Historical Knitting Patterns for a New Time

Socks for Wearing Inside Boot

Socks for Wearing Inside Boot

Do you love historical knitting patterns? If you are a regular PieceWork reader, you surely will be acquainted with the name Weldon’s. Weldon’s, a paper pattern producer of the Victorian era, began to publish monthly newsletters devoted to various crafts (knitting, crochet, beading, patchwork, and the like). These newsletters were typically 14 pages and cost 2 pence. Later, they were collected into book form, titled Weldon’s Practical Needlework. PieceWork has reproduced for you the knitting content from the 33rd, 34th, 35th, and 36th Series into a useful eBook (neither alterations nor corrections were made to the originals published in 1896 and 1898). This electronic pattern book opens a window on another time and another place, but in a format for our time.

Brimming with 67 patterns, this eBook contains instructions for knitting useful garments for the whole family and a variety of other vintage patterns. I am an avid sock knitter myself and always have a pair on the needles. Fancy a pair of Cycling Stockings or Cycling Hose? The 34th series has these and more. The Socks for Wearing Inside Boot will keep your tootsies toasty. There is even a Carriage Mat or Foot Warmer pattern—useful indeed!

Carriage Mat or Foot Warmer

Carriage Mat or Foot Warmer

These delightful vintage knitting patterns for keeping your feet warm and cozy are just the beginning. Each series in this set serves as a curiosity, an inspiration, a resource, and a link to a time beyond our memories. The 67 projects range from simple to elaborate and include these functional stockings, socks and hose, plus adult and children’s clothes, and many more patterns to keep your needles clicking and captivated.

Happy knitting!
Elizabeth