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Title: The Stocking-Knitter's Manual - A Handy Book for the Work-Table
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  THE

  STOCKING-KNITTER'S MANUAL.

  A Handy Book for the Work-Table.

  BY
  MRS. GEORGE CUPPLES.

  EDINBURGH:
  JOHNSTONE, HUNTER, AND CO.

[Illustration:(Publisher's Colophon)]



TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  Preface                                             3

  Directions for Working the different parts
        of a Stocking                                 5

  Stockings                                          11

  Socks                                              26

  Open-Work Patterns                                 29



PREFACE.


These Patterns were compiled for the benefit of a friend, who had
some pupils; and she having found them of service, and a saving of
time, when engaged in teaching others, the writer has ventured to
lay them before the public, in the hope that they may be of further
use.

Now that so much time is occupied with the higher branches of
education, and only an hour or so allotted to instruction in
sewing, knitting, etc., the pupil leaves school in general with a
very imperfect understanding of how to shape a stocking. It is not
always convenient to get an old woman to assist at the 'turning
of the heel;' and many parents cannot themselves knit--the last
generation being sadly behind in this simple but useful art.

The present manual is intended for the benefit of those who already
know a little about stocking-knitting, but who are not very sure of
their own unassisted powers; and it will also prove serviceable to
the teacher, as she may see at a glance how many stitches, etc.,
to cast on for the different sizes required by her pupils. In
following the directions here given, the young knitter is advised
not to be alarmed at the appearance of the stocking when first cast
on, imagining that it is too wide; for as the knitting advances,
the work becomes tighter of itself, till the top-band is finished.
Besides, it is necessary to have a good many stitches on at first,
which are gradually to be taken in during the process of shaping
the leg, as the stocking is much narrower at the ankle than at the
top.

Though the loom has done away in a great measure with the
importance of stocking-knitting, still it is a pleasant and
profitable, if homely, accomplishment; and, moreover, a fruitful
resource, by way of pastime, for old age. It is to be hoped that at
no time will this thrifty household acquirement be allowed to fall
into disuse, for the sake of more ornamental occupations.

It may be interesting to know, that the art of knitting is first
noticed about the sixteenth century; and, according to some,
originated in Scotland, whence it found its way into France. It is
related that, in 1564, a certain Wm. Ryder, an apprentice of Master
Thomas Burdett, having seen accidentally, in the shop of an Italian
merchant, a pair of knitted worsted stockings, made a pair exactly
like them, which he presented to William, Earl of Pembroke, and
that these were the first stockings knitted in England of woollen
yarn.

Though the open-work patterns are not taken directly from any book,
the writer feels bound to acknowledge, that she is much indebted
to the instruction she herself received, through a valued teacher,
from Mrs. Gaugain's excellent _Knitting and Crochet Book_, which
is, however, too well known to require any recommendation.

  A. J. C.

[Illustration: (Decorative Separator)]



THE

STOCKING-KNITTER'S MANUAL.

Directions for Working the different parts of a Stocking.


=The Leg.=--The shaping of this part of the stocking is effected by
means of 'intakes,' which are made by slipping off the 3d stitch on
the right hand side of the seam-stitch without knitting it; then
knit the next stitch, and take the slipped stitch over it; knit the
next. On the left side, knit the 1st, slip the 2d, knit the 3d, and
take the slipped stitch over. The rounds that are knitted between
each intake must be quite distinct from it; that is, the round with
the intakes on it is not to be counted. To make a good stocking, it
is necessary to be particular with this part, that the shaping may
be gradual.


=The Heel.=--When the ankle is finished, divide the stitches on
to three of the knitting needles. Put one half of the stocking on
to one needle, with the seam-stitch in the centre, and divide the
other half equally on to the other two needles. For instance, if
there be 61 stitches on the round, place 15 on each side of the
seam-stitch--in all 31--on one needle, and 15 upon each of the
other two. These two short rows are left till the heel is done. The
long row should now be knitted 1 plain row, turn back, and knit it
pearl. Work thus till a sufficient length is worked, being careful
to slip off the first stitch of each row without knitting, as these
form the stitches to be lifted in forming the foot. The top of the
heel can now be worked in any of the different modes now described.


=French Heel.=--Begin it with the plain row, slip the stitch next
the seam-stitch on the left side, knit the 2d, take the slipped
stitch over, and knit the next, turn back, and knit 2 pearl and the
seam-stitch. Then pearl 2 stitches together, knit 1 pearl and turn
back. On the next row, slip the 2d stitch on the left of the seam,
and knit the next; take it over, and knit 1 plain stitch, turn
back, always increasing 1 stitch on each side of the seam-stitch.
When the heel is required to be wide, this pattern is very suitable.


=Dutch Heel.=--Slip the 5th stitch on the left side of the seam,
knit the 6th, and take the slipped stitch over; turn back, and
pearl the 5th and 6th together, at the other side. In small
stockings, the 3d and 4th stitches; this makes a tighter heel.


