24 pages. This edition contains a lovely selection of 11 colorful crocheted afghans from the time of the Great Depression. These are lovely, unique designs that simple to make and durable enough to last a life-time. The book is printed in vibrant color, to reveal all of the beauty of these lovely designs.
54 Pages. This edition contains a lovely collection of stylish knitted fashions designed for everyday wear. These are sixteen beautiful designs with a timeless appeal for all knitters, and includes dresses, suits, blouses and swing coats. As in most patterns books from this era, the patterns are written in sizes 16 and 18, and there are full instuctions to make everything shown. In there rear of the book are instructions to resize a pattern as well as stitch instruction and tips for caring for your projects. This is an excellent collection of lovely designs.
31 Pages. This is a unique assortment of fashionable Depression era hand knitting designs for young ladies of teen and pre-teen age. The outfits include such lovely fashions as frocks, school outfits, dresses, blouses, skirts, a coat and beret and much more. These are classic vintage girl's fashions, and they are a darling reminder of this wonderful era.
35 Pages. A beautiful selection of vintage hand knitting designs for both men and women. There are lovely outfits for ladies with skirts, blouses and cardigans in styles that are sophisticated and elegant. For gents there are pull-overs, cardigans, vests and a stylish polo shirt. Also included is a dress scarf and stockings for him as well as several designs of gloves and mittens both both men and ladies.
64 Pages. A sophisticated collection of vintage couture knitting patterns that are timeless and beautiful. The designs are elegant reminders of a golden age, and they include dresses, jackets, skirts and blouses to complete the full ensemble. Many of the models were photographed on board the HMS Queen Mary Luxury Ocean Liner in the year of her debut, just a few short years later, in 1939, all of the ship's luxury trappings were removed when she was brought into service as a troop ship.
27 Pages. A stunning assortment of classic, colorful Depression Era afghan styles that would be a lovely addition to any decor. There are nine beautiful styles to choose from, all constructed using unique methods not often seen today. A sample of the styles include the "Morning Star" design, which resembles a patchwork quilt or the "Fiesta" design which is constructed with a mixture of crochet and weaving techniques that resembles Fair Isle knitting. These are timeless patterns that you will enjoy for a lifetime!
63 Pages. There is something special about the elegant, sophisticated styles of the 1930's! This edition from the time of WWII is filled with a fabulous wardrobe of knitted sweaters, dresses, suits, jackets, skirts and coats. This is a treasure trove for history buffs and the fashionable alike!
31 Pages. A lovely collection of women's garments, collars, afghans and infant's wear created using a flower loom and simple crochet stitches. The jacket on the cover is a beautiful example of one of the finished designs. I'm not sure if flower looms are still available, but I am sure one can be made at home quite easily. Very ingenious designs!
35 Pages. A fantastic assortment of WWII era sweaters and cardigans! The styles are very feminine - and contain some fantastic pattern designs. There is everything here - such as cabling, ribbing, lace patterns all worked into elegant and stylish creations. The book also contain several patterns for "vestees" which are faux sweaters to be worn under a jacket, much like a dickie. A lovely, lovely book!
51 Pages. An Exquisite collection of fashionable hand knitted women's dresses and suits from the WWII era. This collection is beyond amazing! The styles are every bit as fashionable and chic today as they were 70 years ago! With easy to follow instructions and an excellent stitch glossary, you will be well on your way to recreating these lovely vintage garments.
12 Pages. A lovely collection of 5 hats from early WWII era. The styles are worked in both knitting and crochet and are quite unique, suitable for the fashionable lady of her time. What a great way to complete your ensemble with a vintage 1930's hat!
51 Pages. This book contains a large collection of patterns for the diva in every girl. There are lovely sweaters, coats, dresses, skirts and an adorable "flouncey" breakfast coat. This book shows that true elegance is not a difficult thing to attain, with these simple patterns worked in knitting and crochet.
47 Pages. A stunning collection with a wide range of styles, from the casual coat to the elegant angora blouse to the chic and flattering Angel Crepe suit. The book features casual and business attire worked in mostly knitting with crocheted accents. Journey back to the timeless and elegant fahions of the WWII era - you may never want to return!
