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Robin "Oddies" Book

"Oddies" Booklet
(Robin 2040)

"Oddies" in various Robin qualities.

Booklet ID: Robin 2040

Subject Matter: A booklet of Bazaar knits various yarn qualities.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
All included items are featured on the cover photo - click on thumbnail for popup: Teapot and Egg Cosies; Bonnet, scarf, and mittens; Crochet cushion; Knitted cushion; Draught excluder; Bottle apron; Wine-glass mats; Cheval set; Knitted peg bag; Kettle holder; Crochet table mat; Dolls pram cover and pillow; Shawl; Doll; Bath mat; Slippers; Bed socks; Hot-water bottle cosy; Coat hanger covers; Snowman; Knitted ball.

Description:
The booklet is in fairly good condition. 21 designs mostly in double knitting weight a couple in 4 ply and one (bath mat) in chunky.

Needlewoman and Needlecraft Issue 58

Needlewoman and Needlecraft
No 58
(April 1954)

Magazine is in good condition and
includes the original free transfer

Booklet ID: N&N58

Subject Matter: Knitting, Crochet, Drawn thread work, Needlework, Freestyle Embroidery, Cut work.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
This magazine features the following items - noting* that many of them rely on using transfers that you sent away for. Knitting/crochet patterns are printed in full and one transfer (Briggs) of flower babies is included :

Embroideries:
Flower Sprays, N&N transfer P621-D820*;
Cross Stitch Cushion N&N transfer P702-530 (this chart is included);
Kentish Scene (cover design), N&N transfer P621-D821*;
Cutwork Trolley Cloth and Naps (2), N&N transfer P621-D822*;
Bird Miniatures: Wild Duck and Swans, N&N transfer P621-D823A*;
Bird Miniatures: Budgerigars and Seagulls, N&N transfer P621-D823B*;
"Lindsay" by Penelope Needlecraft transfer 53044*;
Tray Mat Sprays, N&N transfer P621-D824*;
"Rochester" by Penelope Needlecraft transfer 54,045*;
Country Dancers Nursery Cushion, N&N transfer P621-D825*;
Flower babies transfer included in magazine.
Drawn Thread Work - tray cloth, instructions included.
Sewing with embroidery:
Kitchen Set N&N chart No 11*;
Shopping Bag Needlecraft transfer 53,046*
Knitting and crochet patterns:
Dickey, Spring Jacket, Jumper With Lace Sleeves, Hand in Glove, Waspie Belt, (all included and some illustrated above).

Description:
Needlewoman and Needlecraft was an amalgamation of two other magazines: Needlecraft, (first produced 1907), and The Needlewoman, (first produced 1919). It was a quarterly magazine, and the first issue was published in January 1940. A few issues may have been missed during WWII, hence this issue is number "58".
In the 1970s it dropped the Needlecraft name, and became simply "Needlewoman"; then during 1977 it was incorporated with Stitchcraft monthly magazine. Because of this the numbering systems can appear confusing, with 1970s editions appearing to predate those of the 1930s - however the content usually makes the era unmistakeable.

The Aran Look

The Aran Look
(Patons 161)

A booklet of Aran knits in Capstan yarn.

Booklet ID: Patons 161

Subject Matter: Aran knitting booklet

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Sweaters, cardigans, hat, gauntlets, dress, coat all as featured in the photos - click on thumbnails for popups.
I especially like the idea of traditional Aran patterned ... spats!
Might have given Poirot a whole different view of the countryside.

Description:
The booklet is in moderate condition for its age with some creasing. 15 designs sized in the range from about 34 inch chest for the women's sizes up to about 45 for the men's designs.

Needlewoman and Needlecraft Issue 26

Needlewoman and Needlecraft
No 26
(April 1946)

Magazine is in good condition and
includes the original free transfer

Booklet ID: N&N26

Subject Matter: Knitting, Crochet, Appliqué, Needlework, Freestyle Embroidery, Cut work,

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
This magazine features the following items - noting* that many of them rely on using transfers that you sent away for. Knitting/crochet patterns are printed in full and one transfer of Noah's Ark figures is included :

Embroideries:
"Fragrance" (on cover) N&N transfer P621-D651*;
"Nesting Time " (tray cloth) N&N transfer P621-D652*;
"Leaf Mats " (cutwork) N&N transfer P621-D653*;
"Garden Gay" (tablecloth) N&N transfer P621-D654*;
"Two by Two" (apron) transfer included in magazine;
"Conventional Motif" (flowers) N&N transfer P621-D655*;
Deckchair cover - instructions included;
Braid sandals - instructions included;
"Jacobean Style" (stag chairback) N&N transfer P621-D656*;
"From the Royal School" (penguins) Royal School of Needlework transfer 24*.

