97 Pages. A rare early edition of the fabulous Columbia Book of yarns. This edition is all Victorian type styles, with some of the lovliest capes and shawls you will find from this time. There are also many patterns for slippers, ladies' petticoats and stylish sweaters. In addition to this there are also many patterns for children, infants and men and some wonderful early afghan designs. This is a large selection of patterns - all of the essentials for an early twentieth century home!
120 Pages. Knitting and crochet patterns with a Victorian flavor, this edition is a wonderful glimpse back to the world of 100 years ago. It is filled with great patterns for everyone in the home - plus some great afghans also! The book comes complete with a stitch glossary in the beginning to understand technique. There are a large amount of shawls, sweaters and ladies' undergarments in this book. It is similar in content to the Columbia #3 book, but there are some new patterns in this one not contained in the other book. The Columbia series of books are filled with some great patterns. There are not just a few - they are always loaded with great projects! This edition begins with afghans and ladies' shawls. It also contains a wonderful period collection of ladies' active wear such as sweaters, wraps and petticoats. In addition to all of this, there are also men's sweaters and vests that any "Dandy" will enjoy and lovely items for infants - a collection that is great for period enthusiasts!
221 Pages. The early Columbia series of books were amazing compilations of knitting and crochet patterns. This edition from the year of the Titanic has only a few patterns that appeared in other editions. There are clothing items for everyone in the household - including even a crocheted bridle for your horse! Everything can be found here from afghans to slippers. There are also infant's clothing, sweaters for all ages, shawls, hats, mittens. Much to much to mention everything! What treasures these old manuals were! They are timecapsules of the fashions and lifestyles found in a time before everything was ready-made. Knitting and crocheting were not just a past time - but a necessity. This edition is slightly similar to other editions, but there are a huge amount of patterns not seen anywhere else. It is a goldmine for modern designers or for period enthusiasts!
192 Pages. This manual has a huge assortment of items for the whole family. Be sure to check out the collage image sampling in the detail of this product! A Massive collection of Edwardiam Era knitted and crocheted clothing and afghans for the entire family. This edition has some especially nice childrens and infants items, as well as some amazing sweaters and shawls. This edition is extremely rare, I have never seen another copy of it anywhere. Each edition is a wonderful time capsule into a bygone era, and the Columbia designs are as unique as they are beautiful!
240 Pages. This is a huge manual! This WWI era edition has some particulary nice hats, shawls and afghans - plus a wide variety of knits and crochets for the entire family. There are also a few lovely purses, doll clothing, slippers, socks - you name it! This is a Massive book! It is filled with over 200 stunning designs from the early WWI era. Not only are there gorgeous hats, but there are also a huge amount of accessories such as gloves and mittens, socks and slippers. Add to this the wonderful collection of sweaters, shawls, afghans and baby items, you will be busy for quite a while just reading this enormous book! Without argument, this book is amazing in its size and content!
240 Pages. This is a Huge Edition! A beautiful assortment of WWI Era Hats, sweaters, afghans and baby items. There are also some fantastic hats, shawls sweaters and socks. A goldmine for the period enthusiast! This is an enourmous collection of over 200 vintage patterns! This is another Massive edition - well over 200 amazing designs from the troubled times of WWI. In this books there is something for everyone - there are huge amounts of patterns in both Crochet as well as Knitting. You will not be disappointed with what you receive because the patterns are endless. There are sweaters, shawls, vests, kimonos, afghans, mittens, hats, slippers, leggings plus much more. Columbia books have some truly amazing collection, and this is no exception!
12 Pages. A small collection of 4 lovely sweaters worked in filet crochet. The lovely designs are charted and include all the necessary instructions. This book is a great way to experiment with this type of design without the expense of the bigger, more extensive manuals where they can also be found. Book includes lovely photography of the finished designs. The Columbia series of books contain lovely and consisitent designs. This collection of Filet Crochet sweaters is a wonderful return to the early days of Prohibition, sortly after WWI. Lovely, delicate patterns that were meant to be worn over a blouse.