89 Pages. A fantastic vintage collection of WWII era clothing for the entire family. There are several infant's layette sets and complete outfits - from bootees to bonnets! There are also lovely knits for children, which include sweaters, cardigans, jerkins, dresses and bathing suits. For adults there are gloves, mittens, socks, knee warmers, sweaters, vests cardigans and scarfs. There are even two lovely sweaters for your doggie! A great well-rounded selection of designs!
27 Pages. A charming collection of vintage WWII era crocheted afghans. There are 9 designs included all pictured in glorious, vibrant color. Whether these afghans are made as a gift - or for your own, they will warm you down to your toes with the fantastic designs and lovely colors.
59 Pages. Fashion knitters are going to love this edition from Bear Brand! It contains 22 patterns for women's knitted sweaters, cardigans, jackets and dresses with some fabulous design ideas. The emphasis is more on sweates and lovely tops. From cables to laces and everything in between - this is one of the best of the best that you will find from this era!
55 Pages. Much like the earlier edition, #313 - this book has some of the finest sweaters, jackets, cardigans and dresses from the WWII era. These are spectacular patterns worked in knitting using various methods, including cables, intarsia and ribbings. You can never - ever have to many lovely sweaters!
39 Pages. Knit your way into his heart! There is no better way to dress your own leading man in style than with these lovely fashions of WWII. Several of the models in this edition are movie stars of the era, including Guy Kibbee, Lyle Talbot, Charles Starrett, Howard Linsay and Jackie Cooper to name a few. There are also lovely patterns for men's accessories such as socks, scarfs, gloves and mittens - and even a men's bathing suit from the era! A fabulous and nostalgic book!
15 Pages. This book contains hand kintted garments that were approved for use by our troops during WWII. These knits are simple to make and very warm - they are both functional and practical. There is a Navy approved turtleneck, and Army Approved sleeveless vest, Heavy weight socks, a helmet, mittens, watch cap, medium weight socks, gloves, mufflers and even sea-boot socks.
23 Pages. This is a stunning collection of patterns for crocheted bedspreads, all of these patterns are worked in cotton fiber. These are beautiful, heirloom quality masterpieces that are worked in smaller pieces that are pieced together to fit any size bed.
39 Pages. A beautiful collection of vintage warm weather fashions worked in both knitting and crochet. These lovely dresses and suits have a timeless appeal, all of them are worked in cotton yarns. All patterns in this book are written in size 16, however in the back of the book there is a short description to assist in resizing the designs. Also included are beautifully detailed close-ups of the stitch designs used in each pattern.
23 Pages. This is a wonderful collection of a large number of crochet projects, edgings and lovely laces. The projects include place mats, chair sets, afghans, an antimacassar, lovely gloves, collars and delicate edgings. this is a fantastic book that is filled with creative ideas.
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!
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.
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.
23 Pages. This book contains a beautiful selection of bulky hand knitted sweaters for both women and children. These lovely styles will work up very fast and are sized 34-36 for the women's styles and aged 6 to 10 years old for the children's sweaters. For women, there are four waist length button-down sweaters as well as a lovely bedjacket. For girls, there are 3 waist lenght button-down sweaters and for boys there is a lovely sleeveless vest. All designs are made with Fluffydown yarn, which is a bulky yarn, with a gauge of 3 sts per in. Beautiful styles!
31 Pages. This edition contains lovely hand knitted garments for both men and women. For women, there is a two-piece suit, several button-down cardigans, four lovely cap sleeve pullovers., a vest and a bed jacket. For men, there are two sleeveless vests and six fancy stocking styles. The woman's sizes range from 34-38, and the men's 38-40. This is a great collection of elegant sweater styles!
61 Pages. Another fine edtion of sophisticated, elegant designs from Fleisher's yarns. In this volume there are a wide range of hand knits. There are coats, suits, dresses and even a stunning evening frock. The designs are very similar to those that you find in the Minerva series of books from this era, and they are every bit as beautiful. The 1930's were such a glamorous time for fashion - many of these styles are still being worn today!
23 Pages. A fabulous collection of hand knitted fashions for the elegant lady from the time of World War II. There are several blouses that are feminine and tailored, showing the elegance of this era. There are also lovely dresses, including a two-piece dress, a vestee dress and a two-piece suit. Lastly, there is a three piece town suit consisting of a skirt, a blouse and a lovely swing coat. Lovely fashions!
