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. This book is the beginning of the wonderful #300 series produced by Bear Brand and Bucilla in the 1930's it is loaded with some of the most elegant fashions and sophisticated styles of the time. Pick up your knitting needles and step back into time - it's a great way to bring the past to life!There is something special about the elegant, sophisticated styles of the 1930's! This edition from the time of WWII is filled with a fabulous wardrobe of knitted sweaters, dresses, suits, jackets, skirts and coats. This is a treasure trove for history buffs and the fashionable alike!
31 Pages. A lovely collection of women's garments, collars, afghans and infant's wear created using a flower loom and simple crochet stitches. The jacket on the cover is a beautiful example of one of the finished designs. I'm not sure if flower looms are still available, but I am sure one can be made at home quite easily. This book contains patterns for use with a Flower Loom. It produces lovely daisy-shaped medallions which are then crocheted together to for a wide variety of items. The flowers range in sizes from tiny versions seen in the infant's cap and jacket to larger ones as in the bedjacket on the cover of the book. There are also patterns that incorporate the flowers as a design accent, such as the lovely child's dress. A unique book with a lovely idea!
35 Pages. This lovely book contains patterns for fourteen lovely ideas for sweaters. The yarns used are of a finer gauge - 6 to 8 stitches per inch for many of them. There are designs in both knitting and crochet, and in a wide variety of stylings.A girl never has too many sweaters! A fantastic assortment of WWII era sweaters and cardigans! The styles are very feminine - and contain some fantastic pattern designs. There is everything here - such as cabling, ribbing, lace patterns all worked into elegant and stylish creations. The book also contain several patterns for "vestees" which are faux sweaters to be worn under a jacket, much like a dickie. A lovely, lovely book!
51 Pages. An Exquisite collection of fashionable hand knitted women's dresses and suits from the WWII era. This collection is beyond amazing! The styles are every bit as fashionable and chic today as they were 70 years ago! With easy to follow instructions and an excellent stitch glossary, you will be well on your way to recreating these lovely vintage garments. Vintage fashion is in! The fashion trends today are not the new and shocking - we've done all that already! Vintage fashions are in high demand now! This collection is loaded with an amazing assortment of elegant and sculpted designs. These are not your average fashions - they are chic and sophisticated reminders of why Grandpa thought Grandma was HOT!
12 Pages. A lovely collection of 5 hats from early WWII era. The styles are worked in both knitting and crochet and are quite unique, suitable for the fashionable lady of her time. What a great way to complete your ensemble with a vintage 1930's hat! A beautiful collection of hats to round out your ensemble circa WWII. There are not many styles in this edition, but each one is quite lovely and very unique in construction. I know there are many visitors who will enjoy this edition very much!
51 Pages. A lovely and sophisticated collection of patterns that are every bit as eye catching today as they were 70 years ago. This book contains a wide variety of lovely stylings. There are wonderful coats, a beautiful knife-pleated skirt, suits, dresses and sweaters - all with an air of elegance that was the trademark of the 1930's. This book contains a large collection of patterns for the diva in every girl. There are lovely sweaters, coats, dresses, skirts and an adorable "flouncey" breakfast coat. This book shows that true elegance is not a difficult thing to attain, with these simple patterns worked in knitting and crochet.
47 Pages. Vintage fashions are all the rage right now - and it is no wonder! These designs were not just fashions - they were works of art! They are every bit as elegant today as they were 70 years ago! The collection in this edition has a wide range of styles ranging from casual garments such as a coat and cardigan to the sophisticated suits and dresses that were all the rage in late 1930's. I find the Bear Brand books very easy to follow and as in other editions this one features a very helpful stitch glossary to aid you in making these garments. This book is a winner! A stunning collection with a wide range of styles, from the casual coat to the elegant angora blouse to the chic and flattering Angel Crepe suit. The book features casual and business attire worked in mostly knitting with crocheted accents. Journey back to the timeless and elegant fahions of the WWII era - you may never want to return!
89 Pages. Bear Brand company produced some of the finest manuals of their day. These books were filled with fabulous patterns for everyone in the home - even the family pet. This book is no exception to this, and they are quite nostalgic for all of those early Baby Boomers out there! Most of the patterns are knitted, although there are quite a few that are worked in crochet. A fantastic vintage collection of WWII era clothing for the entire family. There are several infant's layette sets and complete outfits - from bootees to bonnets! There are also lovely knits for children, which include sweaters, cardigans, jerkins, dresses and bathing suits. For adults there are gloves, mittens, socks, knee warmers, sweaters, vests cardigans and scarfs. There are even two lovely sweaters for your doggie! A great well-rounded selection of designs!
