Fashions in Quick Knits & Quick Crochets | Columbia Minerva Volume 704

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Fashions in Quick Knits & Quick Crochets | Columbia Minerva Volume 704

Fashions in Quick Knits & Quick Crochet
Volume 704
Columbia Minerva
Original Copyright 1953

ENTIRE DIGITALLY RESTORED LEAFLET IN .pdf FORMAT
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Patterns Included: 

Hamaca Shrug, Fan Sleeved Shrug, Coat Cape, Tuxedo Tube Coat, Tippet Coat, Crocheted Cape Stole, Tasseled Cape Stole, Coat Sweater, Crocheted Bolero


Quick as a Flash you can knit or crochet nine very new fashions ... on ever so large needles. It's a modern shortcut to today's top fashion. P.S. Keep your fingers busy knitting or crocheting while you watch TV.

 

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN KNITTING AND CROCHETING INSTRUCTIONS

Knit K.
Purl P.
Chain Ch.
Single Crochet S.C.
Half Double Crochet H.D.C.
Double Crochet D.C.
Stitch St.
Yarn Over Y.O.
Slip Stitch Slip St.
Pass Slip Stitch over Knit Stitch P.S.S.O.

ASTERISKS (*-**): Star symbols indicate that work between 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.

GARTER STITCH: (Plain Knitting) K. every row.

RIB: 2 rows of Garter Stitch.

STOCKINETTE STITCH: K.1 row, P.1 row alternately. On Circular or Sock Needles knit continuously.

MOSS STITCH: K.1 St., P.1 St., on uneven number of Sts. On even number of Sts., K.1 St., P.1 St., across row; next row, P.1 St., K.1 St., across 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.

 

FINISHING A NEW GARMENT

BLOCKING: Using rust-proof pins, pin each piece, wrong side out, on a pressing board in exactly the line you wish to retain. Use a damp cloth and moderately hot iron or a dry cloth and steam iron, press lightly, allowing the steam to go through the garment. Lay it on a flat surface until thoroughly dry.

JOINING: Sew pieces together, being careful that the edges meet evenly. Be careful to match rows wherever possible.

WASHING: Make suds in lukewarm water using mild alkali free soap flakes. Squeeze suds through fabric. Do not rub. Handle gently, do not lift out of water, as the weight of the wet garment will stretch it. Keep garment supported by the hands when squeezing out water. Rinse thoroughly three times in lukewarm water. Squeeze out as much water as possible, do not twist or wring, and roll in dry turkish towels to absorb excess moisture. Shape garments according to measurements and lay it on a turkish towel on a flat surface until thoroughly dry. Ribbing should be eased in so that it will fit as snugly as when new. Never dry in sun or excessive heat.

 

THIS IS IMPORTANT

DYE LOTS: Be sure to buy sufficient yarn at one time to com­plete your garment, making certain that each ball or skein has an identical set of dye lot letters, this is printed on the Band around the yarn, and is beside the color number.

GAUGE: Each Columbia Minerva and Beehive Instruction gives a Gauge or Scale of the number of stitches to the inch when using the yarn and needles called for. If you work tighter than the average, change to larger needles; if you work looser, change to smaller needles, to acquire the same number of stitches to the inch called for in the instructions.

Be sure to follow detailed instructions for size of needles and gauge.

 

STANDARD BODY MEASUREMENTS

Sizes
12
14
16
18
20
Bust
30"
32"
34"
36"
38"
Waist
25"
26½"
28"
30"
32"
Hips
33"
35"
37"
39"
41"

Crochet Patterns: 
crocheted cape stole
crocheted bolero