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´╗┐Title: Exercises in Knitting
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EXERCISES IN KNITTING.

BY

CORNELIA MEE,

AUTHORESS OF A MANUAL OF KNITTING, NETTING, AND CROCHET WORK;
THE COMPANION TO THE WORK TABLE; CROCHET EXPLAINED AND
ILLUSTRATED; CROCHET DOILIES AND EDGINGS; ETC.

THIRD THOUSAND.

LONDON: DAVID BOGUE, FLEET STREET.

MDCCCXLVI.



BATH:

PRINTED BY WOOD BROTHERS, PARSONAGE LANE.



INDEX.

RECEIPTS FOR TWELVE CHAIR COVERS, IN DIFFERENT PATTERNS.

                                                      Page.
  No. 1. German Pattern of Open Double Knitting          2
      2. Nun's Pattern                                   3
      3. Viennoise Pattern                               4
      4. Beautiful Coral Pattern                         6
      5. Beautiful Diamond Pattern                      10
      6. Pretty Feather Pattern                         13
      7. Double Rose-Leaf Pattern                       14
      8. Spider-Net Pattern                             16
      9. Shield Pattern, surrounded with Open Work      18
     10. Canvass Pattern                                22
     11. Leaf Pattern                                   24
     12. Another Leaf Pattern                           26


RECEIPTS IN KNITTING.[1]

    Border, Pretty Vandyke                              98
    Bodice, A Knitted                                   49
    Bag, Shell Knitting for a                           52
    Basket Serviette, Pretty Pattern for a              54
    Border, Pretty Open Diamond                         81
    Brioche, For a                                      97
    Cap, Shell Pattern for a Baby's                     45
    Carpet Hookah, or Oriental Mat                      55
    Cap Half, for wearing under a Bonnet                62
    Cuffs, Honeycomb                                    83
    Comforter, For a                                    67
    Comforter, For another                              68
    Counterpane, Bell Pattern for a                     69
    Cuffs, Gentlemen's                                  87
    Collar, Beautiful Knitted                          112
    Edging, New Pattern for Lace                        37
    Edging, Narrow Vandyke                              29
    Fish Serviette                                      33
    Fringe for Chair Covers, &c.                        35
    Fan Pattern                                        124
    Gaiters, Children's                                104
    Hood, Baby's Very Pretty                            30
    Muff, For a                                         64
    Mitten, Swiss Pattern for the Top of a              65
    Muffatees, Corkscrew Pattern                        86
    Mitten, Fan Pattern                                 84
    Pattern, A Pretty open                              51
    Penwiper, For a Knitted                             71
    Pelisse, Very elegant Knitted                       57
    Purse, Pretty Pattern for a Knitted                111
    Shawl, Leaf Pattern for Half-Square                 39
    Shoe, For a Baby's                                  79
    Shoe and Stocking, A Baby's                         42
    Shawl, A Shetland                                   66
    Scarf, Beautiful Pattern for a                      74
    Shawl, Netted                                      110
    Shawl, Pretty Feather Pattern for the Border of a  120
    Shawl, Open Diamond Pattern for the Centre of a    121
    Spencer, For an Under                              105
    Sugar Plum Stitch                                   38
    Stocking, Receipt for a                             88
    Twisted Knitting                                    78


[1] Transcriber's note: some commas were added to this table of
contents for clarity.



EXERCISES IN KNITTING.



Receipts for Twelve Chair Covers, in different Patterns.


As the number of stitches required to work each pattern will
be mentioned, these patterns can easily be applied for any other
purpose, and are most of them well adapted for doilies. Some
of the most open patterns are suitable for Shetland shawls; and
as the majority of the chair covers are now done in coloured
wool, the colours and number of shades will be described; though,
if wished in white, the linen thread, No. 1, is the proper material
to be used.



I.

German Pattern of Open Double Knitting, both Sides alike.


Large wooden pins are required for this pattern, which is done
in double or eight-threaded wool, in 5 colours that contrast
well--claret, gold colour, blue, white, scarlet; and 4 rows of
each, worked in the order they are here placed. Cast on 71
stitches.

First row:--Seam 1, make 1, slip 1: this row is only to begin
with, and is not repeated, the whole of the knitting being done
as the

Second row:--Seam 2 together, make 1, by passing the wool
round the pin, slip 1, and repeat. At the end of the row, if
correctly knitted, there will be 1 stitch, which seam. When the
colours have been repeated 6 times, the cover will be the proper size.

To finish it round, work fringe No. 2, work claret for the head,
and put in two lengths of each colour in the fringe.



II.

Nun's Pattern.


Pins No. 10, 8 stitches to a pattern: 14 shades of orange
4-threaded German wool, beginning with the darkest, and working
6 rows of each: 4 plain rows to begin and end the cover; and 4
plain stitches at the beginning and end of every row, for an edge.
These edge stitches are not mentioned with the pattern, but will
be included in the number cast on. Cast on 112 stitches.

First row:--Make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2, slip 1, knit 2
together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 2, and repeat.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2
together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 1, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Make 1, knit 5, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass
the slipped stitch over, and repeat.

Sixth row:--Seamed. Repeat from 1st row.

When 6 rows of each shade have been done, reverse them by
continuing with the 2d lightest shade.



III.

Viennoise Pattern.


Pins No. 10, 9 stitches to a pattern. Eight shades of scarlet
four-threaded German wool, 12 rows of each, the shades to be
arranged and reversed as No. 2. Cast on 116 stitches (this
includes the 8 edge stitches).

First row:--Make 1, knit 5, knit 2 together, pass the wool
twice over the pin, knit 2 together, repeat.

Second row:--Seamed. The stitches that were passed twice
over the pin to be knitted only as 1 stitch.

Third row:--Knit 1, make 1, knit 4, knit 2 together, pass the
wool twice over the pin, knit 2 together, repeat.

Fourth row:--Seamed as before.

Fifth row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, pass the
wool twice over the pin, knit 2 together, repeat.

Sixth row:--Seamed as before.

Seventh row:--Knit 3, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, pass
the wool twice over the pin, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 4, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, pass the
wool twice over the pin, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 5, make 1, knit 2 together, pass the wool
twice over the pin, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Twelfth row:--Seamed, then repeat from the 1st row.



IV.

Beautiful Coral Pattern.


Pins No. 12. Sixteen shades of scarlet, four-threaded German
wool, and 6 rows of each shade, to be worked in the same order
as No. 2, for the cover. Cast on 116 stitches; if wished for
any other purpose, cast on any number of stitches that will
divide by 17, and 14 stitches over, to make the pattern
correspond at the edges.

First row:--Knit 4, knit 2 together,* thread forward, knit 2
together, thread forward, knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 1,
thread forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over,
knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 2, and repeat from * till within 8 of
the end, then thread forward, knit 2 together, thread forward,
knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 4.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit 3, knit 2 together,* thread forward, knit 2
together, thread forward, knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 3,
thread forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped one over,
knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, and repeat from *. For the end:
thread forward, knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 2 together,
thread forward, knit 5.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Knit 2, knit 2 together,* thread forward, knit 2
together, thread forward, knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 5,
thread forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over,
knit 2 together, knit 2, and repeat from *. For the end: thread
forward, knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 2 together, thread
forward, knit 6.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 4,* thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass the
slipped stitch over, thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped
stitch over, thread forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped
stitch over, knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 2, thread forward, knit 1,
and repeat from *. For the end: thread forward, slip 1, knit 1,
pass the slipped stitch over, thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass
the slipped stitch over, thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass the
slipped stitch over, knit 4.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 5,* thread forward, knit 2 together, thread
forward, knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1,
pass the slipped stitch over, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, thread
forward, knit 3, and repeat from *. For the end: thread forward,
knit 2 together, thread forward, knit 2 together, thread forward,
knit 2 together, knit 3.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 6,* thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass
the slipped stitch over, thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass the
slipped stitch over, thread forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pass the
slipped stitch over, knit 2 together, knit 2, thread forward, knit 5,
and repeat from *. For the end: thread forward, slip 1, knit 1,
pass the slipped stitch over, thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass
the slipped stitch over, thread forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass the
slipped stitch over, knit 2.

Twelfth row:--Seamed. Repeat from 1st row.



V.

Beautiful Diamond Pattern.


Pins No. 10; 24 stitches to a pattern; 6 shades of scarlet four-threaded
German wool, 12 rows of each shade, and for the centre,
12 rows of white. Cast on 128 stitches.

First row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3 (make 1
and knit 2 together 3 times), knit 2 together and draw the
preceding stitch on the right-hand needle over the stitch formed
by knitting the last 2 together, make 1 and knit 2 together twice,
make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together; repeat.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3 (knit 2
together and make 1 three times), knit 1 (make 1 and knit 2
together twice), make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1 (knit 2
together and make 1 three times), knit 3 (make 1 and knit 2
together three times), knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together; repeat.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1 (knit 2
together and make 1 three times), knit 5 (make 1 and knit 2
together three times), knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, and
repeat.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1 (make 1
and knit 2 together three times), knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together,
knit 2 (make 1 and knit 2 together four times).

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3 (make
1 and knit 2 together three times), knit 2 (knit 2 together and
make 1 three times), knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Twelfth row:--Seamed.



VI.

Pretty Feather Pattern.


Pins No. 11; 25 stitches to a pattern. Six shades each of
scarlet, drab, and blue. Cast on 108 stitches. Commence with
the darkest blue and knit 4 plain rows.

First row:--Knit 2 together four times, bring the wool forward
and knit 1 eight times, knit 2 together four times, knit 1,
and repeat.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

The shade is changed after the completion of these 4 rows.
The 6 shades of blue are knit from dark to light; then the 6
shades of scarlet; and then the shades of drab: each set of shades
is knit twice, and you will finish with the lightest drab. Knit 4
plain rows of that colour besides the 4 pattern rows.



VII.

Rose-Leaf Pattern.


Pins No. 10; 19 stitches to a pattern. Fifteen shades of blue
four-thread German wool, and 6 rows of each colour. Cast on
122 stitches.

