Elizabeth Prose

The Not-So-Weird Victorian Knitting Books

Ah, knitting books . . . being an avid knitter and book lover, I have quite a few. Victorian knitters could relate—I am sure.

Victorian Needlework: For Pleasure or Profit?

Victorian needlework books remain a fragile connection to the past, reminding us that we are not so different from the stitchers who came before us.

On the Mend: Victorian Rehabilitation with Crochet Granny Squares

Jabez learned to crochet granny squares as a part of his rehabilitation after he lost parts of several fingers to shrapnel in the Second Boer War (1899–1902).

Who Was Miss Money? A Victorian Mystery

Loose pages found within a different book have their own story.

Easy Stitcheries for Little Fingers

February is National Embroidery Month. What are you working on?

January 15: National Hat Day

Celebrate and keep your head warm at the same time!

Poppies of Remembrance

A beautiful spring flower inspires a loving tribute to those who have served.

Vintage Fashion Meets Contemporary Style: Leg Warmers

If you’re of a certain age, leg warmers bring to mind brightly colored workout wear from the early 1980s.

Vintage-Modern Style: Norwegian Knee-High Stockings

When you knit a pair of traditional Norwegian knee-high stockings, it’s like taking a step back in time, but the look is anything but old fashioned.

Discover Knitted Mittens and Socks from Around the World from PieceWork

Enjoy knitting projects that explore techniques and designs from different cultures.