192 Pages. This edition is an enormous assortment of classic vintage knitting and crochet patterns from well over 100 years ago. There is something for everyone in the home, including many novelties and even an easy to make sweater for a terrier size dog. The book begins with excellent instructions on how to knit, purl, bind off and the basic stitches that you need to make these items. The next section is an excellent instruction in crochet, including several pages of stitches that are used in this book. The next chapter is all about shawls, worked in knitting as well as crochet, there is something here for every purpose - from simple to elegant, including many different varieties of fascinator. The next chapter is Afghans, sixteen different varieties - most of them worked in crochet. The Next chapter is Negligee Wear - many designs for house jackets, dressing jackets, petticoats, corset covers and undervest. The next chapter is a beautiful assortment of sweaters for women. There are very lovely varieties of sweaters and boleros, most are in knitting - however, there are also a few in crochet. The next chapter is "more Feminine Garments", and these patterns include hoods, leggings, muff, stole, and a boa. The next chapter is Footgear, these are patterns for socks, stockings, several slippers and bedsocks. The next chapter is Children's Garments, which includes patterns for hoods, hats, sweaters, muff, coats, jackets, leggings, a robe, and petticoats. The next chapter is Gloves and Wristlets, several designs for women and children. The next chapter is Infant's Garments, which includes patterns for several lovely hats, leggings, nightingales, jackets, a bathrobe, booties, sweaters and several other items. The next chapter is Garments for Men, the patterns include sweaters, vests, hats, and a muffler. The next chapter is Novelties, a wide assortment of needful things including a tea cosy, a purse, a hotwater bottle cover and much more. The final chapter is Knitted and Crochet Laces.
192 Pages. This edition is a huge collection of knitting and crochet patterns for men, women and children. There is something wonderful here for all ages! The book starts out with garments for women and the patterns include a fascinator, an evening hood with cape, a nubia, a puritan hood, a sleighing cape, several shawls, several blouses, kimonos, petticoats, and vests. Also included are accessories such as gloves, mittens, wristlets and a boa. The next section is on Hairpin crochet work and the patterns are for a kimono, a hood and a scarf. Next section is on knitting sweaters for women, it provides a few different styles as well as a very detailed section on making up the sweaters and the stitches used. The next section is crocheted sweaters and it contains several lovely designs. The next section is on Making Shawls, it provides several options for stitches and many lovely patterns. The next section is afghans, and as with the shawls, there are many lovely stitches explained in detail and several patterns as well. The next section is children's garments dozens of amazing patterns! The next section is for infants - dozens of amazing and unique patterns. The last section is for men and boys, with dozens of excellent sweaters, vests and other cold weather garb. This is a great book!
118 Pages. This is an early volume from the Bear Brand series with Edwardian era knitting and crochet patterns for everyone in the family. The patterns include several afghans, a dainty fascinator hood for a lady. Also for a lady is a crocheted kimono, a lovely breakfast jacket, a lovely yachting jacket, a golfing or bicycling hat, a knitted Norfolk jacket, a crocheted blouse, a crocheted Eton jacket, a knitted cable sweater, and a tight fitting knitted sweater with ribs and cables. For children, the patterns are a ribbed sweater in knitting, a boys Russian blouse in knitting, a cable twist sweater for a girl, and a boys ribbed skating helmet. In addition to all of this there are a few sweaters for men, many lovely shawls for ladies, several hats and berets, slippers and many items for baby. A wide assortment of wonderful period patterns for everyone in the family!
101 Pages. This is the sixth edition of the Manual of Handiwork series, a very hard to find set of early pattern books by Bear Brand. This book contains patterns in knitting and crochet for for women and children, as well as patterns for some lovely knitted lace edgings. Included are knitted and crocheted afghans for infants and children, a Roman stripe slumber robe in knitting, several other afghans in knitting and crochet, an "Ostrich Feather" opera cloak, a crocheted kimono and a breakfast jacket for a lady, two capes for a child - one in knitting and one in crochet, several knitted and crocheted sweaters and shawls for a lady, a lovely frilly evening hood for a lady, several garments for a young child in knitting and crochet, a lady's Eton jacket in crochet, several patterns for hats, hoods and tam o'shanters, several patterns for slippers, stockings, socks, mittens, gloves and other cold weather accessories. This books is a treasure trove of great 100 year old patterns!
