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THORN PRESS KNITTING BOOKS
 
 
The books below were first published between 1980 and 1986. They are now out of print but can be purchased second hand. Several of the HERITAGE OF KNITTING books are now collectors' items.
The Thorn Press plans to publish facsimile editions of the HERITAGE OF KNITTING books.
Please email any interest and we will let you know when they become available.
 

THE PROFITABLE KNITTING SERIES
Earning and Saving with a Knitting Machine

It is possible to earn money using a knitting machine

Choosing and Buying a Knitting Machine

The machine you choose to buy is very important









Yarns for the Knitter


A huge selection of yarns is available


Choice of knitting yarns to buy

Out of date, but showing possible selections









The Profitable Knitting Series
  • Machine knitting for profit
  • Based on experience in the field
  • Choice of knitting machines
  • Choice of knitting yarns to buy
  • How to understand yarn sizing
 
 
 
THE HERITAGE OF KNITTING SERIES
Knitted Lace Edgings

20 Hand and 9 Machine Lace Patterns

Knitted Quilts & Flounces

13 Quilt & 11 Flounce Designs









Knitted Lace Collars
 

20 Shaped Collar patterns

Knitted Shawls and Wraps

19 patterns and many stitch patterns









     Victorian Patterns brought up to date
  • Unusual and intricate stitch patterns
  • Traditional patterns rewritten for the modern knitter
  • New methods of displaying the knitted shapes
  • Genuine 'white' knitting designs
  • 'Reversed' stitch patterns to make symmetrical collars and shawls
 
 

THE HERITAGE OF KNITTING SERIES and KNITTING AIDS
The Secrets of Successful Irish Crochet Lace

Complete Designs and Medallions

Knitted Lace Doilies

21 Doily Patterns Designs for two and four needles









The Lorant Locator

The Golden Gauge measures knitting tension


The Silver Gauge measures yarn thickness

A simple pattern line isolator









More Victorian patterns, both in knitting and crochet
  • Irish Crochet made simple
  • Doily patterns for both two and four needle knitting, and methods of ensuring the doilies are properly displayed by explaining innovate ways to do so
  • Knitting aids: these aids are a great help for advanced knitting:
  • (a) To isolate long pattern lines
  • (b) To allow for yarn substitution and to measure knitting tension
 
 
 
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