BooksandKnits

Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns and Handmade Gifts

Christchurch, United Kingdom | 336 Sales

BooksandKnits

Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns and Handmade Gifts

Christchurch, United Kingdom 336 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Welcome to Books and Knits. I sell digital copies of original vintage knitting and crochet patterns from the 1930s-1960s - and a few handmade items. All patterns are instant download, so no waiting for the postman. All patterns are UK terminology unless otherwise specified. All knitting patterns come with a conversion chart for knitting needles, yarn and terminology.

My handmade jewellery can now be found in my new Etsy shop Blue Studio Jewellery.

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Last updated on 26 Jun, 2018

Welcome to Books and Knits. I sell digital copies of original vintage knitting and crochet patterns from the 1930s-1960s - and a few handmade items. All patterns are instant download, so no waiting for the postman. All patterns are UK terminology unless otherwise specified. All knitting patterns come with a conversion chart for knitting needles, yarn and terminology.

My handmade jewellery can now be found in my new Etsy shop Blue Studio Jewellery.

Charlotte Clark

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About

Knitting and History

I've always had a love of social history, particularly domestic history. Because of this, I have a collection of books on the history of housewives, and any contemporary literature I can find. This includes the different elements from housewifery to crafts, and anything else I can learn. I started a blog a few years back to collate information about the history of the housewife. You can find it here: https://ahousewifeswork.wordpress.com/. There are also some articles written by my Mum about her memories of housework through the 1940s and 50s.

Just recently I've been relearning to knit, which has led me to put together my collection of vintage knitting patterns to sell online in digital format, and has brought back a lot of memories for my Mum of things she used to knit.

If you need to knit a larger size, this article is very useful: https://sleepingontheedgeofsleep.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/how-to-knit-larger-with-vintage-knitting-patterns/

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If you have a Pinterest account, you can follow me here: https://uk.pinterest.com/oldfashionedme/
I also have a personal blog account: https://sleepingontheedgeofsleep.wordpress.com/

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Last updated on 12 May, 2018

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Customers of digital products have a 7 day cancellation period, provided said digital items have NOT been downloaded. A customer waives the right to a refund if said digital items have been downloaded.
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I accept debit and credit card payments, Etsy giftcards and PayPal.
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Digital items are ready to be downloaded as soon as payment has cleared.

All other items: UK delivery by 1st class post. All other countries via Airmail. I always obtain a proof of posting from the Post Office. If an item hasn't been received after 2 weeks, please let me know. Due to a long term health problem, items will be posted 3-5 days after purchase. Your patience in this instance is appreciated.
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as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
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Etsy: I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers: I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers: If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
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I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

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I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

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If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access: You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete: You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object: You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain: If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Charlotte Clark, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at meadowsweet100 [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

3 Francesca Court, Somerford Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3QN.

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Last updated on 19 Apr, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

I put all sizing in the descriptions if the pattern gives it. A lot of vintage knitting patterns of the early to mid-century tend to only give one size. For more information about how to knit larger sizes, please see my blog article: https://sleepingontheedgeofsleep.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/how-to-knit-larger-with-vintage-knitting-patterns/

Which yarn should I use for my garment pattern?

Please see images for the pattern details which includes the type of yarn. Vintage knitting patterns are usually knitted in 3-ply unless otherwise specified. I recommend Susan Crawford's Fenella yarns, which are a 2-ply that knits like a vintage 3-ply yarn: https://susancrawfordvintage.com/collections/fenella

I live outside the UK. Which yarns should I use?

A free conversion chart for yarns, needles sizes and knitting terms comes with each knitting pattern. The conversion chart can also be found here on my blog: https://sleepingontheedgeofsleep.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/knitting-needle-conversion-chart.pdf

How much yarn will I need?

Yarn amounts are given in ounces (oz) rather than stating the amount of balls/skeins needed. An average ball/skein of yarn is 50 grams which equals approx 1.7 oz.

Can I knit these garments to sell for myself?

Please feel free to knit and sell garments knitted from patterns bought from me. I'm always interested in seeing the finished garment. The patterns themselves are not for resale.

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