=Common Heel.=--After a sufficient number of rows are knitted in
the length of the heel, cast off the stitches, and sew it up very
carefully. Though some people like it, it is not so suitable as the
other two, as the sewing is apt to hurt the foot.


=Preparations for Knitting the Foot.=--Having finished the heel,
proceed to pick up the stitches at the edge, beginning at the left
side, with the needle on which the heel stitches are, knitting
them as you lift them. With the fourth needle work off all the
stitches on the two front needles. Now pick up the stitches on the
right side of the heel; and having done that, work with the same
needle to the centre of the heel. The seam-stitch is stopped here.
In picking up the stitches, those that were left after knitting the
top should be counted in. For example, if 30 stitches are required,
and 9 have been left on each side of the seam, pick up only 21 on
each side. The stocking is now in position for forming the gusset.


=The 'Gusset' of the Foot.=--Having picked up the stitches, and
knitted round again to the right hand side of the back of the foot,
knit the 1st stitch, slip the 2d, knit the 3d, and take the slipped
stitch over. On the left hand needle, slip the 3d last stitch, knit
the next, and take the slipped stitch over, and knit the last. Knit
a plain round between every intake.

  NOTE.--In knitting the plain part of the foot, leave off working
  the seam-stitch, and if the work should appear loose at the
  beginning or ends of the needles, change the stitches by knitting
  off a few on to the neighbouring needle; but care should be taken
  to replace them in the same position as they were in at the
  finishing of the gusset, as the intakes must correspond exactly
  with the back intakes of the toe.


=Another Way.=--Having picked up the stitches, work 3 stitches
off the first front needle. Then take another needle, and work
off all the stitches on the two front needles, with the exception
of the 3 last. With another needle work off the 3 left stitches,
and proceed to pick up the right side of the heel. In doing the
intakes, knit together the 3d and 4th last stitches on the left
side of the heel, and on the right slip the 3d. Knit the 4th,
and take the slipped stitch over. Put back the 3 stitches after
finishing the gusset.


=Another Way of Turning the Heel and Knitting the Gusset.=--_This
mode is recommended where the wearer has a high instep or a stout
foot._ In dividing the stitches for the heel, place from 4 to 8
stitches more, according to size, on the front of the foot, and
fewer on the heel. For example, if there are 89 stitches on, place
20 on each side of the seam, and 48 on the front of the foot.
Before beginning the intakes, increase 6 stitches on the 2d round
at the back of the foot. Begin to increase about the middle of the
left needle if the stocking is small, and a little nearer to the
end if a large one. Make 1, knit 3 stitches; make 1, knit 3; make
1, knit 3. Then knit across the front to the right side of the back
of the foot. Knit 3 plain, make 1; knit 3, make 1; knit 3, make 1.
Knit round to this corner, and begin the intakes, same as described
in either of the preceding ways. There will be from 4 to 8 stitches
more, after finishing the gusset, than at the ankle.


=The Toe.=--Begin the intakes at the right hand corner of the long
needle, or front of the foot. Knit the 1st, slip the 2d, knit the
3d, and take the slipped stitch over. Knit across to the end of the
row, slip the 3d last stitch; knit the 2d, and take the slipped
stitch over; knit the last. Do the same at the back, but only at
the right and left hand corners. There must be no intakes in the
centre of the foot. Proceed thus, with a plain round alternately,
till you have reduced it to the number specified in the Patterns.
Place the needles together, and work the front and the back rows
off at the same time. Then cast off with the next row.

  In measuring the work, use an inch measure, and lay the stocking
  under it flat on the table. Except where particularly specified,
  measure the leg independent of the top-band, and the foot from
  the last intake at the gusset.

  As children invariably knit tightly, the needles ought to be
  chosen of a size coarser, to obviate this tendency. If, however,
  they should happen to work loosely, it would be advisable to take
  the numbers specified in the patterns.

  If a strong heel is desired, use double worsted.


=Explanation how to increase a Stitch.=--To make the stitches
divide better for the heel, it is sometimes necessary to increase
one or two stitches. To do this: after drawing the worsted through
the stitch, put the needle in at the back of the same, as if to
pearl it, and draw the loop through it also, thus making two
stitches out of one.

[Illustration: (Decorative Separator)]

[Illustration: (Decorative Separator)]



STOCKINGS.


=For an Infant.=--Knitted with merino wool--Needles, No. 18. Cast
on 80 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 pearl and 2 plain stitches
alternately. Knit 43 plain rounds, or 2 inches in length, with a
seam-stitch. Increase three stitches on second round (see page 9).
Now do the intakes.

  2 intakes with 6 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 7 rounds between each.
  2 intakes with 8 rounds between each.

