About Weldon's Practical Needlework

From Interweave Press:

About 1885, Weldon’s began publishing a series of fourteen-page monthly newsletters, available by subscription, each title featuring patterns and instructions for projects using a single technique.

About 1888, the company began to publish Weldon’s Practical Needlework, each volume of which consisted of twelve issues (one year) of several newsletters bound together with a cloth cover.

Each volume contains hundreds of projects, illustrations, information on little-known techniques, glimpses of fashion as it was at the turn of the twentieth century, and brief histories of needlework. Other techniques treated include making objects from crinkled paper, tatting, netting, beading, patchwork, crewelwork, appliqué, cross-stitch, canvaswork, ivory embroidery, torchon lace, and much more.

From 1999 through 2005, Interweave published facsimiles of the first twelve volumes of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Project 6: Infant's Fancy Knit Vest in Lemon Pattern

Project #6 is this sweet little undershirt for baby.

From Weldon’s Practical Knitter, 16th Series (published 1891), a vest/undershirt for baby with lace body and garter stitch yoke.
“For knitting this pretty vest procure 1 1/2 ozs. of white Shetland Wool and a pair of No. 11 bone knitting needles.”
I will use US #2 needles and some pretty orange Madelinetosh Sock yarn in the color way "Citrus":
 and I found some beautiful silk ribbon for the beading around the neckline:

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