My neighbors were at a consignment shop and found a knitting/crochet book that was copyright in 1882, and printed in 1883, and THEY BOUGHT IT FOR ME!!!
OMgosh, it is sooooo cool. I’m gonna have to try some of the patterns, but I’ll have to ‘decode’ them first. I’m having a blast reading it, and trying to figure out what they are talking about.
It’s got allllll kinds of patterns. Pettycoats, socks of 12 year old boys, stockings, a crochet watch holder, a gentleman’s waist coat, a carriage rug, etc. The ‘descriptions’ of the patterns which are in ( ) under the title, are cool in themselves. “very handsome” and the like.
This book is sooo cool. They got it for $9.00, what a steal. You can’t get a new knitting book for that.