16 Pages. This book is a small collection of lovely hand knitted suits and dresses fromt he Depression Era. The styles were originally designed for three new yarns to Fleishers, called Krinky Crepe, Magic Flake and Sport Angora. The patterns include an Afternoon Frock, a Sports Ensemble, a Tab Peplum Suit, a One-Piece Dress and a Two-Piece Town suit. A great assortment in a hard-to-find edition!
55 Pages. This book contains a lovely selection of vintage hand knitted fashions for women from the depression era. There are many selections to choose from including a lovely waistcoat, several one-piece and two piece dresses and suits, and a lovely herringbone coat. The styles are inspirational and very flattering. All of the patterns were written for size 16, but there are instructions in the rear of the book to convert the fashions to your personal measurements.
35 Pages. Classic is the key word for this collection - and every style it contains is the definition of classic even today. There are hand knit styles for both men and women, and also some very lovely accessories such as gloves, hats and scarfs. For women there are sweaters and cardigans with a youthful flair. For men there are sweaters and vests working in both cabling and stockinette. A beautiful edition!
24 Pages. This edition of Fleisher's will surely be a hit, even with our sophisticated tastes of today. There is a lovely collection of dresses and suits for women all working in knitting. The fashons are as lovely and elegant today as they were when this book was printed 70 years ago.
67 Pages. A stunning collection of high fashion ladies dresses and suits from WWII era. This collection includes the Smart Cape Suit pictured on the cover, as well as several Tyrolean designer pieces by Lanz of Salburg. This is an exquisite collection!
63 Pages. A lovely assortment of classically vintage WWII era womens's hand knitted dresses, suits, blouses and coats. There is also a beautiful floor length negligee, or robe that will surely be one you would love to wear.These designs are the sophisticated classics you still see even today. Also included in this book is a very helpful stitch glossary, detailed closeups of garments and a very handy help section to aid you in recreating them.
35 Pages. This rare gem from the depression era is destined to become a knitter's favorite for sweater ideas. Included are knitting patterns for sweaters, blouses, bedjackets, shoulderettes, cardigans, gilets and vests. These stylish designs are made through many different stitch techniques, such as cables, laces, houndstooth and plain, simple stockinette. A wonderful book!
47 Pages. Sleek, Elegant and Sophisticated are the words best to describe this volume from Fleisher's. This is another classic edition of women's dresses, suits and even a coat from the WWII era. There are a few patterns with lovely cabling, but most of the patterns are very simple stitch patterns. The results, however, are anything but simple - they are spectacular!
11 Pages. This book contins five beautifully unique hand knitted and crocheted hat styles from a stylish era of fashion. Shown on the cover is the knitted Peaked Hat and in addition to this there is a knitted Angora Calot, a knitted Scallop Calot, a fashionable cocheted High Hat and a lovely little Knitted Calot. A great book!
51 Pages. This books contains a lovely collection of hand knitted fashions from the time of WWII. These are great styles, sizes 14 - 18, but mostly size 16 with instructions in the rear of the book for altering the size for a personal fit. The projects are numerous, including several dresses and two-piece suits, a ruffled bedjacket, a fabulous knitted ice skating outfit, fancy sweaters and lovely swing coat. A great collection of unique styles!
27 Pages. A very lovely pattern collection of comfortable garments made with angora yarns. The designs include the lovely bolero seen on the cover, a sports cardigan, a smart pullover, a sleeveless jacket, a breakfast jacket, several gloves hats & scarfs and comfortable bedsocks. Luxurious patterns with a timeless appeal.
47 pages. This book contains an exquisite collection of knitted dresses from the elegant 1930's. The styles are flattering and oh so feminine! As in most books of the era, the patterns are written in size 16, with instuctions for altering the design to your personal size included in the back of the book. These are classic, timeless styles that are every bit as alluring today as they were nearly seven decades ago.
43 Pages. This book contains a fantastic assortment of sweaters, vests and socks for men. Most of the designs are modeled by well known film and radio stars of the era, such as Rudy Vallee, Fred Allen and Dick Powell to name a few. This is not just a pattern book, but it is also time capsule of the best names from the golden age of radio.