119 Pages. There is something in here for everyone, a lovely selection of hand knitting and crochet patterns from a bygone age - still every bit as beautiful and functional as they were over 100 years ago! In this edition, the patterns include several children's blankets in knitting and crochet as well as several lovely afghans and slumber robes. Also included is the "Ostrich Feather" opera cloak, a lady's kimono in crochet, a lovely crocheted breakfast jacket, crocheted capes for a child and one for an infant, lady's knitted golf sweater, a hooded shawl for a child, a crocheted rainbow scarf, a crocheted golf sweater for a lady, numerous variations of scarfs and shawls for a lady, a frilly crocheted evening hood, a child's bolero, several infant's sacques, an Eton jacket, several hats, hoods, toques, and tam o'shanter; several variations of slippers, socks, mittens and gloves - and much more! This book is packed cover to cover with great period patterns!
86 Pages. This is the earliest known Bear Brand manual that I have seen, and true to form - it is no wonder why these excellent patterns have stood the test of time! In this book are patterns in knitting, but mostly crochet to make lovely afghans, blankets for infants and children, two capes for ladies and two for children, a boa, sevel varieties of knitted slippers for ladies, bootees and stockings for infants, a child's set consiting of cap muff and wrap, several lovely sacques for babies, two variations for a child's petticoat, four variations for a lady's petticoat, undershirts and corset waists for ladies, several lovely variations of shawls for ladies, a gent's stripes sweater, a unique bicycling hat for a lady, mittens for a lady and a fascinator in hairpin work. An excellent and easy to read book!
51 Pages. This edition contains an excellent assortment of twenty-one patterns for dresses, blouses, suits and three styles of skirts in Misses sizes 12 - 20. The patterns included are "Angel Wings" - the beautiful sweater seen on the cover, "Corsage" - A lovely suit with ribbed skirt and floral embroidered blouse, "Triangle" - a lovely dress with 8 gore skirt and dolman sleeve blouse, "On the Square" - a beautiful suit with ribbed skirt and jacket with square design across the neckline, "Streamliner" - a simple suit with plain skirt and half sleeve blouse, "Year Rounder" - a lovely half sleeve shirtwaist dress with 8 gore skirt, "Tailored Cable" - an elegant two piece suit with a simple pattern an cable accents, "Smart Lines" - a lovely drop sleeve dress with striped accents, "Two Toner" - a smart travelling suit with simple skirt and two tone jacket, "Rope Twist" - a jaunty little cardigan with colorful cables, "Criss Cross" - a sophisticated half sleeve blouse with diamond pattern, "Floral Delight" - a lovely sleeveless blouse with embroidered flowers, "Decolletage" - a simple blouse with a revealing deep square neck line, "Arrowhead" - A lovely shawl neckline blouse with arrow pattern design, "Crescendo" - a simple colorful sleeveless blouse, "Vestee" - a lovely close fitting striped vest, "Short and Sweet" - a lovely half sleeve button-down blouse with peter pan collar, and lastly the "Brief Interlude" - an elegant half sleeve button-down blouse with v-neck and patterned design.
47 Pages. This book contains sixteen beautiful knitting patterns for women's dresses, suits and blouses in Misses sizes 12 - 20. These are designs that you may remember seeing from nostalgic shows from the early years of television. The contents include the "Shopping Spree" - a two-piece travelling suit with gathered waist, "Weekend Guest" - a lovely two-piece suit with pleat skirt and Peter Pan collar, "Date Time" - a simple skirt and blouse with dolman sleeves, "After Five" - an elegant dress with full neckline and patterned with metallic thread, "Board Meeting" - a sophisticated two-piece suit with a V-neck notched collar, "Grecian Charm" - a simple but elegant Grecian style tunic with cabled neckline, "Luncheon at the Ritz" - a lovely one piece dress with ribbed skirt and patterned bodice, "Ivy" - an elegant V-neck dress with ivy pattern across the bodice, "My Choice" - a lovely suit with plain skirt and a patterned peplum bodice, "Glamor" - an elegant striped blouse with peter pan collar, "Tailored Charm" - a simple button down blouse with wing tipped collar, "Dots for Dash" - a lovely little blouse with a chevron of dots at the collar, "Always Suitable" - a simple but elegant blouse with short cap sleeves and a chevron pattern, "Check for Smartness" - a lovely blouse with half sleeves and a checkered neckline, "Figure Flatterer" - a simple blouse with an arrow design, "Dinner at Eight" - the cover design, a simple dress with 3/4 sleeves and lastly is the "Lacy Stole" - a beautiful wave pattern wrap for a night on the town.