First row:--Knit 1, seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit
1, pass the slipped stitch over, seam 1, knit 2 together, knit 1,
seam 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, seam 1,
knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, and repeat.

Second row:--Seam 3, knit 1, seam 2, knit 1, seam 2, knit 1,
seam 4, knit 2, seam 1; repeat.

Third row:--Knit 1, seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 1, make 1,
slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, seam 1, knit 2 together,
seam 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, seam 1, knit 2
together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seam 4, knit 1, seam 1, knit 1, seam 1, knit 1,
seam 5, knit 2, seam 1, and repeat.

Fifth row:--Knit 1, seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 3, make 1, slip
1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, seam 1, slip 1, knit
2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 3, make 1.

Sixth row:--Seam 6, knit 1, seam 7, knit 2, seam 1, and repeat.

Seventh row:--Knit 1, seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1,
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit
5, make 1, and repeat.

Eighth row:--Seam 16, knit 2, seam 1, and repeat.

Begin again from the 1st row.



VIII.

Pretty Spider-Net Pattern, with Open Work between.


Pins No. 12; 35 stitches to a pattern. Fourteen shades of four-threaded
scarlet German wool, 6 rows of each shade. Cast on 113 stitches.

First row:--Knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1,
knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 9 (make 1, and knit
2 together 6 times), knit 5; repeat.

Second row:--Seam 4 (seam 2 together and make 1 six times),
seam 9 (seam 2 together and make 1 twice), seam 3, make 1,
seam 2 together, seam 1, and repeat.

Third row:--Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1,
knit 2 together (make 1 and knit 2 together twice), knit 9 (make
1 and knit 2 together six times), knit 3, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seam 2 (seam 2 together and make 1 six times),
seam 9 (seam 2 together and make 1 twice), seam 1, make 1, seam 3,
make 1, seam 2, and repeat.

Fifth row:--Knit 3, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the
slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 3 (make 1 and knit 2 together
twice), knit 9 (make 1 and knit 2 together six times), knit 1, repeat.

Sixth row:--Seam 3 (make 1 and seam 2 together six times), seam
6, seam 2 together, make 1, seam 1, make 1, seam 2 together,
make 1, seam 2 together, seam 7, repeat.

Seventh row:--Knit 6, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 4 (knit 2 together
and make 1 six times), knit 4, repeat.

Eighth row:--Seam 5 (make 1 and seam 2 together six times),
seam 2, seam 2 together, make 1, seam 2 together, seam 1, seam
2 together, make 1, seam 2 together, make 1, seam 2 together,
seam 5, repeat.

Ninth row:--Knit 4, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 3 (knit 2 together
and make 1 six times), knit 6, repeat.

Tenth row:--Seam 7 (make 1 and seam 2 together six times),
seam 3, make 1, slip 1, seam 2 together, pass the slipped stitch
over, make 1, seam 3, make 1, seam 2 together, make 1, seam 2
together, seam 3, repeat.



IX.

Shield Pattern, surrounded with Open Work.


Pins No. 11; 15 stitches to a pattern. Ten shades of four-threaded
German wool, 8 rows of each shade, the shades to be reversed from
the centre the same as No. 2. Cast on 113 stitches.

First row:--Knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, knit 2
together.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, knit
2 together.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2, knit 2
together.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, make
1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make
1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3,
knit 2 together, knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Twelfth row:--Seamed.

Thirteenth row:--Knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 2 together at the back, knit 3,
make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Fourteenth row:--Seamed.

Fifteenth row:--Same as the 13th row.

Sixteenth row:--Seamed.

Seventeenth row:--Same as the 13th.

Eighteenth row:--Seamed.

Nineteenth row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2 together at the back, knit 2,
make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2.

Twentieth row:--Seamed.

Twenty-first row:--Knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 together at the back, knit 1,
make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3.

Twenty-second row:--Seamed.

Twenty-third row:--Knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 2 together, knit 2 together at the back, make 1, knit 2
together, make 1, knit 4.

Twenty-fourth row:--Seamed.

Twenty-fifth row:--Knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 2
together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together.

Twenty-sixth row:--Seamed.

Twenty-seventh row:--Knit 2 together at the back, knit 3,
make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together.

Twenty-eighth row:--Seamed.

Repeat from 1st row.



X.

Canvass Pattern.


Two stitches to a pattern, 3 half-ounce skeins of shaded scarlet
8-threaded wool, and 2 skeins of 8-threaded white wool, 6 rows
of scarlet, and 4 of white. Cast on 100 stitches.

First row:--Seam 1, seam the remainder of the stitches,
passing the wool twice round the pin. This row is not repeated,
but the knitting continued with the 2d and 3d rows till large
enough.

Second row:--Knit half the 1st stitch, knit the other half with
half the 2d stitch, passing the wool twice round the pin, knit the
other half of the 2d stitch with the 1st half of the 3d stitch,
passing the wool twice round the pin, and so on.

Third row:--Seam half the 1st stitch, seam the other half with
the 1st half of the 2d stitch, passing the wool twice round the
pin, seam the other half of the 2d stitch with the 1st half of the
3d stitch, passing the wool twice round; repeat. Finish this
round with fringe No. 2; use scarlet for the head, and scarlet
and white for the fringe.



XI.

Leaf Pattern.


Pins No. 10. Cast on 116; 12 stitches to a pattern.

First row:--Knit 1, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 1,
knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, and repeat.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1,
knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1, knit 1, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Knit 3, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1,
knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2
together, make 1, knit 3, and repeat.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 5, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together and bring
the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 4, and repeat.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 1,
make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Twelfth row:--Seamed.

Thirteenth row:--Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1, knit 3,
make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Fourteenth row:--Seamed.

Fifteenth row:--Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 5,
make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Sixteenth row:--Seamed.

Seventeenth row:--Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7,
make 1, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Eighteenth row:--Seamed.

Nineteenth row:--Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 9,* make 1,
slip 1, knit 2 together and bring the slipped stitch over, make 1,
knit 9, repeat from * to end, and then begin first row.

Twentieth row:--Seamed.



XII.

Another Leaf Pattern.


Pins No. 11; 14 stitches to each pattern. Cast on 106 stitches.

First row:--Seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, seam 4, knit 2,
seam 2, bring the thread forward and knit 1, pass the thread
round the needle, and repeat.

Second row:--Seam 3, knit 2, seam 2, knit 3, knit 2 together,
seam 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Third row:--Seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, seam 2, knit 2,
seam 2, knit 1, thread forward and knit 1, thread forward and
knit 1, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seam 5, knit 2, seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together,
seam 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Fifth row:--Seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, seam 2,
knit 2, thread forward, knit 1, thread forward, knit 2, and repeat.

Sixth row:--Seam 7, knit 2, seam 1, knit 2 together, seam 1,
knit 2, and repeat.

Seventh row:--Seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, seam 2, knit 3,
thread forward and knit 1, thread forward, knit 3, and repeat.

Eighth row:--Seam 9, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, and repeat.

Ninth row:--Seam 2, thread forward and knit 1, thread round the
needle and seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, seam 1, knit 5, and repeat.

Tenth row:--Seam 4, knit 1, knit 2 together, seam 1, knit 2,
seam 3, knit 2, and repeat.

Eleventh row:--Seam 2, knit 1, thread forward and knit 1,
thread forward, knit 1, seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, seam 1,
knit 3, and repeat.

Twelfth row:--Seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, seam 1, knit 2,
seam 5, knit 2, and repeat.

Thirteenth row:--Seam 2, knit 2, thread forward and knit 1,
thread forward and knit 2, seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2,
and repeat.

Fourteenth row:--Seam 1, knit 2 together, seam 1, knit 2,
seam 7, knit 2, and repeat.

Fifteenth row:--Seam 2, knit 3, thread forward and knit 1, thread
forward, knit 3, seam 2, knit 1, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Sixteenth row:--Knit 2 together, knit 2, seam 9, knit 2, and
repeat.



Narrow Vandyke Edging.


Pins No. 21, and linen thread No. 9. Cast on 8 stitches.

First row:--Knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit
2 together.

Second row:--Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, pass the
thread twice round the pin, knit 2 together.

Third row:--Make 1, knit 1, knit the first half of next stitch,
seam the other half, knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 2 together.

Fourth row:--Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Fifth row:--Make 1, knit 6, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 2 together.

Sixth row:--Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, pass
the thread twice round the pin, knit 2 together, pass the thread
twice round, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped one over, knit 1.

Seventh row:--Knit 2, knit the first half of next stitch, seam
the other half, knit 1, knit first half of next stitch, seam the other
half, knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together.

Eighth row:--Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 7.
Cast off 5 stitches, and repeat from first row.



For a Baby's Hood--very pretty.


Done on 2 needles, No. 10, in German wool. Cast on 7
stitches, for the crown.

First row:--Knit 1 stitch, and bring the wool forward before
each of the other 6 stitches.

Knit a plain row.

Third row:--Knit 2 stitches, make 1, knit 2, make 1. A plain
row is knit between every increased one.

Next row:--Make 1 between every 3 stitches, then between
every 4, and so on, only increasing in the same plan, that is, 6
times in every other row, till you have 16 stitches between every
increased stitch. Then knit a plain row.

Next row:--Make 1, and knit 2 stitches together alternately
throughout the row, cast off 12 stitches on each side of your pins,
knit 2 plain rows.

Next row:--Make 1, and knit 2 stitches together alternately.

Knit 2 plain rows.

Next row:--Make 1, and knit 2 stitches together alternately.
Knit 8 plain rows.

Next row:--Knit 12, make 1, knit 12, make 1, and repeat.

Knit a plain row, and continue commencing with 12 stitches
every other row, making 1 between every 12 stitches, so that in
every other row there is an additional stitch between every increasing.
Continue the plain and increased row alternately, in the
whole making 30 rows.

