. There are also patterns that incorporate the flowers as a design accent, such as the lovely child's dress. A unique book with a lovely idea!
35 Pages. This lovely book contains patterns for fourteen lovely ideas for sweaters. The yarns used are of a finer gauge - 6 to 8 stitches per inch for many of them. There are designs in both knitting and crochet, and in a wide variety of stylings.A girl never has too many sweaters! A fantastic assortment of WWII era sweaters and cardigans! The styles are very feminine - and contain some fantastic pattern designs. There is everything here - such as cabling, ribbing, lace patterns all worked into elegant and stylish creations. The book also contain several patterns for "vestees" which are faux sweaters to be worn under a jacket, much like a dickie. A lovely, lovely book!
51 Pages. An Exquisite collection of fashionable hand knitted women's dresses and suits from the WWII era. This collection is beyond amazing! The styles are every bit as fashionable and chic today as they were 70 years ago! With easy to follow instructions and an excellent stitch glossary, you will be well on your way to recreating these lovely vintage garments. Vintage fashion is in! The fashion trends today are not the new and shocking - we've done all that already! Vintage fashions are in high demand now! This collection is loaded with an amazing assortment of elegant and sculpted designs. These are not your average fashions - they are chic and sophisticated reminders of why Grandpa thought Grandma was HOT!
12 Pages. A lovely collection of 5 hats from early WWII era. The styles are worked in both knitting and crochet and are quite unique, suitable for the fashionable lady of her time. What a great way to complete your ensemble with a vintage 1930's hat! A beautiful collection of hats to round out your ensemble circa WWII. There are not many styles in this edition, but each one is quite lovely and very unique in construction. I know there are many visitors who will enjoy this edition very much!
51 Pages. A lovely and sophisticated collection of patterns that are every bit as eye catching today as they were 70 years ago. This book contains a wide variety of lovely stylings. There are wonderful coats, a beautiful knife-pleated skirt, suits, dresses and sweaters - all with an air of elegance that was the trademark of the 1930's. This book contains a large collection of patterns for the diva in every girl. There are lovely sweaters, coats, dresses, skirts and an adorable "flouncey" breakfast coat. This book shows that true elegance is not a difficult thing to attain, with these simple patterns worked in knitting and crochet.
19 Pages. This book contains patterns for Eight beautiful crocheted afghans in heirloom quality designs. All afghans are shown in full color, and the designs included are: the "Marie Antoinette" (shown on cover), a beautiful design worked in strips of afghan stitch. Next is the "Versailles" design, which is worked in squares of alternating colors of dark and light tones of single crochet. Next is the "Clover Bloom", a lovely robe with dark background and lighter color carried through the single crochets. Next is the "Reversible" two-tone afghan, worked in double crochet in two layers. Next is the beautiful "Belle Claire" afghan, a pleasing design worked in squares of afghan stitch. The Next design is the "Aubosson", shown in soft tones of Mauve, worked in a lovely waffle effect. The next is the "Granny" afghan set, a classic granny afghan worked in squares with a stained glass window effect - this design includes a matching pillow. The final design is a classic "Ripple" afghan set - a beautiful effect of changing colors in a ripple pattern, this design includes a pillow pattern. An excellent set of warm afghan patterns!
47 Pages. Vintage fashions are all the rage right now - and it is no wonder! These designs were not just fashions - they were works of art! They are every bit as elegant today as they were 70 years ago! The collection in this edition has a wide range of styles ranging from casual garments such as a coat and cardigan to the sophisticated suits and dresses that were all the rage in late 1930's. I find the Bear Brand books very easy to follow and as in other editions this one features a very helpful stitch glossary to aid you in making these garments. This book is a winner! A stunning collection with a wide range of styles, from the casual coat to the elegant angora blouse to the chic and flattering Angel Crepe suit. The book features casual and business attire worked in mostly knitting with crocheted accents. Journey back to the timeless and elegant fahions of the WWII era - you may never want to return!
89 Pages. Bear Brand company produced some of the finest manuals of their day. These books were filled with fabulous patterns for everyone in the home - even the family pet. This book is no exception to this, and they are quite nostalgic for all of those early Baby Boomers out there! Most of the patterns are knitted, although there are quite a few that are worked in crochet. A fantastic vintage collection of WWII era clothing for the entire family. There are several infant's layette sets and complete outfits - from bootees to bonnets! There are also lovely knits for children, which include sweaters, cardigans, jerkins, dresses and bathing suits. For adults there are gloves, mittens, socks, knee warmers, sweaters, vests cardigans and scarfs. There are even two lovely sweaters for your doggie! A great well-rounded selection of designs!
51 Pages. This edition contains a beautiful assortment of classic 1930's era cap sleeve sweaters, jackets, two-piece suits and dresses as well as two luxurious bolero patterns for the woman on the go. The designs are classic for what you would see in war time of the 1930's - modest, but with a sophisticated elegance. Included are diagrams to make ribbon style or stuffed shoulder pads to complete the tailored look. There are also detailed instructions for all of the basic knitting stitches, instructions for washing and caring for your garment, and because all of the patterns are written in just one size (16), there are instructions in the back of the book to assist you in resizing your garment to achieve the perfect fit.
27 Pages. The afghan books from the ealier days are especially treasured because of the incredible warmth of the afghans they contained. These are lovely, thick heavy afghans with beautiful designs that would go famously in any decor. They are all printed in the bright colors that you see below. A charming collection of vintage WWII era crocheted afghans. There are 9 designs included all pictured in glorious, vibrant color. Whether these afghans are made as a gift - or for your own, they will warm you down to your toes with the fantastic designs and lovely colors.
59 Pages. Knitters love the sophisticated stylings of the 1930's - these styles are often the basis for the sophisticated and elegant styles of today. There is a goldmine of lovely patterns here, and whether you are a period enthusiast or a fashion knitter, you will find lovely designs from this golden age! Fashion knitters are going to love this edition from Bear Brand! It contains 22 patterns for women's knitted sweaters, cardigans, jackets and dresses with some fabulous design ideas. The emphasis is more on sweates and lovely tops. From cables to laces and everything in between - this is one of the best of the best that you will find from this era!
55 Pages. The Bear Brand and Bucilla books of the 1930's are without equal. They carried some of the loveliest knitted fashions and crocheted items for the home. This edition is no exception to this. There are 21 lovely designs, all unique to this book. The emphasis is on style and sophistication. A lovely addition to any knitting library! Much like the earlier edition, #313 - this book has some of the finest sweaters, jackets, cardigans and dresses from the WWII era. These are spectacular patterns worked in knitting using various methods, including cables, intarsia and ribbings. You can never - ever have to many lovely sweaters!
19 Pages. This book contains a gorgeous collection of crocheted afghan patterns from the 1940's. There are eight lovely patterns to choose from including the cover design called "The Flower Wreath", a lovely wreath that is embroidered on a green background. Also included is the "Sparkler" - forty brilliant squares that are later joined to make the whole, the "El Morocco" - crocheted stripes which form a diamond square, next is the "Mosaic" - a beautiful design which resembles mosaic tiles, next is the "Autumn Leaf" - alternating squares embroidered in radiant woodland tones, next is the "Empire" afghan - soft feminine hues that are worked in strips and later sewn together, next is the "Martini" - a stunning pattern of simple complementary colored stripes, and lastly is the "Kiltie" design - a surprising easy to make plaid design, reminiscent of the the Scottish Highlands.
39 Pages. Dress your own leading man in style and sophistication with these fabulous men's fashions from the 1940's There are pullovers, vests and cardigans worked in a variety of knitting techniques, such as cables and ribs. The book also includes several lovely sock patterns and even a knitted men's bathing suit from the era. A fabulous book! Knit your way into his heart! There is no better way to dress your own leading man in style than with these lovely fashions of WWII. Several of the models in this edition are movie stars of the era, including Guy Kibbee, Lyle Talbot, Charles Starrett, Howard Linsay and Jackie Cooper to name a few. There are also lovely patterns for men's accessories such as socks, scarfs, gloves and mittens - and even a men's bathing suit from the era! A fabulous and nostalgic book!
51 Pages. A wonderful collection of twenty-one beautiful fashionable hand knit patterns from the 1940's. The designs include the "Two's Company" - a cable stitch twin set, the "Boardwalk" - a beautiful basket weave, cap sleeve cardigan, the "Music at Midnight" a beautiful long sleeve lacey design, the "Curlicute" - a diagonal cable cardigan, the "Fore and Aft" - a very smartly designed cardigan featuring cables and ribs, the "Ping Pong" - a lovely long sleeved cardigan featuring arrow accents, the "Sans Souci" - a light hearted colorful jacket, the "Rough Diamond" - a lovely long sleeve cardigan with a diamond pattern, the "Young Dream" - a lovely short sleeve blouse with diamond accents, the "Black Beauty" - an elegant dress with shawl collar, the "Gay Plaid" - a very pretty colorful cardigan. the "Classic Tailleur" - a smart urban frock, the "Backgammon" - a colorful hound-tooth patterned vest, the "Fieldster" - a smartly designed jacket, the "First Mate" - a two piece ensemble of skirt and jacket, the "Playmate" - a lovely slipover made with sock yarn, the "Matinee" - a sophisticated jacket and pleated skirt ensemble, the "Sparkler" - a lovely cap sleeve pullover and lastly the "Spectator" - a lovely jacket and skirt combo.