47 Pages. Beautiful cardigans are a staple garment in any wardrobe, this book contains patterns to make seventeen beautiful designs that are timeless classics. The sizes range from Misses size 14 to Women's size 46 and the designs included are "Palm Springs" - the cover design, "Stroller" - a crew neck design with cap sleeves and wide rib, "Aristocrat" - a cap sleeve number with a sophisticated stripe, "Seasider" - a lovely design in angora with half sleeves, "Weekender" - A lovely striped design worked in crochet in women's sizing, "Holiday" - a laovely laid-back knit with a square pattern design, "Shipbaord" - an elegant design worked in simple twist cables, "Fun in the Sun" - a perky cabled design with embroidered flowers in the cables, "Briarcliff" - a sophisticated design in women's sizing with an elegant diamond pattern, "Town'n Country" - a simple little vest that is worked in crochet, "Piping Rock" - a simple knit cardigan with a cable twist accent, "Cruiser" - a beautiful form fitting patterned cardigan, "Spectator" - a simple knit cardigan with twisted rib accents, "Suburban" - a simple knit cardigan with a V-neck in women's sizing, "Wheatly Hills" - a simple cardigan in plain knitting, "Vacationer" - a lovely half-sleeve cardigan with an all-over simple cable design, and lastly the "Fairway" - a simple knit with raglan sleeves in women's sizing.
40 Pages. This edition contains sporty hand knitting patterns for the college bound girl of the 1940's. The patterns are written in multiple sizes and range from size 14 to 18 and 34 to 38. The patterns are "Letter Perfect" - a shadow cable pullover, "Teacher's Pet" a monogrammed sports pullover, "In the Know" - a swagger cardigan, "Gay for Play" - a jiffy sleeveless vest, "Star in Stripes" - a cute striped pullover, "It's a Date" - cabled cardigan, "Majoring in Fun" - a raglan pullover, "Beau Catcher" - classic cabled cardigan, "Sorority Pledge" - Jiffy Knit pullover, "Good News" - a Jiffy Cardigan, "Sorority Row" - Argyle pullover, "Art Appreciation" - a beautiful short sleeve scoop neck blouse, "Collegiate" - simple cap sleeve sweater, "Norwegian Pullover" - a lovely jacquard sweater, "Good Skates" - simple cable pullover, finally there are two different mitten designs and three warm sock patterns.
39 Pages. In this hard to find edition from Bear Brand, you will find patterns for exquisite fashions for women. Each pattern is written in multiple sizes to obtain the perfect fit. The patterns are "Promenader" - a lovely plaid jacket with skirt, "Town or Country" - (sz 16 only) an elegant suit with jacket and skirt, patterned accents at yoke and waist; "Commuter" - a lovely travelling suit with pockets in jacket; "Matinee Date" - a two-piece dress with diamond patterned skirt and top; "Board Meeting" - a color block design for classic one piece dress; "Year Rounder" - a lovely crepe dress with button up front and long sleeves; "Spectator" - a lovely suit with plain mid length skirt and horizontally striped top;"First Nighter" - an elegant round yoke blouse; "Stardust" - an elegant sleeveless top with slanting stripes; "Country Class" - a beautiful classic cardigan; "Perennial" - a lovely cabled cardigan; "Weekender" - a lovely blouse with textured V patterning; "Suburban" - a simple blouse with peter pan collar; "Tri Color" - A simple color block sweater; "Arrowhead" - a lovely sleeveless blouse with lacy arrowhead design and lastly the "About Towner" - shown on the cover, this is a two-piece suit with a flare skirt and double breasted jacket.