When the hood is made up, satin ribbon is first run between
the holes, and then turned back, and stuffed with wool. It is
turned over to the second of the 8 plain rows. Satin ribbon is
run between the 3 rows of holes and the increased parts down the
crown, which is sewed up. The curtain, or frill, is sewed to the
back part, and is knit as follows:--Cast on 64 stitches, knit 18
plain rows, then take up the stitches at each side, and knit a plain
row; bring the wool forward, and knit 2 together for the row, 1
plain row, cast off, then draw the ribbon through the holes, and
sew on the frill. The crown is neatly lined with white Persian,
and strings of sarcenet added. A rosette of ribbon is an improvement.
Pink, white, or blue wool, is the best colour to knit this
hood in.



Very Pretty Pattern for a Fish Serviette.


No. 2 linen thread, and pins No. 14. Cast on 116 stitches; 2
are for the edge on each side: knit 1 plain row, seam 1. The 2
stitches for the edge are not mentioned in the pattern.

First row:--Knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together (knit 1
and make 1 twice), knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together
(knit 1 and make 1 twice), knit 2.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--(Knit 2 together and knit 1 twice,) make 1, knit 3,
make 1 (knit 1 and knit 2 together twice), knit 1, make 1,
knit 3, make 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over,
knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together,
pass the slipped stitch over, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 2 (make 1 and knit 1 twice), knit 2
together, knit 3, knit 2 together (knit 1 and make 1 twice), knit 1,
knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 3, make 1 (knit 1 and knit
2 together twice), knit 1, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, knit 2
together, knit 1, knit 2 together.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 2, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, slip 1,
knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit one,
make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the
slipped stitch over, repeat.

Twelfth row:--Seamed.

Repeat these 12 rows till you have about 9 or 10 nails in
length, then knit 1 plain row, seam 1 row, and cast off.



Two pretty Fringes for Chair Covers, &c.


No. 1. Cast on an even number of stitches for covers, 8 will
be a good number, and use double wool. Make 1 by passing the
wool round, seam 2 together, repeat; both rows are done in this
manner: when sufficient fringe is done, cast off 4 stitches, take
out the other pin, and unravel the remaining stitches.

No. 2. Cast on 9 stitches, make a stitch, seam 2 together,
make a stitch, seam 2 together, make a stitch, seam 2 together
(the wool is cut in lengths of about 6 inches and put in 3 at a
time), put in 1 piece of the fringe, knit 2 plain stitches, pass
the piece of fringe between the needles, knit the last stitch.

Second row:--Knit the 2 first stitches, knit the third and the
piece of fringe together, knit the rest plain, knit the next row
the same as the first. Continue with these 2 rows alternately till
sufficient fringe is made. It may be done either in one plain colour,
or the knitting in one colour and the fringe in another.



New Pattern for Lace Edging.


Linen thread No. 6. Pins No. 18. Cast on 12 stitches.

First row:--Slip 1, knit 1, pass the cotton twice round the
pin, knit 2 together, pass the cotton twice round the pin, knit 2
together, pass the cotton twice round the pin, knit 2 together,
pass the cotton twice round the pin, knit 2 together, pass the
cotton twice round the pin, knit 2 together.

Second row:--Knit 2, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1,
knit 2, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1, knit 2.

Third row:--Slip 1, knit 16.

Fourth row:--Cast off 5, knit 11. You will now have 12
stitches on the needle.

Fifth row:--Slip 1, knit 2, pass the cotton twice round the
needle, knit 2 together, knit 1, pass the cotton 4 times round the
pin, knit 2 together, knit 1, pass the cotton twice round the pin,
knit 2 together, knit 1.

Sixth row:--Knit 3, seam 1, knit 3, seam 1, knit 1, seam 1,
knit 3, seam 1, knit 3.

Seventh row:--Slip 1, knit 16.

Eighth row:--Cast off 5, knit 11. You have now 12 stitches
on the pin, and must begin with the first row again.



Sugar-Plum Stitch.


Very pretty for babies' quilts, done in shaded wool and large
pins. Cast on an uneven number of stitches.

First row:--Knit 1 stitch, bring wool forward, slip 1 the reverse
way, pass the wool back, and repeat.

Second row:--Seam the stitch that was slipped in the last row,
pass the wool back, slip 1 the reverse way, bring the wool forward,
and repeat. Continue these 2 rows till the knitting is large enough.



Leaf Pattern for Half-Square Shawl.


Twelve stitches to a pattern, pins No. 10. This may either be
done in Shetland or German wool, and is very pretty in black
Shetland wool. Cast on 3 stitches; increase at the beginning of
each row till you have 12.

First pattern row:--Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1,
knit 1, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1.

Second row:--Seamed, making a stitch at the beginning.

Third row:--Make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1,
knit 3, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2.

Fourth row:--Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Fifth row:--Make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1,
knit 5, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3.

Sixth row:--Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Seventh row:--Make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7,
make 1, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Eighth row:--Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Ninth row:--Make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together,
knit 4, make 1, and knit the remainder.

Tenth row:--Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Eleventh row:--Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 1,
make 1, knit 3 (knit 2 together twice), knit 3, make 1, knit 1,
make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit remainder.

Twelfth row:--Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Thirteenth row:--Make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1,
knit 3, make 1, knit 2 (knit 2 together twice), knit 2, make 1,
knit 3, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit the remainder.

Fourteenth row:--Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Fifteenth row:--Make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1,
knit 5, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, * knit 2 together, knit 1,
make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, and repeat
from *, knit those left at the end.

Sixteenth row:--Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Seventeenth row:--Make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together, * knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7,
make 1, knit 2 together, and repeat from *, knit those left at the end.

Eighteenth row:--Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Nineteenth row:--Make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 3, knit 2
together, knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, knit 2
together, knit 4, make 1, knit the rest.

Twentieth row:--Seamed: make 1 at the beginning.

Twenty-first row same as 11th.

The shawl can be made any size by repeating these 10 rows till
you have it as large as you wish.



Baby's Shoe and Stocking.


Set on 80 stitches, and knit the top as the Swiss mittens.
When deep enough, diminish your stitches to 60. Knit 2 seamed
rows in colour, then 2 plain white, and 6 rows of bars, formed by
knitting 2 plain and 2 seamed stitches alternately for 3 rows, and
then 2 plain rounds, then reverse the ribbing, and so on, with 2
plain rounds between. Divide the back and front--on the 2 back
pins 32 stitches, 28 on the front; on the back pins knit 2 more
plain rows, on the front continue the bars 6 more rows, and at
the end knit 4 plain rows. This finishes the stocking part.

For the shoe, set on 32 stitches of coloured wool on a separate
pin: 1 plain row, and 1 row of holes for ribbon to go through,
1 plain row, and then join it to the back part of the stocking,
knit 2 seamed rows, 2 plain, 3 rows of bars, and 2 seamed rows.
Divide for the heel 12 stitches on the middle pin, and 10 on each
side, which you bind down. Continue 3 plain rows on the middle
part where there are 12 stitches, and 3 rows of bars; no plain rows
at the end; take up each side of the heel 10 stitches, and seam 3
rows. For the foot part, knit 2 plain rows, and 8 rows of bars,
before knitting the plain rows to these 8 rows of bars. Set on 28
stitches of coloured wool on a separate pin, and after knitting 2
seamed rows, join it to the front part of the stocking, then knit
2 plain rounds all round to join the whole, but in the back
part reduce 4 stitches to make it equal with the 28 in front.
Commence the pattern or bars on the back pin, and make the 1st
stitch a plain one, at the end of that pin, and on the front one
seam 3 stitches to form the side of the shoe, with 2 plain rows
as before, narrowing at the end and beginning of the pins. At the
beginning of the pins, narrow the 1st stitch, and at the end before
the 3 seamed stitches, and only narrow in the plain rows. When
you have narrowed to have 10 on the front and back pins, 20 in
all, knit 4 plain rows, and finish by turning it and binding down.
The front part of the shoe should have 4 rows of bars; join the
sides of the shoe and stocking, and knit 4 seamed rows; draw a
ribbon through the back part where you made the holes.



Shell Pattern for a Baby's Cap.


Pins No. 22, and the finest linen thread.

The front part is knit with 2 needles only. Cast on 208 stitches,
knit 5 rows plain for the beginning. After these 5, you must
diminish 1 stitch in every shell, so as to have only 192. Then 3
rows of the pattern, or shells, 2 rows of holes (for putting narrow
ribbon in) before doing the pattern again, which is done in this
manner: bring your thread forward, knit 2 stitches together, and
so on to the end of your needle. Knit 5 rows of plain between
these 2 rows of holes; when this is concluded, knit 4 rows of the
shells, and then 2 rows of the holes the same as before, with the
5 plain rows between, then again 2 rows of the pattern or shells.
You now take your two other needles, and increase 43 stitches for
the back of the head; 2 rows plain, 1 row for putting ribbon in,
and 3 rows plain, then knit 8 rows of the shells; the 7th row you
must have 7 holes in each shell, and the 8th but 6. After this,
seam the first and second stitches, knit the third plain, without
taking it off, and twist it so as to make 2 stitches of this last
one; then seam the fifth, slip the sixth without knitting, knit the
seventh plain, and pass the sixth over, knit the eighth plain, slip
the ninth, and the tenth knit plain, and pass the ninth over it.
The next row: seam the first stitch, slip the second, knit the
third, and pass the second over without taking it off, and knit it
twisted; twist the fourth, seam the fifth, and knit the 3 remaining
plain. After this row, knit 2 rows plain all round; after these,
make a row of holes (for putting ribbon in) by taking 2 stitches
together, and making one as before. First 3 rows plain all round,
another row of holes, and then 3 rows plain. Then do the pattern
8 shells round the cap, and so continue until you have but 5
stitches instead of 9 (not including the 2 twisted, and the seamed).

After this row, seam the 1st, twist the 2d and 3d, seam the 4th,
raise a stitch by picking up a loop, slip the 5th, knit the 6th, and
pass the 5th over, knit the 7th plain, and take the 8th and 9th
together, raise one stitch before beginning to seam.

The next row:--Seam the 1st, slip the 2d, knit the 3d plain,
and pass the 2d half through, and knit it plain, seam the 4th,
knit the 5th plain, slip the 6th without knitting, knit the 7th,
and pass over the 6th to the left, and the 8th to the right, knit
the 9th plain.