15 Pages. Whether you are knitting for a service man, or your man at home, you will find a treasure trove of functional and practical items here. Originally published for service knits, these patterns would be cherished by your man today., and even more if he works out in the elements! This book contains hand kintted garments that were approved for use by our troops during WWII. These knits are simple to make and very warm - they are both functional and practical. There is a Navy approved turtleneck, and Army Approved sleeveless vest, Heavy weight socks, a helmet, mittens, watch cap, medium weight socks, gloves, mufflers and even sea-boot socks.
51 Pages. This is an adorable and extensive pattern book of designs for baby that your parents - or even grandparents would have worn, all made with love! There is so much here to choose from, dozens and dozens of baby's garment patterns from the simple to the sublime! The contents are as follows: Diamond Sacque & Cap, Cunning Bunting, Seashell Afghan, two different designs for "soakers", a surplice sweater, princess afghan, princess set, scallops ensemble, "after bath" sacque, snowbird jacket, snuggle robe, 2 piece frolic suit, snug sweater coat, comfy mittens and sock set, classic pullover, practical 2-piece suit, baby's hood (as seen on cover), dirndl pinafore, Oliver Twist suit, sun suit for girls and bathing suit for boys, dress coat and bonnet, suspender suit with cap, puff sleeve blouse, party frock, "Sub-Deb" pullover, "Junior" sweater, "Sister" cardigan, "Playtime" cardigan for boy and "Button-up" cardigan for girls, one piece "Outdoor Set", bonnet with matching mittens for girls, socks, gloves and mittens. The age range for the patterns in this book is from newborn to three years old.
44 Pages. Continuing on where Bear Brand book #319 ended, this book contains patterns for children, sizes that range for ages 4 years to 14 years. There are a wide range of patterns to choose from - lovely designs for boys and girls for cardigans, pullovers, hoodie, vests, dresses, jackets, skirt, hats, socks, mittens and scarfs. A huge selection of patterns - timeless designs and just the right thing to chase away the chill in the air!
39 Pages. Who doesn't love hand knits with a lovely tailored look? This book contains patterns for seventeen lovely outfits, with a retro look and a classy tailored finish. All patterns in this book are written in only one size - size 16, but the book does contain brief instruction in the back for making adjustments to the design to get the proper fit. The designs include the "Nautical Knit" - A sailor inspired dress, the "Companion Piece" - a stylish cap-sleeve sweater, "Travel Knit" - a very lovely suit with delicate fringe accent on the shoulder and pockets, the "Matchmate" - a flattering deep yoke sweater, the "Waffle Knit" - a honey of a jacket that can be knit quickly, the "Committee Meeting" - a lovely skirt suit with contrasting color on shoulders and pockets, the "Dolman Cardigan" - a graceful knit that zips up the front with an elegant feminine line, the "Gad-A-Bout" - a smart, simple knit plaid jacket, the "Americana" - typical American fashion with a smart middy jumper that you can roll to fit your height, the "Golf Match" - a lovely plaid knit cardigan with socks to match, the "Spectator" - a lovely tailored cable knit cardigan with embroidered accents, the "Dinner Date" - a lovely dress with diamond lace pattern bodice and also around the bottom of the skirt, the "Tile Style" - a lovely crocheted vest with a colorful check pattern, the "Classicoat" - a lovely cable knit cardigan with pockets, the "Good Morning" - a frilly knitted bedjacket, the "Rhumba" - a flirty V-neck number for a night on the town and lastly the "Tailored Hand Knit Suit" - a double breasted jacket with a simple skirt.
20 Pages. This book contains an excellent assortment of classic 1940's patterns for warm afghans, all worked in crochet. The patterns include the "Mardi-Gras" - thin colorful stripes with black border gives a festive feel, the "Fern-Leaf Afghan" - a lovely design of tans and brown wool with the design added later trough embroidery, the "Touch Down Robe" - cable and seed stitch stripes in the color of your favorite team, the "Sea Shell Afghan" - lovely square motifs in pinks with gray border, the "Harvest Moon Afghan" - a lovely striped design in fall colors, the "Aubusson Afghan" - gorgeous floral motifs embroidered on a maroon colored base, the "Victoria Afghan" - shown on the cover is a lovely floral design embroidered on a white base and lastly the "Siesta Afghan" - festive colored square motifs, sewn together in a diamond shaped design.
19 Pages. This book contains crochet and one knitting pattern to make eight of the most popular afghans in the Bear Brand Series. Included in this book is the "Granny" afghan - motifs of colorful squares gives a stained-glass window effect, "Empire" - soft femine colors worked in lenghwise strips, "Durbar" - a vibrant striped pattern that is easy to make, "Shaded Diamond" - a lovely design of diamonds worked in varying shades of color, "Pine Tree" - a lovely design using popcorn stitch and multi shades, "Marie Antoinette" - a glorious design of simple stripes with a floral design added later giving a tapestry effect, "Classic Knitted" - a two-tone afghan knitted in strips with cable design, and lastly the "Ripple" - a lovely shaded ripple design with matching pillow.
