Now available to pre-order PLUS full e-book available to purchase and download now!

Five years ago we took the decision to self publish A Stitch in Time, Volume 1.  This knitting treasury and vintage pattern archive with 59 patterns and over 300 pages is not a book that a traditional publisher would take on. Self publishing always takes a lot of hard work, dedication, endurance and funds. With a book of the scale of A Stitch in Time it takes even more of all of these things. This is a book that hasn’t been constrained by a publisher's need for high profits, but is a collection that has been created with passion and sincerity, to be treasured and loved.

What makes A Stitch in Time so special?

Contains 59 original patterns from 1920-1949 reproduced and digitally enhanced

Rewritten and updated versions of every pattern

Sympathetically multi-sized to retain the true vintage look

Beautifully photographed with authentic vintage styling

Up-dated yarn requirements for each pattern

Includes sizes from 30 to 60 inches

Chronologically arranged

A wealth of information about the changing styles

Top tips for vintage knitting

A Stitch in Time, Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns 1920-1949; Vol 1

E-book now available

A Stitch in Time Volume 1 is now completely out of stock, however we are delighted to announce the availability of an e-book version of this modern classic. The e-book is available for only £20 and full details of how to purchase are available opposite.

(Buy the e-book now and you will automatically receive the updated version on its completion.)

Whilst the print version is unavailable to purchase, work is already in progress to make the following improvements and enhancements:

Extended size ranges on some of the most popular patterns

Up-dated yarn requirements including newly available yarns

Pattern errata corrected throughout

Improved garment schematics

Additional charted instructions

Extensive re-editing

Improved layout

Additional technical know how pages

Bonus Pattern

Future availability of print version

We have continued to self publish and self fund this book along with A Stitch in Time Volume 2 and two other knitting books for the last four years but now find that the harsh realities of the economy at present are making it particularly difficult to re-print Volume 1 for what would be its fourth print run. To make the print book affordable to potential purchasers it is necessary to print a sizeable quantity of books at once. Print on demands providers such as create space do not unfortunately work for a book of this size.

We have also decided to no longer supply Amazon with our books due to the heavy discounts that they demand. Although this decision helps independent retailers by stabilizing the book’s price, it does have implications for us as a business. But with your assistance we can break away from this restrictive business model.

In order to get the book back into print we need to be sure of enough sales before we can commit to a print run. We need to reach a target of 500 pre-orders, in order to arrange for an updated edition of the book to be printed. In addition to the improvements already mentioned, the new version of the book will have a hard back cover, as requested by many of you.

So how can you help?

We have devised three purchasing options (click to find out more): 

1: E-book only 

2: Print Pre-order plus e-book package

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These are just a small selection of the designs in this volume.

You can see more from the book here

Purchase Options

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2: Print Pre-order plus e-book package

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