39 pages. A lovely mixture of fashionable hand knitted garment patterns from the time of WWII. There is a little bit of everything included here, from simple pretty sweaters, to stylish dressses & suits, sleek jackets and a lovely drop shoulder A-line coat. A beautiful collection of timeless fashions.
73 Pages. This book contains a wide range of patterns from the time of WWII, beautiful creations for all members of the family. Starting with adorable outfits and sets for infants, there are also coats, swimsuits, dresses and accessories for children and teens. For men there are sweaters, gloves, socks and vests that are stylish and beautifully made. For women, there are stunning sweaters, cardigans and lovely accessories. This is a fantastic book of Swing Era fashions.
95 Pages. This book contains a unique selection of WWII era knitting patterns for Women, Men and Children. They are a lovely and simple assortment of knitted fashions and accessories, and they are a great reminder of the simple styles of the 1930's. There are patterns for socks, gloves, a beret, sweaters, blouses, suits and much more. There are also several pages describing various yarns, their uses and a descriptive section expaining stitches and the abbreviations used in this book.
56 Pages. This lovely books contains a huge assortment of all-purpose knitting patterns. In addition to the lovely sweaters and dresses for ladies, there are gloves, belts, scarfs, a knitting bag, socks and even golf club covers. There are also adorable sweaters for children and handsome sweaters for men. A great timeless collection.
64 Pages. This book contains an amazing assortment of knitting projects. For the ladies, there are dresses, cardigans, pullovers, and a lovely scarf set. There are several adorable outfits for children - including beautiful infant's sets that would be wonderful as shower gifts and they are so simple to make! There are also great, timeless sweater designs for men and warm socks. Extra projects include afghans, a tea cosy, purses, a cushion and many many more projects.
56 Pages. This edition is filled with timeless elegance. There are stunning suits, dresses, coats, jackets, skirts and sweaters. You may have seen smiliar designs in the classic movies from this era - and wished you had a pattern to make them! Bring back the elegance of the depression era and be the envy of all - these fashions are to die for!
72 Pages. A very unique book for today, I haven't seen anything similar to this before. It is a compliation of patterns and techniques for making some fabulous rugs on warp cloth using a rug needle and wool. This book also has 23 pages of full color designs!
96 Pages. For all who love the Minerva Knitting books, this edition is a must have. This edition has a few basic patterns for everyone in the entire family - but what makes this one special is that it is a complete teaching tool for knitting and fitting your garments to perfection. It also includes a very large stitch glossary and detailed instructions for the fundamentals of knitting.
52 Pages. This is a lovely collection of womens high fashion knitted garments from the 1930's. There are pullovers, cardigans, jackets, coats, dresses and fashionable suits. Minerva is famous for elegant and sleek designs, and this edition is full of wonderful patterns for them.
80 Pages. An amazing assortment of patterns in needlepoint to make bonnets and belts, tapestries and rugs, a four fold screen room divider, slippers, covering for a Queen Anne Foot Stool, upholstered chair covering in such designs as William & Marry and Jacobean. The styles range from whimsical to classic. If you have chairs to upholster - or small gift items to make in Needlepoint - this book is a treasure trove!
48 Pages. This volume is loaded with elegance and classic styles. A collection of fine knitwear for women which includes suits, coats, jackets, dresses, skirts, and blouses that reflect the wonderful styles of their time. The Minerva books are fabulous and very collectible - this rare edition will certainly be a favorite in your pattern library!
39 Pages. A lovely collection of knitted sweaters, vests and pullovers for the fashionable man of the 1930's. The designs are elegant and classic - and would make a winning addition to a modern wardrobe. There is no other company like Minerva when it comes to high style in the Prohibition era - the literally wrote the book on it!
48 Pages. A stunning array of WWII Era elegant Ladies wear such as cabled dresses, sophisticated suits, lovely pullovers and gorgeous coats. If you are a knitter, I am certain you will love the Minerva books!
32 Pages. There is no denying that Minerva books are spectacular. For crocheters, this book is the definition of the word! This edition contains a stunning assortment of crocheted items for the home. There are bedspreads, doilies, centerpieces and gorgeous table cloths. The designs are stunning motifs that can be reworked with a little designing creativity into lovely scarves, sweaters or even shawls.
