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Antique Victorian Weldons Stocking Knitting CD c1910!
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Weldon's Practical Shilling Guide to Fancy Work Stocking Knitting!

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published c1910!


If you are the first to bid on this auction, YOU WIN! There's no chance of being outbid! Don't wait!


Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ 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!)


This item is a great resource for those who are Civil War, Victorian, Dickens, Edwardian, WWI, Titanic and Flapper Era historical reenactment enthusiasts, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!


*** Unlike other antique pattern sellers Dakota Prairie Treasures stands alone in providing especially created yarn threads, needle and hooks conversion charts with every antique crochet and knitting pattern product! We diligently researched and created a guide with 3 very detailed conversion charts to assist you in selecting the correct modern equivalent of yarns, thread, needle or hooks. No more guess work or false starts on your needlework projects! ***


Our customers say:

''Arrived safe and fast. Product just as described. Very useful - love it. ''


 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 Republication. 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.

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!


You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.


What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

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

* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!


Curious about the quality of this item Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...


Check out  Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!


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