Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s
No. 8 white knitting cotton; thick steel pins.
Cast on a sufficient number of stitches
for the length of the border, which must be able to be divided by 31;
knit 4 plain rows:
Alternately make 1, knit 2 together.
Then 5 more plain rows.
Now begin the pattern:--
* Make 1, knit 1 slantways (to knit a stitch slantways,
insert the needle from the front to the back and from right to left);
# purl 5; knit 1 slantways. Repeat from # 4 times more than from * to
the end of the row.
Knit 2, * make 1; knit 1 slantways; # purl 5; knit 1 slantways. Repeat
from # four times more. Repeat from * to the end of the row.
The same as the second.
The continuation of the work is
clearly shown in our illustration. The increasing caused by knitting
the made stitches is regularly repeated in each second row,
so that the stitches between the striped divisions increase, and form
large triangles; the striped divisions, on the other hand, are
narrowed so as to form the point of the triangles. To obtain this
result, decrease five times in the 6th, 12th, 18th, and 24th rows, by
purling together the two last stitches of one purled division, so that
each division has but eleven stitches left in the 25th row. In the
28th row knit together one purled stitch with one knitted slantways,
so that there will be only 6 stitches left for each division; these
stitches are knitted slantways in the 29th and 30th rows. In the 31st
row they are knitted together, two and two. There remain in each
division three more stitches, which are knitted together in the 34th
row. Two rows entirely purled complete the upper edge of the border.