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Old 08-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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I spent an enjoyable couple of hours this morning looking through the collection at the Antique Pattern Library ( I saw some fantastic old patterns, and I discovered that fch stitch is not new at all. Apparently it's been around for many many years--I saw directions for it in one of the books.

Anyhooo . . . if you happen to have hard copies of antique pattern books (Jan, was that you?), you can donate scanned copies to this site and they will post them for all the world to see and use.

At the very least, take a look at some of the patterns. They are fabulous--and confusing--and intricate! And did I mention fabulous?!
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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Nope wasn't me. I think someone did mention they had vintage patterns though.

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Old 08-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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I have a few myself that're from the 50's and up. I'll submit them once my computer gets fixed.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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I thought the Red Cross patterns that women knit in World War 2 were fabulous. Be sure to check that book out on this site.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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Wow, what a collection! Fabulous is right, thanks for sharing the link, Antares.

Shandeh has some vintage books and booklets, so she may be who you're thinking of.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #6
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Shandeh has some vintage books and booklets, so she may be who you're thinking of.
Yes, Amy...I have way too many vintage knitting books.
I really should send some of the patterns in, because they are just wonderful.
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