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Eaton, Sarah Anne
Knitting instructions.
England, [1846?]
Physical Description:
[3], 34, [3] pages ; 18 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TT820 .E38 1846
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in contemporary limp leather.
The manuscript volume is inscribed (in ink) on the front paste-down "Sarah Anne Eaton. Xmas 1846" and (in graphite) "Harris & Sons, Derwent Flax Mills, Cockermouth. Drawn thread work, flourishing thread &c." The latter note may serve as a reminder to seek out thread for embroidery from Harris & Sons.
On the first preliminary page, Eaton provides a table of contents, listing patterns and corresponding page numbers. There are over thirty patterns, including antimacassars, hoods, knitted lace, capes, men's traveling caps, slippers, stockings, edgings for quilts, scarves, baby socks, netted night caps, couch cushions, edgings for petticoats, and a "hug me tight" (a kind of house jacket/vest with a Zouave shape and no sleeves). The volume includes instructions for various kinds of stitches and patterns, including brioche, cable, spider web, "Gothic" and herringbone patterns and knitted lace. The patterns are written in neat handwriting in black ink, without illustration.
Subject Terms:
Children's clothing -- Great Britain.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Fashion -- Great Britain.
Harris & Sons (Cockermouth, England)
Knitting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Knitting -- Study and teaching.
Needlework -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Needlework -- Study and teaching.
Manuals (Handbooks)

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