Exercises in Knitting

by Cornelia Mee, 1846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

46.  Beautiful Pattern for a Shetland Shawl. (#31)

 

The centre is done with fine white Shetland wool and large ivory or wood pins. Cast on for the centre 180 or 190 stitches; the pattern does for any number that will divide by 10.

 

 

 

 

 

First row:—Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one, knit 3, and repeat.

Second row:—Seamed.

Third row:—Knit 2 (make 1, slip 1, knit 1, and pass the slipped stitch over 3 times), knit 2.

Fourth row:—Seamed.

Fifth row:—Knit 3 (make 1, slip 1, knit 1, and pass the slipped stitch over 3 times), knit 1.

Sixth row:—Seamed.

Seventh row:—Knit 4 (make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over 3 times).

Eighth row:—Seamed.

Ninth row:—Knit 2 (knit 2 together, and make 1 three times), knit 2.

Tenth row:—Seamed.

Eleventh row:—Knit 1 (knit 2 together, and make 1 three times), knit 3.

 

Seamed=Purl

Purl all the even (WS) rows.