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.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Project 20: Lady's Mitts Fancy Wave Stitch -- One Done

One mitt is finished.  The fingering weight yarn (some sock yarn I dyed a couple of years ago) and size 0 US needles were perfect, the mitt fits "like a glove".    Once again, I'm impressed with the excellent quality of the Weldon's instructions as well as the timelessness of many of their designs.  I think anyone would like to wear these, they don't look old/fusty at all.

The "fancy wave stitch" is a very easy pattern, 1st round pattern panel is k2tog, k5, yo/k1/yo, k5, ssk, and the 2nd round is purl the sts.  Very simple, yet quite nice looking and I like the little "point" at the top.

Will be working on mitt #2 and writing up the pattern this week.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like if you knit for a bit longer you could graft/bind off the top together for a full mitten as well. Two patterns for one? :)