Maria Merrian was a complicated woman

Working on all of the booklets at once, with stories that span her life. Here are topics I’ve thought of so far. Her life is dense and rich like the jungles she visited in South America. Also, I’m playing with colorway ideas for our next two packages!

Victorian Knitting Mysteries

Victorian knitting patterns were often mysteries, since there were no diagrams or photos in many of the books. The flower book I have is one of those. This is the only image in the book: Here’s our pattern, in all its dense, textual beauty: I charted the flower petal from our pattern. You start by […]

Victorian Knitting Patterns

That flower pattern is confusing isn’t it? Here is some info about Victorian knitting patterns. Next week, after you have time to play with this a bit, I’ll post a modern version of the instructions. Measurements & Sizing Patterns will be in inches because they were written before the metric system came into use. The […]

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