Knitting and crochet patterns: In Filet Crochet (beautiful net curtains); With Crochet Sleeves, (plain knitted top with bow and crochet sleeves); A Study in Sonata (short sleeved cardigan with bobbles and eyelet pattern); Pochette (clutch bag); Spray (crochet flowers). (All instructions included and some illustrated above).

Description:
Needlewoman and Needlecraft was an amalgamation of two other magazines: Needlecraft, (first produced 1907), and The Needlewoman, (first produced 1919). It was a quarterly magazine, and the first issue was published in January 1940. Hence this issue is number "26".
In the 1970s it dropped the Needlecraft name, and became simply "Needlewoman"; then during 1977 it was incorporated with Stitchcraft monthly magazine. Because of this the numbering systems can appear confusing, with 1970s editions appearing to predate those of the 1930s - however the content usually makes the era unmistakeable.

Pins and Needles Carefree Baby

Carefree Baby
(Pins and Needles 100)

A traditional baby knitting booklet

Booklet ID: Carefree Baby 100

Subject Matter: Baby knitting and crochet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
This magazine features the following items:

  • Crochet matinee coat in shell pattern (4 ply)
  • Knitted matinee coat with single button fastening (quick-knit)
  • Simple knitted cardigan with easy border pattern (DK)
  • Crochet shawl/blanket in double knitting (DK)
  • Crochet coat (DK)
  • Jacket with hood and mittens high neck (DK)
  • Crochet dress (4ply)
  • Round necked sweater (quickknit)

Description:
The booklet is flimsy and in pretty poor used condition (hence the price) but the designs are very cute so maybe worth offering to you. [Note that I have cleaned up the pictures shown here]. I have to say the creasing does affect the instructions for the first design (on the cover) but I will ensure you get a clean copy of the instructions if you would like the have the booklet.
There are 8 designs using Lister/Lee Target yarns.

Various children's patterns in DK

Children's Pattern Book from FW Woolworth
(504)

A booklet of children's patterns in Double Knitting.

Booklet ID: Woolworths 504

Subject Matter: Knitting and crochet booklet

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
This magazine is a trip down memory lane - both Woollies itself and when it sold Winfield (own brand) wool - featuring the following items:

  • Knitted classics (round and V-neck cardigans and sweaters)
  • Dressing gown
  • Ribbed sweater
  • Crocheted classics (round sweater and jacket)
  • Striped sweater and scarf
  • Girl's cabled outfit (cardigan, skirt, hat, socks)
  • Patterned waistcoats
  • Trouser suit
  • Sports sweater

Description:
The booklet is in moderate condition with 9 designs sized in the range 22-36 inch chest (varies by design).

Knitting Pretty for Baby

Booklet ID: Waterwheel 100

Subject Matter: Baby knitting and crochet book

Content: Twenty three lovely designs for very practical clothes for the modern baby.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Family Socks

Pattern ID: Patons 2286
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan, Trident
Yarn quantity: about 4-5 25g balls per pair
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, DK, Aran
Needle size: 2mm, 2¼mm, 2¾mm, 3¼mm, 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply; 24sts x 32rows: DK;
21sts x 29 rows: Aran.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patons Family Socks booklet includes 8 designs as pictured in popup. "3 ply hose" (Nylox), "Man's hose" (Nylox), "Man's ribbed socks" (Capstan), "Girl's lacy sock" (Nylox), "Man's cabled half hose" (Trident 4 ply), "Boy's stockings" (Nylox), "Boy's football socks" (DK), "Girl's lace panel socks - long and short versions" (Trident 4 ply).
This leaflet printed in 1972 but it is undoubtedly a reprint of an earlier edition, (when did we last call them "man's hose" and "boy's stockings"?).