Exercises in Knitting

by Cornelia Mee, 1846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Knitting Chair Cover Pattern

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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.