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There are some Ladybird books that I keep looking out for. Titles that I really wish I'd had as a child and dream of owning now. It's rare that I find them when searching the shelves in charity shops, but sometimes you do get lucky and today was one of those lucky days.

Series 634's Learnabout… Knitting is probably up there with Learnabout… Sewing as two of the books i most want to own in the whole Ladybird back catalogue and I was so pleased to find a copy of it on the shelves of my local charity shop for just 33p!

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If you're new to knitting this really is the perfect book to use. Not only is everything compressed down into just 52 pages, but as it was originally written for children the language and instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

Knitting2

The illustrations, whilst a bit old fashioned in their style, are also easy to understand and copy.

Knitting3

They have also managed to cram a handful of projects into the 52 pages. You have to remember that this book was published back in 1972, before knitting became trendy again, so the projects have a certain old fashioned edge to them. Whilst a knitted purse is a nice idea for a child to make for themselves I pity the father who receives this knitted tie one birthday.

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If you have a collection of old Ladybird books then please feel free to join in with Ladybird Tuesday. There are no formal rules to follow, just leave a link to any post you write in the comments below and if you're feeling kind link back to my Ladybird Tuesday category here on Being Mrs C. Thanks!

I've also compiled an index of all the vintage Ladybird books I own and everyone's Ladybird Tuesday posts to date – organised by series. It satisfies my inner geek and hopefully will also be of interest to others too.

7 Comments

  1. I had this book ! I got it for my 11th birthday ( 1973) and I remember knitting the tie for my Dad!
    Sadly my evil stepmother “disposed” of it in the late 1990’s – even though I had carefully kept it safe all that time :-(
    Ah well ( sigh)
    Made me smile to see this post :-)

  2. I had this book ! I got it for my 11th birthday ( 1973) and I remember knitting the tie for my Dad!
    Sadly my evil stepmother “disposed” of it in the late 1990’s – even though I had carefully kept it safe all that time :-(
    Ah well ( sigh)
    Made me smile to see this post :-)

  3. I could actually do with a book on how to knit!

  4. If you want to learn how to knit the most useful thing has to be YouTube and in particular the Knit Witchs videos.

  5. Glad I managed to make you smile x

  6. In duplicate, no less ;-)

  7. Andrea.edgar@gmail.com

    Would you be so kind to post extra pages, if this book has picture on how to hold your yarn and the knit and purl page, I tried teach a child to knit today and am wondering if I should buy this for her or look at the more modern learn to knit books.

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