Then do 2 rows of plain knitting all round, 2 rows of the holes
(for ribbon), knitting 2 rows plain to divide them, and 4
plain rows to finish with. Take off your stitches on a needle
with coarse thread, and tie it up.

The pattern stitch:--First row:--Seam the 1st stitch, twist the
2d and 3d, seam the 4th, knit the 5th plain, bring your thread
forward, and so continue for 9 stitches plain, counting the 5th for
1; by putting your thread forward, you will have 17 stitches.

Second row:--Seam the 1st stitch, twist the 2d and 3d, seam
the 4th, and knit the 17 plain when with 4 needles, and seam
them when with 2.

Third row:--Seam the 1st, twist the 2d and 3d, seam the 4th,
slip the 5th, knit the 6th plain, and pass over the 5th; knit 15
stitches plain, including the 6th, and take 2 together at the
15th.

Fourth row:--The same as the 3d, with the exception of the
number, which is 13 this time, diminishing at the first and
thirteenth as before.

Fifth row:--The same as the fourth row, only 11 stitches instead
of 13.

Sixth row:--The same as the fifth, only 9 stitches instead of 11.

After the 6 rows, you begin at the first again, the 6 rows
comprising all the pattern.



For a Knitted Bodice.


Five ounces of four-thread fleecy, and No. 10 pins.

Cast on 60 stitches, and knit 3 plain rows.

Fourth row:--Make a stitch, knit 2 together, make a stitch,
knit 2 together, and so on to the end of the row; knit 4 plain
rows, knit 70 rows in double knitting, knit the 4 first and last
stitches of every row plain, then let off all the stitches on to
a piece of thread, except 25 on the right-hand side. *Knit these
25 stitches backwards and forwards (remembering that the 4 plain
stitches are still to be knit on the right-hand side, but not on
the other) for 26 rows; then cast on 15 additional stitches; the 4
plain stitches are now to be knit on both sides for 74 rows. Knit
3 plain rows.

Next row:--Make a stitch, knit 2 together, make a stitch, knit
2 together, and so on, knit 3 plain rows, and cast off. This
completes the back and one front. You then let off 25 stitches
on the other side, and repeat from the point marked above with
an asterisk. Then take up the stitches all round the neck, and
knit 3 plain rows.

Next row:--Make a stitch and knit 2 together alternately, knit
4 plain rows, and cast off. Then sew the two fronts to the back,
about one third of the length up, and run a ribbon through the
row of holes formed at the top and bottom. This is worn outside
the dress; and under a shawl or cloak is very comfortable. All
should be done in double knitting but the 4 edge stitches.



Pretty Open Pattern.


Nine stitches to a pattern. For the centre of a shawl I have
done it in white, with a deep shaded border in feather stitch,
in German wool, and the effect is extremely good.

First row:--Seam 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2
together, make 1, and repeat.

Second row:--Seam 7, and knit 2 alternately.

Third row:--Seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1,
knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seam 7, and knit 2 alternately.

Fifth row:--Seam 2, knit 2, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together,
pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Sixth row:--Knit 2, and seam 7 alternately.



Shell Knitting for a Bag, in German Wool.


Pins No. 14. Take 11 shades of wool, begin with the darkest,
and 4 rows of each shade; that is, 1 pattern done of each. Cast
on 155 stitches, 57 on 2 of the needles, and 38 on the third.

First round:--Knit 4 stitches plain. Bring the wool forward,
knit 1, bring the wool forward, knit 1. Repeat this 8 times.
Knit 4 plain, seam 3. Repeat this all round.

Second round:--Knit 2 plain, 2 together, 15 plain, slip 1, knit
1, draw the slipped one over the knitted one, knit 3 plain, seam 4.
Repeat this all round.

Third round:--Knit 2 plain, 2 together, 14 plain, slip 1, and
pull 1 over as before, knit 2 plain, seam 3.

Fourth round:--Knit 1 plain, 2 together, 14 plain, slip and pull
over as before, knit 1, seam 3.

Fifth round:--Knit 2 together, 14 plain, slip and pull over,
seam 3.

The stitches will now be reduced to their original number. Tie
on the next shade, and repeat the 5 rows as before. Repeat this
15 times. Then take very small needles, and knit a binder, in
simple ribs, in any of the shades, 15 rows deep.

The handle is made by knitting on 2 needles of the same size
as those used for the bag, with double wool, in the following
manner:--Cast on 14 stitches, slip 1, bring the wool forward,
slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped one over the knitted one to the
last 2, which are both knitted; without bringing the wool forward,
fold the two edges into the middle, and sew together with the
double wool. Silk tassels to match.



Pretty Pattern for Basket Serviettes.


Six stitches to a pattern. Cast on 76 stitches, knit 2 plain
at each edge.

First row:--Make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1,
knit 2 together.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 3 together.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 1, make 1.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 3 together, make 1, knit 3, make 1.

Eighth row:--Seamed. Repeat from first row. The plain
rows between may be knit, instead of seamed, if wished.



Oriental Mat, or Hookah Carpet.


This may also be used as a carriage rug, or is very pretty as a
mat for the front of the piano.

It is composed of an open stripe of dark knitting, and a stripe
of white knitting, with a pattern worked in cross stitch on it,
and is quite new. Large wooden pins are required, and 12-threaded
fleecy, dark claret for the open stripe, and white, with 4 shades of
gold, green, lilac, and scarlet, form a good combination of colours
for the close stripe, and are extremely rich in their effect. For
the open stripe cast on 18 stitches.

First row:--Knit 2 stitches, bring the wool forward, pass the
first of the 2 knit stitches over, knit 2, bring the wool forward,
pass the first of the 2 knit stitches over, repeat.

Second row:--Seamed: repeat these 2 rows alternately till you
have done the length you wish your mat to be.

For the close stripe cast on 20 stitches, and knit the same length
as the open stripe. When finished, pin it on to a weighted cushion
to work the pattern on it, as that stretches the knitting, and shews
more plainly where you should put your needle in.

Then work the annexed pattern on it. First pattern in shades
of gold; second, shades of green; third, shades of scarlet; fourth,
shades of lilac. Repeat with the gold. Four stripes of the white,
and 3 of the dark, will make a nice-sized mat for a drawing-room.
If for a carriage rug, an additional stripe of each.

[Image: Pattern for Oriental mat.]



Very elegant Knitted Pelisse.


This may be made either smaller or larger by using finer or
coarser wool and pins.

It is usually done in 4-thread fleecy, with coloured centre, and
border to imitate ermine.

Cast on 270 stitches with white, bring the wool forward, slip a
stitch the reversed way, knit 2 together, and repeat: every row is
alike. Knit 24 rows with the white, then slip off 24 stitches at
the beginning of the next row, and join the coloured wool, leave
24 stitches at the other end. These stitches are not required again
till the centre is done, and are then knitted in white to form the
border up the sides: this will leave 222, knit with these, with the
coloured wool for 12 rows.

Next row:--Knit 27, bring the wool forward, slip 1, and instead
of knitting only 2 together, knit 5 together: this decreases 1 rib.
Knit to within 30 stitches of the end, decrease 1 rib as before, knit
13 rows, and decrease 1 rib at the beginning and end of the next
row as before: each decreasing is done at the beginning of the row
after knitting 27 stitches, and when within 30 of the end; knit
11 rows, and decrease 1 rib at each end of the next row; knit 13
rows, and decrease 1 rib at each end; knit 13 rows.

Next row:--Knit 27 stitches, decrease 1 rib; knit 6 stitches,
decrease 1 rib; knit 6 stitches, decrease again; knit and repeat,
decreasing after every 6 stitches, till 14 ribs are decreased; knit
the 30 last stitches without decreasing; knit 24 rows without
decreasing.

Next row:--Knit 27 stitches on to another needle, and knit
them backwards and forwards for 42 rows: then cast off 3 stitches
at the end nearest the centre, knit 2 rows, cast off 3 more stitches,
knit 2 rows, and cast off 3 more stitches, till only 9 stitches are
left, then cast off the 9 stitches; this completes 1 front, except
the white, which will be mentioned below. The 27 last stitches are
knitted in the same manner for the other front; then the stitches
that remain for the back are knitted for 42 rows; then cast off 3
stitches at each end, knit 2 rows, and cast off 3 at each end, till
you have cast off 18 at each end, knit 2 plain rows, and cast off
the remainder of the stitches; then sew the shoulders very loosely,
or it will contract them. The 24 stitches of white that were let
off to another pin must be knit on each side the length of the
front, and neatly sewed to it.

For the sleeves:--Cast on 66 stitches, and knit 78 rows: this
is for the coloured part, and in sewing it together at the elbow, it
must be rather tightened; and for the cuff, which is done in white,
cast on 18 stitches and knit 66 rows, and sew it very nicely to the
coloured part.

For the collar:--Cast on 120 stitches with white, knit 8 rows.

Next row:--Knit to within 12 stitches of the end, turn back,
and knit to within 12 of the other end.

Next row:--Leave 6 more stitches at each end.

Next row:--Leave 24 stitches at each end, then 33, 39, 45, and
48 stitches, turning back between each as before, knit to the end
of the row with white, join the coloured wool, knit 8 rows.

Next row:--Leave 12 stitches at the end, turn back, and leave
the same number at the other end.

Next row:--Leave 18, then 24, 30, 36, and 42, at each end,
then 2 rows of coloured, knitting the whole number of stitches,
then cast off, and sew it to the neck.

A cord of tassels for the neck and waist, made of the white
and coloured wool, to be added, and little tufts of black wool
sewed into the white border at equal distances, completes this
elegant pelisse.



Half Cap for Wearing under a Bonnet.


Pins No. 14. Cast on 119 stitches, knit 2 plain rows with the
coloured wool, join the white, and knit 2 plain rows.

Next row:--Make a stitch, seam 2 stitches together, make a
stitch, seam 2 together, and so on; knit another plain row of
white, knit 2 plain rows of coloured, then join the white.