27 Pages. The afghan books from the ealier days are especially treasured because of the incredible warmth of the afghans they contained. These are lovely, thick heavy afghans with beautiful designs that would go famously in any decor. They are all printed in the bright colors that you see below. A charming collection of vintage WWII era crocheted afghans. There are 9 designs included all pictured in glorious, vibrant color. Whether these afghans are made as a gift - or for your own, they will warm you down to your toes with the fantastic designs and lovely colors.
59 Pages. Knitters love the sophisticated stylings of the 1930's - these styles are often the basis for the sophisticated and elegant styles of today. There is a goldmine of lovely patterns here, and whether you are a period enthusiast or a fashion knitter, you will find lovely designs from this golden age! Fashion knitters are going to love this edition from Bear Brand! It contains 22 patterns for women's knitted sweaters, cardigans, jackets and dresses with some fabulous design ideas. The emphasis is more on sweates and lovely tops. From cables to laces and everything in between - this is one of the best of the best that you will find from this era!
55 Pages. The Bear Brand and Bucilla books of the 1930's are without equal. They carried some of the loveliest knitted fashions and crocheted items for the home. This edition is no exception to this. There are 21 lovely designs, all unique to this book. The emphasis is on style and sophistication. A lovely addition to any knitting library! Much like the earlier edition, #313 - this book has some of the finest sweaters, jackets, cardigans and dresses from the WWII era. These are spectacular patterns worked in knitting using various methods, including cables, intarsia and ribbings. You can never - ever have to many lovely sweaters!
39 Pages. Dress your own leading man in style and sophistication with these fabulous men's fashions from the 1940's There are pullovers, vests and cardigans worked in a variety of knitting techniques, such as cables and ribs. The book also includes several lovely sock patterns and even a knitted men's bathing suit from the era. A fabulous book! Knit your way into his heart! There is no better way to dress your own leading man in style than with these lovely fashions of WWII. Several of the models in this edition are movie stars of the era, including Guy Kibbee, Lyle Talbot, Charles Starrett, Howard Linsay and Jackie Cooper to name a few. There are also lovely patterns for men's accessories such as socks, scarfs, gloves and mittens - and even a men's bathing suit from the era! A fabulous and nostalgic book!
15 Pages. Whether you are knitting for a service man, or your man at home, you will find a treasure trove of functional and practical items here. Originally published for service knits, these patterns would be cherished by your man today., and even more if he works out in the elements! This book contains hand kintted garments that were approved for use by our troops during WWII. These knits are simple to make and very warm - they are both functional and practical. There is a Navy approved turtleneck, and Army Approved sleeveless vest, Heavy weight socks, a helmet, mittens, watch cap, medium weight socks, gloves, mufflers and even sea-boot socks.
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!
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.
A fabulous collection of nostalgic crochet patterns from the time of WWII. There are ideas for every purpose, from delicate lace edgings for handkerchiefs, elegant gloves, collars and crocheted table decor.
41 Pages. During the troubling times of WWII, all of the citizens at home did their part for the war effort. Resources were precious and supplies for the troops were desperately needed. It was a common practice for the ladies at home to make the warm garments necessary for the troops abroad. This book contains a large assortment of hand knitting patterns to make these garments. Included are patterns for several varieties of sweaters, cardigans and vests; three variations of helmets or balaclavas; standard gloves, rifleman's gloves, fingerless mittens, wristlets, mittens, seven different sock patterns, undergarments, scarfs and knee warmers. There is a pattern for just about everything that a soldier would need to keep warm in this edition!
43 Pages. A book that is loaded with stunning hand knitting patterns from the fashionable 1940's. A wide assortment of designs, from casual cardigans to sophisticated suits. There are several cardigan twin sets and one-piece dresses, stylish two-piece suits, cabled vests and pullovers as well as a great design for a crocheted afghan. A beautiful collection of styles from a great era in fashion!
25 Pages. This is a book that is loaded with a sophisticated assortment of wartime fashions for women and men. Written in a range of sizes - 14 through 20 for women and for men 36/38 through 40/42. For women there are patterns for cardigans, a blouse, a lovely dress, a coat, several vests, classic sweaters and wonderful crocheted accessories. For men, the patterns are for two different knitted vests in classic designs. A great collection of patterns with a timeless appeal!