46 Pages. This edition contains a wide assortment of WW2 era fashion knitting & crochet patterns for infants and children. There are layette sets for infants - including sweaters, bonnets, bootees and blankets - there is even a lovely bunting set. There many designs to choose from, great items to make to welcome your new member to the family. In addition to this there are some great items to make for toddlers and young children - classic snow suits, coats, hats and toques, sweaters. dresses, rompers and additional accessories such as mittens, socks, and hats. A fantastic assortment of classic knits for children!
31 Pages. Men's fashions from the 1940's were classic and sophisticated - this assortment of patterns is no exception to this, there are wonderful designs to choose from! Included is a reversible sweater, with one side dark and the other light - two sweaters in one! Also included is an Argyle pattern pullover with matching socks, practical sleeveless pullover, cable stitch slipover vest, scarf and glove set, a classic sleeveless slipon, English rib socks, year-round sweater, classic knitted socks, popular cable-stitch sweater, side cable socks, father and son slip-on, long wearing gloves, cable v-neck tennis sweater, classic swagger sweater, comfortable lounging sweater, knitted scarf, utility cardigan, warm mittens, year round vest, ski socks and lastly the v-neck pullover pictured on the cover. Each sweater pattern comes in a range of sizes, from men's 38 through 42. The socks are shown as size 11 - but all sock knitters know that sizes can be adjusted. Classics like this never go out of fashion!
31 Pages. This is a hard to find pattern book of women's couture fashion knitting from the mid 1940's. The styles are classic and elegant and their appeal is timeless and the patterns are written in multiple sizes for that perfect fit. The patters included are "Plaid Promenader" - an elegant two-piece suit with plaid jacket, "The Casual Slant" - a lovely short sleeve cable dress, "New Angles on Suits" - a lovely jacquard two-piece suit with pleated skirt, "Coutourier Blouse" - an elegant knitted sweater blouse, "Diamonds in the Ruff" - a lovely number with beaded yoke, "Crocheted Whimsy" - a lovely crocheted blouse with elegant lines and a lacy frill, "Fashion Lines for Fall" - a horizontal striped cardigan with a sophisticated air, "Beau Catcher" - a lovely suit with blouse and skirt, "Classic Smartness" - a gorgeous diamond cabled cardigan, "Good Geometrics" - a simple color block sweater with simple initial monogram, "Sporting Print Classic" - a stunning long sleeve sweater with flying ducks around the yoke,"New Fashion Angle" - a lovely blouse with v-slant patterning and "Flattery for Fuller Figures" - a simple cardigan written for full figures, size 36, 40 and 42. These are gorgeous patterns that you will never tire of!
39 Pages. A fabulous pattern book of hand knit sweater patterns for "tween" or pre-teen boys and girls, There are many lovely designs to choose from. The patterns are written in multiple sizes for that perfect fit and the designs include blouses, cardigans, dresses and a vest for the girls. For boys, there are sweaters, cardigans, a cable vest, a zippered jacket windbreaker and a fabulous jacquard ski sweater - one for the for girls as well! These designs would be perfect for back to school fashions!
27 Pages. This edition from Bear Brand is a charming book of hand crocheted fashions for infants and young children through the age of three years. The patterns are as timeless as they are beautiful, included is a lovely christening set with a long coat, bootees cap. Also included is the "Carriage Set" - blanket, jacket and cap; the "Rock-a-Bye Baby" outfit - pillow, blanket, sweater, cap and bootees; "Winken Blinken & Nod Set" - pillow, blanket, sweater, cap and bootees; "Dainty Set" - lacy set of sweater, bootees and cap; "My Pet" - a simple sweater and matching cap; "Sweetheart Bonnet", "Baby's First Sacque", a comfy "Surplice Sweater", a "Twin Set", baby's "Pull-on","Little Bo Peep Dress" for a 2 year old, "Miss Mary Frock" for 2 - 3 year old, "Miss Muffet Outfit" for 2 - 3 year old. Lastly there are "Matching Mates" - a bedjacket for baby and mom, and also crocheted coverings for hangers. There is much to choose from here!
19 Pages. Seven gloriously colorful afghans for you to crochet for your very own! The patterns in this edition include "Nantucket" - a block pattern in blues and rose with floral motifs embroidered in the squares, "Plymouth" - a colorful zig zag design worked on a black background, "Americana" - lovely reversible panels of blue and shades of red, "Old Salem" - a gorgeous design of tea rose and green panels with a floral motif added later, "Cape Cod" - a lovely plaid in red, white and black, "Arrowhead" - a zig zag design with varying shades of color, and lastly the "Jacobean" - shown on the cover, this design is worked in panels with the embroidered design added later.
