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Vintage 1940s Knitting Book / Patterns

Practical Knitting Ilustrated: The Key to Hundreds of Garments You Can Make Yourself
by Margaret Murray and Jane Koster

Published by Odhams Press, London (UK)
Undated but undoubtedly published during 1940s (a later reprint was published in 1947)

Hardback with creamy-beige fabric (buckram?) covers - 320 pages - fully illustrated with black and white photographs and some diagrams. An attractive drawing of a lady knitting on the front cover

This book makes for fascinating reading! There are sections on various knitting techniques, stitches etc as well as some inspirational period knitting projects. There are patterns for household items (cushion cover, table mats, coat hanger cover, tea cosies etc) as well as a range of garments (women, men, babies and older children). Some of the ladies' garments are fabulous - real period pieces !

** Although primarily devoted to knitting, there are also a few CROCHET patterns - e.g. a crocheted bedjacket (pictured here), a lacy blouse (also pictured here) and crochet edgings etc **

If you would like further information on the contents prior to purchase please feel free to contact me

In reasonably good condition. The cover is grubby/age discoloured with numerous foxing spots. Wear to corners. Front hinge has cracked. Several pages have creases. Outer corners are bumped/creased throughout. Around 30 pages have an indentation along the lower edge where the book has been bumped. General age discolouration/tanning. But binding is still holding tight. Creasing apart, the internal pages are pretty good with no major flaws. No major stains. No tears or annotations (apart from original owner's name at the front)

** Please note: this is a UK publication and adjustments will need to be made by international knitters (e.g. needle sizes) **

Apologies for the high shipping costs - this is a heavy book. If I find that I have grossly over-estimated the shipping (after allowing a small amount for packaging) I will, of course, refund the difference

Any questions, please feel free to ask

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Vintage Knitting Patterns Book 1940s - Practical Knitting Illustrated - Garments for Women, Men, Children and Babies - 40s original patterns


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  • Vintage Supply from the 1940s
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