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By Nicky Epstein

Nicky Epstein - whose blockbuster «Edge» books have bought greater than 125,000 copies - offers a treasury of fantastic knitted afghans and its bound to turn into one other hit for this always-popular writer. those masterpieces, taken from her own assortment, variety from the stylish to the actually tremendous: theyll completely enthral and encourage Epsteins many fanatics and knitters far and wide. those that favour simplicity will love the monochromatic White Sampler, in addition to a blue Wedgewood Afghan. For knitters who wish to stroll at the wilder facet and paintings with brilliant colors, theres the irresistibly complex intarsia of a Musical afghan, or the targeted panels of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

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A dedicated wife could whip up a pair of suspenders in gray cotton. And for the Victorian woman, there were knit dainty slippers — with cork soles — to pull over her boots for evening parties. 44 Patterns for Victorian oddities defy imagination. Godey’s offered a pattern for a crocheted boa with knit The Victorian knitter who wished to apply knitting to creative new uses needed to look no further than the knit egg holder in The Art of Knitting, 1892. This rabbit penwiper could be knit using strategically placed increases and decreases to craft the shape of a rabbit.

64 Opposite Page: Eastman Johnson’s 1861 painting Knitting for Soldiers captured the mood of the Civil War era on both sides of the fight. Young and old took up their needles and yarn to make everything from warm socks to bandages for their soldiers. qxd 6/29/07 Sojourner Truth set aside her knitting for a moment while posing for a photograph on a print card, dated 1864. Born into slavery in 1797 in New York, she was originally named Isabella Baumfree by her Dutch slaveholder family. She gained freedom in 1826 when New York emancipated all slaves.

Qxd 6/29/07 11:19 AM Page 39 Chapter Three Knitting for the Civil War B efore the War Between the States, America was not a united nation. While the North had grown into an economic and industrial giant, the South relied on a one-crop econ- omy — king cotton — based on slavery. The Victorian sense of moral righteousness over slavery permeated ideological and economic division between North and South. ” A self-taught circuit lawyer with humble origins, Lincoln opposed slavery on moral grounds, although his overriding goal was to hold the Union together.

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