25 Pages. This is a stylish selection of casual sweaters that are the basic "must haves" of any vintage or modern wardrobe. There are twelve styles to choose from, and the patterns are a short sleeve cardigan (shown on cover), a block design cardigan, a sleeveless slipover, a cable stitch sweater, a long sleeve cardigan, a sleeveless slipover, a twin set, a lovely cable design cardigan with pockets, a ribbed cardigan, a sleeveless cardigan, and a "lumberjacket". This is a truly elegant selection of patterns that lovely in style and easy to make.
33 Pages. A wonderful assortment of beautiful WWII era comforts for fashionable ladies. The patterns include a shoulderette, a purse-muff with matching hat, loop fringe bag with matching hat, a beautiful snood, a lovely lace blouse in four sizes (14 -20), a hat bag and cuff set, sleeveless jacket, a lovely shoulder scarf shawl, pompon bolero with matching headband, a picot loop hat and muff set, a pouch bag with matching head scarf, a dickie, plaid purse with matching turban, an adorable bedjacket with matching booties and night cap, slippers, beach shorts with halter set and much more. This is an extensive assortment of knitting and crochet patterns of sophisticated styles.
64 Pages. This is a delightful collection of knitting and crochet fashions for children and infants. The designs are adorable and include sacques, socks, sweaters, swim suits, sun suits, snow suits, school suits, play suits, party dresses, toys, doll's clothing and adorable sets for infants. There is no work that can compare to the lovely children's garments created in days gone by. This edition from Columbia has a very extensive assortment of children's and infant's outfits for all seasons.
48 Pages. Distinctive is an understatement when describing these fashions! You may use adjectives such as stylish or sophisticated - and you would be right! But it still would not describe the WOW-factor on each and every page! This is a great assortment of patterns that includes dresses, two-piece suits (including one by the famous designer Schiaparelli), gorgeous swing coats and there is also a great vested suit with a matching cape! All patterns are written in size 16. Some of the designs have beautiful stitch patterns. In the back of the book there are detailed close-up photos of the stitch pattern,as well as charts for the intarsia designs. A fantastic book of classic 1930's fashion knitting!
48 Pages. This wonderful edition contains a sophisticated collection of hand knitted fashions from the time of WWII. There are one-piece dresses, two-piece suits, cardigans, pullovers, jackets, coats, a bolero and a beautiful angora muff with mittens. All patterns in this collection are written in just one size, which is size 16. With the gauge that is provided with each pattern, a skilled knitter would be able to adapt these patterns for the desired size.
39 Pages. There are few who will disagree that this assortment of afghans is one of the beautiful, compiled into one book! Published during the turbulent and troubling times of WWII, this collection is a reminder of the simpler and more beautiful things in life. Most of the designs are printed in striking colors, and they are worked on an afghan hook, with the full colors of the design added with a tapestry needle. There are twelve patterns in total - some patterns include beautiful autumn leaves, whimsical floras, an animated fox hunt, a colonial design with six-sided star motifs, chrysanthemums, a summer floral design and so much more. It will be difficult to choose which pattern to make first!
43 Pages. What better way to show the man in your life how much you care than to make a stunning vintage styled fashion. This is a great assortment of manly sweater styles - and even some for her. The designs include a plaid cardigan, a classic pullover for him and her, cabled stockings, argyle stockings, a plaid necktie, a scarf, vests for him and her, plain stockings, a zippered jacket, v-neck sweaters, slippers, cabled sweaters, campus sweaters, fitted classic vest, and much much more.
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. Although undated, the styles in this book suggest that it was published in the mid 1930's by the Canadian division of Corticelli yarns. It contains 9 lovely patterns for bulky weight hand knitted sweaters for women and children. These styles are both lovely as well as timeless. The patterns will work up very quickly because they were written for a bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 sts per inch. Lovely designs and 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 book, published by the Canadian division of Corticelli yarns contains a stunning assortment of 13 hand knitted sweater patterns from the Depression era. The sweaters are beautifully constructed and they all have an elegant, sophisticated and timeless appeal. A lovely collection - highly recommended for all skill levels! This is a great collection of elegant sweater styles!
20 Pages. A stunning collection of five distinctive crocheted hats for ladies as well as five equally as stunning hats for girls. The photography is stunning and the patterns are well written and easy to follow. The styles for women include the "Manhattan", a brimmed hat that is shown on the cover, the "Parisian Beret", the "Cheri' " a lovely hat with a flipped up brim, the "Tamara" a lovely russian cossack style number made with persian lambs wool boucle type yarn. These timeless styles will be the envy of your friends!
