[REDFIELD, J.S., publisher]
The Ladies' Handbook of Knitting, Netting, and Crochet; containing plain directions by which to become proficient in those branches of useful and ornamental employment. Edited by an American Lady.
New York: J.S. Redfield, 1844. 12mo. (5 x 3 3/8 inches). 59pp.
Green publisher's cloth with gilt title and decoration on front cover.
A small and convenient pattern book for knitters, netters, and crocheters, popular during the time of its publication.
This charming handbook contains instructions and directions to make shawls, pillows, tablecloths, slippers, and more, along with information about working with certain materials, including silk, cotton, and wool. "Our aim is, not to make young ladies servile copyists, but to lead them to the formation of habits of thought and reflection, which may issue in higher attainments than the knitting of a shawl, or the netting of a purse" (introduction).