195 Pages. A flapper era collection of lovely garments, accessories and afghans for the entire home. This unique edition has 6 lovely designs that are in full color - a rare thing for the early Columbia series! It is also filled with knitting and crochet patterns for women's and men's sweaters and accessories, infant's garments, children's garments and afghans including some lovely Indian Blankets! There are also a patterns for a knitted protector for both an amputated arm and amputated leg, a reminder of WWI. A rare, classic treasure trove of patterns. During the time of WWI, many of the yarn companies produced instruction books that were more like catalogs. They were often nearly 200 pages in length as this book is, and filled to capacity with patterns for the entire family. This edition of Columbia manuals features 6 pates in full color and a huge variety of knitted and corcheted items. They are wonderful idea books for both designers and period enthusiasts alike!
200 Pages. A Beautiful large edition of the fabulous Columbia series of manuals. This edtion has a cover that is similar to the 1919 edtion, and a handful of patterns are the same - but they are very different books in overall content! In this book you will find knitting and crochet patterns for the home and all members of the family. There are several Mens items, items for young adults, children and infants. There is also a very large selection of sweaters and accessories for women and lovely afghans for the home. A great book for ideas, as are all of these larger manuals. They are huge resources of the styles and patterns from the era! These large manuals are very special - the yarn companies only released one book of this size every year, and like the old shopping catalogs, they were filled with a wide variety of patterns. Of note in this edition are some lovely ladies hats and sweaters, several hondsome sweaters for men and adorable infants clothing. A lovely book!
48 Pages. For a book of less that 50 pages, this one has it all! There are small projects such as hats, gloves, scarves and socks. There are also lovely dresses, sweaters, and a fabulous crocheted beach set consisting of a bathing suit and cape. In addition to all of this there are also sweaters and vests for men, several items for children and some lovely afghans - including one of an Indian design. There was much change happening in the early 1920's, fashions were moving out of the staunch Edwardian and "Roaring" right into the '20's. The designs in this book speak volumes of these changes. The work is in both knitting and crochet, and the patterns are quite unique to this book. A lovely assortment at a great price!
160 Pages. A beautiful collection of vintage 1920's knitting and crochet patterns. Classic and elegant sweater styles, and some great children's patterns! The work is in both knitting and crochet, and there are patterns included for the entire family. An amazing assortment of Prohibition era knitted and crocheted items that will keep you busy for months! Whether you are a recreationist or a designer looking for inspiration, you will certainly find something within these pages. This is one of the rarer Columbia Manuals, and it is easy to see why!
24 Pages. The Children's Edition. A wonderful assortment of 1920's knitting and crochet patterns for children. The patterns are worked in both knitting and crochet. There are patterns for young children through teens included here. These lovely patterns are reminiscent of the old "Our Gang" comedies! Whether you are are making these for their historical value - or for your own little "Alfalfa and Darla" you will find some magic here! There are also included some lovely childrens hats as well!
40 Pages. If you are looking for patterns for children's clothing - this is a great place to start. Not only does this book have one of the best covers in the Columbia series of books, it is loaded with adorable knitting and crochet patterns for infants and toddlers. There is everything you can think of here - from layette sets for a new born to adorable sweaters for a toddler. Whether you are looking for a quick item to make for a shower gift, or new/old fashions for your own baby - you will find it all here in this book. Infant's and Children's garments are so much fun to make because they are finished so quickly - talk about instant gratification! They are also a great way to practice these old patterns, and you can give your creations as a gift when you are finished! A lovely place for ideas and a lovely fashion book for infants from the mid-1920's!