This finishes the border round the top of the cap.

First row:--Knit 4 plain stitches, make a stitch, knit 3 stitches
together, make a stitch, knit 4 plain stitches, make a stitch, knit
3 stitches together, make a stitch, knit 4 plain stitches, and so on
to the end of the row.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit the same as the first, and continue with
these 2 rows alternately for 10 rows, then slip off 28 stitches
on to another needle, then knit the remaining stitches backwards
and forwards for 16 rows, increasing 1 stitch at the beginning of
each of the last 8 rows, join the coloured wool and knit 2 plain
rows, then 2 rows of white.

Next row:--Make a stitch, seam 2 together, make a stitch,
seam 2 together, and so on; knit 1 plain row of white, then take
up the 28 stitches at the back, and the stitches on each side, knit
2 plain rows of coloured all round, and cast off the stitches.
Then run a ribbon, of the same colour as the wool, through the
holes of the border round the back and front of the cap.



For a Muff.


Cast on 80 stitches with the lightest shade, and knit 3 plain
rows: in the fourth row pass the wool round the pin, seam 2
stitches together, pass the wool round the pin, seam 2 together,
and so on to the end of the row; join the next lightest shade, and
knit 3 plain rows. In the fourth row, seam 2 stitches together,
pass the wool round the pin, seam 2 together, and so on to the end
of the row. Continue in this manner, knitting 3 plain rows, and
an open row of each shade, till the darkest; then again to the
lightest: this forms 1 stripe, 4 of which are required. The last
stripe should finish with the lightest shade, to correspond with
the beginning. The shading of each stripe must be reversed; thus,
first begin with the lightest shade and knit to the darkest, then
knit from the darkest to the lightest, and then again to the darkest,
and so on. This should be done in double German wool, in five
shades of sable or chinchilla colours, and satin put underneath the
knitting of the same colour.



A Swiss Pattern for the Top of a Mitten or Muffatee.


Cast on 26 stitches on 3 needles. Begin by seaming the first
stitch, knit the second, and slip it on the left-hand needle, bring
the 1 from behind over, which decreases a stitch; knit the 3 next
stitches plain, pass the thread in front of each of the 2 next
stitches and knit them, which increases and makes the holes;
then knit 3 more plain, and decrease again as above; then seam a
stitch; and so on all round: after each round done in this way,
knit a plain round.



Beautiful Pattern for a Shetland Shawl.


The centre is done with fine white Shetland wool and large
ivory or wood pins. Cast on for the centre 180 or 190 stitches;
the pattern does for any number that will divide by 10.

First row:--Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped
stitch over, make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over,
make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one,
knit 3, and repeat.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit 2 (make 1, slip 1, knit 1, and pass the
slipped stitch over 3 times), knit 2.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Knit 3 (make 1, slip 1, knit 1, and pass the slipped
stitch over 3 times), knit 1.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 4 (make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped
stitch over 3 times).

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 2 (knit 2 together, and make 1 three times),
knit 2.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 1 (knit 2 together, and make 1 three
times), knit 3.



For a Comforter.


No. 11 pins. Four-thread fleecy, geranium and grey. Cast on
48 stitches: knit 20 rows in double knitting of geranium, then 12
rows of the grey, 12 of the geranium, 12 of the grey, and so on,
till the end; then knit 20 rows, as at the first, with the geranium,
and finish with the following fringe:--Cast on 8 stitches; make a
stitch by keeping the wool at the back, seam 2 stitches together,
pass the wool round the pin, seam 2 together, pass the wool round,
seam 2 together; continue in this manner, remembering to make
a stitch at the beginning of each row, till sufficient fringe is done;
then cast off 4 stitches, pull the other needle out, and ravel the
depth of the 4 stitches out, and sew on the fringe at each end.



For Another Comforter.


Pins No. 10. This is done in bright scarlet and claret; 6 rows
of each. Eight-threaded German wool: cast on 39 stitches.

First row:--Seam 1, make 1, slip 1: this row is not repeated,
but the remainder of the comforter is done as the second row:
seam 2 together, make 1, slip 1. Repeat when two yards in length
are done, cast off, and add fringe No. 1, at each end, or a tassel
of the colours of the wool, if preferred.



Raised Knitting, a kind of Bell Pattern, for a Counterpane.


Cast on any number that will divide by 4, and 4 stitches for each
edge. The 4 stitches at each edge are not mentioned in the pattern.

First row:--Seam 4 stitches, cast on 6 stitches, seam 4, cast on
6 stitches, and repeat.

Second row:--Seam 7, knit 3, and repeat.

Third row:--Seam 8, knit 2 together, taking the back of the
stitches, knit 3, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Fourth row:--Seam 5, and knit 3, alternately.

Fifth row:--Seam 3, knit 2 together, taking the back of the
stitches, knit 1, knit 2 together.

Sixth row:--Seam 3, and knit 3, alternately.

Seventh row:--Seam 3, knit 2 together, taking the back of the
stitches, knit 1.

Eighth row:--Seam 2, and knit 3, alternately.

Ninth row:--Seam 3, and knit 2 together, alternately.

Tenth row:--Plain knitting. Repeat from the first row.

This pattern is very pretty done in stripes; and if wished in
that way, 48 stitches must be cast on for each stripe; and for
a narrow stripe to join it with cast on 12 stitches. Knit and
seam alternate rows for 8 rows.

Ninth row:--Knit 3, take a third pin, and knit 3 more, knit
the remainder of the stitches with the first pin.

Tenth row:--Seam 3, seam the 3 stitches on the third pin, seam
the remaining 6, repeat from first row. These 2 stripes form a
beautiful pattern for a counterpane.



For a Knitted Penwiper.


To be knit in 3 colours of German wool. No. 17 pins.

Cast on 20 stitches, bring the wool forward, slip 1 the reverse
way, knit 2 together, bring the wool forward, slip 1 the reverse
way, knit 2 together. Continue this to within 2 of the end,
which knit plain.

Second row:--Knit 2, bring the wool forward, slip 1, knit 2
together. Continue this to within 3 of the end, which leave on
the other pin, and return, doing the same pattern to the 2 at the
end of the row, when the wool is to be twisted twice round the
pin, and the 2 stitches knit together.

Fourth row:--Make a stitch, knit 1, seam 1, knit 1. Commence
the pattern again, and continue it to within 6 of the end, which,
as before, are to be left on the other needle. Return with the
same pattern to within 4 of the other end, which are to be
knit plain.

Sixth row:--Knit 4, knit the pattern to within 6 of the end.
Return, as before, to within 4 of the edge, bring the wool twice
round the needle, knit 2 together. Repeat this.

Eighth row:--Knit 1, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1, knit 1, knit the
pattern to within 9 of the end. Return, as before, and knit the
edge plain.

Tenth row:--Knit 6 plain, knit the pattern to within 12 of the
end. Return to the edge, and bring the wool twice round the pin,
and knit 2 together. Repeat this twice more.

Twelfth row:--Knit 1, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1,
knit 1, bring the wool forward, slip 1, knit 2 together. Return and
repeat this. Knit the edge plain. Cast off 8 stitches, leaving 2
for the edge as at the commencement. Knit the pattern to the end of
the row.

One quarter is now finished.

Commence the next, the same as before, with another colour.

Four quarters of each colour make the round.

When finished, sew the two sides together, and make it up with
a button in the centre.



Beautiful Pattern for a Scarf.


Five ounces of Shetland wool, or 4 of silk, are required. This
may either be worked with a deep shaded border or all plain;
worked in the fine black Shetland wool or Ardoise silk, it has the
effect of black lace. The patterns both for the border and the
centre may be applied for a variety of purposes, and where beauty
and elegance of pattern are appreciated, they cannot fail to be
admired.

For the border, cast on 130 stitches; 2 are kept for each edge,
which are not mentioned in the pattern; they are knit and seamed
every alternate row. No. 11 pins for Shetland wool, and No. 12
for Ardoise, are good sizes. Nine stitches form the pattern; so,
if wished wider or narrower, either add or take off 9 stitches.
Knit 1 plain row, seam and now commence the border, which may
be knit about half-a-yard deep.

First row:--Seam 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2
together, make 1; repeat.

Second row:--Seam 7, knit 2, alternately.

Third row:--Seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1,
knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Fourth row:--Seam 7 and knit 2 alternately.

Fifth row:--Seam 2, knit 2, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together,
pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2.

Sixth row:--Seam 7 and knit 2 alternately.

Repeat these 6 rows.

For the centre:--Knit 1 row, seam 1, then commence the pattern.
Only 1 stitch is for the edge at each side, the pattern is of 16 stitches.

First row:--Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the
slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 5, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together,
pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 4; repeat.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2
together, knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2
together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 2; repeat.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the
slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit
5, make 1, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit
1; repeat.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1,
knit 2 together twice, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together;
repeat.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the
slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3,
knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2; repeat.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit
2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 3; repeat.

Twelfth row:--Seamed.

Repeat these 12 rows till the scarf is from 1-1/2; to 2 yards long
in the centre, as may be desired. Knit 1 row, seam 1 row. Then
knit the border, as on the other side. A pretty fringe for this
scarf is 3 rows netted with double silk, on a mesh of this width
----,[2] and 1 row on a mesh 3 inches wide, netting 3 stitches into
each loop.

[2] Transcriber's note: in the source text, this dash is eight
millimeters long.



Twisted Knitting.


Cast on 12 stitches, knit and seam alternate rows for 8 rows;
the 3 first and last stitches of each row are always knit.

Ninth row:--Knit 3 stitches, take a third pin and knit 3 more,
knit the remainder of the stitches with the first pin.

Tenth row:--Knit 3 stitches, seam the 3 stitches on the third
pin, seam the other 3, knit the 3 edge stitches. This completes 1
twist, and is repeated after every 8 rows.



A Pretty Pattern for a Baby's Shoe.