This makes 14 intakes altogether--7 on each side of seam, and
reduces the stocking to 69. Knit 1¼ inches plain for length of
ankle. Divide the stitches, placing 17 on each side of seam-stitch,
and leaving 34 for front of the foot. Knit 23 rows for the heel,
plain and pearl alternately, or 1 inch; then knit the top,
according to directions (see page 6), and pick up the stitches for
the foot till there are 24 on each side of the seam, 7 being for
the gusset. When the gusset is done, there ought to be 69 stitches
on. Knit 2 together at back of the foot, to reduce it to an even
number. Knit 33 rounds plain, or 1½ inches in length. Knit the toe
(see page 8), and cast off with 10 stitches on each side the foot.


=For the same.=--Knitted with fingering worsted--Needles, No. 16.
Cast on 56 stitches. Knit 16 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches
alternately, or 2 inches in length. Knit 31 plain rounds with a
seam-stitch. This brings to the 'intakes.' Make on each side of
seam,

  3 intakes with 4 rounds between.
  2 intakes with 5 rounds between.
  2 intakes with 6 rounds between.

This makes 14 intakes--7 on each side, which reduces the stocking
to 42 stitches. Knit 19 plain rounds for the ankle, or 1¼ inches
in length. Divide the stitches, placing 10 on each side of seam,
leaving 21 for the front of the foot. Knit 14 rows, or 1 inch for
the heel, 7 plain and 7 pearl; then knit the top (see page 6), and
pick up the stitches at each side of heel till there are 15 on each
side of seam-stitch, 5 being for the gusset (see page 7). When
the gusset is finished, there ought to be 42 stitches on. Knit 23
rounds plain, or 1½ inches for foot. Knit the toe (see page 8), and
cast off with 8 stitches on each side of foot.


=For a Child 9 to 12 Months.=--Knitted with merino wool--Needles,
No. 18. Cast on 92 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl
stitches alternately. Knit 63 rounds plain, or 3 inches in length,
with a seam-stitch. Increase one stitch on the 1st round. Now begin
the 'intakes.' Make

  3 intakes on each side, with  7 rounds between.
  3     "       "         with  9 rounds between.
  3     "       "         with 10 rounds between.
  1     "       "         with 11 rounds between.

This makes 20 intakes altogether--10 on each side, and reduces
the stocking to 73 stitches. Knit 33 rounds, or 1½ inches, for
the ankle. Divide the stitches, placing 18 on each side of seam,
leaving 36 for the front of the foot. Knit 28 rows plain and pearl
alternately for the heel, or 1¼ inches. Knit the top (see page 6),
and pick up the stitches for the foot till there are 27 on each
side of seam-stitch, 9 being for the gusset (see page 7). When this
is done, there ought to be 73 stitches on. Knit 2 stitches together
to make an even number. Knit 43 plain rounds for foot, or 2 inches
in length. Knit the toe (see page 8), and cast off with 12 stitches.


=For the same.=--Knitted with fingering worsted--Needles, No. 16.
Cast on 68 stitches. Knit 16 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches
alternately. Knit 47 rounds plain, or 3 inches in length. Increase
2 stitches on second round. This brings on to the 'intakes.' Make
on each side of seam--

  2 intakes with 4 rounds between.
  3 intakes with 5 rounds between.
  2 intakes with 7 rounds between.
  1 intake with 9 rounds between.

This makes 16 intakes altogether--8 on each side, reducing the
stocking to 54 stitches. Knit 23 rounds for ankle, or 1½--inches in
length. Divide the stitches, placing 13 on each side of the seam,
leaving 27 for front of the foot. Knit 19 rows plain and pearl
alternately for the heel, or 1¼ inches in length. Knit the top (see
page 6), and pick up the stitches for the foot till there are 18 on
each side of the seam, 5 being for the gusset (see page 7). When
the gusset is finished, there ought to be 54 stitches on. Knit 31
rounds, or 2 inches in length, for the foot; then knit the toe, and
cast off with 10 stitches on each side of foot.


=For a Child from 2 to 3 Years.=--Knitted with merino
wool--Needles, No. 18. Cast on 112 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2
plain and 2 pearl stitches alternately. Knit 88 plain rounds, or 4¼
inches in length. Increase 2 stitches on second round. Now begin
the intakes. Make on each side of seam--

  3 intakes with  5 rounds between.
  3 intakes with  6 rounds between.
  3 intakes with  8 rounds between.
  3 intakes with  9 rounds between.
  2 intakes with 10 rounds between.

This makes 28 altogether--14 on each side, and reduces the stocking
to 86 stitches. Knit 43 rounds, or 2 inches in length, for the
ankle. Divide the stitches, placing 22 on each side of the seam,
leaving 45 for the front of the foot. Knit 38 rows plain and pearl
alternately for length of the heel, or 1¾ inches. Knit the top (see
page 6), and pick up the stitches for the foot till there are 31 on
each side of seam-stitch, 9 being for the gusset (see page 7). When
the gusset is done, knit 53 rounds, or 2½ inches, for length of
foot, there being on 86 stitches when this is done. Knit the toe,
and cast off with 14 stitches.


