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!
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 books is a treasure trove of great 100 year old patterns!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
43 Pages. This excellent book is a trendy assortment of classic 1940's era hand knit women's fashions. The contents include "Vivacious" - a V-neck tennis sweater, "Holiday" - a lovely box jacket, "Domino" - a cardigan made of sock yarn, "Conversation Piece" - a beautiful ribbed pullover with lattice work yoke, "Piquant" - the perfect blouse, "Country Club" - a peplin cardigan, "Gay Deceiver" - A simple to make blouse worked in sock yarn, "Sea Sider" - A three-colour plaid jacket, "Resorter" - a one-button striped cardigan, "Special Cable" - a unique cable stitch cardigan, "Penny Wise" a beautiful cardigan in twill stitch, "Peppermint" - a two piece dress, "Noon to Midnight" - a simple styled dress with lace collar and cuffs with matching cape, "Committee Meeting" - a simple frock, "Weekend" - pictured on the cover, this is a lovely classic suit, "Town Trotter" - tailored two-piece suit, "Volunteer" - a lovely two-piece dress, and lastly "Sunday Morning" - a lovely pleated dress.
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.
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.