Needles, wood or ivory; Messrs. Walter
Evans and Co.'s knitting cotton.
Cast on a number of stitches divisible
by nine, as it takes nine stitches for each pattern, and two for each
border; the border, which
is in plain knitting, will not be mentioned after the first row.
1st Row.--2 plain for border;
2 plain *, make 1, 1 plain, repeat this four times from *, make 1, 2
plain; repeat from the beginning--then 2 plain for border.
2nd Row.--2 purl, 11 plain, 2
3rd Row.--Take 2 together, 11
plain, take 2 together; repeat.
4th Row.--Purl 2 together,
purl 9, purl 2 together; repeat.
5th Row.--Take 2 together, 7
plain, take 2 together.
Begin from the 1st row.
Thirteen stitches are large enough for
a stripe for a sofa-cover. These stripes should be sewn together after
all are finished.
Materials: Needles, thick steel or
bone; double wool.
This stitch is far more effective
worked in thick wool than in cotton. It is done in stripes alternately
wide and narrow. For wide stripes cast on twenty-one stitches, for
narrow fifteen; this without counting the first and last stitch, the
first being slipped, the last always plainly knitted.
1st Row.--Purl 3 together to
end of row.
1, * 1 plain, make 2, repeat from * end by making the last stitch
before the plain knitted one at end of row.
Materials: Needles, wood or ivory;
Cast on 11 stitches.
plain, throwing the wool twice round the needle before each stitch.
stitch on the needle is now composed of 3 threads of wool: knit the
first plain, the second purl, the third plain; cast off the second
over the third, and the first over the second; this leaves but one
stitch; repeat from first row until a sufficient length is obtained.
This pattern makes very pretty borders.
Materials: Steel needles; moss wool of
several shades of green.
Cast on enough stitches for double the
width required, say twenty, and knit very tightly in plain knitting,
row by row, until a sufficient length has been obtained. Cut off and
place the strip on a sieve over a basin of boiling water, and cover it
over. When it has absorbed the steam, and while wet, iron it with a
box-iron. Then cut the strip down the centre, and unravel the wool on
each side. The threads of wool all curling, resemble moss. They are
held firmly by the selvedge of the knitting.
Materials: Wood or ivory needles;
Cast on an even number of stitches.
All the rows are knitted as
follows:--Slip 1, taken as for purling,
make 1, take 2 together. In the following rows the made stitch must
always be slipped, the decreased stitch and the slipped stitch of the
previous row knitted together.
Ordinary Brioche Stitch is made by
casting on an even number of stitches, and working the rows as
Make 1, slip 1, take 2 together;
repeat. Note.--The made stitch and the slipped stitch of the
previous row must always be knitted together, and the decreased stitch
of that row slipped.