Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s
No. 10 or No. 50 knitting cotton.
If knitted with thick cotton, this
border will be suitable for trimming a quilt or berceaunette cover;
if, on the contrary, fine cotton is used, the pattern will form a very
pretty collar for a little boy or girl.
To make a collar, begin by a chain of
220 stitches, and work 6 rows backwards and forwards alternately,
knitting 4 stitches and purling 2.
In the 2nd, 4th, and 6th rows the 4
stitches are purled, and the 2 are knitted.
* Purl 2, make 1, knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from *.
Alternately purl 5, knit 2. All the rows with even numbers
are knitted like this, except that the number of the knitted stitches
are increased by 2 in each of them. We will not, therefore, henceforth
mention these rows.
* Knit 2, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from *.
* Knit 2, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from *.
* Knit 2, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from *. The
pattern is continued in the same manner. The small gores formed
between the ribs are increased by 2 stitches in every second row. Each
of these gores has 13 stitches in the 21st row, which is the last.
Cast off all the stitches after this row.
Take a crochet needle, and with the
same cotton as that used for the knitting work 1 stitch of double
crochet in every stitch of the selvedge, then the 2 following rows for
the edging. 1st row: Alternately 1 treble, 1 chain, under which miss
Alternately 1 double over 1 treble of preceding row, 1 purl (that is,
5 chain and 1 slip stitch in the first), under which miss 1. Over the
first row of the knitting work 1 row of close double crochet. The
border is now completed.