39 Pages. In this hard to find edition from Bear Brand, you will find patterns for exquisite fashions for women. Each pattern is written in multiple sizes to obtain the perfect fit. The patterns are "Promenader" - a lovely plaid jacket with skirt, "Town or Country" - (sz 16 only) an elegant suit with jacket and skirt, patterned accents at yoke and waist; "Commuter" - a lovely travelling suit with pockets in jacket; "Matinee Date" - a two-piece dress with diamond patterned skirt and top; "Board Meeting" - a color block design for classic one piece dress; "Year Rounder" - a lovely crepe dress with button up front and long sleeves; "Spectator" - a lovely suit with plain mid length skirt and horizontally striped top;"First Nighter" - an elegant round yoke blouse; "Stardust" - an elegant sleeveless top with slanting stripes; "Country Class" - a beautiful classic cardigan; "Perennial" - a lovely cabled cardigan; "Weekender" - a lovely blouse with textured V patterning; "Suburban" - a simple blouse with peter pan collar; "Tri Color" - A simple color block sweater; "Arrowhead" - a lovely sleeveless blouse with lacy arrowhead design and lastly the "About Towner" - shown on the cover, this is a two-piece suit with a flare skirt and double breasted jacket.
40 Pages. This edition contains sporty hand knitting patterns for the college bound girl of the 1940's. The patterns are written in multiple sizes and range from size 14 to 18 and 34 to 38. The patterns are "Letter Perfect" - a shadow cable pullover, "Teacher's Pet" a monogrammed sports pullover, "In the Know" - a swagger cardigan, "Gay for Play" - a jiffy sleeveless vest, "Star in Stripes" - a cute striped pullover, "It's a Date" - cabled cardigan, "Majoring in Fun" - a raglan pullover, "Beau Catcher" - classic cabled cardigan, "Sorority Pledge" - Jiffy Knit pullover, "Good News" - a Jiffy Cardigan, "Sorority Row" - Argyle pullover, "Art Appreciation" - a beautiful short sleeve scoop neck blouse, "Collegiate" - simple cap sleeve sweater, "Norwegian Pullover" - a lovely jacquard sweater, "Good Skates" - simple cable pullover, finally there are two different mitten designs and three warm sock patterns.
47 Pages. Beautiful cardigans are a staple garment in any wardrobe, this book contains patterns to make seventeen beautiful designs that are timeless classics. The sizes range from Misses size 14 to Women's size 46 and the designs included are "Palm Springs" - the cover design, "Stroller" - a crew neck design with cap sleeves and wide rib, "Aristocrat" - a cap sleeve number with a sophisticated stripe, "Seasider" - a lovely design in angora with half sleeves, "Weekender" - A lovely striped design worked in crochet in women's sizing, "Holiday" - a laovely laid-back knit with a square pattern design, "Shipbaord" - an elegant design worked in simple twist cables, "Fun in the Sun" - a perky cabled design with embroidered flowers in the cables, "Briarcliff" - a sophisticated design in women's sizing with an elegant diamond pattern, "Town'n Country" - a simple little vest that is worked in crochet, "Piping Rock" - a simple knit cardigan with a cable twist accent, "Cruiser" - a beautiful form fitting patterned cardigan, "Spectator" - a simple knit cardigan with twisted rib accents, "Suburban" - a simple knit cardigan with a V-neck in women's sizing, "Wheatly Hills" - a simple cardigan in plain knitting, "Vacationer" - a lovely half-sleeve cardigan with an all-over simple cable design, and lastly the "Fairway" - a simple knit with raglan sleeves in women's sizing.
47 Pages. This book contains sixteen beautiful knitting patterns for women's dresses, suits and blouses in Misses sizes 12 - 20. These are designs that you may remember seeing from nostalgic shows from the early years of television. The contents include the "Shopping Spree" - a two-piece travelling suit with gathered waist, "Weekend Guest" - a lovely two-piece suit with pleat skirt and Peter Pan collar, "Date Time" - a simple skirt and blouse with dolman sleeves, "After Five" - an elegant dress with full neckline and patterned with metallic thread, "Board Meeting" - a sophisticated two-piece suit with a V-neck notched collar, "Grecian Charm" - a simple but elegant Grecian style tunic with cabled neckline, "Luncheon at the Ritz" - a lovely one piece dress with ribbed skirt and patterned bodice, "Ivy" - an elegant V-neck dress with ivy pattern across the bodice, "My Choice" - a lovely suit with plain skirt and a patterned peplum bodice, "Glamor" - an elegant striped blouse with peter pan collar, "Tailored Charm" - a simple button down blouse with wing tipped collar, "Dots for Dash" - a lovely little blouse with a chevron of dots at the collar, "Always Suitable" - a simple but elegant blouse with short cap sleeves and a chevron pattern, "Check for Smartness" - a lovely blouse with half sleeves and a checkered neckline, "Figure Flatterer" - a simple blouse with an arrow design, "Dinner at Eight" - the cover design, a simple dress with 3/4 sleeves and lastly is the "Lacy Stole" - a beautiful wave pattern wrap for a night on the town.
