Knitting Stories

Wednesday, 7 March 2007





"A family act! John and Joan agree with Mother that their sleeveless pullovers are ideal for the outdoor life."

Jane Koster and Margaret Murray, Modern Knitting Illustrated, Odhams Press Ltd, Long Acre, London WC2, n.d.

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"Three smart girls, who know the value of comfort, choose to wear knitted jumpers at informal afternoon tea parties; the high-necked, cable-fronted jumper is enchanting knitted in any pastel shade. Brunettes will be flattered in the striped, multi-coloured jumper, and the more vivid the colours chosen for the stripes, the smarter it will be. Blondes, of course, will choose the charming black and white model."

Jane Koster and Margaret Murray, Modern Knitting Illustrated, Odhams Press Ltd, Long Acre, London WC2, n.d., p.p. 8, 9

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"These three smart girls, having achieved success in the drawing room, turn their attention to sports wear. First choice is a sleeveless pullover to wear over shirt blouses; it gives warmth yet allows freedom of movement. Second choice is a classic jumper which can be worn successfully on both formal and informal occasions. A cotton shirt blouse completes the trio's selection. To be effective it should be in a brilliant shade of boucle yarn."

Jane Koster and Margaret Murray, Modern Knitting Illustrated, Odhams Press Ltd, Long Acre, London WC2, n.d., pp 16, 17

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"And yet again: Three smart girls begin the day well with wool next the skin. Camiknickers are the choice of one, and she has made them in open-work stitch, in pale pink wool, combining prettiness with warmth. Very brief panties are the choice of the second; they are beautifully knitted to fit snugly, and show no wrinkles. The third still wears her bedjacket, the shortsleeved version with its dainty crocheted edges."

Jane Koster and Margaret Murray, Modern Knitting Illustrated, Odhams Press Ltd, Long Acre, London WC2, n.d., pp 28. 29

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"A variation on the same theme; our three smart girls have taken the same design and presented it in three ways: one has given it a plaited neckline and made of it a house cape. Another has knitted it in stripes, with a fluffy border, and made herself a bedcape; the third has added a little collar and made a cape to wear out of doors, over her lightweight suit."

Jane Koster and Margaret Murray, Modern Knitting Illustrated, Odhams Press Ltd, Long Acre, London WC2, n.d., pp 52, 53