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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Project 17: Baby's Knitted Hood

 From Weldon's Practical Knitter, Third Series (1886) and republished in Weldon's Practical Needlework Volume 1.

" A very pretty hood in puffed knitting, and quickly and easily made."

Katie's good friend Sarah is expecting a girl.  And Sarah is an attorney.  Who wants a Baby's Barrister Wig.  How could I say no?

I'm using two shades of pink:
Cascade 220 Sport and Shibui Staccato Sock:

The original calls for Single Berlin Wool and Double Berlin Wool in the same shades, and "long wooden knitting needles No. 8."  I think US #5 needles should work.

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