51 Pages. This edition contains an excellent assortment of twenty-one patterns for dresses, blouses, suits and three styles of skirts in Misses sizes 12 - 20. The patterns included are "Angel Wings" - the beautiful sweater seen on the cover, "Corsage" - A lovely suit with ribbed skirt and floral embroidered blouse, "Triangle" - a lovely dress with 8 gore skirt and dolman sleeve blouse, "On the Square" - a beautiful suit with ribbed skirt and jacket with square design across the neckline, "Streamliner" - a simple suit with plain skirt and half sleeve blouse, "Year Rounder" - a lovely half sleeve shirtwaist dress with 8 gore skirt, "Tailored Cable" - an elegant two piece suit with a simple pattern an cable accents, "Smart Lines" - a lovely drop sleeve dress with striped accents, "Two Toner" - a smart travelling suit with simple skirt and two tone jacket, "Rope Twist" - a jaunty little cardigan with colorful cables, "Criss Cross" - a sophisticated half sleeve blouse with diamond pattern, "Floral Delight" - a lovely sleeveless blouse with embroidered flowers, "Decolletage" - a simple blouse with a revealing deep square neck line, "Arrowhead" - A lovely shawl neckline blouse with arrow pattern design, "Crescendo" - a simple colorful sleeveless blouse, "Vestee" - a lovely close fitting striped vest, "Short and Sweet" - a lovely half sleeve button-down blouse with peter pan collar, and lastly the "Brief Interlude" - an elegant half sleeve button-down blouse with v-neck and patterned design.
24 Pages. Whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter - this book is sure to be a favorite! There are instructions to make 50 different knitted squares of beautiful designs and in a variety of techniques. When you are all done making the squares, they can be added together to make the lovely, warm afghan pictures on the cover! This is a great way to use up the small bits of yarn that you have in your stash. It is perfect for the knitter on the go and the squares can be worked up so quickly. A fantastic book that is recommended on knitters of all levels of skill!
48 Pages. A very lovely collection of vintage crocheted items worked in cotton. The projects range from edgings for towels to some lovely ladies combing jackets. There are also crochet lamps, a few bags, yokes, doiles and a tea cosy. There is so much here to keep your hands busy - I recommend this book to any lovers of vintage crochet!
44 Pages. Good tatting books are difficult to find - especially with projects as lovely as you will find here. This Bucilla edtion is a stunning assortment of projects worked in both Tatting and Filet Crochet. In Filet Crochet, there are lovely yokes, infants and childrens items and gorgeous charted designs for doilies. In tatting there are many yokes and edgings for pillows, scarfs and doilies. The bear family books will never disappoint!
49 Pages. This beautiful book is truly a revelation to the lover of pretty needlework, containing a large assortment of pretty and fashionable articles. There are filet crochet gown yokes and lingerie, children's and infant's wear, bed spreads, library sets, lamp shades, doilies and much more.
48 Pages. This is a stunning assortment of WWI era yokes and accessories for the Lady's boudoir. The designs are quite lovely and also include several unique items such as crocheted sachets, filet pillows, sheet and towel "straps" and baskets. These would make wonderful wedding or birthday gifts for a lady who appreciates the finer things in life!
33 Pages. This is probably the most unique book in the vintage Bucilla collection, and certainly one of my favorites! This is a collection of finely crocheted Indian style baskets, bags, rugs - and even a desk set! If you have a southwest style decor in your home - this book is a goldmine of amazing patterns! I highly recommend this book!
33 Pages. This lovely book is sure to become a favorite with Crocheters of all styles. There is a lovely Infant's Gown and cap in what seems to be Irish Crochet. There are also several exquisite night gown yokes, and finally several unique items using a crochet-weaving technique mentioned in the #9 edition. These items include a tote bag, a tea tray, a knitting bag, pillow and some lovely rugs.
33 Pages. If you are a lover of the fashions of the "Roaring Twenties", then this has to be the book for you! It is loaded cover to cover with fantastic knitting patterns for women's fashions from this vibrant and unforgettable age. The patterns include a beaded dress several blouse and skirt sets, a fabulous striped dress, a loverly belted sweater, a fancy hat and several fancy dresses. As is the case in most knitting books before 1950, this books is writen in a narrow range of sizes. The sizes range from 34-36 to 36-38, with the understanding that the knitter would make all the necessary adjustments to the garment using the gauge provided to get the perfect fit. This is an unforgettable and forward thinking era, and the fashions of this time reflect the changes of the world.
33 Pages. In this book there are a variety of lovely patterns in knitting and crochet to make luxurious and durable garments for children from infant's age to fifteen years old. The patterns include two crocheted afghans and one made in knitting, three adorable infant's sets, a bonnet and coat set for a two year old, a tam and a coat for a three year old, shorts & sweater for a five year old boy, the Lola sweater for a two year old, a lovely chevron sweater for a 10 year old girl, a basket weave cardigan for a twelve year old girl, a pullovere for a twelve year old boy, a lovely coat for a fifteen year old girl and much more for teens and tweens. This is an excellent assortment of 1920's fashions!
