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A Practical Guide to Knitting and Crochet

Published by Patons and Baldwins Ltd Alloa & Halifax

This is a PDF Digital Reproduction of a knitting and crochet guide from the turn of the century, with 87 pages plus Index. Patons and Baldwins was formed in 1920 by an amalgamation of two textile firms; John Paton Son and Company, of Alloa, Scotland and J&J Baldwin and Partners of Halifax, England. This would appear to be one of the earlier Woolcraft books from that era. The book contains chapters about:

* Materials and instructions regarding wools, needles and hooks, and use of a Teazle Brush. Many of the patterns in this book call for Teazle wool which is brushed to give a fluffy look to garments. According to the book, many knitters prefer not to brush the Teazle wool as it looks beautiful in its original form.

* First Lessons in Knitting covering casting on, knitting in rounds, tension, slipping a stitch, knitting plain, purling, casting off, grafting, decreasing, increasing and has pictures and instructions for the various pattern stitches.

* First Lessons in Crochet covering single, double, treble, long treble, joining plus a description of different pattern stitches. There is a large variety of patterns for babies, children, men and women.

* Baby patterns include a chapter on bonnets, caps, vest, petticoat, bootees, socks.

* Children's patterns include coats, leggings, cap, cardigan, vest, romper, frock, gloves, socks, and underwear.

* Men's patterns include cardigan, pullover, gloves and socks.

* Ladies' patterns include jumper, cardigan, vest, petticoat, gloves and stockings and a chapter on shawls.

You will receive this vintage pattern book in PDF format for digital download and there are no shipping charges. You can access the book easily from your computer by using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this on your computer, it can be downloaded for free from their site at

By purchasing this reproduction, you agree to use it for personal use only; no re-selling of any or all of the contents is permitted. To the best of my knowledge, this material comes from a public domain source.