Vintage knitting and Crochet book 1939, The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Knitting, ladies, mens, childrens, babies knitting patterns

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An original copy of The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Knitting, not dated but thought to be from 1939. Edited by Catherine Franks. Odham Press Ltd London.
This is an amazing book giving a comprehensive 'how to' in all the principles and processes of knitting and crochet as well as dozens of patterns. 320 pages in all. This book is a total joy from just browsing at the photographs (bathing costumes, dresses, knickers etc etc) to learning new techniques to picking out a new project this book just draws you in!
The book is divided into 6 sections:
1, Equipment Hints and patterns includes: basic stitches, vests, cot blanket, bed socks tea cosies....
2, Basic Shaping includes: casting on and off, pixie hat, pleated girls skirt, mans vest, collars, dress trimmings.....
3, Patterned knitting: decreasing and increasing, shaping for side seams, necks, armholes etc, jumpers, lace patterned vest, knickers, skating outfit, dress.........
4, Constructive knitting includes: socks -toes heels stocking tops, gloves, cable stitch, buttonholes, bathing costume, waistcoat, pullover , sunsuit...
5, Embroidered and coloured knitting includes: smocked knittingm embroidered patterned fabric, setting in zips, cushions, knitting and wool cloth combined designs for fair isle ...
6, Crochet includes: various stitches, first patterns, edging, working from a chart, lace insets, bolero, collar and cuffs, baby dress, shawls....

This would make a novel and useful christmas present for a new or experienced knitter, or perhaps for someone interested in fashion design.

Good vintage condition. Pages all intact, no tears or pen marks. Cover and edges a little scruffy but pages inside very clean.
Postage is for 2nd Class Royal Mail.
NB: This is a weighty book! USA postage is high due to weight of book approx 1.2kg - sorry!

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