The issues published in the Forties must have certainly stood out on the shelves of the local newsagent or a street-stall with their colourful covers and attractive, fashionable models. In fact, whilst I was compiling the catalogue on the above tab, I was surprised at how much the cover designs vary; ranging from glamour girls like the one above to the 'girl-next-door' and even 'high-fashion' poses that wouldn't have looked out of place in Vogue or Harper's Bazaar.
|A selection of my favourite covers|
Stitchcraft must have certainly cheered up wartime and even post-war knitters, who probably eagerly awaited the next monthly issue; although this wait would have been even longer if the issue covered two months like this one:
Although Stitchcraft is mentioned very frequently throughout the net, I couldn't find an online visual catalogue for all the issues from the Forties or other decades. I might not have been searching thoroughly, but I thought such a resource might be useful. I knew that one would be helpful for me to pin-point the issues that my collection is missing or even to put a cover to those whose covers are lost. So in a pro-active moment (or number of hours!) I decided to collate a catalogue of all (well, nearly all) the covers from the Forties in chronological order (these issues don't comprise my entire collection unfortunately!). I've posted my efforts on the above tab, although you'll notice that there are certain covers missing. By the way - if you have these issues in your collection it would be greatly appreciated it if you could be so kind as to email me a jpeg of the cover so that I can add it to the catalogue for completeness :-)
The next Stitchcraft catalogue? Well, I'm thinking of doing one for the Fifties as I've got quite a few of issues, but this will probably take me a bit longer than this one.
Let me know what you think of the catalogue and I hope that it'll be of use to you too!