Snowman Knitting Pattern from Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection Star Book No. 225

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Snowman Knitting Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

This cute knitted snowman pattern is from an American Thread Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection Star Book No. 225. He uses two 70 yard skeins of white Heavy Rug Yarn and 1 pair of size No. 8 knitting needles. The gauge is 4 sts = 1 inch.

Rubber balls, one 7 inches in diameter and one 5½ inches in diameter are used as his body. Black felt and red ribbon are used for his accessories. I’m sure you could use polyester stuffing rather than the rubber balls to fill out his body.

 

 

Here’s the knitting pattern instructions for the Showman Snowman:

Snowman Knitting Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

Just click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can right click to save it to print using either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

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I featured another Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn knitting pattern for a doll in a previous blog post.

If you like these patterns, follow the directions over at the Just Crafty Enough blog where I found patterns for an adorable Knit Roly Poly Santa Doll and the cutest knitted Potted Button Trees.

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Fleisher’s Knitting & Crocheting Manual Knitted Scarf Patterns

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These sweet knitted scarf patterns, the Geraldine and Verona, are from a 1915 Fleisher’s Knitting & Crocheting Manual. Each is large enough to be used as a nice shoulder shawl.

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The Shetland Floss yarn required in the Geraldine Scarf is a light, soft 2-ply yarn or a lace weight. The Highland Wool for the Verona Scarf is probably a worsted 100% wool yarn. Not sure on that one, but the gauge is given so you can experiment with different types of yarn.

Here is a close up of the stitches used in these scarfs:

fleishers-knitting-scarf-patterns-geraldine-and-verona-stitchesAnother page in the manual that will be helpful is a description of the system Fleisher’s used for their hooks and needles. Sometimes it can be hard to meet the right gauge for an old pattern like this. This page should help when it comes to the sizing of the needles for knitting the scarfs.

The system used in Fleisher’s Knitting and Crocheting Manual is the metric system and the numbers represent the actual diameter of the hooks and needles in millimeters.

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One of the ways to save these patterns is to download them to your computer in PDF format:

Fleishers Knitting and Crocheting Manual Knitted Scarf Patterns

To read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Lacy Striped Knitted Afghan – Free Knitting Pattern

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Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
Today’s free pattern is a Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan perfect for a summer time afternoon nap.

It measures 54 x 66 inches and uses Dawn Sayelle acrylic yarn, discontinued but Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn is a good substitute and it comes in lots of colors.

The Dawn Sayelle yarn came in 4 ounce skeins that totaled 258 yards so you’d need about 8 skeins of one color and about 7 skeins of the other in the Red Heart Super Saver yarn which is 7 ounces and 364 yards per skein.

Another good substitute yarn is Spinrite Caron One Pound. It’s a weight category of 4 and 100% Acrylic similar to the Dawn Sayelle. You’d need less skeins of this yarn since it comes in 16 ounce skeins and has a length of 453 yards.

The pattern afghan is made with Light Jade and Turquoise colors. Straight knitting needles size #11 are used with a Gauge of 16-stitch strip measures 5 inches.

This handsome afghan is fascinating to knit in two of your favorite colors, or the two given in directions. You’ll find that this “Show-Piece” serves a practical purpose, too — an extra cover when unexpected guests stay over nite, as well as a coverlet when taking “forty-winks”.

This is a mail order pattern you’d send a way for, usually for sale in a newspaper or magazine. There is no date or company name on the pattern. It is folded into thirds so in order to scan the whole thing I had to make it several pages. The pattern also includes photographs of the stitches.

Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan Pattern

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

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