71 Pages. The first, and most elusive book in the Columbia Cottons series, this book is a treasure trove of fabulous crochet work. The projects include over 40 pages of functional and rare crocheted edgings, insertions and doilies. Several collars are also included, as well as ladies' belts, bedspreads, two lovely infant's caps, slippers, fancy pincushion, two lovely opera bags, and a macrame bag. The pictures are stunning and the instructions well written. This is truly a wonderful collection for the home maker and the hope chest. There are stunning designs for every day items such as edgings for curtains and pillow cases, towels and lines. All of the designs are crocheted in fine cotton and are lovely, lacey masterpieces!
70 Pages. A stunning collection of Edges, Borders and Trims, crocheted in cotton thread. A great source book for projects to work on in warmer weather. As with all the other Columbia line of books, the quality is the best! A beautiful and rare assortment of edgings, trims, collars and insertions. The work is lacy and frilly, and as with all Columbia Books, very clearly explained - with wonderful close up photographs which capture the lovely detail of the work. These are the fine linens your Grandmother may have made for her Hope Chest!
36 Pages. This is a wonderful assortment of patterns in fine, delicate crochet. The book begins with delicate lace edgings, including Venetian Crochet. it continues from there to patterns for Filet crochet edgings for towels, linens and bedspreads. There are also lace collars, doilies and boudoir sets and many more items for gifts such as a candle shade, a purse, a basket, infant's nursing bottle covers, infants cap & bootees, slippers, a glove box plus much more. Have you ever been sitting watching a soccer game, or the television and wished for a small project to occupy you hands? This book is loaded with many small projects! There are all sorts of things to make here, from the whimisical to the functional and everything in between. Small crochet projects are perfect to take along with you where ever you are!
76 Pages. Another beautiful collection of Edges, Borders and Trims, and lovely novelty items crocheted in cotton thread. A great book if you are looking for that perfect gift to make for a special someone. From beautiful "doyleys" that resemble snowflakes to trinket baskets, table runners, lovely yokes and apron inserts. A truly lovely assortment of wonderful projects for the crochet artist. If you are looking for that special heirloom gift to give to a bride-to-be or lovely new treasure for your own, I am certain you will find something special in this book - a beautiful assortment! As with all the other Columbia line of books, the design quality is the best!
36 Pages. Aside from a few projects, this edition of the Columbia Cottons series is mostly lovely edgings for linens, curtains, doilies, towels, table cloths, etc. It is loaded with lovely designs and unique techniques such as crochetd edgings using rick rack as a base. There are also many patterns in filet crochet as well. Some of the other patterns include a combing sacque, a mother's apron, infant's pillow and much more! This is truly a wonderful collection for the home maker and the hope chest. There are stunning designs for every day items such as edgings for curtains and pillow cases, towels and lines. All of the designs are crocheted in fine cotton and are lovely, lacey masterpieces!
24 Pages. A small book, but full of some wonderful crocheting projects. There are doilies, slippers, a coat set, crocheted vests and yokes, and lace edgings. A small but very lovely collection from Columbia yarns. This edition is very rare, especially as a readable copy. There are a number of projects included. Because this edition has so few pages, all of the projects in this book are shown in the images below. Another rare book from the fine Columbia Yarn Company that is loaded with beautiful crochet patterns!
36 Pages. This book should be titled "Crochet Gifts", because everything here would make a wonderful gift for a lucky recipient. There are a wide range of projects here suitable for any crocheting mood. There are bags, such as the Roman Stripe and also the Pantry bag, there are also a number of yokes and collars for Flapper era Lingerie. In addition to this there are edgings for table linens, lovely slippers, delicate infant's caps and doilies. Crocheting is coming back into vogue, and small projects such as those in this book are so much fun to make. Not only are they lovely, but they are nearly instant gratification! There are lovely patterns in this book suitable for gift giving - or for your own quilty pleasures!