48 Pages. This is a lovely collection of for infants to young children up to about the age of 8 or 9. There are a huge amount of patterns, including 8 complete infant's sets that included caps, sweaters, mittens, socks and crib blankets. There are also many designs for older boys and girls as well which include sweaters, jackets, dresses, coats, swimsuits and much more. There are also adorable stuffed animals - an elephant, a pony and a giraffe. A huge collection of patterns for children!
40 Pages. A gorgeous collection of WWII era afghans - all of them were contructed using an afghan hook. The cover design is a sampling of the lovely patterns contained here. The lovely patterns are fully charted and have great instructions, and many of them are shown in full color! You do not see patterns like this today!
12 Pages. Don't let the size of this book disappoint you - good things come in small packages. This is a lovely assortment of 4 sweaters and cardigans, and also a beatiful two piece suit. The cover design is also included in this book for a total of 5 patterns. Stunning!
11 Pages. Although this book has fewer patterns than most, what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The yarn used is a boucle type yarn and it is fashion into utems such as gloves, a hand warmer (or muff), a basque evening jacket, a bolero jacket and the cap and shawl on the cover of the book. The designs are lovely and are depicted as lovely hand drawn models.
48 Pages. Don't let the cover of this one fool you - this is not a children's book! It is a great collection of patterns for the whole family. There are 16 stylish dresses and sweaters for women, a man's cardigan, 6 outfits for children, two gorgeous bedspreads, crocheted three-piece luncheon set and two lovely crocheted table cloths. It's like having three books in one!
48 Pages. Similar to the second edition of this series, this is a book full of possibilities! There are 16 lovely and unique patterns for women's garments such as sweaters and dresses. There are also a few items for children, two beautiful afghans, two lovely crocheted table cloths and a beautiful crocheted bedspread.
26 Pages. This books contains a lovely assortment of colorful crocheted afghans from the time of WWII. There are 12 distinctive styles to choose from, all of them constructed with two or more vibrant colors. Some of the styles inclue a quait peasant design, lovely florals, woven checks and even a design that resembles a patch work quilt. Simply Stunning!
23 pages. This book contains a lovely collection of women's hand knits that are bulky and textured. There are ten patterns to choose from, ranging from lovely jackets and cardigans to pullovers and coats. All of the styles have beautiful textures and are designed to be knitted up fast. You can go wrong with these timeless designs - not only are they warm, but they are simply constructed and they are always in fashion!
49 Pages. This unique book, written at the time of WWII is as vital today as it was nearly 70 years ago. In this day of recycling and green awareness, very little is ever said about recycling our outdated fashions. This book did just that for our grandmothers in an affort to preserve resources during wartime. It creatively explains how to use the fabric from outdated fashions and by laying out a pattern and reusing it to live for another time. It is such a great idea!
16 Pages. This edition contains an adorable collection of hand knitted cold weather wear for young boys and girls. There are many lovely styles of coats, dresses, leggings, and sweaters in many different stitches and designs. These are all classic children's outfits that never go out of fashion.
15 Pages. This edition contains a sweet collection of nine designs for hand knitted edgings and delicate lace doilies. Designs include the Fantasy lace - a zig-zag eyelet pattern for an insertion and edging. The square shaped diamond lace doily is knitted in the round on five needles. There is also a delicate feather lace doily as well as the picotee and simple lace edgings for the perfect finishing. Also included is a pattern for a fabulous star lace doily as well as two finely made spider web patterns. A great selection for the lace knitter!
15 Pages. A fantastic assortment of 12 crocheted edgings and insets to use for adorning table cloths, handkerchiefs and other lovely linens. Most of the designs are worked in Filet Crochet, however there are other techniques as well. the designs include florals, a fleur-de-lis, wheels, fans and so much more. With the easy to follow instructions, this book is a "must own"!
15 pages. Not just for children, this is a great resource book to learn the art of knitting. It teaches basic techniques such as casting on and off, increasing and decreasing, as well as 5 basic stitches all used in this book. There are also great patterns included including a five piece outfit for a doll and accessories for a young girl. A wonderful book.