19 Pages. Seven gloriously colorful afghans for you to crochet for your very own! The patterns in this edition include "Nantucket" - a block pattern in blues and rose with floral motifs embroidered in the squares, "Plymouth" - a colorful zig zag design worked on a black background, "Americana" - lovely reversible panels of blue and shades of red, "Old Salem" - a gorgeous design of tea rose and green panels with a floral motif added later, "Cape Cod" - a lovely plaid in red, white and black, "Arrowhead" - a zig zag design with varying shades of color, and lastly the "Jacobean" - shown on the cover, this design is worked in panels with the embroidered design added later.
27 Pages. This edition from Bear Brand is a charming book of hand crocheted fashions for infants and young children through the age of three years. The patterns are as timeless as they are beautiful, included is a lovely christening set with a long coat, bootees cap. Also included is the "Carriage Set" - blanket, jacket and cap; the "Rock-a-Bye Baby" outfit - pillow, blanket, sweater, cap and bootees; "Winken Blinken & Nod Set" - pillow, blanket, sweater, cap and bootees; "Dainty Set" - lacy set of sweater, bootees and cap; "My Pet" - a simple sweater and matching cap; "Sweetheart Bonnet", "Baby's First Sacque", a comfy "Surplice Sweater", a "Twin Set", baby's "Pull-on","Little Bo Peep Dress" for a 2 year old, "Miss Mary Frock" for 2 - 3 year old, "Miss Muffet Outfit" for 2 - 3 year old. Lastly there are "Matching Mates" - a bedjacket for baby and mom, and also crocheted coverings for hangers. There is much to choose from here!
39 Pages. A fabulous pattern book of hand knit sweater patterns for "tween" or pre-teen boys and girls, There are many lovely designs to choose from. The patterns are written in multiple sizes for that perfect fit and the designs include blouses, cardigans, dresses and a vest for the girls. For boys, there are sweaters, cardigans, a cable vest, a zippered jacket windbreaker and a fabulous jacquard ski sweater - one for the for girls as well! These designs would be perfect for back to school fashions!
31 Pages. This is a hard to find pattern book of women's couture fashion knitting from the mid 1940's. The styles are classic and elegant and their appeal is timeless and the patterns are written in multiple sizes for that perfect fit. The patters included are "Plaid Promenader" - an elegant two-piece suit with plaid jacket, "The Casual Slant" - a lovely short sleeve cable dress, "New Angles on Suits" - a lovely jacquard two-piece suit with pleated skirt, "Coutourier Blouse" - an elegant knitted sweater blouse, "Diamonds in the Ruff" - a lovely number with beaded yoke, "Crocheted Whimsy" - a lovely crocheted blouse with elegant lines and a lacy frill, "Fashion Lines for Fall" - a horizontal striped cardigan with a sophisticated air, "Beau Catcher" - a lovely suit with blouse and skirt, "Classic Smartness" - a gorgeous diamond cabled cardigan, "Good Geometrics" - a simple color block sweater with simple initial monogram, "Sporting Print Classic" - a stunning long sleeve sweater with flying ducks around the yoke,"New Fashion Angle" - a lovely blouse with v-slant patterning and "Flattery for Fuller Figures" - a simple cardigan written for full figures, size 36, 40 and 42. These are gorgeous patterns that you will never tire of!
31 Pages. Men's fashions from the 1940's were classic and sophisticated - this assortment of patterns is no exception to this, there are wonderful designs to choose from! Included is a reversible sweater, with one side dark and the other light - two sweaters in one! Also included is an Argyle pattern pullover with matching socks, practical sleeveless pullover, cable stitch slipover vest, scarf and glove set, a classic sleeveless slipon, English rib socks, year-round sweater, classic knitted socks, popular cable-stitch sweater, side cable socks, father and son slip-on, long wearing gloves, cable v-neck tennis sweater, classic swagger sweater, comfortable lounging sweater, knitted scarf, utility cardigan, warm mittens, year round vest, ski socks and lastly the v-neck pullover pictured on the cover. Each sweater pattern comes in a range of sizes, from men's 38 through 42. The socks are shown as size 11 - but all sock knitters know that sizes can be adjusted. Classics like this never go out of fashion!
46 Pages. This edition contains a wide assortment of WW2 era fashion knitting & crochet patterns for infants and children. There are layette sets for infants - including sweaters, bonnets, bootees and blankets - there is even a lovely bunting set. There many designs to choose from, great items to make to welcome your new member to the family. In addition to this there are some great items to make for toddlers and young children - classic snow suits, coats, hats and toques, sweaters. dresses, rompers and additional accessories such as mittens, socks, and hats. A fantastic assortment of classic knits for children!
