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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lily Mills Design Book 76 - Doilies

It seems, of late, I've not been to great at blogging.  I'd recently said I was going start talking a bit more about individual patterns, or perhaps pattern categories and not detail so many of the pattern books themselves.   AND, that did hold for a few minutes, and then I processed another book for the shop that just needed to be shared.    Here is it ....

Front Cover of Lily Mills Design Book 76

Daisy Ring Linen Doily, with crocheted wheel edgings and individual flower insertions in pastels 
graces the front cover.   

The pattern booklet itself, is just 15 pages.   It was obviously issued to promote their Mercerized Crochet Cottons, and Lily Mercrochet, which all the patterns call for.    Although the title indicated Doilies, there are a place mats in here, as well as a couple squares that could nicely be made in multiple to form larger cloths.

Ruffled Hairpin Lace Doily Pattern from Lily Mills
Ruffled Hairpin Lace Centerpiece -  A delightful combination of circles within circles, all worked 
with a hairpin staple and crochet hook.  The green and white combination just yells Spring. 

Crochet Centerpiece Doily Pattern, Rose Ruffled
Rose Ruffled Centerpiece - This is a most delicate rose doily with a unique interpretation 
of a ruffled edge. 

Lily Mills Crochet Squares and Mats Pattern
Square Filet - Four floral diamonds form a larger diamond that is surrounded with plenty lace - 17 inches
Bell Lily - A swirl of bell lilies that's not quite square and not quite round. - 17 inches
Medallion Doily - A charming 15 inch square doily with small flower squares.
Empire Doily No 7 - A bit like a wheel with spoke edges - 14-1/2 inches 

The Square Filet and Medallion Doily, although a bit on the large side, have potential to become cloths and runners if created in multiples and joined. 

Count Cross Stitch  Leaves on Crocheted Placemats Pattern
Moderne & Eucalyptus Placemats are embroidery (counted sts) on a crochet base. 

Irish Cluny Crocheted Doily Pattern with Scalloped Edge
Cluny Doily, presumably for an area in Eastern France with a famous Abbey.  It is indeed a lace delight.

And that's it; just 11 patterns in all, but a good assortment of several disciplines .. standard crochet, hairpin lace, filet crochet, as well as some count sts embroidery.  Something for everyone, you might say.   The book carries no dating, however, based on some other Lily Books in this number series, I would place as 1956. 

I'd say that the Daisy Ring is my personal favorite.   Although I can't see using these a luncheon sets, I could employ the edging and these little flowers in so many different ways.  

Well, hope you enjoyed yet another book review.   Thanks for dropping by, 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Stoles and Cover-ups to Knit and Crochet

Let's go back to 1952.  The war is over, Harry S Truman is president, Winter Olympics were held in Oslo, the Honeymooners debut on TV and the average cost of a new car was $1700.    And while all this prosperity was happening, ladies (and some gents) continued with their knitting needles (just like in war-times) to create marvelous items for themselves.

 To keep those needles clicking, and yarn sales in action, Bernhard Ullman continues to publish several pattern books.  One of which is New Stoles and Cover-ups -- To Knit and Crochet.   It's volume 27, and sold for 20 cents (the same as a tank of gas).

Crocheted Stole Pattern with extra long fringe
No 650 - Crocheted Stole is attractively stitched in two complimentary colors graces the front cover.  

Shawl or Stole Knitting and Crochet Pattern
No 649 - Knitted Stole (on left) in thick and thin yarn
No 646 - Hairpin Lace Stole (on right) is made in strips on a 3 inch loom and highlighted with metallic thread.

Shrug Stole Shawl Knitting Patterns in Jumbo Yarn
No 655 Knitted Shrug (middle top) with three quarter sleeves and ribbed banding.
No 647 - Old Fashioned Feather Fan Pattern Stitch with long fringed ends.
No 652 - Triangle Shawl knit in jumbo yarns.

Big Needle Knitted Stole Pattern
No 653 - Ribbed Stole dotted with Pearls measures 20 x 68 inches.
No 648 - Quick Knit Stole in Jumbo Yarn or Knitting Worsted

No 651 - Evening Camisole and Cover-up (center top); perfect evening attire. 
No 645 - Crazy Daisy Stole is crocheted with 365 crazy daisies. 
No 644 - Crocheted Triangle Stole with randomly placed sequins

Crocheted Shawl in Angora Yarn
No 654 - Angora Cape Stole - wraps you like luxury itself.

And that's it.  Twelve patterns in all; 8 knitted and 4 crochet.  Stoles and Cover-ups were coveted accessories in this time period, and Bernhard did a very job indeed.   

These patterns are listed in my shop individually, should you be interested.   Either way, I hope that you enjoyed the photo journal of this vintage book. 

Thanks for dropping by, 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stoles Shrugs, Hairpin Lace, Crocheted, Knitted, Star Book 103

This is a great little pattern book.   It is the Star Stole Book, No 103, Vintage 1953.  And, just like the title implies, it contains patterns for Stoles and Shrugs using Hairpin Lace, Crochet and Knitting techniques.    I particularly like the art form used for the pictures in this book.    I've not seen the floating images of upper bodies only.    In some of the photos I found myself thinking .... turn around please .... let's see the front (or back).    I understand that the back shows better detail of the stitching, but it would be nice to see both.  (This does seem a consistent with knitting/crochet patterns .... front or back, seldom both).

This book was issued as a promotion for the Dawn Dacron and Nylon Brand Yarns / Threads.  It is doubtful you'll be able to find these brands, but American Thread will certainly have current substitutes available.

Star Stole Book No 103
Cotillion Semi-Circular Stole - is made up in rows of puff stitch, giving it that lacy look.  It's finished in long fingers of fringe. 

Riveria - 21 x 72 inches.   Made in rows of hairpin lace, this piece almost has a chenille look.
Illusion - 20 x 70 inches (without tassels).  The combination of crochet and hairpin lace give this stole a light and airy look. 

Fringed Lace Crochet Stoles Pattern
Opera - Measures 22 x 72 inches. Crocheted stole with a striped effect features rows of small petal motif and lacy mesh. 
Ballerina - Measures 22 x 70 inches without fringe.  - An easy design perfect for beginners.

Madison - Sized Small, Medium and Large. The shrug has a diamond all-over motif,
fold back cuffs and waist length. 
Classic - One Size.   Both Knit and Crochet are employed in the attractive loose-fitting design.

Marguerite - Made up of 272 flower motifs, each 1-1/2 inches to from an elegant piece that is 53 inches across the top of the triangle. 
Evensong - also 53 inches across long edge is nicely trimmed with fringe. 

Cheerleader - 15 x 57 inch stole has contrasting stripes at the ends and for a touch of something different - novelty trim in boy and girl shapes.   This pattern is available as a free download in the shop. 
Party Girl  Bolero- Sized small, medium and large for teen girls, this sweet bolero was taken up a notch with the round collar, fold back cuffs and contrast scallop edges all the way around. 

Elegance - 22 x 68 inches without fringe has rows of knitted lacy divided by scalloped rows. 

And, as usual, the back cover is the same as the front.     Overall, I like the patterns given here.   I also like that they included not just a bolero, but a couple patterns designed for teen girls.  If you are interested, these patterns are listed individually in my shop; just follow the links under the respective picture.   The Cheerleader Stole is available as a free download.

So, what do you think ... of the patterns, or the floating images?

Thanks for dropping by,