48 Pages. A stunning assortment of boudoir items from the flapper era. There are mainly items of filet crochet and crocheted laces contained here, as this book is designed for Columbia Cotton Yarn. There are lovely edgings and yokes, a gorgeous table cloth with cherubs, table runners, doilies and lovely items for a lady's boudoir. This is not a large collection, but certainly it is not lacking in wonderful crocheted projects. There are nightgowns, a bedspread, a lovely boudoir cap, as well as lots of edgings for pillowcases and handkerchiefs. A wonderful assortment with some great closeup photos of the projects!
20 Pages. A fabulous assortment of designs to make Flapper era beaded bags. The beaded bags are worked in mainly crochet, and there are some of the best charted patterns you will see for this era. A pattern book with full instructions to make seven different beaded Flapper era bags. The patterns are fully graphed out and the materials used are widely obtainable today. People pay a premium for a bag such as this today - here's instructions on how to make your own masterpiece! They are all quite stunning and were very popular during the Prohibition era - as they are becoming today!
104 Pages. A wonderfully nostalgic collection of clothing for children and infants. Th patterns are worked in both knitting and crochet, and the siszes range from infancy to approximately 10 years of age. There are many locely sweater patterns included, as well is booties and blankets for infants - plus some stunning afghans! It's like opening a picture book from the old 'Spanky and our Gang' episodes. An incredible assortment of infants and childrens knits and crochets. They have the elegance of the 1930's and the nostalgia of the post depression era. A fun book to look through!
51 Pages. A fabulous collection of Knitted and Crocheted suits, dresses, blouses, hats and collars. Very classy and elegant - these are designs that will never go out of style! The Columbia 1930's collection of books has some really beautiful designs, and this assortment is no exception. This is an extremely rare book, and if you look at some of the designs, it's easy to see why. They are stunning! There are also blouses, hats and collars in this volume. A 'one of a kind' collection!
64 Pages. A truly wonderful assortment of depression era afghans. The workmanship is exceptional - a one of a kind collection for knitting and crochet! Over the years, Columbia produced some wonderful afghans - works like you do not see today. This is yet another line of stunning afghans from the early 1930's - there is even a swastika afghan (this book was printed long before the swastika became an evil symbol when it was adopted by the nazis during WWII). The desgins are for knitting and crochet - a fabulous collection!
95 Pages. A Beautiful and glamorous collection of 1930's Sweaters Scarfs and Hats for Misses and Women. The work is in both knitting and crochet, and it includes all sorts of sweaters - from the delicate and lacey to the functional and warm! Also included are several patterns for scarfs and cloche type hats. This is quite a popular book from the Columbia series! The 1930's had a touch of elegance to it, and the patterns in this manual are no exception. There are sleek lines and simple uses of color - a truly wonderful collection.
96 Pages. Another assortment of vintage 1930's children's patterns. This book has an even wider range of designs, including coats and dresses worked in knitting and crochet. A beautiful assortment of vintage 1930's Childrens clothing worked in knitting and crochet. There are coats, dresses, hats, mittens and much more. These styles never go out of fashion. Dress your children in style - the styles their great grand parents may have even worn!
96 Pages. There is no better way to experience the fashions of the 1930's than with this collection of elegant suits for women. Glamour such as this never goes out of style! The work is in both knitting and crochet and the book also includes several cloche type hats in addition to the lovely suits. A stunning assortment of 1930's knitted and crocheted suits, dresses, fashionable sweaters and cardigans - even a few hats and scarves as well. Styles such as this are always fashionable! The 1930's Columbia Yarns books are highly collectable, and often very hard to find! **Please note - my original copy is missing page 77 & 78. I have searched high and low for an intact copy - but this book is extremely hard to find, so I am selling it without these pages until I find a whole copy.
87 Pages. A beautiful collection of stylish and elegant dresses in both Knit and Crochet. Knitted and crocheted dresses were quite popular during the 1930's, and this is a fine example of the stylings. They are sleek, elegant and classy. The book also contains several patterns for cloche type hats and scarfs. A very elegant assortment of 1930's dresses - and even some hats. The designs are so beautiful - reminiscent of your favorite Golden Era film star's wardrobe. There is a large assortment of dresses, a few blouses and even a hat.
