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Weldon's Practical Knitter (Second Series)

"How to Make 39 Useful Articles for Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children

Full Details and Stitches Explained and Illustrated"

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published c1885!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original Weldon's Practical Knitter, Second Series with knitting instructions for mittens with half fingers, socks, gloves, clothing, vests, shawls, quilts and much, much more! There are 39 Victorian Era Knitting Patterns! It includes the materials used, number of yarn skeins, size of needles or hooks and even color suggestions! What a great item for your historical reenactment or recreating pleasure, for gift-giving occasions or just because you love to make them!

This historical item includes detailed instructions and needle working techniques to make the lovely fancy work patterns included in the listing picture. (Original is NOT for sale)

This is certainly a fine source of historically valuable techniques and inspiration for the creative needlework, fabric and thread artists who desire to study and recreate the Victorian, Dickensian and Post Civil War Era knitted clothing and clothing making techniques! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful arts and crafts instructional revealing our heritage from early America and European cultures!

Jersey Mittens Knitted with Half Fingers

Lady's Knitted Vest

Square for Quilt - Foxglove Pattern

Shell Pattern for a Quilt

Square for Quilt - Bay-leaf Pattern

Square for Quilt - Apple-leaf Pattern

Worsted Balls

Lady's Ribbed Jacket Bodice

Child's Knitted Hood or Bonnet

Gentleman's Striped Sock

Gentleman's Plain Sock

Leaf and Trellis Pattern

Baby's Plain Knitted Boots

Baby's Glove with Long Wristlet

Double Garter Stitch

Baby's Knitted Jacket

Knitted Tam O' Shanter

Border Knitted Lengthways

Fancy Border for Scarf, etc.

Child's Fancy Knit Sock

Gent's Balaclave Cap

Wheat-ear Pattern

Double Rose-leaf Pattern

Angora Pattern for Quilts

Crow's-foot Stitch

Baby's Knitted Frock

Lacy's Warm Winter Petticoat in Arrow Pattern

Lady's Knitted Bodice for Wearing Under the Jacket

Lady's Knitted Petticoat

Child's Gaiters

Child's Gaiter

Child's Knitted Gaiter

Infant's Boots

Sild Gauntleted Jersey Gloves

Square for Quilt - Open Ribbed Pattern

Tudor Pattern

Baby's Knitted Glove

Baby's Socks

What a historically educational and delightful knit and fancywork art instructional piece this is!

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The antique and vintage threads, yarns, needles, hooks, etc., can be found on online quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store…

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...

Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework Spiral Bound Book, CD and Single Pattern Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!

Victorian Knitting Pattern Book Quilt Squares Quilts Bonnet Socks Vest Skirt Gaiters Glove Hood Patterns Reenactment


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