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. The fashion styles of the swing era are unforgettable! These are hand knitted styles that are lovely as well as sophisticated. This edition contains a great selection of fashions that will never be forgotten. Just like the music of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, these styles are not only timeless - they are just plain cool! 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. The fashion styles of the swing era are unforgettable! These are hand knitted styles that are lovely as well as sophisticated. This edition contains a great selection of fashions that will never be forgotten. Just like the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman, these styles are not only timeless - they are just plain cool!
31 Pages. A lovely collection of school togs, party frocks and casual sweaters for the young misses of yesteryear! These are timeless designs of quality and workmanship. In this edition, the patterns include a two-piece suit with gored skirt, a three-piece suit with button-down skirt, a simple slip-on blouse, a two-piece jiffy knit dress, a two-piece suit with matching Scottish style cap, a simple raglan sleeve blouse, a lovely swagger style coat for a 12 year old, a dainty one- piece dress for a 10 year old, a lovely one-piece party frock for an 8 year old and two different two-piece dresses with a matching beret. Also included are complete instructions for the stitches used - as well as information to change the sizes if necessary. A lovely collection of vintage girly fashions!
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. This wonderful collection will surely become a favorite on your bookshelf as it is mine. There are lovely patterns for both men and women with simple and tasteful style. There are also a number of accessories for both men and women to complete your wardrobe. A lovely timeless collection from before WWII. 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. The Fleisher's books are a wonderful walk through fashion history. Starting in Victorian days on through tow World War II, as in this edition, they are always a delight to the eye and inspiration to the mind. This collection is destined to become a favorite because of the elegant simple styling of these knitted dresses and suits for women.
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! An elegant and timeless collection of high fashion ladies dresses, suits and a lovely box coat. These designs are from the WWII era, and they are very sleek in their styling and classically lovely in their cut and finish. The designs of the 1930's are the basis of many of the most elegant of today's designs. It was truly a golden age!
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.
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. The later series of Fleisher's book were always filled with wonderful unique styles. They are similar to the Minerva books, but they styles are all their own. They are classic, elegant and vivid snapshots of the time in which they were published. Beautiful classics like this will always be with us!
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. The fashion styles of the swing era are unforgettable! These are hand knitted styles that are lovely as well as sophisticated. This edition contains a great selection of fashions that will never be forgotten. Just as the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman was, these styles are not only timeless - they are just plain cool! 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. There was something about those lovely fashions of the 1930's that still intrigues knitters and designers even today. The stylings were always very feminine and sleek, not overdone with unnecessary flashy stitch patterns. This collection is classic 1930's in even sense of the word. Each pattern is unique, and every one of them would look lovely on the modern woman of the 21st century.
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. The fashion styles of the swing era are unforgettable! These are hand knitted styles that are lovely as well as sophisticated. This edition contains a great selection of fashions that will never be forgotten. Just as the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald is, these styles are not only timeless - they are just plain cool! 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! The fashion styles of the swing era are unforgettable! These are hand knitted styles that are lovely as well as sophisticated. This edition contains a great selection of fashions that will never be forgotten. Just as the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald is, these styles are not only timeless - they are just plain cool!
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.
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.
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!
55 Pages. If you love vintage patterns with cables and other fancy stitches - this is the book for you! This book is loaded with fabulous vintage designs. In addition to the several lovely cabled stitch cardigans, there are lovely dresses and suits with capped sleeves and a-line skirts. The designs are suave and sophisticated with a tailored cut and an expensive look. As with most pattern books from this era, all of the patterns in this book are a size 16 or a medium. There are useful instructions in the back of the book on how to resize a pattern, as well as stitch instructions for the stitches used to make the sweaters. This is an excellent book of stylish World War 2 era fashions.
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.
51 Pages. This edition contains a smashing collection of hand knitting patterns for women from the early 1940's. Beautiful suits and dresses for daytime or travel as well as several lovely sweaters and pullovers that would dress up any outfit. These are all classic styles and designs that are every bit as beautiful today as they were so many years ago! As with most pattern books from this era, all of the patterns in this book are a size 16 or a medium. There are useful instructions in the back of the book on how to resize a pattern, as well as stitch instructions for the stitches used to make the sweaters.
43 Pages. This book contains an adorable collection of hand knitting patterns for young boys and girls from the 1940's. There are matching suits for brothers and sisters, with skirts for the girls and shorts for the boys, there are cardigans, pullovers. snow suits, coats and even the accessories of socks gloves and mittens. The styles are adorable and timeless - with a hint of nostalgia, these are the fashions that your children's Great Grandparents wore when they were small! Everything that you need is right here - including helpful instructions for weaving a toe or embroidering a design onto plain knitting. This book is a treasure trove of wonderful children's fashions!