=For the same.=--Knitted with fingering worsted--Needles, No. 16.
Cast on 84 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches
alternately. Knit 67 rounds plain, with a seam-stitch, increasing
2 on the second round, or 4¼ inches in length. Now begin the
'intakes.'

  3 intakes on each side, with 4 rounds between.
  4     "       "         with 5 rounds between.
  3     "       "         with 6 rounds between.
  2     "       "         with 8 rounds between.

This makes 24 intakes altogether--12 on each side, and reduces the
stocking to 62. Knit 31 rounds for the ankle, or 2 inches. Divide
the stitches, placing 15 on each side of the seam, leaving 31 for
front of the foot. Knit 22 rows plain and pearl alternately for the
heel, or 1½ inches in length. Knit the top (see page 6), and pick
up the stitches for the foot till there are 20 on each side of the
seam, 5 stitches being for the gusset (see page 7). When the gusset
is done, there ought to be 62 stitches on. Knit 39 rounds for
length of the foot, or 2½ inches. Knit the toe; and cast off with
14 stitches on each side of the foot.


=For a Child from 4 to 5 Years.=--Knitted with merino
wool--Needles, No. 18. Cast on 118. Knit 28 rounds, 2 plain and 2
pearl stitches alternately. Knit 108 rounds plain, or 5¼ inches in
length; increase 3 stitches on first and second rounds. Now begin
the intakes. On each side of seam make--

  3 intakes with 6 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 7 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 8 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 9 rounds between each.
  2 intakes with 10 rounds between each.

This makes 28 intakes altogether--14 on each side, and reduces the
stocking to 93. Knit 53 rounds for the ankle, or 2½ inches. Divide
the stitches, placing 23 on each side of seam, leaving 46 for front
of the foot. Knit 38 rows plain and pearl alternately for the heel,
or 1¾ inches in length. Knit the top, and pick up the stitches for
the foot, till there are 34 on each side of the seam, 11 stitches
being for the gusset; when the gusset is done, there ought to be 93
stitches on. Knit 2 stitches together at the back of the foot. Then
knit 63 rounds, or 3 inches, for the foot. Knit the toe, and cast
off with 11 stitches on each side.


=For the same.=--Knitted with fingering worsted--Needles, No. 16.
Cast on 92 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches
alternately. Knit 83 rounds plain, or 5¼ inches in length. Now
begin the intakes; on each side of seam--

  4 intakes with 5 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 6 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 7 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 8 rounds between each.

This makes 26 altogether--13 on each side of seam, reducing the
stocking to 66. Knit 39 rounds for the ankle, or 2½ inches. Divide
the stitches, placing 17 on each side of seam, leaving 33 for
front of the foot. Knit 27 rows, plain and pearl alternately, or
1¾ inches in length, for the heel. Then knit the top, and pick up
the stitches, till there are 25 on each side of seam-stitch--8
being for the gusset. When the gusset is done, there ought to be 66
stitches on. Knit 47 rounds for foot, or 3 inches. Knit the toe,
and cast off, with 12 stitches on each side.


=For a Child from 6 to 8 Years.=--Knitted with merino
wool--Needles, No. 18. Cast on 132 stitches. Knit 30 rounds, 2
plain and 2 pearl stitches alternately. Knit 128 rounds plain, or
6¼ inches in length, increasing 2 stitches on the second round. Now
begin the intakes--

  4 intakes on each side, with  6 rounds between each.
  3       "       "       with  7 rounds between   "
  3       "       "       with  8 rounds between   "
  3       "       "       with  9 rounds between   "
  3       "       "       with 10 rounds between   "

This makes 32 intakes--16 on each side, and reduces the stocking to
102 stitches. Knit 58 rounds for the ankle, or 2¾ inches in length.
Divide the stitches, placing 25 on each side of seam-stitch,
leaving 51 for front of the foot. Knit 43 rows for the heel, plain
and pearl alternately, or 2 inches. Knit the top (see page 6), and
pick up the stitches for the foot, till there are 39 on each side
of the seam, 14 being for the gusset. When the gusset is done,
there ought to be 102 stitches on. Knit 73 rounds, or 3½ inches in
length. Knit the toe, and cast off, with 16 on each side.


=For the same.=--Knitted with fingering worsted--Needles, No. 16.
Cast on 100 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches
alternately. Knit 99 rounds plain, or 6¼ inches; increase 1 stitch
on first round. Now begin the intakes. Make--

  5 intakes on each side, with 5 rounds between each.
  4       "       "       with 6 rounds between   "
  3       "       "       with 7 rounds between   "
  2       "       "       with 8 rounds between   "

This makes 28 altogether--14 on each side, and reduces the stocking
to 73. Knit 43 rounds for the ankle, or 2¾ inches. Divide the
stitches, placing 18 on each side of seam, leaving 36 for front of
the foot. Knit 31 rows, plain and pearl alternately, or 2 inches in
length, for the heel. Knit the top (see page 6), and pick up the
stitches, till there are 28 on each side of seam, 10 being for the
gusset. When this is done, there ought to be 73 stitches on. Knit 2
stitches together at the back, and knit 44 rounds for the foot, or
3 inches. Then knit the toe, and cast off, with 14 stitches on each
side.