15 Pages. Simple instructions for 7 beautiful hand knitted sweaters for boys aged 8 to 18 years of age. The patterns are are basic designs that are so easy to make. There is nothing warmer than a hand made sweater - he'll beg you to make another one when he grows out of it!
15 Pages. You will not see another collection of vintage ladies under garments or "knickers" quite like this one - I know I sure haven't! The patterns are phenominal! There is no date, but I would place the fashions in the late 1930's. There are several different styles, some resembling a modern day one piece bathing suit, and others are two piece patterns with little short short bottoms and a camisole like top. A fun book!
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 souldier would need to keep warm in this edition!
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 stockigns, 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.
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 florals, an animated fox hunt, a colonial design with six-sided star motifs, crysanthemums, a summer floral design and so much more. It will be difficult to choose which pattern to make first!
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.
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!
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!
17 Pages. A wonderful pattern book of toys and doll's clothes that will be loved and cherished for years to come. The toys include, Jack Tar - the Sailor, Tommy Atkins - the Royal Guard, a complete 6 piece outfit for a 12 in. baby doll, Humpty Dumpty soft toy, a baby Panda Bear, Jolly Jumbo - the elephant, a lovely bunny rabbit, a complete 6 piece outdoor outfit - including beret - for a larger (18"?) doll, a beautiful longer dress, bonnet, jacket and pilch for a baby doll, a duck doll, bruno the bear toy and a full 6 piece outfit for a 20 inch doll. An amazing book filled with wonderful toys!
24 Pages. Whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter - this book is sure to be a favorite! There are instructions to make 50 different knitted squares of beautiful designs and in a variety of techniques. When you are all done making the squares, they can be added together to make the lovely, warm afghan pictures on the cover! This is a great way to use up the small bits of yarn that you have in your stash. It is perfect for the knitter on the go and the squares can be worked up so quickly. A fantastic book that is recommended on knitters of all levels of skill!
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.
28 Pages. This edition contains thirteen beautiful crocheted afghans patterns that are simple in construction and easy to make. The afghans included have names that are reminiscent of historical places and times in US history. Included are the "Victorian", the "Cape Cod", the "Arrowhead", the "Spinning Wheel", the "Handcraft", the "Orkney", the "Firth", the "College Days", the "Windmill", the "Valley Forge", the "Germantown", the "Pinwheel" and the "Mount Vernon".
15 Pages. Faggoting is certainly one of the most useful methods of sewing because it is both practical and ornamental. The general principle of the work is the joining of two pieces of fabric by means of an insertion stitch or decorative embroidery. The stitches used in this book are Twisted Insertion stitch, Knotted Insertion Stitch, Mock Hemstitching, and Lacea Stitch. The method for working is very simple, the two edges to be joined are tacked at an equal distance apart onto a stiff paper, then the stitches can be easily and quickly formed. A very lovely technique to add a rich and lovely flair to your sewing projects!
15 Pages. This book is loaded with some of the most beautiful and delicate crochet trimmings that you will find! Using a simple ball of cotton, you can add a sophisticated flair to almost any outfit. The patterns include a lovely crocheted collar, a dainty front in Solomon's Knots, neck frills, a "Leaf" crochet collar, an Irish Crochet bow and "Fan" jabot, a fish-net collar, a jabot in crochet and faggot stitch, several macrame belts, edgings for hangkerchiefs and initials. If your are looking for inspiration, this may be the perfect book for you!
15 Pages. Lovely crochet edgings such as these are never out of fashion. Using a simple ball of cotton you can create a stunning finish to a simple project. The designs include the Bar and Fan edgings, the cluny and trefoil edgings, the filet and imitation tatting, Rose and the Dahlia designs, the scallop, the periwinkle, the arches, the quins, the shell point, Irish crochet, narrow fan, open fan, the imitation hairpin, the 3" wide "Julie" lace, and lastly there are two different turret edges. The designs are simple but their beauty is timeless.
55 Pages. This war-time edition of Fleisher's knitting contains a lovely assortment of sweaters, dresses, suits and jackets - all with that 1930's flair and sophisticated styling. As are most books from this era, all the patterns are written in size 16 with instructions in the back of the book to resize the patterns to your personal size. There are also instructions in this book to make various styles of shoulder pads - a necessity of many of these well designed fashions from the 1930's and 1940's. A rare classic that is very difficult to find!