97 Pages. This book is a classic collection of dozens and dozens of crochet and knitting patterns for everyone in the home for infants there are sweaters, blankets, coats, hats mittens and bootees. For young children, the patterns include dresses, rompers, sweaters, shorts, stockings, leggings, mittens, hats, a cape with matching hat, a jersey, a plaid cardigan, and a lovely coat for a young girl. The patterns for women include a tapestry shawl, a lounging robe, a morning jacket, two pullovers, two luxurious scarf wraps, a blouse, a sweater coat, a shawl with a tapestry border, an indian inspired sport coat, and several more sweaters, For men the patterns include a fair isle sports cardigan, stockings, a plain shawl collar cardigan, a round collar cardigan, a striped V-neck cardigan, and sports stockings. This book is a goldmine for classic "Roaring Twenties" fashions!
96 Pages. This edition contains a huge selection of Twenties era knitting and crochet patterns for everyone in the home! There will be hours and hours of enjoyment as your recreate this glamorous time with these simple and beautiful patterns that you can make for yourself. The patterns include a wide range of garments for children including sweaters, playsuits, caps, mittens, socks, leggings and blankets. For novelties, there are patterns to make toys and dolls, adorable bunny slippers, a knitted dog sweater suitable for a small terrier type dog, a work bag made in knitting, a hot water bottle cover, and for a great gift idea - a simple doll made from a wash cloth! For men and women the patterns include vest cover-ups, an invalid's scarf, a morning jacket, several scarfs and hats, a v-neck cardigan and slipover for men, For accessories there are patterns knee-high sports stockings for men, women and children, mittens, gloves, sleeping socks and slippers. A new addition to the Bear series, there are also instructions for ten fancy crochet edgings.All you need is your needles or hooks and your favorite yarn!
96 Pages. This pattern book from the height of the flapper era would be an excellent addition to any pattern library. It contains a wide assortment of classic patterns for Men, Women and Children - as well as a beautiful collection of afghans to round things out! For children there are patterns for many infant's garments including blankets and bonnets, for older kids there are a wide range of fantastic sweater patterns - both pullovers and cardigans, there are also a cute bathing suit for a 4 to 5 year old. For women there is a v-neck pullover, a Parisian jacket, several lovely pullovers and a lovely cardigan. Also included are great instructions to make a boutonniére using wool yarn. There is also included a beautiful crocheted beach coat with a parrot design on the back, and a knitted sports coat with a fringe around the bottom. There is also a triangular shawl/scarf. For men, the only pattern is a V-neck pullover. In addition to all of there there are several great afghans and pillows to make. A wonderful assortment of projects!
50 Pages. This book contains an extensive assortment of knitting and crochet patterns for babies and young children up to the age of 7 years old. There are also two lovely afghan patterns that are presented in full color. There are loads of great projects in here, several infant's sacques and jackets, bonnets, mittens, hoods, sweaters, leggings, drawers, panties and blankets. For the older kids there are coats, hats, leggings, sweaters, shorts and a skirt. This is a well-rounded assortment to wardrobe your little ones, and the best thing about kids garments is that they are such fast and easy projects to make!
25 Pages. This Depression era book contains a lovely assortment of afghans, pillows and blankets that will keep you toasty and warm. There are patterns here in both crochet and knitting - but the majority are worked in crochet. With names like "Pioneer Blanket" and "The Log Cabin", they are rustic reminders of a simpler time. Most of the designs are worked as a patchwork quilt - small squares and rectangles that are pieced together to form the lovely whole. There are, however, a couple of designs that are worked as a whole - such are the "Ripple" afghan, the "Empire" afghan and the "Sun Porch" blanket - these are all worked row upon row. This is a great assortment of patterns that will whisk you away to a simpler time!
8 Pages. This is a very simple and concise pattern book which contains patterns to make for the WWII troops overseas. As part of the war effort, the mothers and daughters on the home front would make warm woolies such as these that were sent to the boys as comfort items. The patterns contained here are for a sleeveless sweater vest that is Army approved for sizes 36, 38 and 40. The next pattern is a Navy approved long sleeve pullover with a turtle neck in sizes 36/38 and 40/42. The next pattern is for wristlets or fingerless gloves and the final pattern is for socks in size 11. A great assortment of US Service approved garments!
32 Pages. A daisy knitter is a simple little wheel-like disc with a spoke of 12 pins around the circumference. The idea is to weave the yarn or thread around the pins in various patterns, join them all by sewing up the center and you have a daisy motif. These motifs are joined together using crochet to make a wide variety of garments. There are patterns here for three afghans as well as several garments for women and infants. Devices such as a Daisy Knitter can still be found today under different names, but the process is still the same. This book contains a great assortment of creative and practical patterns that are all made using this device. This is a rare and beautiful technique, and as you can see from the patterns contained here, it can be very beautiful and creative new way to use up smaller bits of yarn!
