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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Socks and Mittens, Vintage Knitting Patterns, Star Book 60, American Thread

Back in 1949, American Thread Co, put out their Star Book 60, titled Socks and Mittens.   This was issued as promotional material (patterns) for their Dawm Brand Wools.      Their introduction is so .. well ... 1949.   Here's the photo-journal of all the patterns in the book ...

Two Needles, Four Needles
Stripes and Cables

 6001 - Mens Gloves - 4 double pointed steel knitting needles no 12 

 6002 - Marionette Mittens - 1 pair each kinitting needles no 2 and no 3. 
6003 - Childrens Anklets - 1 pair each knitting needles no 2 and no 3.

 6004 - Mens Cable Mittens - 5 double pointed steel knitting needles no 13.
6005 - Mens Cable Socks - 5 double pointed steel knitting needles no 13.
6006 - Womens Anklets (small) - 1 set double pointed needles no 1 (for larger size use no 2 or no 3 needles)

 6007 - Womens Norwegian Ski Mitten - 1 pair knitting needles no 2.  (Graph included)

 6008 - Pompom Mittens - 1 pair knitting needles no 3, steel crochet hook no 4

 6009 - Mens Socks - 1 pair knitting needles no 2

 6010 - Mens Mittens - 1 pair knitting needles no 3 (graph included)
6011 - Mens Striped Socks - 4 double pointed steel needles no 14.
6012 - Mens Striped Mittens - 4 double pointed steel needles no 14.

6013 - Womens Striped Anklets - 1 pair knitting needles no 1
6014 - Womens Striped Mittens - 1 pair knitting needles no 2

And the introduction ... "They're all here -- instructions for socks and mittens to be made in bold and gay Dawn Brand Wool colors.  The man of the house as well as the young chips will love, love, love you for knitting these fashion right warmers.   And, if you have a yen for Argyles ask at your nearest Art Needlework counter for Dawn Argyle Mitten Packs and Dawn Argyle Sock Packs.  Just the right maount of yarn and the right colors for these blazing plaids in each package."    

Don't you yearn for the days when there was an actual Art Needlework Counter !

Thanks for dropping by, 
Lorrie

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