Cast on 30 stitches, knit 8 rows, increasing 1 at the beginning
of each, knit 12 rows, increasing 1 at the beginning of every other
row for the toe, knit 4 rows without increasing. You will now
have 44 stitches on the needle; let off 32 on to a third needle,
and knit the remaining 12 stitches backwards and forwards for 30
rows, cast on 32 stitches, knit 4 rows, knit 12 rows, decreasing
1 at the beginning of every other at the same end that you before
increased, knit 8 rows, decreasing 1 at the beginning of every row;
cast off. This completes the foot part, except the little bit that is
let in to shape it better, for which take up 12 stitches along the
increased part of the toe, and knit 10 rows, decreasing 1 at the
beginning of every other one at the end nearest the casting on.

For the instep:--Take up the 32 stitches on each side, and 16
across the toe, knit 2 plain rows all round, and cast off; then
take up the same number all round, but from the bottom of these
2 rows, and knit 2 rows all round; then place the 32 stitches on
each side on to separate needles. With the 16 stitches across the
toe, knit 2 plain rows, taking up one of the 32 stitches at the end
of each row, and knitting it together with the last stitch.

Next row:--Knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
the knitted one, bring the thread forward, knit 1, bring the thread
forward, seam 1, pass the thread back, slip 1, knit 1, pass the
slipped stitch over the knitted one, bring the thread forward, knit
1, bring the thread forward, seam 1, pass the thread back, slip 1,
knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one, bring the
thread forward, knit 1, bring the thread forward, seam 1.

Next row:--Knit 2 plain stitches at each edge, and seam the
remaining stitches. Continue the pattern and plain rows alternately
till 24 rows are done, remembering to knit 1 of the side stitches
with the last of each row; then take the stitches on each side on
to the same needle with the centre ones, and knit 5 plain rows.

Next row:--Make a stitch, seam 2 together, make a stitch,
seam 2 together; this is to form a row of holes for the ribbon to
pass through; knit 2 plain rows. Continue the plain and pattern
rows as in the instep till 36 rows are done; knit 4 plain rows,
and cast off.



Pretty Open Diamond Border.


Eight stitches to a pattern. Pins No. 10.

First row:--Knit 5, bring the wool forward, knit 1, wool forward,
and repeat.

Seam second row.

Third row:--Knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, wool
forward, knit 3, wool forward, and repeat.

Seam fourth row.

Fifth row:--Knit 3 together, wool forward, knit 5, wool forward,
and repeat.

Seam sixth row.

Seventh row:--Wool forward, knit 2,* wool forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, knit 2 together, wool forward, knit 3, and repeat
from *.

Seam eighth row.

Ninth row:--Wool forward, knit 4,* wool forward, knit 3
together, wool forward, knit 5, and repeat from *.--Begin again
from third row.



Honeycomb Cuffs.


No. 12 pins. Cast on 68 stitches, slip a stitch with the wool
forward, knit 2 together, bring the wool forward, slip 1, knit 2
together, bring the wool forward, slip 1, knit 2 together, bring
the wool forward, slip 1, knit 2 together.

Continue in this manner with white wool till 22 rows are done.

Join the coloured wool and knit 2 rows.

Third row:--Slip the second stitch over the first and knit it,
knit the first, slip the fourth stitch over the third and knit it, knit
the third; continue in this manner till the row is completed.

Knit a plain row.

Repeat the open row, with a plain row between each, till 6 open
rows are done; then repeat the 22 rows of the close knitting, as
at first, and cast off.



Fan-Pattern Knitting for a Mitten.


Needles No. 19, and fine black netting silk. Set 30 stitches on
each of 3 needles; and, after knitting a top either in ribs or any
other pattern, begin the fan, by seaming the first stitch; the
second stitch plain, except that you take the outside part of the
stitch; seam the third; knit the fourth quite plain; bring the
thread in front of the next 6 stitches, and knit them, which makes
13 stitches. With the fourth you knit plain, then seam again, as
at first, and so on for 1 round.

Second round:--Seam the 3 first stitches, as at the beginning,
and wherever you did in the first round; knit the other 13 stitches
quite plain.

Third round:--Seam the 3 first stitches, as in the first round,
slip the fourth stitch, knit the next, and bring the slipped stitch
over them; knit the others plain, till you come to the 2 last before
the seamed stitch; then with your left-hand needle take off the
last knit stitch, and bring the one from behind over that, which
decreases 2 with the one you did after seaming, and so on for 1
round, and every other, till you have reduced the 13 stitches to 7;
then begin again the first round.

It is well to count the stitches frequently, that you may have
them even, allowing 3 for the ribs and 7 plain, whenever you begin
the fan, so that there will be 3 fans on each needle. When you
have 4 or 5 rounds of fans, begin the thumb by bringing the silk
forward, and knitting a stitch, which increases 1; then knit a plain
stitch, and increase the same as before. This do every other row,
till you have as many as you think enough--say 30 stitches; leave
the 30 stitches, and go on with the hand part, and finish that off
at the top; after, knit the thumb. Observe, in increasing, to bring
your silk directly over the stitch you increased to the right hand;
and to the left, knit over, and bring the silk in front of the stitch
after the increased.



Corkscrew Muffatees.


Five skeins of German wool are required for each: the 2 first
and last should be alike, the middle one white. Cast on 24 stitches
on each of 3 needles.

First round:--Seam 3 stitches and knit 3, seam 3 and knit 3.
Continue this for 2 rounds; then knit 3 rounds, knitting the 2
first and last on each needle plain; the intermediate ones, 3 plain
and 3 seamed as before.

The next 3 rounds:--Knit the 1st and 2 last stitches plain, with
3 seamed and 3 knit between them. Three rounds of 3 stitches
plain and 3 seamed. Then 3 rounds, the first 2 and last stitches
seamed, and the middle 3 plain, and 3 seamed. Then seam the
first and last 2 stitches of the next 3 rounds, and begin the whole
pattern again, only knitting 3 rounds instead of 2, as at first,
of 3 seamed and 3 plain.



Gentlemen's Cuffs: an Excellent Pattern.


Shetland wool. Needles No. 20. Cast on 33 stitches on 2
needles and 36 on the third. Seam 8 rows all round, knit 8 rows
plain, seam 8 rows, knit 8 rows plain, seam 8 rows, knit 1 row
plain, rib in 3's 84 rows, knit 1 row plain, seam 8 rows, knit 8
rows plain, seam 8 rows, knit 8 rows plain, seam 8 rows. Cast off.



Receipt for a Stocking.


No. 10 Mee's Persian thread, and needles No. 22, are the proper
sizes. Cast on 56 stitches on the first needle, and 48 on each
of the other 2. Knit 1 row plain. Second row: knit 40 stitches
plain, seam a stitch, knit all round plain. Knit 12 rows in the
same way, all plain but the seam-stitch. Now the pattern begins:
seam a stitch, knit 23 plain, seam a stitch, knit 15 plain. This
will bring you to the centre seam-stitch. Seam this stitch, and
knit 15 plain. This brings you to the end of the first needle.
Seam a stitch, knit 23 plain, seam a stitch, knit 23 plain. This
will end the second needle. Seam a stitch, knit 23 plain, seam a
stitch, knit 23 plain. This ends the third needle. Seam a stitch,
knit 6 plain stitches, bring the cotton forward, knit 1, bring the
cotton forward and knit 1. Continue to bring the cotton forward
and knit 1 till you have made 12 additional stitches. Knit 5 plain,
seam a stitch, knit 15, seam a stitch, knit 15. (This is the back
of the stocking, and must always be knit the same--15 plain, 1
seamed, and 15 plain.) Seam a stitch, knit 6 plain, bring the
cotton forward, and knit 1. Continue this till you have made 12
additional stitches, as before. Knit 5, seam a stitch, knit 6,
bring the cotton forward, and make 12 stitches as before. Knit 5,
seam a stitch, knit 6, make 12 stitches as before. Knit 5, seam a
stitch, knit 6, make 12 as before, and knit 5. This finishes the
row; and you have 60 additional stitches for the pattern. Seam
a stitch and knit 35 plain, seam a stitch and knit the back of
the stocking, seam a stitch and knit 35, seam and knit 35, seam
and knit 35, seam and knit 35. This ends the row. Knit 2 rows
more same as the last. You have now made stitches enough for
the pattern, and begin it. First row: seam a stitch, knit 2
together 6 times, bring the cotton forward, and knit 1. Continue
this till you have 11 holes made. Bring the cotton forward and
slip a stitch, knit a stitch, pull the slipped stitch over the
knitted one, slip a stitch, knit a stitch, pull the slipped stitch
over the knitted one. Continue to slip a stitch, knit a stitch,
and pull the slipped one over it 4 times more, which should bring
you to the seam-stitch. Knit the back of the stocking, and continue
this pattern round the other two needles, which will conclude the row.
The next 3 rows are knit plain, except the seam-stitches, which must
be attended to. This finishes the pattern; and you begin again at
the first row, and repeat the pattern 45 times. You then begin
the heel: knit the seam-stitch on the 1st needle plain, then knit
the pattern-row of the stripe; knit the back of the stocking and
knit the 1st stripe off of the next needle, (using the needle
you have knit the stripe and the back of the stocking with,)
remembering that this is the pattern-row; knit the seam-stitch at
the end of the stripe plain. You have now 2 stripes and the plain
back of the stocking on the heel needles, and 3 stripes on the
front of the stocking; with the front you have at present nothing
to do. The first or pattern row of the heel is knit; the remainder
of the heel is to be knit with double thread. Second row: slip a
stitch, seam 35 stitches, knit a plain stitch, seam 15, knit 1 plain,
seam 15, knit 1 plain, seam 36. Third row: slip a stitch, knit
35, seam a stitch, knit 15, seam a stitch, knit 15, seam a stitch,
knit 36. Fourth row: slip 1, seam 35, knit 1 plain, seam 15,
knit 1 plain, seam 15, knit 1 plain, seam 36. Begin again with
the pattern-row, remembering that there is 1 plain stitch at the
beginning and end of each needle, which stitch must be slipped at
the beginning of every row. Repeat this pattern 9 times: at the
10th time slip a stitch, knit 7 double stitches, make 8 holes,
narrowing from the last hole, 7 times, in the same manner as
usual; this will reduce the pattern 6 stitches. For the 11th
time: slip 1, knit 7 double stitches, make 2 holes, narrowing
from the 2d hole in the usual manner; this will have reduced
the heel 14 stitches in each stripe, and finishes the pattern.
Knit 10 plain rows, knitting all the seam-stitches except the
middle one plain. The heel must now be closed; the narrowing must
begin in the row of plain knitting, not the seamed one. Knit 26
stitches, knit 2 together, knit 11 stitches, which brings you to
the seam; knit 11 stitches beyond the seam, slip a stitch, knit a
stitch, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, turn back, slip
1 stitch, and seam 11 stitches, knit the seam-stitch plain, seam 11
stitches, seam 2 together, turn back, slip a stitch, knit to the
seam-stitch and 11 stitches beyond, slip a stitch, knit a stitch,
and pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one. Continue this
narrowing till you have knit up all the stitches at each side. Take
up the loops all along the side of the heel (they should be 29),
knit them with the single thread, knitting the 2 last on the needle
together. This begins the gore. Knit the 3 stripes on the front
needle, in the pattern, as usual, only remembering that you have
no seam-stitch between the gore and the pattern; take up the
loops all along the 2d side of the heel, and take half the heel
stitches on the same needle, then slip the 1st stitch, knit the 2d,
pull the slipped stitch over it, knit the remaining stitches on
the needle. There should now be 41 stitches on each of the side
needles. The middle of the heel ends the row, therefore the 1st
needle is the one which begins from that place. Knit 15 stitches
plain, make a stitch by taking up a loop of the last row, knit 3
stitches, make another as before, continue to knit 3 and make 1
till you have increased 11 stitches, which will bring you within
4 stitches of the end of the needle; knit them plain. Knit the
front needle in the 2d row of pattern, knitting 35 and seaming 1,
knitting 35, seaming 1, knitting 35, which ends the needle. Knit
3 stitches, make 1, knit 3 as before, till you have made 11, knit 15
plain, which ends the row. There should now be 51 stitches on
each of the side needles. You must knit to within 2 stitches of
the end of the 1st needle; knit them together. Knit the front
needle in 3d row of pattern. Third needle: slip a stitch, knit a
stitch, pull the slipped stitch over it, knit to the end of the
needle plain. The next row is not to be narrowed at either place.
Continue to narrow the side needles, as directed, every second
row, carrying on the pattern on the front needle, till you have
reduced the stitches on each side needle, the first to 35, and the
second to 36 stitches. There will now be 173 stitches all round.
Continue to knit the side needles plain, and the front in pattern,
till you have repeated the pattern from the beginning of the gore
32 times, join on the second thread, and narrow the pattern 14
stitches in each stripe in the manner directed for the heel. There
will now be 136 stitches on the needles. Knit 8 plain rows. Divide
the stitches exactly, leaving 68 on the front needle, and 34 on
each of the side needles. The first needle of the row is the same
as before. Knit to within 3 stitches of the end, slip 1, knit 1,
pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, knit 1 plain. Second
needle: knit 1 plain stitch, knit 2 together, knit to within 3
stitches of the end, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over
the knitted one, knit 1 plain. Third needle: knit 1 plain, knit 2
together, knit 1 to the end, knit 1 plain row all round. Continue
these alternate rows till you have reduced the stitches to 88, then
narrow every row, as directed, till there remain only 30 stitches
on the front needle, and 15 on each of the others. Cast off, and
fasten the thread.



