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Vintage / antique 1920s 1930s knitting and crochet patterns book - original patterns

Handbook of Knitting and Crocheting
Booklet published by Fleming, Reid & Co., Ltd, The Worsted Mills, Greenock, Scotland and distributed by the 'Scotch Wool & Hosiery Stores'
Undated but the illustrations suggest that it was published during the 1920s (possibly early 1930s)
Small stapled booklet - 72 pages - small format (approx. 12cm x 15cm; 4.75" x 6")
Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout
Includes advertisements for 'Greenock' wools (and a list of UK stockists)

Knitting patterns included for socks (including bed socks and golfing socks/stockings), mittens (including 'palmless mitts'), balaclava, 'knee caps', pullovers, cardigans, gents waistcoat, lady's 'opera top', lady's 'cami-bockers' (a type of undergarment), lady's 'dressing jacket', a lady's 'one piece bed wrap', lady's sleeveless Fair Isle pullover and a hot water bottle cover
Crochet patterns included for bed socks, lady's 'dressing jacket', a circular shawl, a lady's wrap, a hot water bottle cover, a 'bachelor's tea cosy' and a tea pot 'nest'

Quite a rare little booklet - a real period piece

In good condition. It still has its card cover which is unusual (as a result of the single-staple binding format, the covers are often missing on these particular booklets). However, although the cover is present, it is hanging by a thread and is fragile (it also has a vertical crease to the front cover). The internal pages are very good - they don't look as though they have been handled a great deal. A few marks to the title page but no other stains. Moderate creasing. General age discolouration throughout. Binding is tight (other than the loosening to the cover, as already mentioned). No tears to internal pages. No annotations.

You are purchasing the ORIGINAL booklet, not a copy

Any questions, please feel free to ask

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Vintage Knitting Patterns Crochet Antique Book 1920s 1930s Handbook of Knitting and Crocheting - 20s 30s original patterns - women's undies

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  • Vintage Supply from the 1920s
  • Materials: paper, original booklet
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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