=For the same.=--Lambs'-wool and wheeling-yarn--Needles, No.
14. Cast on 66 stitches. Knit 20 rounds, 2 plain and 1 pearl
alternately. Knit 42 rounds plain, or 3½ inches in length. Increase
2 stitches at each side of the seam, with 7 or 8 rounds between
each, after the twenty-fourth round, or second inch. There will
then be 70 stitches on. Now begin the intakes.

  3 intakes with 4 rounds between.
  3 intakes with 6 rounds between.
  3 intakes with 6 rounds between.

This makes 18 intakes altogether--9 on each side, and reduces the
stocking to 52. Knit 27 rounds, or 2¼ inches in length, for the
ankle. Divide the stitches, placing 12 on each side of the seam,
leaving 25 for the front of the foot. Knit 21 rows plain and pearl
alternately for the heel, or 1¾ inches in length. Knit the top, and
pick up the stitches for the foot till there are 19 on each side of
the seam, 7 being for the gusset. When the gusset is done, there
ought to be 52 stitches on. Knit 45 rounds, or 3¾ inches, for the
foot, measuring from the heel. Knit the toe, and cast off with 10
stitches on each side.


=For a Child from 8 to 12 Years.=--Lambs'-wool and wheeling-yarn.
Cast on 75 stitches. Knit 20 rounds, 2 plain and 1 pearl
alternately. Knit 60 rounds, or 5 inches in length. Increase 4
stitches at each side of the seam, with 5 or 6 rounds between each,
after knitting 24 rounds, or 2 inches, till there are 83 stitches
on. Now begin the intakes.

  5 intakes with 3 rounds between.
  6 intakes with 4 rounds between.
  1 intake  with 6 rounds between.

This makes 24 intakes altogether--12 on each side. Knit two
together to make an even number, reducing the stocking to 58.
Knit 36 rounds, or 3 inches, for the ankle. Divide the stitches,
placing 14 on each side of the seam, leaving 29 for front of foot.
Knit 24 rows for the heel, or 2 inches in length. Knit the top,
and pick up the stitches for the foot till there are 21 on each
side of the seam, 7 being for the gusset. When the gusset is done,
there ought to be 58 stitches. Knit 48 rounds for the foot, or 4
inches, measuring from the heel. Knit the toe, and cast off with 12
stitches.


=For a Child from 12 to 14 Years.=--Lambs'-wool and wheeling-yarn.
Cast on 84 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 1 pearl
alternately. Knit 78 rounds, or 6½ inches, increasing 4 stitches,
as in preceding pattern, till there are 92 stitches on. Now begin
the intakes.

  4 intakes with 3 rounds between.
  4 intakes with 4 rounds between.
  3 intakes with 5 rounds between.

This makes 22 intakes altogether--11 on each side, and reduces the
stocking to 70. Knit 39 rounds for the ankle, or 3¾ inches. Divide
the stitches, placing 17 on each side of the seam, and leaving 35
for the front of the foot. Knit 27 rows for the heel, plain and
pearl alternately, or 2¼ inches in length. Then knit the top, and
pick up the stitches, 25 on each side of the seam, 8 being for the
gusset. When this is done, there ought to be 70 stitches on. Knit
57 rounds, or 4¾ inches, for the foot, measuring from the heel.
Knit the toe, and cast off with 14 on each side.


=Lady's Ordinary Size.=--Knitted with merino wool--Needles, No. 18.
Cast on 148 stitches. Knit 30 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches
alternately. Knit 148 rounds plain, or 7¼ inches in length;
increase 1 stitch. Now begin the intakes; make on each side--

  3 intakes with  6 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with  7 rounds between each.
  4 intakes with  8 rounds between each.
  5 intakes with  9 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 10 rounds between each.

This makes 36 altogether--18 on each side of seam, and reduces
the stocking to 113. Knit 63 rounds for the ankle, or 3 inches in
length. Divide the stitches, placing 28 on each side of the seam,
and leaving 56 for front of the foot. Knit 48 rows, plain and pearl
alternately, or 2¾ inches, for the heel. Knit the top, and pick up
the stitches, till there are 44 on each side of the seam, 16 being
for the gusset. When the gusset is finished, there ought to be 113
stitches. Knit 2 together, and knit 88 rounds for the foot, or 4¼
inches. Knit the toe, and cast off, with 18 on each side.