23 Pages. There are some amazing crocheted afghan pattern books that were made at the time of WWII, and this one is one of the best. It contains crochet patterns and one knitting pattern to make 9 different afghans, the patterns include the Delftware, the Autumn Leaves, the Briafcliff, the Duchess, the Nantucket, the French Brocade, the Tapestry Bouquet, the Knitted Ripple, and the Pine Tree designs. Some of the the floral designs are embroidered onto a plain base using a tapestry needle, so there are a variety of techniques as well. An excellent book, great for those who collect the color afghan books of the 1930's and 1940's!
19 pages. Oooo La La! What a fantastic assortment of delicate ladies underthings this book contains! Published at the time of WWII, this well-illustrated book contains nine different sets of delicate lovely undergarments for the fashionable lady of the 1930's. The patterns include a simple overshirt and pantie set. The Sybil, a smart lace two-piece in a diamond pattern, and the Halcyon - a two piece set with delicate cables in the vest. Next is the Monica design, a form fitting one-piece vest with ribbon straps and the Ruth, a sexy form fitting design worked in ribbing. Next are two similar sets, the Marjorie and the Sonia styles. These two are a charming open work design with spaghetti straps that are form fitting and flattering for your figure. Next is the Flora set, a two piece design in simple knitting and lastly the Femina, a simple design that is also worked in plain knitting. An excellent book of fine underthings!
19 pages. To our boys in the armed services, these warm handknits from home can be a Godsend! It can be cold out on the fields of battle, these warm woollies are just the thing to keep our boys from catching cold and remind them of the ones who love them back home. This collection has a great assortment of hand knitting patterns that are perfect for our fighting boys. The patterns include "Flying Gloves", mittens with a split thumb and finger compartment so that you can use your fingers without taking them off. Other patterns include a helmet hat with a scarf attached, a cabled turtleneck sweater for a sailor, a sleeveless vest, a double knit short scarf and undercollar, a v-neck vast, a warm helmet with ear flaps, a long sleeve pullover, a skull cap to wear under a helmet, a button down cardigan, spiral knit overboot stockings, plain knit sea boot stockings, long and short service socks, a scarf in brioche stitch, plain gloves, fingerless gloves, and lastly, a ribbed helmet with a peaked visor. An excellent pattern book to make the things our boys need when they are far from home!
15 Pages. A Glamour Girl's wardrode is incomplete without an assortment of flattering undergarments. This book contains patterns to make foundation garments for a slender lady with a 34 - 36" bust. These are six different patterns for long-line garments with spaghetti straps and a flattering shape, all made with fancy knitting stiches- simple gorgeous! Also included are two patterns for boudoir jackets - the first is knit in a dainty eyelet pattern and the second is crocheted with a long loopy stitch! These are "to-die-for" patterns for a slender lady that are both sophisticated and alluring!
15 Pages. A glamour girl is not a glamour girl without a wardrobe of lovely undies! This book contains patterns to make three different panty sets all worked in knitting, as well as two boudoir jackets in knitting and crochet and a beautiful little sleeveless "chill chaser" worked in knitting. These are great fashions for the slender lady - patterns are sized for a 32 - 36" bust. Step back into this Golden Age of fashion - you might not ever want to return!
16 Pages. Have you ever wondered what to do with that singular ounce of wool or fine fingering yarn. Can you hear as it beckons to you from your stash, waiting to be worked into something special? Well, the wait is over! This great book from Weldon's contains 16 lovely ideas that all require just one ounce of fingering yarn. All designs are worked in knitting, and the patterns include a scarf, ladies gloves, several infant's bonnets, infant's tiny socks, bootees and gloves, a sweater for a 9 month old, a frock for a 6 month old, a juliet cap for a lady, collars and cuffs, a matinee coat for an infant, a cap or footlets for a lady and so much more. Easy - quick - and oh, so lovely!