19 Pages. This book contains crochet and one knitting pattern to make eight of the most popular afghans in the Bear Brand Series. Included in this book is the "Granny" afghan - motifs of colorful squares gives a stained-glass window effect, "Empire" - soft femine colors worked in lenghwise strips, "Durbar" - a vibrant striped pattern that is easy to make, "Shaded Diamond" - a lovely design of diamonds worked in varying shades of color, "Pine Tree" - a lovely design using popcorn stitch and multi shades, "Marie Antoinette" - a glorious design of simple stripes with a floral design added later giving a tapestry effect, "Classic Knitted" - a two-tone afghan knitted in strips with cable design, and lastly the "Ripple" - a lovely shaded ripple design with matching pillow.
43 Pages. This excellent book is a trendy assortment of classic 1940's era hand knit women's fashions. The contents include "Vivacious" - a V-neck tennis sweater, "Holiday" - a lovely box jacket, "Domino" - a cardigan made of sock yarn, "Conversation Piece" - a beautiful ribbed pullover with lattice work yoke, "Piquant" - the perfect blouse, "Country Club" - a peplin cardigan, "Gay Deceiver" - A simple to make blouse worked in sock yarn, "Sea Sider" - A three-colour plaid jacket, "Resorter" - a one-button striped cardigan, "Special Cable" - a unique cable stitch cardigan, "Penny Wise" a beautiful cardigan in twill stitch, "Peppermint" - a two piece dress, "Noon to Midnight" - a simple styled dress with lace collar and cuffs with matching cape, "Committee Meeting" - a simple frock, "Weekend" - pictured on the cover, this is a lovely classic suit, "Town Trotter" - tailored two-piece suit, "Volunteer" - a lovely two-piece dress, and lastly "Sunday Morning" - a lovely pleated dress.
20 Pages. This book contains an excellent assortment of classic 1940's patterns for warm afghans, all worked in crochet. The patterns include the "Mardi-Gras" - thin colorful stripes with black border gives a festive feel, the "Fern-Leaf Afghan" - a lovely design of tans and brown wool with the design added later trough embroidery, the "Touch Down Robe" - cable and seed stitch stripes in the color of your favorite team, the "Sea Shell Afghan" - lovely square motifs in pinks with gray border, the "Harvest Moon Afghan" - a lovely striped design in fall colors, the "Aubusson Afghan" - gorgeous floral motifs embroidered on a maroon colored base, the "Victoria Afghan" - shown on the cover is a lovely floral design embroidered on a white base and lastly the "Siesta Afghan" - festive colored square motifs, sewn together in a diamond shaped design.
39 Pages. Who doesn't love hand knits with a lovely tailored look? This book contains patterns for seventeen lovely outfits, with a retro look and a classy tailored finish. All patterns in this book are written in only one size - size 16, but the book does contain brief instruction in the back for making adjustments to the design to get the proper fit. The designs include the "Nautical Knit" - A sailor inspired dress, the "Companion Piece" - a stylish cap-sleeve sweater, "Travel Knit" - a very lovely suit with delicate fringe accent on the shoulder and pockets, the "Matchmate" - a flattering deep yoke sweater, the "Waffle Knit" - a honey of a jacket that can be knit quickly, the "Committee Meeting" - a lovely skirt suit with contrasting color on shoulders and pockets, the "Dolman Cardigan" - a graceful knit that zips up the front with an elegant feminine line, the "Gad-A-Bout" - a smart, simple knit plaid jacket, the "Americana" - typical American fashion with a smart middy jumper that you can roll to fit your height, the "Golf Match" - a lovely plaid knit cardigan with socks to match, the "Spectator" - a lovely tailored cable knit cardigan with embroidered accents, the "Dinner Date" - a lovely dress with diamond lace pattern bodice and also around the bottom of the skirt, the "Tile Style" - a lovely crocheted vest with a colorful check pattern, the "Classicoat" - a lovely cable knit cardigan with pockets, the "Good Morning" - a frilly knitted bedjacket, the "Rhumba" - a flirty V-neck number for a night on the town and lastly the "Tailored Hand Knit Suit" - a double breasted jacket with a simple skirt.
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!
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.