[HNW] Recreating historic knitting
Cley56 at comcast.net
Sat Dec 31 10:21:36 PST 2011
While I have no idea if this site has what you're looking for, they do
nonetheless have a great online library of fiber arts books:
On 12/31/2011 9:43 AM, Betsy Hanes Perry wrote:
> Hi! I originally sent this to the Bay Area Costumers Guild, and got a
> suggestion to redirect it here. I couldn't find a FAQ; apologies if
> this has been addressed before.
> Has anybody written a book about how to recreate historic (esp.
> Victorian-onward) knitting patterns? I don't want one of those books
> that contains a few patterns "based on" the originals; I'd like an
> explanation of what sizes a "bell gauge" (called for in Weldon's
> Illustrated Needlework) was, how bone needle sizes differed from
> metal, and suggestions about how to reason out wool equivalences.
> Does anybody know a book or Website like this? It seems that
> instructions on how to be your own detective would be really, really
> Thank you.
> Betsy Hanes Perry
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