15 Pages. Become the Glamour Girl that you were meant to be! This book contains 9 lucious patterns that are perfect for a luxurious glamour girl from the 1930's. The patterns include a sweater in garter stitch (34 - 36 inch bust), two different designs for fabulous slippers (including directions to make the sole of the slipper!), a gorgeous little cardigan in a trellis design (34 - 36 inch bust), a bed jacket and two pretty capes - including a cross-over cape that is very quick to knit. Wonderful patterns for a 1930's themed spa day!
15 Pages. This book contains six lovely and easy to knit and crochet designs for delicate little bedjackets. The patterns are written for a size 34 - 36 in bust, and are made using delicate baby weight yarn. The designs include A crochet motif patten using small granny squares, a knitted cross-over cape, a knitted jacket with dolman sleeves, a lovely little knitted jacket with a mocked smocking look for the yoke and waist, a cosy little cardi with a cabled design, the flattering cover design of this edition with dolamn sleeves and a pretty ribbon accent and lastly a lovely little knitted jacket with collar and cuffs in loop knitting. Please note that the cover of this book advertises a transfer with embroidery designs for lingerie - this transfer is not included in this reproduction, however, the patterns for all of the bedjackets are present and complete.
28 Pages. This book contains a spectacular collection of 10 exquisitely crocheted afghans from the era of WWII. The designs include the cover design, the "Trellis" pattern, a beautiful design worked in panels of single crochet in tapestry crochet. The next design, the "Aurora" is worked lengthwise in various colorful ombre yarns with a black border. The next design is the "Parquet" - a lovely geometric design reminiscent of a parquet floor. Next is the "Windsor" design, lovely square motifs with popcorn stitch and also the "Mosaic" which is a wonderful array of small diamonds reminisce of fine tile work. Next is the gorgeous "Willow" afghan which is simple blue stripes with a fancy border, the colors remind one of lovely blue willow-ware china. The next design is the "Domino" - working in small squares of black and white and grey ombre yarn. The next design is the "Fireside", a vibrant striped afghan with popcorn accents and the colors of a warm fire. The next design is the "Flower Loom" (a simple flower loom is needed), colorful hexagons with brown borders. The last design in the book is the "Diamond", shown in shades of green but can be worked in any color scheme - a lovely and simple diamond patterned afghan.
27 Pages. A wonderful and nostalgic pattern book of 1930's era fashions for the lady on the go. Along with the seven fashionable dresses and the two lovely blouses, this book also contains crochet patterns to make four lovely lace collars to add that final touch to your ensemble. The designs are lovely, and simple in design. They are all made in cool and breezy boucle cotton thread. Detailed instructions and great pictures of the stitch detail will have you well on your way in making any number of these treasured designs!
26 Pages. This book contains a fabulous collection of crochet patterns for the well-turned lady of the 1930's. In it you will find stylish hats, many styles of gloves, scarves, belts and frilly lace collars. The patterns are simple to follow and creative. The gloves are especially nice in this edition, perfect for an evening on the town or even for a wedding party. You will love the elegant Garden Party hat or the sophisticated Palm Beach cap. Who knew that timeless elegance could be so simple to make!
27 Pages. A timeless collection of crochet hats and bags such as there is destined to become a favorite with the creative couturier or the well-heeled fashionista. So easy to make, with simple crochet thread and a hook, you can have that hat that will turn heads. The designs include the cover design "Jockey Hat", the oversized "Swanky Beret", the conical "Coolie", the dramatic "Afternoon", the perky "Tuckaway", the "Turban", shown with matching "Ripple Purse", The perky "Bos Hat" with matching "Modern Reticule", the "Fringed Hat" with matching "Fringed Bag", for the girl on the go is the "Skyway" with "Knitted Triangle" purse. Also included is the "Ridge Round" hat with matching "Ridge Pouch", the swanky "Fedora", the whimsical "Fez", The swirled "Popcorn Beret" with matching "Popcorn Triangle" purse, the lacy "Sunlight Hat" with lovely matching "Sunlight Gloves". For the beach there is the stylish "Sombrero" with matching "Spanish Bag". There is also the useful little "Pouchette" purse, the scallop shaped "Summer Bag", the lacy "Clover Top" hat, the sophisticated "Leaf Beret" and lastly the "Regal Turban". A huge collection of great patterns - all in one book!