43 Pages. This edition contains a timeless collection of fashion designs for women all worked in hand knitting. There are patterns for dresses, tailored suits, frocks, jackets, cardigans and just about every flattering hand knit that you can think of that a women would wear in the 1940's. A truly excellent collection of fashion patterns! As with most pattern books from this era, all of the patterns in this book are a size 16 or a medium. There are useful instructions in the back of the book blocking a garment, as well as how to weave a toe for a stocking and how to embroider a design onto plain knitting.
19 Pages. An absolutely stunning assortment of eight crocheted and knitted afghan patterns that are unequalled in quality and appeal! These beautiful creations will become cherished family heirlooms for generations to come. The first design is called "Snowflake", that consists of diamond in afghan stitch with an embroidered snowflake and knitted border of cables. The second design is called "Carnival", a colorful pinwheel design. The third pattern is called "Square Dance", colorful crocheted squares that are finished with a scalloped border. The fourth design is called "Rio" a colorful number that is crocheted in one piece. The fifth design is called "Cameo" a glorious pattern with hexagons and embroidered roses. The sixth design is called "Colonial Rose", this is the lovely afghan shown on the cover. The seventh design is called "Wedgewood" a beautiful number with vertical stripes in two shades of blue. The final design is called "Stadium" a lovely design worked in the two colors of your favorite sports team. All of these design are shown in black and white on the pattern page and the center page shows all of the patterns in color.
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.
22 Pages. For a book with only 22 pages, this edition contains a huge amount of adorable patterns for an infant! There are patterns for several sets for an infant including a Christening set, the sets usually include bonnets, coats, sweaters, blankets, bootees, etc. The patterns are mostly for newborn to 1 year old, however there are a couple of additional patterns for cardigans and a frock for a young girl up to the age of three. In addition to all of these, there is a cute pattern for a beret, some lovely little moccasins, hanger covers and a cute "ducky" harness to use as your infant learns to walk. There are some great patterns to make for a shower gift, or for your own little one! Why buy when the ones that you make are so much better!
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!
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.
This edition is one of the finest tools you can find for refreshing yourself on the fundamentals of knitting, crocheting, pattern designing and fitting. It is very well illustrated with many photos and illustrations and it even has a huge stitch glossary in the back of the book. There are patterns included as well for every member of the family as well as afghans for the home. The designs for the garments are meant to be basic because this edition was meant to fuel the creativity of the reader to incorporate the different techniques with the simple sample designs.
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. Minerva books are wonderful for knitters because the patterns are not only lovely but they are timeless. The designs are always very sleek and sophisticated and the patterns are easy to follow. This edition is one of my favorites. These are the fashions your would have seen on the Hollywood stars and the elite just before WWII. A collection such as this is a great addition to any pattern library
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".
52 Pages. Another stunning knitted collection from the Minerva Yarn company. There are sweaters, suits, coats, a cape and skirts. These classic designs never go out of style. There is something very timeless about the Minerva books. This edition was printed in 1937, yet designs such as these can today be found in the finest dress shops. There is elegance and smoothness to the designs. This collection has some wonderful items, my favorite are the coats. A classic collection!
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! This is truly a beautiful collection. Any knitter would love to bring these amazing patterns to life. These designs from the WWII era are both classic and elegant - reminiscient of the Andrews sisters and the lovely wartime era starlets, such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth.
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! Afghans made with and afghan hook were very warm and thick, and because of the uniform stitching could be decorated in cross stitch patterns with wonderful results. There are a wide range of themes to these afghans, such as an historical sampler, Cape Cod Garden, Grecian Scroll, lovely flowers and much more. This book is a gold mine for crocheters who love to use an afghan hook! 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 beautiful two piece suit. The cover design is also included in this book for a total of 5 patterns. If the embroidered sweater on the cover is not enough to whet your whistle, there are more goods inside, including a lovely two piece suit. The best thing about Minerva patterns is how timeless the designs are - almost 70 years old and still going strong!
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 items 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. This rare book has a delightful assortment of patterns. The selection is not as big as in other Minerva books, but every item is a winner. The 1930's collection of Minerva books are amazing - they are highly collectible and often quite difficult to find.
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 include a quaint peasant design, lovely florals, woven checks and even a design that resembles a patch work quilt. Simply Stunning!