=For the same.=--Knitted with fingering worsted--Needles, No. 16.
Cast on 112 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches
alternately. Knit 119 rounds plain, or 7½ inches in length. This
brings to the intakes. Make on each side--

  3 intakes with 4 rounds between each.
  4 intakes with 5 rounds between each.
  4 intakes with 6 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 7 rounds between each.
  3 intakes with 8 rounds between each.

This makes 34 altogether--17 on each side, and reduces the stocking
to 78. Knit 47 rounds, or 3 inches, for the ankle. Divide the
stitches, placing 19 on each side of the seam, leaving 39 for front
of the foot. Knit 35 rows, plain and pearl alternately, or 2¾
inches, for the heel. Knit the top, and pick up the stitches, till
there are 33 stitches on each side of the seam, 14 being for the
gusset. When the gusset is done, there ought to be 78 stitches on.
Knit 67 rounds plain for the foot, or 4¼ inches. Knit the toe, and
cast off, with 16 stitches on each side.


=Lady's Full Size.=--Knitted with fingering worsted--Needles, No.
16. Cast on 130 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 1 pearl
alternately. Knit 119 rounds, or 7½ inches. Increase 4 stitches,
knitting 4 rounds between each, beginning at the 71st round, or 4½
inches. There will now be 134 stitches on. Begin the intakes.

  6 intakes with 4 rounds between.
  5 intakes with 5 rounds between.
  4 intakes with 6 rounds between.
  3 intakes with 7 rounds between.
  2 intakes with 8 rounds between.

This makes 40 intakes altogether--20 on each side of the seam,
reducing the stocking to 90. Knit 55 rounds, or 3½ inches, for the
ankle. Divide the stitches, placing 22 on each side of the seam,
leaving 45 for the foot. Knit 47 rows for the heel, or 3 inches in
length. Knit the top, and pick up the stitches, 38 on each side of
the seam, 16 being for the gusset. When the gusset is done, there
ought to be 90 stitches on. Knit 79 rounds, or 5 inches measuring
from the heel, for the foot. Knit the toe, and cast off with 16
stitches.


=For the same (or for a Gentleman).=--Knitted with lambs'-wool
and wheeling-yarn. Cast on 96 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 1 pearl
and 2 plain alternately. Knit 36 rounds, or 8 inches in length,
increasing 6 stitches on each side of the seam, beginning at the
48th round, or 4th inch. Knit 4 rounds between each. There should
now be 108 stitches on. Begin the intakes.

  4 intakes with 3 rounds between.
  4 intakes with 4 rounds between.
  3 intakes with 5 rounds between.
  2 intakes with 6 rounds between.

This makes 26 intakes altogether--13 on each side, and reduces the
stocking to 82. Knit 48 rounds, or 4 inches, for the ankle. Divide
the stitches, placing 20 on each side of the seam, leaving 41 for
the front. Knit 33 rows for the heel, or 2¾ inches. Knit the top,
and pick up the stitches, 30 on each side, 10 being for the gusset.
When the gusset is done, there ought to be 82 stitches on. Knit 72
rounds plain, or 6 inches, for the foot, measuring from the heel.
Knit the toe, and cast off with 16 on each side.


='Rig-and-Fur' Stocking.=--There are two ways of shaping this kind
of stocking. One is to leave as many plain stitches on each side of
the seam-stitch as there are intakes. For example--In a stocking
for an infant (see page 11) there are 7 intakes on each side of the
seam-stitch; therefore 9 stitches would require to be left, so that
when the intakes are done, there will be 2 plain stitches remaining
on each side of the seam, and will join in with the pattern. It
is advisable to knit this stocking 2 plain and 1 pearl stitch
alternately.

The second way is to take in 3 or 4 stitches at a time, as
described in the knickerbocker hose. This is not so suitable for
very small stockings, as more rounds require to be knitted between
each intake, there being fewer of them.


=Striped Stocking.=--Six rows of black, and 1 or 2 of some colour,
make a very pretty stocking.

Knit the top-band with the coloured worsted, then tie on the black
at the side of the stitch chosen for the seam. Knit 5 rounds of
black, and pass up the coloured. Give it a single twist round the
black, taking care not to pull it too tight, but just sufficient to
bring the stripes opposite to each other.


=Gentlemen's Knickerbocker, or Kilt Hose.=--Knitted with 4-ply
fingering worsted--Needles, No. 16. Cast on 156 stitches. Knit
42 rounds for the top-band, 1 plain and 2 pearl stitches. Knit 1
round of holes, putting over the thread, and knitting 2 stitches
together. Knit 1 round plain. Knit 114 rounds, 1 pearl and 2 plain
stitches, or 9 inches in length.

The intakes of gentlemen's hose are done in the following manner:--

A pearl stitch should be fixed upon for the seam-stitch, by tying
a coloured thread round it; and it ought to be knitted pearl and
plain alternately.

There will be 2 plain stitches on each side of the seam-stitch.

