Woolco Knitting & Crocheting Manual
F.W. Woolworth Co.
Original Copyright 1916
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Knitting and crocheting the patterns in this book is one of the most fascinating forms of recreation. It is very easy to learn the first stitches, and a little practice will make you a proficient worker. You will find that the work goes quickly, and that instead of tiring you it will rest you and soothe the nerves.
BACK-Cast on 73 stitches. Knit back.
2D ROW-Knit 1, over, knit 1, knit 3 together; knit 1* over, knit 1, over, knit 1, knit 3 together, knit 1*, over, knit 1. (More)
With white cast on 15 stitches. Knit back.
Knit 7 ridges even (2 rows form a ridge). Then increase 1 stitch at beginning of every row until there are 33 stitches.
Knit 14 ridges even. (More)
FOR EACH PIECE-Cast on 80 stitches; knit 2 plain, 2 purl, 4 times across the needle. The 5th time across, knit 2, purl 2, knit 1, throw over twice; narrow; purl 1, knit 2, purl 2, knit 1; repeat across the row. In working back, drop the throw-over thread to form holes for elastic.
Make 8 rows more, the same as first 4 rows. (More)
BODY-With 4 ½ needles cast on 90 stitches. Knit even for 5 inches, then increase 1 stitch every other row 5 times. Knit even 4 inches. Bind off 30. Knit to end of row, turn, knit back, and cast on 30 stitches. Knit even for 12 inches. Then reverse directions for other front. Sew up 30 rows for shoulders.
SLEEVES-With 4 ½ needles cast on 30 stitches. Knit 4 rows. Cast on 5 stitches at end of every other row (keeping one edge even) until there are 55 stitches. (More)
BACK-With white cast on 86 stitches.
1ST ROW-Knit 1, purl 1.
2D ROW-Knit the purl stitch and purl the knitted stitch.
Repeat the 2d row throughout. (More)
1ST Row-*Knit 5, purl 1*. First row is repeated throughout. Knit even for 22 inches. Take 26 stitches on a separate needle. Bind off 33 stitches for back of neck. On the remaining 26 stitches knit 8 rows even, then increase 3 stitches on front every other row 5 times. Cast on 18 stitches on front, knit 5 inches even. On underarm cast on 11 stitches. Knit 5 ridges (10 rows) even. Increase 1 stitch every 5th ridge (10th row) 12 times. (More)
MATERIAL-8 skeins of Woolco Knitting Worsted. 5 steel needles No. 12.
Cast on 56. Knit for about 5 inches. This forms half of the cape. Repeat this for the other half. Divide the stitches on 4 needles and join as in making a stocking. Knit 2, purl 2, for 4 inches. This forms the neck. (More)
Divide in 3 parts. Place 28 stitches for each shoulder on separate needles, keeping 28 stitches for back. On these knit even for 7 rows. Next row knit 3, increase 1, knit to within 3 stitches of end of row, increase 1, knit 3. Purl next row. Increase in this way until there are 56 stitches on needle. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row for 20 rows. Decrease same as increasings. Knit 7 rows plain. Bind off. Turn this extension over to the wrong side and sew down to the back, even with the stitches left on needles. This forms collar. (More)
*Purl 2, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted; thread over, knit 1, 4 times, thread over, knit 2 together*. Purl 2, knit 8. Repeat between stars to end of round (4 times). This gives 11 stitches for first pattern, 10 stitches for twist with the purl, 44 for the other 4 patterns making 65 stitches. Repeat pattern to 9th round. Then change twist by purl 2, slip off 4 stitches of the 8 on a separate needle and lay this needle back of work; knit the other 4, push the back needle up and knit the 4 that are on the back needle. (More)
MATERIAL-2 hanks of Woolco Knitting Worsted. 1 pair No. 5 Woolco needles.
Cast on 60 stitches. Knit even until scarf is 1 ¾ yards long.
Finish with fringe 6 strands, 10 inches long, knotted in every 3d stitch. (More)
MATERIAL-1 box of Woolco Shetland Floss. 1 pair No. 4 Woolco needles.
Using yarn double, cast on 75 stitches.
Knit plain until scarf is 1 ½ yards long.
FRINGE-Cut strands 16 inches long, knot 6 strands in every other stitch. (More)
FRONTS-Cast on 105. Knit back.
Knit 1, purl 1, throughout.
10 rows even.
Decrease 1 every 8 rows, 6 times. (More)
BACK-Commence at bottom of back by casting on 100 stitches.
Knit plain throughout.
Decrease 1 stitch each side every 9th ridge (18th row), 8 times.
Eighteen ridges even. (More)
KNIT-MATERIAL-10 skeins of Woolco Knitting Worsted. No. 3 Woolco needles.
Cast on 90. Knit plain for 24 inches. Then knit 30, bind off 30, knit 30. Put first 30 on extra needle. Increase 1 on neck every 8 rows 5 times, then every 4 rows 14 times. Next row cast on 10 on front and work even to bottom. (More)
Cast on 8 stitches, knit back plain.
1ST ROW-Slip 1, knit 1, over twice, knit 2 together, over twice, knit 4.
2D ROW-Slip 1, knit 4, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2. (More)
Cast on 18 stitches. Knit every alternate row plain.
1ST ROW-Slip 1, knit 2, over narrow twice, over, knit 3, over narrow 3 times, knit 2.
3D ROW-Slip 1, knit 2, over narrow twice, over, knit 3, over narrow 3 times, knit 3. (More)
Cast on 72 stitches.
Knit 2, purl 2, for 9 rows.
On the 10th row make holes for rubber.
Knit 22 rows more, knit 2, purl 2. (More)
Cast on 16 stitches.
1ST AND 2D ROWS-*Knit 2, purl 2.* Repeat across row.
3D AND 4TH ROWS-*Purl 2, knit 2.*
5TH AND 6TH ROWS-Increase 1 stitch at beginning of row. (More)
Cast on 80 on 4 needles.
Knit 2, purl 2 for 50 rows.
Knit plain until the sock measures 7 inches, making one stitch the seam stitch.
Now narrow on each side of the seam stitch for the ankle. This is done by knitting to within the last 3 stitches of the seam; slip 1, knit 1; draw the slipped stitch over the knitted 1; knit 1; purl the seam stitch; knit 1; knit 2 together; knit the rest plain. Repeat this 5 times, doing 5 rounds between each narrowing. (More)
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