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Bucilla Ball Yarn Blue Book of Yarnkraft 1917 (Knitting & Crocheting)
1 Bucilla Ball Yarn Blue Book of Yarnkraft 1917 (Knitting & Crocheting)
New York Bernhard Ulmannn Co. 1917 Volume 15B soft cover Good 
According to the intro to this 1917 craft book, crocheting and knitting were bouncing back into popularity after having waned for awhile. The entire book is focused on ladies' sweaters and wraps with photos of the finished product worn by a model, accompanied by complete instructions. The booklet measures 6-1/2"x9-1/2" and has 48 pages and a dozen or so patterns. Serves a dual purpose -- provides new ideas while advertising Bucilla yarn. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with a little edge wear and former owner's name -- Lucile V. Lines -- at top front. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Clark's Designs for 100 Edges and Insertions 1923
2 Clark's Designs for 100 Edges and Insertions 1923
The Clark Thread Company 1923 soft cover Fine 
Amazingly crisp wnd clean with snow white pages -- no toning at all! Printed in blue throughout which is very attractive, especially since the illustrations are blue too. Booklet measures 7-1/2"x10-1/2" and has 31 pages. Ideas and instructions for all sorts of edges and intsertions from each category of item -- linens, children clothes etc. Cover filet edges and crocheted. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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How to Use Your Knit-Leader KH-881
3 How to Use Your Knit-Leader KH-881
Unkown Brother Knitting Machine Unknown Card cover Fine condition 
Crisp, clean manual with 17 pages of instruction including photographs in black and white, drawings, and tables of information. It begins with the nomenclature for parts of the machine all the way through to the sewing of the pieces of a knited sweater.There's complete instructions for making that sweater too. Booklet measures 7"x10" with no writing or names. Very nice. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Novelty Crochet Patterns Book No. 7 (1916)
4 Novelty Crochet Patterns Book No. 7 (1916)
Chicago Novelty Art Studios 1916 soft cover Good-plus 
Very nice, clean crochet booklet from 1916 with wonderful ideas for crochet which could be adapted today. The lacy yokes would be pretty on a top or a dress, there's a tasseled covering for a library table, plus two very cute purses, and several different crocheted containers. Very charming. Measures 8"x10-1/2" and has 15 pages with large illustrations. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Patons Canadiana Crochet or Knit by Susan Bates No. 17014
5 Patons Canadiana Crochet or Knit by Susan Bates No. 17014
Chester, Connecticut Susan Bates 1984 soft cover New in original shrink wrap 
Crisp, clean and new in original shrink wrap. The emphasis is on sweaters with the option to knit or crochet each style. The format on the back cover shows two sets of instructions -- one for the knitter to make a vest and one for the crocheter to do likewise. The book measures 8-1/2"x11" and appears to have more pages than many such pattern books. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Pingouin Knitting Number 65
6 Pingouin Knitting Number 65
France Pengouin Unknown Number 65 Soft Cover Very good 
Beautiful and filled with timeless ideas for winter wear. There is much information here with instructions and patterns as well as 39 "models" or projects and accessories to knit. Measures 8"x11" and is clean and bright with just a tiny crease to upper front corner. This issue offers geometric sweaters in gray and white, English inspired sweaters for juniors, sport styles in pink, a checkerboard jacket for beginners, sweaters which focus on variegated yarns, and elegant evening sweaters. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Pingouin Knitting Spring Fashion Special No. 81
7 Pingouin Knitting Spring Fashion Special No. 81
France Late 1980's soft cover Very good 
This French magazine devoted to the art of knitting is tres chic -- from its timeless styles to its many different types of yarn, each of which produces its own look. This issue is all about those different yarns and what they can produce -- Pingora soft knits, invigorating styles with Cotton Mousse, flowered charm with Floralies Ribbon; sophisticated sweaters in Fresque and the latest fashions with the sparkle of Berlingot. Much information and patterns to create whatever captures your fancy. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 32 "models" or projects. Crisp and clean. Includes a small booklet bound in showing specialty stitches. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Royal Society Crochet Lessons No. 6 (1915)
8 Royal Society Crochet Lessons No. 6 (1915)
New York H.E. Verran Company Inc. 1915 Crochet Book No. 6 Soft Cover Very good condition 
This is a really helpful instructional manual with much explanation and large bright photographs. It measures 6" x 9" and has 56 pages. It's clean and tightly bound with just a couple corner crease to cover. I have re-enforced them with almost invisible archival tape to keep them from snapping off. The projects are fabulous -- including a work basket with a lid, an open basket, a lamp shade, and a round box with a lid. Other projects include a corset cover (probably won't need that one!), a scarves, pillows, table covers, nightgowns, a child's dress, a baby bonnet, a bedspread and a bolster. Very pretty. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Royal Spree Brunswick Yarns Volume 879 (1987)
9 Royal Spree Brunswick Yarns Volume 879 (1987)
Great Britain Lyric Pattern Services First Edition soft cover Very good 
Timeless styling and lots of different looks to choose from make knitting fun. Most of the styles are for women, but there's a crewneck sweater for Dad and one just like it for a young boy. For women there's a cardigan, vests, pullovers, a tab front pullover with a cinched waist, a short two color long-sleeved pullover and a shaker stitch pullover. Booklet measures 8-1/4"x11" and has 27 pages in full color. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Tahki Tweeds and Friends IV
10 Tahki Tweeds and Friends IV
Moonachie, New Jersey Tahki Yards 1993 card cover Very Good 
Very handsome full color instructional booklet for creating beautiful knitwear. Thirty-two different looks, including jackets, pullovers and cardigans. Very clean inside and out with patterns and instructions. Measures 8-1/2"x10-1/2". 