Begin the intakes on the right hand side of the seam-stitch, by
slipping the 5th stitch from it. Knit together the 4th, 3d, and 2d,
then take the slipped stitch over.

This brings 2 plain stitches to the side of the seam-stitch again.

On the left hand side of the seam-stitch, slip the 2d stitch, knit
together the 3d, 4th, and 5th, then take the slip-stitch over.
Number of intakes:

  4 with  7 rounds between.
  1   "   8   "       "
  1   "  10   "       "
  1   "  11   "       "
  1   "  12   "       "

This makes 8 intakes on each side of the seam-stitch, and reduces
the stocking to 96 stitches. Knit 60 rounds for the ankle, or 4
inches. Then divide the stitches; placing 24 on each side of the
seam-stitch. Knit 43 rounds for the heel, or 2¾ inches, continuing
to knit it 1 pearl and 2 plain stitches. Then knit the top, and
pick up the stitches, 34 on each side--10 being for the gusset.
When this is finished, knit 79 rounds, or 5 inches, with the 1
pearl and 2 plain on the front of the foot, and plain on the back.
Knit 7 rounds, all plain. Knit the toe, and cast off, with 16
stitches on each side of the foot.

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SOCKS.


=For an Infant.=--Knitted with merino wool. Cast on 68 stitches.
Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches alternately. Knit 58
rounds plain, or 2¾ inches in length; increase 1 stitch on first
round. Knit the foot same as page 11.


=For a Child a Year Old.=--Knitted with merino wool. Cast on 72
stitches. Knit 24 rounds, pearl and plain alternately. Knit 67
rounds plain, or 3 inches in length; increase 1 stitch on first
round. Knit the foot same as page 12.


=For a Child from 2 to 3 Years.=--Knitted with merino wool. Cast on
84 stitches. Knit 26 rounds, pearl and plain alternately. Knit 83
rounds, or 4 inches in length; increase 2 stitches on first round,
and knit the foot same as page 14.


=For a Child from 4 to 5 Years.=--Knitted with merino wool. Cast on
92 stitches. Knit 28 rounds, pearl and plain alternately. Knit 93
rounds plain, or 4½ inches in length; increase 1 stitch on first
round; and knit the foot same as page 15.


=For a Boy from 4 to 6 Years.=--Knitted with fingering
worsted.--Cast on 64 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 pearl and 2 plain
stitches alternately. Knit 47 rounds, or 3 inches in length;
increase 2 stitches on first round; and knit the foot same as page
16.


=For a Boy from 6 to 8 Years.=--Knitted with fingering
worsted.--Cast on 72 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 pearl and 2 plain
stitches alternately. Knit 63 rounds, or 4 inches; increasing 1
stitch on first round. Then knit the foot same as page 17.


=For the Same.=--Knitted with lambs'-wool and wheeling-yarn.--Cast
on 52 stitches. Knit 20 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl alternately.
Knit 48 rounds, 2 or 4 inches in length, for the leg. Then knit the
foot, same as page 18.


=For a Boy from 8 to 10 Years.=--Knitted with fingering
worsted.--Cast on 78 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 pearl and 2 plain
alternately. Knit 79 rounds, or 5 inches in length; increasing 2
stitches on the first round. Then knit the foot same as page 21.


=For the Same.=--Knitted with lambs'-wool and wheeling-yarn.--Cast
on 57 stitches. Knit 20 rounds, 1 pearl and 2 plain alternately.
Knit 60 rounds plain, or 5 inches in length, for the leg,
increasing 1 stitch on the second round. Knit the foot same as page
19.


=For a Boy from 10 to 12 Years.=--Knitted with fingering
worsted.--Cast on 84 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 pearl and 2 plain
alternately. Knit 95 rounds, or 6 inches in length; increase 2
stitches on first round. Divide the stitches; placing 21 on each
side of the seam-stitch, leaving 42 for the front of the foot. Knit
35 rows, plain and pearl alternately, for the heel, or 2¼ inches in
length. Knit the top, and pick up the stitches, till there are 36
on each side of the seam-stitch, 12 being for the gusset. When the
gusset is finished, knit 71 rounds, or 4½ inches in length. Knit
the toe, and cast off, with 16 stitches on each side, measuring
from heel.


=For the Same.=--Knitted with lambs'-wool and wheeling-yarn.--Cast
on 69 stitches. Knit 22 rounds, 1 pearl and 2 plain alternately.
Knit 72 rounds plain, or 6 inches, for the foot. Increase 1 stitch
on second round. Knit the foot same as page 19.


=Socks for Gentlemen.=--Knitted with fingering worsted. Cast on 92
stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 2 pearl stitches alternately.
Knit 111 rounds, or 7 inches in length. Increase 2 stitches on
first round. Divide the stitches, placing 23 on each side of the
seam, leaving 47 for front of the foot. Knit 43 rows, or 2¾ inches,
for the heel. Knit the top, and pick up the stitches for the foot
till there are 33 on each side of the seam, 10 being for the
gusset. When the gusset is finished, knit 62 rounds, or 5 inches,
for the foot. Knit the toe; and cast off with 16 stitches on each
side.


