15 Pages. No ensemble is complete without that perfect accessory - and this book is loaded with a wide range of fantastic patterns for just the right look! The patterns include a rosette comb and a bow comb worked in crochet, a smocked pillbox hat worked in crochet, a rosette calot worked in crochet, a button tassel calot in crochet, crushable high hat in crochet, a beret in crochet, a lovely pillbox and matching purse in crochet. In addition to all of these there is a purse belt in crochet, a tri-color belt in crochet, a checked belt in knitting, an envelope bag in knitting, a two tone drawstring bag in crochet, a chic pouch purse in crochet, a popcorn stitch bag in crochet, a knitting bag in knitting, a smart disc bag in crochet, sandals in crochet, the large brim hat on the cover in crochet and matching bag in crochet. An excellent book!
43 Pages. This lovely edition from Bear Brand contains a sumptuous set of patterns with the classic lines of the 1950's. Some of the dresses and suits are made with Tweedmor yarn and have an elegant richness that only a simple tweed can bring. The blouses - and there are about a dozen of them are delicate and very feminine in appeal and are worked in sock weight yarn. In addition to the lovely suits and blouses, there are adorable cardigans and two coats - one hip length and one waist length with a sharp looking stand-up roll away collar, that are worked in knitting worsted yarn. The patterns are mostly written in three sizes, 14 - 16 - 18. This is a treasure trove of great styles from the fabulous 1950's!
43 Pages. This edition contains a lovely assortment of classic 1950's patterns for women's dresses, skirts and blouses that are as beautiful as they are timeless. All of the dresses are mid-calf in length with a simple A-line design for the skirt. In the back of the book there are patterns for three different skirts: a knife pleat, a simple straight skirt and a ribbed skirt. You can make the skirts by them selves or you can change the dress pattern with a different kind of skirt. The skirts are sizes size 12 - 20 in misses sizes and 40 - 42 in women's sizes. All of the gorgeous sweaters in this edition are written in a range of three sizes, most of them are 14 - 16 - 18. Very lovely designs that never grow old!
43 Pages. This book contains a large assortment of fashion knitting patterns from the early 1950's. There are several dresses and suits as well as about a dozen lovely sweaters that will certainly turn heads! The patterns include "Middy Dress" shown on the cover, a "Cable Yoke Dress" with cable accents and an alluring tiered skirt, a "Coat Dress" with Peter Pan collar, a lovely "Two Piece Jacket Dress", the "Knife Pleated Skirt and Blouse" set, teh simple but elegant "Basic Dress", the "Jiffy Glamor Dress" with a flared skirt, the "Ribbed and Smoked Dress" is a lovely one with capped sleeves, the "Jiffy Dress" is a simple design with a horizontal ridged pattern, the "Jiffy Glitter" dress is another simple design with short sleeves. Next are nearly a dozen gorgeous blouses that are the perfect thing to bring out that 1950's "Sweater Girl" in you! A wonderful pattern book filled with timeless designs!
47 Pages. Whether you man is young or old, he will love being spoiled with a gift that you knitted specially for him. This book contains hand knitting patterns for men's sweaters in just about every style that you can think of! There are pullovers with long sleeves and with no sleeves, stylish vests, cardigans, and much more all with him in mind! The sweaters are in a range of sizes with most of them being 38 - 40 - 42, however there are a few designs with a size range of 34 - 44. In addition to the vast range of patterns for him, there are also patterns for accessories such as hats and scarfs - and even patterns for women that match the men's designs. The contents are in full color, with artist drawings of the sweaters being worn in various settings. This excellent book is loaded with great ideas!
36 Pages. This book contains more than two dozen lovely fashion knitting patterns for women from the early 1950's. In this book there are patterns for women's dresses, suits, cardigans and blouses that range in sizes from 12 to 20, however the majority of the designs are sized at 14 - 16 - 18. There is something here for all of the style lovers out there who love the classic sophistication that is the very heart of the 1950's.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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. 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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. 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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. 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.
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!
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!