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Showing posts with label References. Show all posts
Showing posts with label References. Show all posts

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Wards Knit to Fit Sizing Chart

 Out this leaflet came last night from one of my 'pending' processing stacks.  And, lo-and-behold, I had this leaflet already reformatted and in a PDF file.  And, Jees, it was dated 2015.   Now, that's another classic example of how I get sidetracked.  

Back to this leaflet ....  It was issued by Montgomery Wards and is a chart to assist those wanting to increase or decrease size when knitting tops or pullovers in the 14, 16, 18, 20, 40 and 42 size range.

There are three charts covering where to measure and changes for each size, as well as instructions on how to follow the charts.

Now, I do not know how to knit, so these charts are not totally understandable to me, but I would assume they may be quite helpful to others.    If you are interested, I've listed them as a Free Download in my shop.   Just put them in your basket and go to checkout.  (It's not necessary to fill out the address info).

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Knitting Stitches, Practice Session from McCalls

Tucked away in a 1958 issue of McCalls Knitting, is a guide, a practice session you might say, to knit up several different stitches.   Here they have layed out the pattern and then give you example pictures to compare with.   It is, indeed, the perfect opportunity for the practice session.  Included are Ribbing, Seed, Double Seed, Stockinette, Cables, Plait, Gull, Honeycomb, Herringbone, Popcorn, Trinity, Eyelet, and Lace variations.   Quite a few.  And, since this magazine is in the public domain, I'm able to put display the pages here for your practice pleasure .....

To print, click to enlarge a page and then copy / paste to a word document on your hard drive.

Although I do not knit, I'll find the pictures handy in writing up descriptions on the future knitting patterns I might list in my shop.    Hopefully you'll be able to find it useful as well ..

Thanks for dropping by,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

English vs US Equivalents for Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks

I came across this equivalency guide to cross reference sizes between US and English Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks.     I'm sure this is available out there in 1000 different locations.    But now, here it is ... 1001.

If you want to print this to put in your favorite knit/crochet book, click to enlarge, then copy/paste to a word program on your hard drive.

Thanks for dropping by,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

About Crochet Threads Hooks Gauge Blocking Laundering Finishing from Coats & Clark's

I found this generally great information on the last two pages of Coats and Clark's Booklet 104 (public domain) and wanted to share it with you.      Yes, I imagine this is pretty 'old hat' info to many of you seasoned crochet artists .... but, just in case there is a newbe around ..... 

Oh, and for shameless self promotion, if you happen to need a crochet pattern to try out these tips, I have ALOT of them in my shop.   Thanks for dropping by,