Price: 5.95 USD
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The Modern Priscilla Magazine Home Needlework and Everyday Housekeeping (June, 1917)
11 The Modern Priscilla Magazine Home Needlework and Everyday Housekeeping (June, 1917)
Boston, Massachusetts The Priscilla Publishing Company 1917 soft cover Good-plus 
The Modern Priscilla has the best covers -- this one is very gallant as the little boy hangs on to his passenger who dropped her knitting in the lake. The magazine is very clean nd nice, but it does have a snip off the lower front corner as well as on the next page. There's also a flat crease to front cover. You can feel it better than see it. This is big magazine measuring 10-1/2" x 14" with 44 pages. There's ideas and patterns for both practical and fancy sewing projects. There's also a section on cooking with emphasis on cakes and cookies, rhubarb recipes, and frozen desserts. There's also a piece on decorating the verandah. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hand-Knit Fashions For Speed-O-Knit 1955, Blackwell, Liz
12 Blackwell, Liz Hand-Knit Fashions For Speed-O-Knit 1955
Los Angles, CA A.C. Weber & Co. of California 1955 First Edition stated soft cover Good-plus 
This one's surprisingly hard to find and in quite good condition -- just a bit of isolated edge wear and a superficial crease to lower front corner to detract. No names and tightly bound. Illustrated throughout with pictures and charts. There is a little bit of penciled notation on one chart, but I left it because it may be helpful. If not, it would be easy to remove. There's also a slip of paper laid-in with other notes. The Speed-o-Knit was a knitting machine of the day. Offers instructions for clothing, plus info on parts of the machine and novelty tricks and variations. Booklet measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 32 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Malabrigo Book One, Hamilton, Cornelia Tuttle
13 Hamilton, Cornelia Tuttle Malabrigo Book One
U.S.A. Malabrigo Yarn 2008 9974812305 / 9789974812307 1st U.S. Edition Card cover Fine Condition 
This is a very beautiful knitting book published by Malabrigo Yarn, a company which hails from Uruguay. The booklet shows full page color photographs of the lovely models presenting the designs. The intructions for each are at the back of the book. Booklet is like new -- there's not even any cover lift. It measures 8-1/2" by 10-3/4" with 57 pristine pages. No names or writing. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Rowan Knitting Magazine Number 33 (2003), Hargreaves, Kim
14 Hargreaves, Kim Rowan Knitting Magazine Number 33 (2003)
United Kingdom Rowan Yarns 2003 soft cover Fine 
Beautiful magazine measuring 9-1/2"x12-1/2" printed on quality coated paper and lavishly illustrated with designs in full color worn by models in visually appealing settings. Patterns at back in black and white. Includes a talk with designer Zoe Mellor as well as articles on crochet, the fear of knitting with color; and the latest fashions from Milan, Paris and New York. Almost a book! Only fault is light edge wear to bottom of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Rowan The Cork Collection (2002), Hargreaves, Kim
15 Hargreaves, Kim Rowan The Cork Collection (2002)
West Yorkshire, England Rowan 2002 Card cover Very good condition 
I'm not a knitter, but I love finding issues from Rowan because they're so attractive. This one is called the Cork Collection which I thought might be designs from Ireland. But research indicated that the photography was done in the Scottish Highlands, so I don't have a back-up guess. It doesn't matter anyway -- the designs are lovely and so are the models. There are fifteen designs in all with all patterns at the back of the book. Measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 32 pages.S HIPS for $2 Media Mail in the U.S 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Understanding Your Ribber & Doublebed (Knitting Machines 1974), Hutchinson, Alles
16 Hutchinson, Alles Understanding Your Ribber & Doublebed (Knitting Machines 1974)
Verona, PA Alles Hutchinson 1974 soft cover Good 
This is an instruction booklet for those who use a knitting machine. It's self-published, but full of pertinent information and instructive drawings delivered with a straightforward step-by-step approach. It also includes a few extras laid-in, a couple hand-written tips from a previous owner and a printed sheet about buttonholes from a knitting shop. The booklet measures 9"x11" and has 60 pages. Overall clean and tightly bound with a few resistant spots to cover only and a few tiny edge tears which I will repair on reverse side with tiny pieces of almost invisible archival tape before shipping. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Building the Kentucky Rifle, Johnston, James R.
17 Johnston, James R. Building the Kentucky Rifle
Worthington, Ohio Golden Age Arms Company 1972 Card cover Fine condition 
Very handsome, clean booklet of 44 pages, replete with instructions and drawings throughout rendered by Thomas F. White. The author covers every part of the rifle from the barrel to the trigger guard, all explained in detail. The booklet measures 8" x 11" and is very clean inside and out. The former owner, a Medina artist, stamped his name small at the top corner of the first page. Very nice! 
Price: 16.95 USD
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