63 Pages. An absolutely stunning collection of fall and winter dresses, jackets, pants suits and much more. Contained here are some very unique patterns for this period, including several outfits tailored after a man's dress suit. I have not seen this in any other books from this era! An incredible collection! There are stunning dresses and suits suitable for the cooler time of the year. Some of the designs are amazing, considering this book was published in 1933 - just 4 years after the Great Depression. If you love the glamorous 1930's - then this is the book for you!
17 Pages. This volume contains a stylish selection of suits, coats dresses and skirts, all hand knit with a 1930's English flair in Moorland Tweed yarn. The first outfit, the Devon Maid suit is a tailored sports suit with kick pleats in the skirt. There is also the Margaret Rose Dress - a simple but elegant dress with sleek lines. Next is the Redingote Ensemble, which consists of a gorgeous coat with an accompanying ruffled dress. lastly there is the Miss London suit, which includes a jacket with high and narrow lapels. All patterns are written for sizes 34" to 36", and in the back of the book there is info for adjusting for other sizes and important tips and tricks to get the best results.
33 pages. A book that is chock-full of the sophisticated styles from the city that never sleeps - this pattern collection is absolutely amazing! Designed and named after the the streets and landmarks of the city, the patterns are the very essence of Manhattan in the 1930's. The designs include several suits, a stunning swing coat, a cabled blouse, dresses, a gorgeous cape and a striped top with matching cloche hat, gauntlets and bag. Fabulous styles for the woman on the go - each pattern is written in size 16, however, a skilled knitter should be able to adapt any of them using the gauge provided. Each pattern also includes a close up photograph showing the beautiful stitch detail of the garment.
31 Pages.. This edition contains a very beautiful collection of 1930's fashion knitting patterns. The knits are light in weight and share their names with the most well known cities of the Golden State. Among the designs are several dresses and two-piece suits, a stunning feather lace blouse, a swing coat and even two variations of a stylish cape pattern. Included with the patterns are wonderful close-up photos showing the stitch details. All patterns are written in size 16 - a skillfull knitter should be able to adapt them to any size using the gauge provided with the design.
64 Pages. This is a delightful collection of knitting and crochet fashions for children and infants. The designs are adorable and include sacques, socks, sweaters, swim suits, sun suits, snow suits, school suits, play suits, party dresses, toys, doll's clothing and adorable sets for infants. There is no work that can compare to the lovely children's garments created in days gone by. This edition from Columbia has a very extensive assortment of children's and infant's outfits for all seasons.
48 Pages. Distinctive is an understatement when describing these fashions! You may use adjectives such as stylish or sophisticated - and you would be right! But it still would not describe the WOW-factor on each and every page! This is a great assortment of patterns that includes dresses, two-piece suits (including one by the famous designer Schiaparelli), gorgeous swing coats and there is also a great vested suit with a matching cape! All patterns are written in size 16. Some of the designs have beautiful stitch patterns. In the back of the book there are detailed close-up photos of the stitch pattern,as well as charts for the intarsia designs. A fantastic book of classic 1930's fashion knitting!
48 Pages. This wonderful edition contains a sophisticated collection of hand knitted fashions from the time of WWII. There are one-piece dresses, two-piece suits, cardigans, pullovers, jackets, coats, a bolero and a beautiful angora muff with mittens. All patterns in this collection are written in just one size, which is size 16. With the gauge that is provided with each pattern, a skilled knitter would be able to adapt these patterns for the desired size.
39 Pages. There are few who will disagree that this assortment of afghans is one of the beautiful, compiled into one book! Published during the turbulent and troubling times of WWII, this collection is a reminder of the simpler and more beautiful things in life. Most of the designs are printed in striking colors, and they are worked on an afghan hook, with the full colors of the design added with a tapestry needle. There are twelve patterns in total - some patterns include beautiful autumn leaves, whimsical floras, an animated fox hunt, a colonial design with six-sided star motifs, chrysanthemums, a summer floral design and so much more. It will be difficult to choose which pattern to make first!
