TAGS: How To Knit

  • PieceWork July/August 2014

    This issue of PieceWork is all about discovery. Imagine opening a trunk and finding your grandmother’s satin wedding gown as well as a special linen duster with lapels and cuffs worked in exquisite Irish crochet that belonged to your great-grandmother. That’s what happened to Laura Esther Ricketts, who tells her story in “Edith Graham Mayo’s Linen Duster with Irish Crochet Accents.”


    Bart Elwell discovered Yap Lace, an intriguing edging combining crochet and needle lace, in an 1874 issue of Peterson’s Magazine. Although he found it a “brain-teasing maze of parts that build upon each other,” he advises that “the results are well worth the effort.” And they (shown at left) certainly are.

    PieceWork’s ongoing exploration of needlework’s past is filled with new discoveries. Delve into this issue, discover more about needlework’s history, and satisfy (or further whet!) your own curiosity.

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  • PieceWork July/August 2013

    Journey into the Embellished world in this issue of PieceWork magazine. Knit and embellish Scilly Isle socks, learn about collecting vintage buttons, knit Victorian beaded cuffs, explore raised filet crochet, discover coronation cord, meet Mrs. Embroidery, make silk Death Head buttons, and more!

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  • Knitting Traditions, Spring 2013

    Knitting Traditions Spring 2013 brings together knitting traditions from around the world and across time. This issue features over 20 knitting patterns with inspiring and informative companion stories that frame the projects in cultural and historical context. Patterns include a vintage pucker-stitch knitted sweater, Orenburg lace scarves, gorgeous gloves and mittens, a miniature silk bag based on one from the 14th century, a sweet sweater and mitts for baby, and more! Plus, you'll find poignant stories about special knitters and a look at knitting schools in Elizabethan England.

    Learn about the history of the Jack Frost Yarn Company and its popular, now-vintage knitted pattern books. Enjoy photographs of early Jack Frost pattern booklets and create your own vintage baby cardigan with the Jack Frost Baby Cardigan knitting pattern. Join Galina Khmeleva in an exploration of different types of Russian knitting needles and create your own set with instructions for personalized knitting needles. Try your hand at the challenging Honeycomb lace motif with Galina's knitted scarf pattern. Learn about the history of Waldorf schools and their practice of teaching children to knit in the first grade to improve hand-eye coordination, concentration, and creativity in students. Create your own Waldorf-inspired knitted horse toys to foster creative and imaginative play for a child in your life.

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