15 Pages. The beautiful and ancient art of English Smocking began as a form of garment sizing, which later developed into a highly prized form of garment decoration. It is an easy technique to master and this book contains clear diagrams and photographs that even a novice seamstress can follow. From the simple preparation of the fabric, beginning stitches to the more elaborate and colorful designs. There are pattern instructions to make the lovely smock shown on the cover, as well as a baby's smocked dress. The garment patterns are not full size patterns, but charted diagrams that are set to scale. A fabulous source of information with easy to use instructions to work this timeless technique.
31 Pages. These gorgeous - GORGEOUS bedspreads are unlike anything that you will find anywhere! There are thirteen designs in total, and each one is a masterpiece. The designs included are the "Georgiana", a circular design motif joined with a simple star motif in the Georgian style. The next design is the "Stepping Stone", a simple filet crochet floral square alternating with an elaborate pinwheel square. The next pattern is the "Popcorn Star", an all-over design built from popcorn star motifs. The next design, the "Petal" is knitted and reminds one of apple blossoms in spring. Next is the "May Queen", a lovely design with stars and filet mesh. That is only the first five, there is so much more to see here - a true treasure!
31 Pages. Patterns for ecclesiastical laces are often highly prized, and quite difficult to find. This assortment of beautiful patterns are the perfect tool to make these inspiring laces. All designs are fully charted and simple to follow. The first design is an altar lace with the rose and cross alternating border and the I.H.S. and dramatic cross in the center. The next design is large crosses in a scalloped border followed by an inset with circle designs with prominent I.H.S. and crosses alternating. The next design is the striking "Wide Altar Lace", with a large prominent cross, scalloped designs featuring smaller crosses and hearts. The next design is a border for altar lace with alternating crosses and sacred hearts with a border design of roses. The next design is a simple lace with alternating Christian cross and Greek Crosses, could be used for an altar or an alb. The next lace is reminiscent of old stained glass and features a design of lilies and crosses designed for Easter season. The next lace border features lambs and crosses with an elaborate grape vine, truly lovely. The next lace is a wide panel with an elaborate design with prominent "Ave Maria" design in the center. This is only half of the book - there are simple edgings and so much more to see. A real treasure trove for the faithful!
31 Pages. Whether you are a novice to Irish Crochet, or you are a seasoned veteran - this book could easily become an essential part of your study library. It contains the best - and easiest to follow instructions in this lovely art that I have seen anywhere! It contains great photographs, and detailed instructions for four lovely base stitches, fourteen simple motifs, nine advanced motifs, two variations of square medallions, nineteen exquisite edgings and patterns to make lovely finished projects. The finished projects include doilies, household decor, fancy gloves, a fancy collar, and an infant's sacque with booties and bonnet set. If you have never tried Irish crochet, this is a great place to start - well written instructions and fabulous photographs!
23 Pages. Tatting is an art that is based on one easy to do stitch - master this stitch and you can master this lovely form of lace making. This book from Spool Cotton contains beautiful patterns to make lovely edgings, insertions, doilies, collars, a baby bonnet and much more. This is such an easy craft to learn - and so inexpensive - all that you need is a shuttle and thread and you can be well on your way to make any of the items in this book. Excellent instructions are also included, as well as a glossary of the abbreviations used and how to make the stitches.
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 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!
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!
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. 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 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. 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. A fantastic assortment of 12 crochet 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. 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.
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!
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!
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!
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. 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 phenomenal! 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!
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.
19 Pages. This book contains patterns for Eight beautiful crocheted afghans in heirloom quality designs. All afghans are shown in full color, and the designs included are: the "Marie Antoinette" (shown on cover), a beautiful design worked in strips of afghan stitch. Next is the "Versailles" design, which is worked in squares of alternating colors of dark and light tones of single crochet. Next is the "Clover Bloom", a lovely robe with dark background and lighter color carried through the single crochets. Next is the "Reversible" two-tone afghan, worked in double crochet in two layers. Next is the beautiful "Belle Claire" afghan, a pleasing design worked in squares of afghan stitch. The Next design is the "Aubosson", shown in soft tones of Mauve, worked in a lovely waffle effect. The next is the "Granny" afghan set, a classic granny afghan worked in squares with a stained glass window effect - this design includes a matching pillow. The final design is a classic "Ripple" afghan set - a beautiful effect of changing colors in a ripple pattern, this design includes a pillow pattern. An excellent set of warm afghan patterns!
