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Reins for Children

Delight in the vintage charm of Weldon's Practical Needlework and this re-creation from Franklin Habit.

Franklin Habit May 13, 2021 - 5 min read

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Franklin Habit’s knitted Reins for Children; modeled by two-year-old Savannah Blair. Photo by Joe Coca

Franklin Habit translated the pattern for Reins for Children from Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Fifth Series. Weldon’s, a London pattern company, began publishing the needlework pattern books in the late 1880s. The pattern states, “These reins are quickly and easily knitted, and afford a great deal of amusement to children, besides being capital exercise.”

Those Victorians!


Reins for Children, Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Fifth Series (Volume 2).

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