43 Pages. What better way to show the man in your life how much you care than to make a stunning vintage styled fashion. This is a great assortment of manly sweater styles - and even some for her. The designs include a plaid cardigan, a classic pullover for him and her, cabled stockings, argyle stockings, a plaid necktie, a scarf, vests for him and her, plain stockings, a zippered jacket, v-neck sweaters, slippers, cabled sweaters, campus sweaters, fitted classic vest, and much much more.
41 Pages. During the troubling times of WWII, all of the citizens at home did their part for the war effort. Resources were precious and supplies for the troops were desperately needed. It was a common practice for the ladies at home to make the warm garments necessary for the troops abroad. This book contains a large assortment of hand knitting patterns to make these garments. Included are patterns for several varieties of sweaters, cardigans and vests; three variations of helmets or balaclavas; standard gloves, rifleman's gloves, fingerless mittens, wristlets, mittens, seven different sock patterns, undergarments, scarfs and knee warmers. There is a pattern for just about everything that a soldier would need to keep warm in this edition!
43 Pages. A book that is loaded with stunning hand knitting patterns from the fashionable 1940's. A wide assortment of designs, from casual cardigans to sophisticated suits. There are several cardigan twin sets and one-piece dresses, stylish two-piece suits, cabled vests and pullovers as well as a great design for a crocheted afghan. A beautiful collection of styles from a great era in fashion!
25 Pages. This is a book that is loaded with a sophisticated assortment of wartime fashions for women and men. Written in a range of sizes - 14 through 20 for women and for men 36/38 through 40/42. For women there are patterns for cardigans, a blouse, a lovely dress, a coat, several vests, classic sweaters and wonderful crocheted accessories. For men, the patterns are for two different knitted vests in classic designs. A great collection of patterns with a timeless appeal!
25 Pages. This is a stylish selection of casual sweaters that are the basic "must haves" of any vintage or modern wardrobe. There are twelve styles to choose from, and the patterns are a short sleeve cardigan (shown on cover), a block design cardigan, a sleeveless slipover, a cable stitch sweater, a long sleeve cardigan, a sleeveless slipover, a twin set, a lovely cable design cardigan with pockets, a ribbed cardigan, a sleeveless cardigan, and a "lumberjacket". This is a truly elegant selection of patterns that lovely in style and easy to make.
33 Pages. A wonderful assortment of beautiful WWII era comforts for fashionable ladies. The patterns include a shoulderette, a purse-muff with matching hat, loop fringe bag with matching hat, a beautiful snood, a lovely lace blouse in four sizes (14 -20), a hat bag and cuff set, sleeveless jacket, a lovely shoulder scarf shawl, pompon bolero with matching headband, a picot loop hat and muff set, a pouch bag with matching head scarf, a dickie, plaid purse with matching turban, an adorable bedjacket with matching booties and night cap, slippers, beach shorts with halter set and much more. This is an extensive assortment of knitting and crochet patterns of sophisticated styles.
32 Pages. This issue contains a lovely selection of hand knitted pullover, cardigans, blouse, a coat, a vest and several crocheted hats. The patterns are written in a range of sizes, from size 14 to size 20 and they are in a range of style, from the casual cardigans to formal blouses. An excellent assortment of styles from the fashionable 1940's - that you can make for yourself!
33 Pages. A stunning collection of hand knit fashions from the late 1940's. These elegant designs include several very fashionable dresses. a tunic sweater top with a lovely gored skirt, a stylish norwegian design fair isle sweater, a lovely warm coat with a sash tie, a bolero suit with blouse and even a floor-length evening gown of black and gold. All pattern instructions are written in multiple sizes, most are in four sizes 14 - 16 - 18 and 20, however there are a few patterns in size 12 and 14.