Priscilla Cotton Knitting Pattern Book is a stunning collection of nearly 80 knitting patterns for knitted doilies, handbags, towels, pillows, laces, edgings, collars, caps, bonnets, purses, counterpanes and centerpieces, all with step-by-step, full directions for working.
Originally published in the 1910s, Priscilla Cotton Knitting Pattern Book is a goldmine for knitters!
Among the earliest and the simplest of all crafts is that of the knitter. It is the simplest because it is merely drawing one loop of thread through another loop to make a fabric; or drawing a series of loops through a series of loops on a straight needle or pin, by means of another straight needle or pin.
There are very few stitches in knitting, but the complicated designs are the result of combinations, successions, alternations, and repetitions of those few stitches. While a novice might expect the same result always from such simple directions as "narrow, over, knit one", yet it depends greatly upon what work in the previous row forms the foundation, and the work of the row which follows these or any other direction.
Added to the simplicity of knitting, there is a charm or fascination about the work that is not surpassed by any other work, when one has a grasp of the principles and sufficient practice to knit easily.
The best way to learn to knit is to have the right sort of a grandmother, and while she is teaching your childish hands how to hold the needles and yarn -- how to knit tightly enough to there are no seams running down the corners between needles -- how to hold the work loosely enough that you do not bend the needles into "ram's horns", and all the while telling you stories of "before they came over the mountains to western Pennsylvania", or when they made the long journey "out to Ohio", or about your grandfather's grandfather who was killed by the Indians a year before the Battle of Lexington, and on, and on. But since those grandmothers are no more to be had, we who remember them must help Priscilla teach "how to knit".
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