The Knit Scene | Columbia Minerva Book 768

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The Knit Scene | Columbia Minerva Book 768

The Knit Scene
Book 768
Columbia Minerva
Original Copyright 1963

ENTIRE DIGITALLY RESTORED LEAFLET IN .pdf FORMAT
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Patterns Included: 
St Kitts Dress, Tortuga Dress, Andros Dress, Vera Cruz Dress, Trinidad Dress, Domenica Gown, Eleuthera Dress, Nassau Dress, Jamaica Dress, Martiniqe Dress, Margarita Dress, Roseau Dress, Barbados Dress, Antilles Coat, Grnad Bahama Coat, Aruba Dress, Guadeloupe Pajamas, Paradise Island Dress, Orangetown Dress, Bermudas Costume.

INSTRUCTIONS ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING BODY MEASUREMENTS

Sizes

8
10
12
14
16
18
20
 

Bust

31½
32½
34
36
38
40
42
inches

Waist

23
24
25½
27
29
31
34
inches

Hips

33½
34½
36
38
40
42
44
inches

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

The garments in this book have been made with Columbia-Minerva Yarn — your guarantee of prime quality. To insure successful results, we stress the importance of using the yarns recommended in the instructions, carefully checking the gauge as described below.

Gauge:
Each Columbia-Minerva instruction indicates a gauge or scale of the number of stitches to the inch, when using the yarn and the size of needles recommended. If you work tighter than average, change to larger needles; if you work looser, change to smaller needles to achieve the same number of stitches to the inch indicated in the instructions.

Abbreviations:

knit K
purl P
slip sl
stitch st
psso pass slip st over
stockinette stitch St St
beginning beg
remain rem
pattern pat
increase inc
decrease dec
yarn over yo
together tog
single crochet sc

Asterisks (* - **):
Star symbols indicate that work following them is to be repeated. When instructions call for repeating a given number of times, it is understood that this is in addition to the original. Thus, repeat 5 times more means 6 times in all.

[ ] Brackets:
Symbols indicate that what is in the bracket has to be worked the number of times given after bracket.

Stockinette Stitch:
K 1 row, P 1 row, alternately. On Circular or Sock Needles knit continuously.

Garter Stitch:
Knit each row.

To Increase:
K 2 sts in 1 st (Knitting 1 st in the front and 1 st in the back of same st).

To Decrease: K 2 sts together.

To Work Even:
Work without increasing or decreasing.

Blocking:
Use brass pins which are rust-proof. Pin each piece, wrong side up, on a padded surface in exactly the line you wish to retain.
Use a damp cloth and a moderately hot iron, pressing very lightly — do not allow weight of iron to rest on garment.
Do not remove garment until thoroughly dry.
Remove pins and steam out pin marks.

Assembling:
Sew pieces together, being careful that the edges meet evenly and to match rows wherever possible. Steam all seams on wrong side.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR WOOL YARNS:

Wash by hand using mild soap flakes, cold water soap or mild detergent. Squeeze suds through fabric but do not rub. Mild, alkali-free soap flakes may be used, but it is most important that the soap be thoroughly dissolved before immersing the garments and water must be tested for tepid, lukewarm temperature before use. Knits should not be allowed to soak for more than a very few minutes.

To Rinse:
Rinse thoroughly. If soap flakes are used, be sure that no soap remains in the garment. Always support garment with your hands when lifting it out of the water, as the added weight of the water tends to stretch the fabric. Never wring or twist, always squeeze out excess moisture gently.

To Dry:
Roll garment in a thick terry towel to remove excess moisture. Pat garment into original size and shape. Dry on a flat surface away from heat and sunlight which affects white and pastel shades.

Important:
A few drops of white vinegar added to the final rinse "sets" the color and prevents bleeding of one color onto another.
This is especially important when white is knit with contrasting colors.

Use method most convenient for you. Turn garment inside out.

Machine Washing:
Set at any convenient temperature and cycle using a suitable soap or detergent. A fabric softener is recommended in final rinse.
Do not use bleach.
Or, Hand Wash in cold or warm water with suitable soap or detergent. Rinse well and roll in towel to remove excess water.

Machine Drying:
Set at any convenient temperature and cycle.
To Hand Dry, lay garment flat, mould into shape. Be sure garment is thoroughly dry before wearing.

Never hang or stretch a handknit. Do not dry in sun.