“The custom of making persons known to each other is a necessity in good society. It is the basis of an acquaintanceship which may serve for the enjoyment of an hour, or which may ripen into a friendship…”
That’s a quote from Rules of Etiquette and Home Culture: Or What to Do and How to Do It by Professor Walter R. Houghton et al., 1884 and one of many included in a positively enchanting new book. Fine Things for Plain Occasions, by Hunter Hammersen, will charm you from the get-go, with gorgeous knitting, amusing names and titles, and personal commentary.
Hunter grew up enamored by vintage etiquette guides and in this book, she manages to bring the beautiful wit, charming explanations, and amusing rules from those guides to new life in an array of modern, fresh knit designs. A beautiful hardcover and thick, luscious pages lead you through a collection of accessories that are simple, yet stunning. Easy lace, subtle texture, and simplicity ensure true delight.
She thoughtfully used our Trinity Worsted for a cute hat called Suitable for Use, one that might fulfill an old requirement of having “no less than three hats” when traveling for a week to an old country house. It’s reversible, utilizing slipped stitches and twisted stitches for a unique ribbing effect.
- Gauge and Sizing: 20 stitches in 4 inches in pattern as shown on Main Chart (the fabric shold be quite drapey and crumple easily). Fits a head of 21 (22.5, 23.75, 25) inches.
- Shown in: Trinity Worsted in Silver. This is a worsted-weight, 70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% silk yarn in four plies.
- Yardage: Shown with a 102-stitch cast on which used about 175 yards of yarn. You can probably make any size with 225 yards or less.
You can purchase Fine Things for Plain Occasions HERE. For now, though, how would you like to win a copy of the book right here and now? Simply leave a comment tell us which design you would love to knit and we’ll randomly choose a winner. Get your comment in before Sunday, January 24, 2016 to be eligible!