For a Brioche.


Either 8-thread German or 3-thread fleecy should be used. Pins
No. 12. Cast on 90 stitches; keep the wool in front, slip a stitch
the reversed way, knit 2 together, pass the wool in front, slip a
stitch the reversed way, knit 2 together, pass the wool in front,
slip a stitch the reversed way, knit 2 together, and so on. The
whole of the knitting is done in this manner; then knit 2 rows of
dark for the edge, 2 rows of the colour for the centre, 2 more
dark: these 6 rows form an edge, which is done on each side of
each piece. Then commence the centre part of the stripe, and knit
2 rows to the end; in the third row, leave 6 stitches at the end, and
turn back, as if beginning a fresh row, and knit to the end; in the
next row, leave 12 stitches; then 18, 24, 30, 36, and 42 stitches;
after leaving 42 stitches, you must only leave 3 more each time
instead of 6; and next leave 45, 48, 51, and so on, until you have
only 15 stitches left; then knit 2 rows of dark (the whole number
of stitches), 2 of the centre colour, 2 of dark; and take it off
like common knitting. This completes 1 piece, 16 of which are
required, and look pretty placed--scarlet, white, blue, gold,
scarlet, white, lilac, green: this forms half the brioche, and
the colours are repeated.



Very Pretty Vandyke Border.


Pins No. 19, and No. 10 boar's-head thread.

First row:--Cast on 10 stitches, slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread
forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, pass the thread twice over the pin, knit 2 together, knit
1 plain.

Second row:--Slip 1, knit 1, knit half the stitch turned twice
over the needle, seam the other half, knit 2, bring the thread forward,
knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Third row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 4
plain stitches.

Fourth row:--Make a stitch, knit 4, knit 2, bring the thread
forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together.

Fifth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass
the thread twice round the pin, knit 2 together, pass the thread
twice round the pin, knit 2 together, knit 1 plain.

Sixth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, knit the first half of the double
stitch, seam the other half, knit 1, knit the first half of the double
stitch, seam the other half, knit 2 plain, bring the thread forward,
knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Seventh row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit
the remainder of the stitches plain.

Eighth row:--Knit 9 plain stitches, bring the thread forward,
knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Ninth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass
the thread twice over the needle, knit 2 together. Repeat this 3
times. Knit 1 plain stitch.

Tenth row:--Knit 2, knit first half of double stitch, seam the
other half, knit 1 double stitch as before, knit 1, knit double stitch
as before, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1,
bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Eleventh row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 10
plain stitches.

Twelfth row:--Knit 3 plain stitches, knit 2 together, knit 5,
knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1 plain,
bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Thirteenth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit
2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass
the thread twice over the needle, and knit 2 together. Repeat
this 4 times. Knit 1 plain.

Fourteenth row:--Knit 2, double stitch as before, knit 1, double
stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch
as before, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1,
bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Fifteenth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit
the remaining stitches plain.

Sixteenth row:--Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together,
knit 5, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the
thread forward, knit 2 together.

Seventeenth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward,
knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together,
pass the thread twice over the needle, and knit 2 together.
Repeat this 5 times. Knit 1.

Eighteenth row:--Knit 2, double stitch as before, knit 1 plain,
double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 1,
double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 2,
bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread
forward, knit 2 together.

Nineteenth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit
2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit
the remainder of the stitches plain.

Twentieth row:--Cast off all the stitches but 10 (there should
be 23 in all), knit 5 plain, bring the thread forward, knit 2
together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

This completes 1 vandyke. You then begin again from the
first row, and repeat these 20 rows till sufficient length is done.



For Children's Gaiters.


For this, two-thread white fleecy is required, and No. 11 pins.
Cast on 22 stitches, and knit 18 plain rows, increasing at the toe
every time; there will then be 30 stitches on the pin, 14 of which
must be let off at the heel on to a third pin; then knit 24 plain
rows without increasing. Cast on as many extra stitches as you
before let off, and knit 18 rows, decreasing 1 stitch every row,
until only 22 stitches are left. This completes the foot part.
For the leg, take up 14 stitches on each side, and 12 in the
centre; knit 20 plain rows without increasing, and afterwards
increase 1 every third row at each end until 54 rows are done;
knit 24 rows with increasing, knit 20 plain rows, decreasing 1
every other row; then knit 10 rows, knitting 2 stitches and
seaming 2, without increasing or decreasing; knit 6 plain rows,
and cast off.



For an Under Spencer.


For the sleeve, cast on 40 stitches, knit 6 rows plain knitting,
seam and knit in twos 20 rows (the stripes at the beginning and
ends will have 3 stitches), knit 6 rows plain knitting.

Seventh row:--Knit 3 stitches, bring the wool forward, knit 2
together, knit 4 stitches. Continue making a stitch, knitting 4
between, to the end of the row. Knit a stitch, increase a stitch,
knit to within 2 stitches of the end, increase a stitch by knitting
2 in one loop. Continue increasing a stitch in every 6th row till
there are 72 stitches; cast off 18 stitches, knit to the end of
the row; cast off 18 more. Knit 2 together at the beginning of
every row till only 24 stitches remain. Cast off, and sew up
the sleeve.

For the back, begin at the waist by casting on 28 stitches, knit
3 plain rows, knit 3 stitches, bring the wool forward, knit
2 together, knit 6. Continue making a stitch, and knitting 6
between, to the end of the row; knit 6 rows, knit 3 stitches,
increase 1 by knitting 2 in one loop, knit to within 4 stitches of
the end, increase 1 as before, knit 3, the next row knit plain.
Continue to increase a stitch till within 3 stitches of the beginning
and end of the needle, every second row, till there are 82 stitches.
The next row, knit 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit till within 5
of the end of the row, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 16 rows without
increasing or decreasing (this is for the arm-hole); knit 3, knit 2
together, knit to within 5 of the end, knit 2 together, knit 3.
Continue to decrease every row in this manner till only 24 stitches
remain; cast off.

For the fronts, begin at the waist, cast on 52 stitches; knit 3
rows, knit 3 stitches, bring the wool forward, knit 2 together, knit
6. Continue to make a stitch, and knit 6 between, to the end of
the row; knit 12 rows, knit (from the front) 11 stitches, increase
a stitch by knitting 2 in 1, knit to the end of the row, knit 3 rows,
knit 12 stitches, increase 1, knit to the end, knit 3 rows, knit 13
stitches, increase 1, knit to the end, knit 3 rows, knit 15 stitches,
increase 1, knit to the end, knit 3 rows, knit 17 stitches, increase
1, knit to the end, knit 3 rows, knit 18 stitches, increase 1, knit to
the end, knit 3 rows, knit 19 stitches, increase 1, knit to the end.
Knit 3 rows, knit 20 stitches, increase 1, knit to the end. There
should now be 61 stitches on the needle. Knit 8 rows, without
either increasing or decreasing: knit from the front 45 stitches;
cast off 9; take another needle, knit the 7 which remain, knitting
together the 2 first at the end of the needle, where you cast off
every row till only 1 is left; cast off.