51 Pages. This edition contains a beautiful assortment of classic 1930's era cap sleeve sweaters, jackets, two-piece suits and dresses as well as two luxurious bolero patterns for the woman on the go. The designs are classic for what you would see in war time of the 1930's - modest, but with a sophisticated elegance. Included are diagrams to make ribbon style or stuffed shoulder pads to complete the tailored look. There are also detailed instructions for all of the basic knitting stitches, instructions for washing and caring for your garment, and because all of the patterns are written in just one size (16), there are instructions in the back of the book to assist you in resizing your garment to achieve the perfect fit.
19 Pages. This book contains a gorgeous collection of crocheted afghan patterns from the 1940's. There are eight lovely patterns to choose from including the cover design called "The Flower Wreath", a lovely wreath that is embroidered on a green background. Also included is the "Sparkler" - forty brilliant squares that are later joined to make the whole, the "El Morocco" - crocheted stripes which form a diamond square, next is the "Mosaic" - a beautiful design which resembles mosaic tiles, next is the "Autumn Leaf" - alternating squares embroidered in radiant woodland tones, next is the "Empire" afghan - soft feminine hues that are worked in strips and later sewn together, next is the "Martini" - a stunning pattern of simple complementary colored stripes, and lastly is the "Kiltie" design - a surprising easy to make plaid design, reminiscent of the the Scottish Highlands.
51 Pages. A wonderful collection of twenty-one beautiful fashionable hand knit patterns from the 1940's. The designs include the "Two's Company" - a cable stitch twin set, the "Boardwalk" - a beautiful basket weave, cap sleeve cardigan, the "Music at Midnight" a beautiful long sleeve lacey design, the "Curlicute" - a diagonal cable cardigan, the "Fore and Aft" - a very smartly designed cardigan featuring cables and ribs, the "Ping Pong" - a lovely long sleeved cardigan featuring arrow accents, the "Sans Souci" - a light hearted colorful jacket, the "Rough Diamond" - a lovely long sleeve cardigan with a diamond pattern, the "Young Dream" - a lovely short sleeve blouse with diamond accents, the "Black Beauty" - an elegant dress with shawl collar, the "Gay Plaid" - a very pretty colorful cardigan. the "Classic Tailleur" - a smart urban frock, the "Backgammon" - a colorful hound-tooth patterned vest, the "Fieldster" - a smartly designed jacket, the "First Mate" - a two piece ensemble of skirt and jacket, the "Playmate" - a lovely slipover made with sock yarn, the "Matinee" - a sophisticated jacket and pleated skirt ensemble, the "Sparkler" - a lovely cap sleeve pullover and lastly the "Spectator" - a lovely jacket and skirt combo.
51 Pages. This is an adorable and extensive pattern book of designs for baby that your parents - or even grandparents would have worn, all made with love! There is so much here to choose from, dozens and dozens of baby's garment patterns from the simple to the sublime! The contents are as follows: Diamond Sacque & Cap, Cunning Bunting, Seashell Afghan, two different designs for "soakers", a surplice sweater, princess afghan, princess set, scallops ensemble, "after bath" sacque, snowbird jacket, snuggle robe, 2 piece frolic suit, snug sweater coat, comfy mittens and sock set, classic pullover, practical 2-piece suit, baby's hood (as seen on cover), dirndl pinafore, Oliver Twist suit, sun suit for girls and bathing suit for boys, dress coat and bonnet, suspender suit with cap, puff sleeve blouse, party frock, "Sub-Deb" pullover, "Junior" sweater, "Sister" cardigan, "Playtime" cardigan for boy and "Button-up" cardigan for girls, one piece "Outdoor Set", bonnet with matching mittens for girls, socks, gloves and mittens. The age range for the patterns in this book is from newborn to three years old.
44 Pages. Continuing on where Bear Brand book #319 ended, this book contains patterns for children, sizes that range for ages 4 years to 14 years. There are a wide range of patterns to choose from - lovely designs for boys and girls for cardigans, pullovers, hoodie, vests, dresses, jackets, skirt, hats, socks, mittens and scarfs. A huge selection of patterns - timeless designs and just the right thing to chase away the chill in the air!
39 Pages. Who doesn't love hand knits with a lovely tailored look? This book contains patterns for seventeen lovely outfits, with a retro look and a classy tailored finish. All patterns in this book are written in only one size - size 16, but the book does contain brief instruction in the back for making adjustments to the design to get the proper fit. The designs include the "Nautical Knit" - A sailor inspired dress, the "Companion Piece" - a stylish cap-sleeve sweater, "Travel Knit" - a very lovely suit with delicate fringe accent on the shoulder and pockets, the "Matchmate" - a flattering deep yoke sweater, the "Waffle Knit" - a honey of a jacket that can be knit quickly, the "Committee Meeting" - a lovely skirt suit with contrasting color on shoulders and pockets, the "Dolman Cardigan" - a graceful knit that zips up the front with an elegant feminine line, the "Gad-A-Bout" - a smart, simple knit plaid jacket, the "Americana" - typical American fashion with a smart middy jumper that you can roll to fit your height, the "Golf Match" - a lovely plaid knit cardigan with socks to match, the "Spectator" - a lovely tailored cable knit cardigan with embroidered accents, the "Dinner Date" - a lovely dress with diamond lace pattern bodice and also around the bottom of the skirt, the "Tile Style" - a lovely crocheted vest with a colorful check pattern, the "Classicoat" - a lovely cable knit cardigan with pockets, the "Good Morning" - a frilly knitted bedjacket, the "Rhumba" - a flirty V-neck number for a night on the town and lastly the "Tailored Hand Knit Suit" - a double breasted jacket with a simple skirt.
20 Pages. This book contains an excellent assortment of classic 1940's patterns for warm afghans, all worked in crochet. The patterns include the "Mardi-Gras" - thin colorful stripes with black border gives a festive feel, the "Fern-Leaf Afghan" - a lovely design of tans and brown wool with the design added later trough embroidery, the "Touch Down Robe" - cable and seed stitch stripes in the color of your favorite team, the "Sea Shell Afghan" - lovely square motifs in pinks with gray border, the "Harvest Moon Afghan" - a lovely striped design in fall colors, the "Aubusson Afghan" - gorgeous floral motifs embroidered on a maroon colored base, the "Victoria Afghan" - shown on the cover is a lovely floral design embroidered on a white base and lastly the "Siesta Afghan" - festive colored square motifs, sewn together in a diamond shaped design.
19 Pages. This book contains crochet and one knitting pattern to make eight of the most popular afghans in the Bear Brand Series. Included in this book is the "Granny" afghan - motifs of colorful squares gives a stained-glass window effect, "Empire" - soft femine colors worked in lenghwise strips, "Durbar" - a vibrant striped pattern that is easy to make, "Shaded Diamond" - a lovely design of diamonds worked in varying shades of color, "Pine Tree" - a lovely design using popcorn stitch and multi shades, "Marie Antoinette" - a glorious design of simple stripes with a floral design added later giving a tapestry effect, "Classic Knitted" - a two-tone afghan knitted in strips with cable design, and lastly the "Ripple" - a lovely shaded ripple design with matching pillow.
46 Pages. This edition contains a wide assortment of WW2 era fashion knitting & crochet patterns for infants and children. There are layette sets for infants - including sweaters, bonnets, bootees and blankets - there is even a lovely bunting set. There many designs to choose from, great items to make to welcome your new member to the family. In addition to this there are some great items to make for toddlers and young children - classic snow suits, coats, hats and toques, sweaters. dresses, rompers and additional accessories such as mittens, socks, and hats. A fantastic assortment of classic knits for children!
31 Pages. Men's fashions from the 1940's were classic and sophisticated - this assortment of patterns is no exception to this, there are wonderful designs to choose from! Included is a reversible sweater, with one side dark and the other light - two sweaters in one! Also included is an Argyle pattern pullover with matching socks, practical sleeveless pullover, cable stitch slipover vest, scarf and glove set, a classic sleeveless slipon, English rib socks, year-round sweater, classic knitted socks, popular cable-stitch sweater, side cable socks, father and son slip-on, long wearing gloves, cable v-neck tennis sweater, classic swagger sweater, comfortable lounging sweater, knitted scarf, utility cardigan, warm mittens, year round vest, ski socks and lastly the v-neck pullover pictured on the cover. Each sweater pattern comes in a range of sizes, from men's 38 through 42. The socks are shown as size 11 - but all sock knitters know that sizes can be adjusted. Classics like this never go out of fashion!
43 Pages. This edition contains a timeless collection of fashion designs for women all worked in hand knitting. There are patterns for dresses, tailored suits, frocks, jackets, cardigans and just about every flattering hand knit that you can think of that a women would wear in the 1940's. A truly excellent collection of fashion patterns! As with most pattern books from this era, all of the patterns in this book are a size 16 or a medium. There are useful instructions in the back of the book blocking a garment, as well as how to weave a toe for a stocking and how to embroider a design onto plain knitting.