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Antique Victorian Weldons Stocking Knitting SCA CDc1885
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Weldon's Practical Shilling Guide to Fancy Work Stocking Knitting!

CD Republication™

Originally Published c1885!


If you are the first to bid on this auction, YOU WIN! There is no chance of being outbid! DON'T WAIT!


Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republications™ of the original ''Weldon's Practical Shilling Guide to Fancy Work: Stocking Knitting!'' This item has 24 steel plate etchings and instructions for knit stockings for men, women and children! These items are made with many various knitting techniques from a multitude of country cultural origins. Such as: French, German, Swiss, Welsh, Scotch and more! (Original is NOT for sale!)


All Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republications™ are viewable on Windows, Mac and Linux pc operating systems!

This item is a great resource for those who are Victorian historical reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!


All methods are clearly described step-by-step. All styles of knit stockings are presented with color suggestions for the yarn and knitting needle combinations utilized. The instructions for these items were created by experienced traditional knitting artists from a smorgasbord of countries in 1885 and earlier!


The antique and vintage yarn and knitting pins or needles can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! : Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a near by fabric, craft or hobby store…


An expert:

''The instructions and recipes published in this paper have been compiled especially to aid those who wish to set about the work in a thoroughly practical manner, every known variety of heel and toe is fully explained and illustrated, the several examples of stockings are minutely detailed, and comprise plain, ribbed, and fancy knit stockings of every description, including several stockings knitted on two needles only, most perfect fitting, and this form of proceeding will certainly be adopted with favour by invalids and others who find it inconvenient to knit in the usual way with four pins.''

Here is an OLD, resourceful and exceptional stocking knitting instructional and design CD Republicaiton. These instructions are characteristic of the needle arts and crafts done by our lady ancestors! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft instructional revealing our heritage from early America and European!

 What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!

Table of Contents:

Etching No. 1 - Stocking Top. Ribbing Commenced

Etching No. 2 - Stocking Top. Ribbing and Plain Knitting Commenced

Etching No. 3 - Stocking Leg with Decreasing Commenced

Etching No. 4 - German Method of Commencing

Etching No. 5 - Common Heel or Square Heel

Etching No. 6 - Manufacturer's Heel

Etching No. 7 - Balbriggan Heel

Etching No. 8 - Dutch or Horse-shoe Heel

Etching No. 9 - French Heel, Round or Gusset Heel

(''considered a very pretty heel, and being wider at the top than any other, is especially suitable for a high instep.'')

Etching No. 10 - German Heel

(''This is a very comfortable heel; it much resembles the French heel in shape, but is even prettier.'')

Etching No. 11 Swiss Heel

(''This is another pretty heel, well rounded, and almost perfectly flat at the bottom.'')

Etching No. 12 Welsh Heel

Etching No. 13 - Pointed Toe

Etching No. 14 - Flat Toe

Etching No. 15 - Wide Toe

Etching No. 17 - French Toe

Etching No. 18 - Niantic Heel

(''It is extremely easy to knit, and is a capital shape'')

Etching No. 19 - Star Toe of 4 Points

Etching No. 20 - Star Toe of 5 Points

Etching No. 21 - A Foot, Open for Re-footing

Etching No. 22 - Plain Knitted Sock for a Child of Three

Etching No. 23 - Gentleman's Sock

(amount of yarn required, color recommended ''ruby-coloured Merino wool or German Fingering, number and size of steel knitting needles required and detailed instructions)

Etching No. 24 - Lady's Ribbed Stocking

(amount of yarn required, color recommended ''black Cocoon wool or German Fingering, number and size of steel knitting needles required and detailed instructions)

It also addresses:

Materials for Stocking Knitting

(Goes in-depth regarding the era's current name brand yarns, types and their favorable qualities, etc. Silks, wools, cottons and more. Addresses which type of yarns are best for gentleman's, lady's and children's stockings. Addresses types of knitting needles or pins, the manufactures, sizes available and which to use with various types of yarns.)

Suggested colors and more General Rules for Stocking Knitting

(Casting on and off, rounds, number of needles used, stitch counts, regularity of knitting, joining a new skein, how to hide said join, changing the colour of yarn, knitting a stocking in stripes longitudinally, how to make stockings that are ''double thick and warm,'' making of the seam stitch, length of leg and related decreasing, how to blend the ankle rounds into the heel and instep work, heel flaps, gussets and their decreasing, length of lady's stockings, length of gentleman's socks, how to ''ascertain how many stitches to cast on for a stocking of a certain size,'' how to manufacture a stocking type in order to easily renew the sole and heel, etc!)

Double-Knitted Heels

(Three methods given to provide the finished product with ''additional strength to the fabric.'' ''The Germans have a very good method of strengthening the heels of stockings by means of which a very pretty effect of broken stripes is given'')

Re-heeling Stockings and Socks

(Step-by-step instructions plus how to repair ''the knees of boys' stockings'' resulting in ''an almost invisible patch'')

Lastly, some nice advertising for various recommended yarns of the day…


The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.


This information has been scanned onto CD-ROM using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download the latest FREE version of this software quickly at www.adobe.com . This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD Republications™ of this resourceful book.

The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing book on antique knitting needlework. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE book's information and patterns to CD-ROM! The format of this resource has so many more advantages than the original book.


What are the benefits of an antique book CD Republication™

* Every image and every page has been scanned at a high dpi to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are completely sizable. You can enlarge and print according to your visual needs! They are reformated in full-page sizing for better viewing of details, etc.!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at high resolution and is readily accessible using the downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader software program. This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page, pages or the entire CD contents!

* Each time you want to use an image, a page or pages you can print it out. Every one will be as crisp and clear as the last!

* Each CD-ROM comes in a protective case!

Curious about the quality of these scans Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! Scale it, edit it, print it to fit your needs and you are surely going to be quite pleased with the results! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...

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