This is the beginning of the arm-hole. Knit 2 together at the
beginning of each row at the arm-hole, until it is reduced to 37
stitches; knit 32 rows without increasing or diminishing; cast off
10 stitches from the front, knit a stitch, knit 2 together. Continue
to decrease a stitch in front every row (inside the first stitch)
till only 20 stitches remain. Leave off decreasing in front; knit to
within 2 stitches of the end next the arm-hole; increase a stitch
as before. Continue to do this every row till there are 27 stitches;
knit a plain row, cast off, take up the stitches down one side of
the spencer, knit 3 rows at one side, knit 3 stitches from the
bottom, bring the wool forward, knit 2 together, knit to the end of
the row, knit 5 rows, cast off; at the other side knit 3 rows, knit
3 stitches from the bottom as before, bring the wool forward, knit
2 together, knit 10, make 1 stitch, knit 10, make 1 more, knit 10,
make 1, knit 10, make another stitch, knit to the end.

For the button-holes, knit 5 rows, cast off, sew the back and
fronts together, take up the stitches all round the neck, knit 3
rows, knit 4 stitches, bring the wool forward, knit 2 together, knit
6, make a stitch. Continue to make a stitch, and knit 6 between,
to the end of the row. This is for a string to pass through, as
are also the holes at the waist. Knit 8 rows, cast off, and sew
in the sleeves.

This should be knit in No. 3 white lamb's-wool yarn and No.
14 steel pins.



Netted Shawl.


Make a foundation of 108 stitches, and net on the narrow mesh
25 rows with white, 25 with the colour for the centre alternately,
till you have 5 stripes of white and 4 of coloured; this completes
the centre.

For the border, on the second-sized mesh:--Net entirely with
double wool throughout, and 2 stitches made in every corner stitch
in the wide rows, in addition to the pattern.

First row:--With white, on a mesh this width ------------,[3]
plain.

[3] Transcriber's note: in the source text, this dash is 23
millimeters long.


Second row:--Take 2 stitches together and net them as one on
the same mesh as the row before, also with white, and the 2
next rows.

Third row:--Net 2 stitches in every loop.

Fourth row:--Plain, on the narrow mesh.

Repeat these 4 rows till you have net all the shades, beginning
with the lightest and ending with the darkest; 4 rows of each.

For the fringe, on the wide mesh, with double wool, taking the
2 shades marked for the fringe.



Another Pretty Pattern for a Knit Purse.


Pins No. 16. Cast on 76 stitches, knit 1 plain stitch at each
edge, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, seam 1. Four skeins of
silk are required, and passing 3 beads at a time makes it very
handsome: 3 bunches of No. 6 beads, the beads are passed in
every alternate row at the made stitch; every row is the same.



For a Knitted Collar.


In fine lace thread and with fine needles. For the edging:
cast on 10 stitches.

First row:--Slip 1, knit 1, pass the cotton twice round the
needle, knit 2 together, pass the cotton twice round the needle,
knit 2 together, pass the cotton twice round the needle, knit 2
together, pass the cotton twice round the needle, knit 2 plain.

Second row:--Knit 3, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1,
knit 2, seam 1, knit 2.

Third row:--Slip 1, knit 14.

Fourth row:--Cast off 5, knit 9. This leaves 10 stitches on
the needle.

Fifth row:--Slip 1, knit 1, pass the cotton 4 times round the
needle, knit 2 together, knit 1, pass the cotton twice round the
needle, knit 2 together, pass the cotton twice round the needle,
knit 2 together, knit 1.

Sixth row:--Knit 3, seam 1, knit 2, seam 1, knit 3, seam 1,
knit 1, seam 1, knit 2.

Seventh row:--Slip 1, knit 14.

Eighth row:--Cast off 5, knit 9. This leaves 10 stitches on
the needle.

Begin with the first row again, and repeat the pattern 15 times;
16th time, knit the first 6 rows of the edging. Cast on 56
stitches on the same needle, knit the 56 stitches, and the 7th row
of the edging (remembering that the first stitch of every row of
the edging must be knit now, and not slipped), knit the 8th row
of edging, seam the 56 stitches.

First row of pattern:--Slip 1, knit 3*, bring the cotton forward
and knit 2 together, cotton forward and knit 2 together, cotton
forward and knit 2 together, cotton forward and knit 2 together,
cotton forward and knit 1, cotton forward and knit 2, slip 1, knit
1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, knit 4, knit 2
together, knit 2, repeat from *, cotton forward and knit 2 together,
cotton forward and knit 2 together, cotton forward and knit 2
together, cotton forward and knit 2 together, cotton forward and
knit 2 together, knit the first row of the edging.

Second row:--Knit second row of edging, seam 55 stitches,
knit 1 stitch.

Third row:--Slip 1, knit 3*, cotton forward, knit 2 together,
cotton forward, knit 2 together, cotton forward, knit 2 together,
cotton forward, knit 2 together, cotton forward, knit 3, cotton
forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the
knitted one, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, repeat from *, cotton
forward, knit 2 together, cotton forward, knit 2 together, cotton
forward, knit 2 together, cotton forward, knit 2 together, cotton
forward, knit 2 together, knit the third row of the edging.

Fourth row:--Knit the 4th row of the edging, seam 55,
knit 1.

Fifth row:--Slip 1, knit 3*, bring the cotton forward and knit
2 together, cotton forward and knit 2 together, cotton forward and
knit 2 together, cotton forward and knit 2 together, cotton forward,
knit 5, cotton forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped
stitch over the knitted one, knit 2 together, knit 2, repeat
from *, cotton forward and knit 2 together, cotton forward and
knit 2 together, cotton forward and knit 2 together, cotton forward
and knit 2 together, cotton forward and knit 2 together, knit the
fifth row of the edging.

Sixth row:--Knit sixth row of edging, seam 55, knit 1.

Seventh row:--Slip 1, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped
stitch over the knitted one*, bring the cotton forward, slip 1, knit
1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward,
slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton
forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted
one, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the
knitted one, cotton forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped
stitch over the knitted one, knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 2, cotton
forward and knit 1, repeat from *, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1,
pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1,
knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward,
slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton
forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one,
cotton forward and knit 1, knit the seventh row of the edging.

Eighth row:--Knit eighth row of edging, seam 55 stitches, knit 1.

Ninth row:--Slip 1, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped
stitch over the knitted one*, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull
the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1, knit
1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward,
slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton
forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one,
cotton forward, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over
the knitted one, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, cotton forward
and knit 3, repeat from *, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the
slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1,
pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1,
knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward,
slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton
forward and knit 1, knit the first row of the edging.

Tenth row:--Knit second row of edging, seam 55, knit 1.

Eleventh row:--Slip 1, knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped
stitch over the knitted one*, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the
slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1,
pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1,
knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward,
slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton
forward and knit 2, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the
knitted one, knit 2 together, knit 2, cotton forward, knit 5, repeat
from *, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over
the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped
stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the
slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, slip 1, knit 1,
pull the slipped stitch over the knitted one, cotton forward, knit 1,
knit the third row of edging.

Twelfth row:--Knit fourth row of edging, seam 55 stitches,
knit 1.

Begin with the first row again. Care must be taken to knit the
proper rows of the edging; knit the collar the length you please,
cast off from the straight side 56 stitches, repeat the edging
pattern 16 times, cast off, and sew the edging neatly on to the
sides of the collar; sew a narrow band of muslin to the neck part
to make it firm.

It will be observed that, in beginning the second time with the
first row of the collar pattern, it is the fifth row of edging which
must be knit, and so on every second time the pattern is begun.



Pretty Feather-Pattern for the Border of a Shawl.


Twelve stitches to a pattern.

First row:--Knit 2 together, knit 2 together, make 1 and knit
1 for four times, knit 2 together, knit 2 together.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit plain.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

This is also a pretty pattern for toilet covers.



Open Diamond Pattern for the Centre of a Shawl.


Twelve stitches to a pattern. This pattern looks extremely well
in stripes of scarlet and white, 18 rows of each. For a large
shawl, cast on 240 stitches.

First row:--Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together,
make 1, knit 1, repeat.

Second row:--Seamed.

Third row:--Knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2
together, make 1, knit 2, repeat.

Fourth row:--Seamed.

Fifth row:--Make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together,
knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1,
and repeat.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2
together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 2, and repeat.

Eighth row:--Seamed.

Ninth row:--Make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together,
make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make
1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, and
repeat.

Tenth row:--Seamed.

Eleventh row:--Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make
1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1,
and repeat.

Twelfth row:--Seamed.

Thirteenth row:--Knit 1,* make 1, knit 2 together, make 1,
knit 5, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together,
and repeat from * at the end of the row, knit 2 together.

Fourteenth row:--Seamed.

Fifteenth row:--Knit 1*, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7, make 1,
knit 2 together, knit 1, and repeat from *.

Sixteenth row:--Seamed.

Seventeenth row:--Knit 2 together*, make 1, knit 9, make 1,
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, and repeat from *.

Eighteenth row:--Seamed.

Begin again from 1st row.



Fan Pattern.


Nine stitches to a pattern.

First row:--Knit 2, (make 1 and knit 1 for five times,) make 1,
knit 2, and repeat.

Second row:--Seam 2, knit 11, seam 2.

Third row:--Knit 2 together, knit 11, knit 2 together, and
repeat.

Fourth row:--Seam 2 together, seam 9, seam 2 together, and
repeat.

Fifth row:--Knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together.

Sixth row:--Seamed.

Seventh row:--Same as 1st.



FINIS.

PRINTED BY WOOD BROTHERS PARSONAGE LANE, BATH.





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