Warning: This is a photo heavy post. Click on photo for larger view.
Last summer, August to be precise, my mother-in-law gave me her old knitting patterns. Some mags, but mostly old leaflets. A lot of the patterns are for socks [cue the twilight zone theme] with really different techniques for working the heel.
This is just a very small sampling of what I found interesting. I hope you enjoy the walk through knitting history.
Above from left to right: 1]Hand Knit Socks by Beehive Series No. 29; 15 cents 2]From the same booklet, The Highlander and The clansman argyle socks 3]Men's Socks by Beehive Series No. 62; 35 cents, Slip Stitch stripes and blocks.
Above from left to right: 1] Hand Knit Socks by Beehive Series No. 37, 25 cents; The Aladdin Heel 2] Photo description of Aladdin Heel 3] The Innovation Heel from Men's Socks by Beehive Series No. 62, 35 cents
Above from left to right: 1] Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 1965 @ 75 cents! 2] Vogue Knitting Fall/Winter 1963 @60 cents! 3] Vogue Knitting Fall/Winter 1962 @ 60 cents 4]Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 1966 @ 75 cents 5]Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 1967 @75 cents.
Above: Last but not least, Needle and Yarn, 1964, Volume 1 Number 4 @ 60 cents
Keep On Knitting...