It's a re-publication of the 1972 classic "A Stitch In Time" by Jane Waller, a collection of original knitting and crochet patterns from the 1920s through the 1940s. Sixty of the original patterns and illustrations (sorry, I didn't take photo's of the original patterns) are included in the book along with stunning colour photo's of each design and new adaptations using contemporary yarns.
I waited with anticipation for this to arrive and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Aren't these knitting designs gorgeous! There are so many beautiful things to make I don't know where to start. Possibly the pale green frilly jumper, but then again......
The book includes the usual information at the start like tension, crochet terminology etc. but there are a few techniques I don't know how to do so will have to research them first. They are explained but I don't understand. Call me dumb... but I think I need pictures or to be shown how.
It's a great book saving the practical pattern instructions for posterity while providing a social history as seen through the magazines and leaflets of the times.
Do you knit? What are you knitting?
PS Sorry about the light glare in the photo's. I got a new SLR camera a few days, still learning how to use it.