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Antique 1920s Knitting Book - Paton's Universal Knitting Book 6th Edn 1923 - 20s original patterns - underwear lingerie shawls etc

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Vintage 1920s knitting patterns for women, men and children

UNIVERSAL KNITTING BOOK. New Edition. The Latest Guide to Knitting & Crochet
Sixth Edition (March) 1923
Published by John Paton, a Branch of Patons & Baldwins Ltd

Published only a couple of years after 'John Paton of Alloa' (Scotland) amalgamated with 'Baldwin's of Halifax' (England) to form the famous 'Patons & Baldwins' yarn manufacturing company

Softback - approx. 6" x 9.75" (approx. 15cm x 24.5cm) - 64 pages - includes several black and white photographs

This is a stunning little book - one for the collector! It features a range of knitwear for all the family: ladies, gents, children, babies. There are some beautiful shawls, for instance (including nursing shawls), underwear, socks, baby bonnets - all the 'staple' garments that were required by the average family during the early part of the twentieth century. Although published in 1923, this was the sixth edition and many of the garments look quite a bit earlier in style. Much of the underwear, for instance, looks Edwardian - if not late Victorian - in style. At the time, I suspect these were considered 'traditional' rather then 'trend-setting' patterns!

Although a popular volume at the time, this little booklet is now becoming increasingly difficult to source, especially in good condition

In good condition. Not as heavily used as most copies I have seen. Some creasing and staining to cover. the tip of one corner is missing from the back cover (with no loss of text). A few corner folds to internal pages. general age discolouration. Staples have started to rust and there is some transference of rust to the pages. But otherwise good. The binding is tight. The internal pages are clean with no major flaws. No major stains. No tears or annotations

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Antique 1920s Knitting Book - Paton's Universal Knitting Book 6th Edn 1923 - 20s original patterns - underwear lingerie shawls etc


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