Exercises in Knitting

by Cornelia Mee, 1846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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47.  Beautiful Pattern for a Scarf.

 

Five ounces of Shetland wool, or 4 of silk, are required. This may either be worked with a deep shaded border or all plain; worked in the fine black Shetland wool or Ardoise silk, it has the effect of black lace. The patterns both for the border and the centre may be applied for a variety of purposes, and where beauty and elegance of pattern are appreciated, they cannot fail to be admired.

For the border, cast on 130 stitches; 2 are kept for each edge, which are not mentioned in the pattern; they are knit and seamed every alternate row. No. 11 pins for Shetland wool, and No. 12 for Ardoise, are good sizes. Nine stitches form the pattern; so, if wished wider or narrower, either add or take off 9 stitches. Knit 1 plain row, seam and now commence the border, which may be knit about half-a-yard deep.

First row:—Seam 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1; repeat.

Second row:—Seam 7, knit 2, alternately.

Third row:—Seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Fourth row:—Seam 7 and knit 2 alternately.

Fifth row:—Seam 2, knit 2, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2.

Sixth row:—Seam 7 and knit 2 alternately.

Repeat these 6 rows.

For the centre:—Knit 1 row, seam 1, then commence the pattern. Only 1 stitch is for the edge at each side, the pattern is of 16 stitches.

First row:—Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 5, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 4; repeat.

Second row:—Seamed.

Third row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 2; repeat.

Fourth row:—Seamed.

Fifth row:—Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 1; repeat.

Sixth row:—Seamed.

Seventh row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together twice, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together; repeat.

Eighth row:—Seamed.

Ninth row:—Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2; repeat.

Tenth row:—Seamed.

Eleventh row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3; repeat.

Twelfth row:—Seamed.

Repeat these 12 rows till the scarf is from 1½ to 2 yards long in the centre, as may be desired. Knit 1 row, seam 1 row. Then knit the border, as on the other side. A pretty fringe for this scarf is 3 rows netted with double silk, on a mesh of this width ----,[2] and 1 row on a mesh 3 inches wide, netting 3 stitches into each loop.

[2] Transcriber's note: in the source text, this dash is eight millimeters long.