Here is a compilation of the needlework and knitting books available at Project Gutenberg .Just click on the link to dowload
Beeton's Book of Needlework
Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont
Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving by Grace Christie
Jacobean Embroidery by Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A. F. Morris Hands
The Ladies' Work-Book Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, etc.
Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee