"Looping for Fun and Profit - with the world famous Grant Looper!"
Have any of you seen such a thing? My partner brought this back from the US (he's a garage sale junkie) and thought that it must be about knitting.
From the instructions, it looks like the needle is threaded and then the tip is pushed in and out of the loops to create the fabric. I've not tried it but it looks like a combinations of punch embroidery and crochet. Maybe this is similar to nalbinding? There are patterns for a number of garments and the instructions call for increases and decreases, etc, just like with knitting. There are patterns for fishermans rib, moss stitch and picot edging. And, of course there is the pattern for the ever-popular "Ladies' Swinger Skirt'.
I intend to keep this around, just because it's so unusual. I'm wondering what anyone might know about it. It was made in Chicago, USA and the date is 1969.