=For the Same.=--Knitted with lambs'-wool and wheeling-yarn.--Cast
on 81 stitches. Knit 24 rounds, 2 plain and 1 pearl alternately.
Knit 84 rounds plain, or 7 inches, increasing 1 stitch on each
round. Knit the foot same as page 22.



OPEN-WORK PATTERNS

SUITABLE FOR STOCKINGS.


EXPLANATION OF TERMS.

  O means put over the thread.
  T is knit two together.
  A is slip a stitch, knit 2 together, and take the slipped stitch over.
  Ts is slip a stitch, knit 1 plain, and take the slipped stitch over.
  P is plain 1.
  B stands for pearl.


LEAF PATTERN.

Calculate 9 stitches for each pattern, and 3 for pearl stripe.

   1st round--P, O, P, O, P, T, B3.
   2d    "    P8, T, B3.
   3d    "    P2, O, P, O, P4, T, B3.
   4th   "    P8, T, B3.
   5th   "    P3, O, P, O, P3, T, B3.
   6th   "    P8, T, B3.
   7th   "    P4, O, P, O, P2, T, B3.
   8th   "    P8, T, B3.
   9th   "    P5, O, P, O, P, T, B3.
  10th   "    P8, T, B3.
  11th   "    P6, O, P, T, B3.
  12th   "    P8, T, B3.


DOUBLE ROSE-LEAF PATTERN, SUITABLE FOR LARGE STOCKINGS.

Calculate for each pattern, 15 stitches, and 2 for pearl stripe.
The stripe may be made broader according to size.

  1st row--O, P, Ts, B, T, P, B, P, Ts, B, T, P, O, B2.
  2d   "   P3, B, P2, B, P2, B, P3, B2.
  3d   "   O, P, O, Ts, B, T, B, Ts, B, T, O, P, O, B2
  4th  "   P4, B, P, B, P, B, P4, B2.
  5th  "   O, P3, O, A, B, A, O, P3, B2.
  6th  "   P6, B, P6, B2.
  7th  "   O, P5, O, A, O, P5, O, B2.
  8th  "   plain all but the pearl stripes.


SPIDER NET, WITH PEARL STRIPES.

Calculate 12 stitches for each pattern, and 4 for pearl stripes.

  1st row--O, P, O, T, P, T, _repeat_ pearl 4.
  2d   "   plain, all but the pearl stripes.
  3d   "   O, P3, O, A, _repeat_ pearl 4.
  4th  "   plain, all but the pearl stripes.
  5th  "   T, O, P, O, T, P, T, _repeat_ pearl 4.
  6th  "   same as 2d.
  7th  "   A, O, P3, O, _repeat_ pearl 4.
  8th  "   same as 2d.


PATTERN DIAMOND OF FOUR HOLES.

Calculate 6 stitches for each pattern.

  1st row--P3, T, O, P2.
  2d   "   Plain.
  3d   "   P2, T, O, T, O.
  4th  "   Plain.
  5th  "   P3, T, O, P.
  6th  "   Plain.
  7th  "   T, O, P4.
  8th  "   Plain.


SIMPLE PATTERN.

Calculate 6 stitches for each pattern.

  1st row--Pearl 3, O, T, P.
  2d   "   Pearl 3, P3.
  3d   "   Pearl 3, P, O, T.
  4th  "   Pearl 3, P3.


PATTERN WITH TWO OPEN LEAVES.

Calculate 23 stitches for each pattern.

  1st row--P2, T, O, T, O, T, P1, O, P1, O, P5, T, O, T, O, T, P2.
  Every alternate row is plain.
  3d, 5th, 7th, and 9th rows same as 1st.
  11th row--P2, T, O, T, O, T, P5, O, P1, O, P1, T, O, T, O, T, P2.
  13th, 15th, 17th, and 19th rows same as 11th row.


SCOLLOP OF THREE HOLES.

Calculate 10 stitches for each pattern, and 3 for pearl stripe.

   1st round--P, O, Ts, O, Ts, O, Ts, P3, B3.
   2d    "    plain, all but pearl stripes.
   3d    "    P2, O, Ts, O, Ts, O, Ts, P2, B3.
   4th   "    Same as 2d.
   5th   "    P3, O, Ts, O, Ts, O, Ts, P, B3.
   6th   "    Same as 2d.
   7th   "    P4, O, Ts, O, Ts, O, Ts, B3.
   8th   "    Same as 2d.
   9th   "    P2, T, O, T, O, T, O, P2, B3.
  10th   "    Same as 2d.
  11th   "    P, T, O, T, O, T, O, P3.
  12th   "    Same as 2d.
  13th   "    T, O, T, O, T, O, P4, B3.
  14th   "    Same as 2d.

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