19 Pages. This book contains a lovely assortment of sweaters, afghans and other garments to keep your baby warm and comfortable. The patterns include several sweaters, a few bonnets, mittens as well as some very lovely afghans - all with baby in mind! There are patterns here in knitting as well as crochet, and they are all creatively constructed to make these wonderful and useful things for your baby.
25 Pages. This is an excellent assortment of Depression era crochet Afghan patterns. They are simple designs, and frugal to create by using multiple colors. This is such a practical solution for using up your left over yarn and scraps and creating something warm for your home that potentially will last for generations! There are ten different designs to choose from, all presented in beautiful colors!
57 Pages. This book contains an extensive array of lovely patterns for children from infancy to pre-teen age. Everything that you can think of is found here - from blankets and bonnets to socks, mittens, snow suits and even bathing suits! There are dozens and dozens of patterns to browse through, this book is filled with timeless and practical patterns for your little ones. Most of the patterns are worked in knitting, however many of the infant's items are worked in crochet. This excellent patterns book is a "must-have" if you have you children to dress - and the best part is how quickly they can be made!
24 Pages. A beautiful assortment of classic 1930's hand knitting fashions for women. There are patterns to make hand knitted sweater and skirt suits with a tailored finish, as well as sweaters, a coat and dresses for the lady on the go. Beautiful and timeless these fashion garments are easy to make using sport weight yarns. As with most pattern books from this era, all these designs are written in just one size - ladies size 16, with instructions in the back of the book to resize the garment to your perfect size.
16 Pages. These classic 1930's fashions are knitted using sport weight crepe and angora yarns, they catch the sophistication and elegance that was so well known in the 1930's. In this book there are five different patterns to make women's fashion dresses and skirt suits. All patterns in this book (as well as most books from this era) was written for size 16 with the understanding that the knitter would resize the garment based on their own measurements using the yarn gauge that is provided. In the back of the book there is instruction for resizing the designs as well as other helpful hits.
24 Pages. The books contains 1930's era hand knitting patterns for luxurious outfits to be worn while on holiday at a fashionable resort. There are seven lovely designs to choose from, hand knitting patterns for skirts and suits that will turn heads. As in most books from this era, all of these patterns were written in size 16 only - with the understanding that the knitter will adjust the design to a perfect fit using the gauge and simple instructions. This is a wonderful reminder of why 1930's fashions never go out of style!
55 Pages. This is a nearly endless assorment of fantastic knitting and crochet patterns for your baby. The sizes range from newborn to four years old, and include blankets, sweaters, coats, bonnets, mittens, socks, booties, rompers, hats, shorts, cardigans, dresses, snowsuits, and swimsuits. The center two pages are in full color so you can see these lovelies in their full glory! The patterns are worked in knitting and crochet - this is an excellent book to have if you have young children!
55 Pages. (REVISED EDITION) In this revised edition, I cannot determine if any patterns were changed, but there are patterns here that were not in the first edition - and there are also patterns that were in the first book that are not here. This is a nearly endless assorment of fantastic knitting and crochet patterns for your baby. The sizes range from newborn to four years old, and include blankets, sweaters, coats, bonnets, mittens, socks, booties, rompers, hats, shorts, cardigans, dresses, snowsuits, and swimsuits. The center two pages are in full color so you can see these lovelies in their full glory! The patterns are worked in knitting and crochet - this is an excellent book to have if you have young children!
39 Pages. One of the greatest pleasures that can be had is a warm pair of home made socks or stockings. If you haven't experienced it before, then you are in for a treat! In this book there are patterns to make more than three dozen various socks, in just about every size and purpose. There are fancy socks, plain socks, argyles, knee-highs, anklets, hunting socks, tennis socks, slippers, bed socks - socks in every size and purpose. This book gives all the information you need to make the perfect pair of socks! In the center of the book there are twa pages in full color showing them in their true beauty.
38 Pages. This collection contains beautiful andfeminine fashions for women from the middle of the last century. Most of the designs are written in three sizes, either (12, 14 & 16) or (14, 16 & 18). In addition to this there are instructions for three different skirts that provide instructions for sizes 12 - 20. The designs include sleeveless sweaters, several different cardigans, suits, dresses, pullovers, a vest, an oversized coat in crochet and one also in knitting, a filet crochet blouse and a lovely travelling suit in knitting. These are beautiful and timeless fashions!
19 Pages. While this books is not one of the larger books in the series, it more than makes up for this by the loveliness of the patterns. It contains patterns to make eleven different bed jackets, some worked in knitting and some worked in crochet. In addition to these luxurious chill chasers, there are also patterns to make seven different footwear. There are four bed socks and three slipper patterns that would be a perfect addition to any slumber outfit. These items would be great to take along for a spa vacation!