The American Red Cross offers free scans of their World War II patterns online!
Knitting-crochet.com’s antique patterns.
This site is part of a project to preserve vintage patterns in the public domain. Offers PDF versions of many vintage pattern books and booklets.
Information about Bohus Knitting and links to a description and photos of Bohus garments.
History and photos on the history of knitting in the British Dales.
Great introduction to men who knit with links to more sources.
Sarah Bradberry’s fabulous site that translates “Homework,” a knitting manual from 1891, into contemporary knitting terms.
A virtual exhibit exploring knitting and crochet history in mid 19th century America.
Excellent essay on U.S. women knitting during World War II with a good bibliography.
Bishop Richard Rutt, author of Handknitting: A History, donated all his archival materials to the Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton, which digitized the entire collection of vintage knitting goodness for you to enjoy.
Traditional Austrian stitch patterns.
Searchable database of knitted objects in the V&A’s collection, links to knitting patterns from the 1940s, and a great description of British Isles knitting traditions.
Scans of vintage patterns, mainly from the 1940s-1950s. Great site!