Exercises in Knitting

by Cornelia Mee, 1846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

13.  Very Pretty Vandyke Border. (#46)

 

Pins No. 19, and No. 10 boar's-head thread.

First row:—Cast on 10 stitches, slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice over the pin, knit 2 together, knit 1 plain.

Second row:—Slip 1, knit 1, knit half the stitch turned twice over the needle, seam the other half, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Third row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 4 plain stitches.

Fourth row:—Make a stitch, knit 4, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Fifth row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice round the pin, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice round the pin, knit 2 together, knit 1 plain.

Sixth row:—Slip 1, knit 1, knit the first half of the double stitch, seam the other half, knit 1, knit the first half of the double stitch, seam the other half, knit 2 plain, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Seventh row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit the remainder of the stitches plain.

Eighth row:—Knit 9 plain stitches, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Ninth row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice over the needle, knit 2 together. Repeat this 3 times. Knit 1 plain stitch.

Tenth row:—Knit 2, knit first half of double stitch, seam the other half, knit 1 double stitch as before, knit 1, knit double stitch as before, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Eleventh row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 10 plain stitches.

Twelfth row:—Knit 3 plain stitches, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1 plain, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Thirteenth row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice over the needle, and knit 2 together. Repeat this 4 times. Knit 1 plain.

Fourteenth row:—Knit 2, double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Fifteenth row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit the remaining stitches plain.

Sixteenth row:—Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 5, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Seventeenth row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice over the needle, and knit 2 together. Repeat this 5 times. Knit 1.

Eighteenth row:—Knit 2, double stitch as before, knit 1 plain, double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 1, double stitch as before, knit 2, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

Nineteenth row:—Slip 1, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit the remainder of the stitches plain.

Twentieth row:—Cast off all the stitches but 10 (there should be 23 in all), knit 5 plain, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together, knit 1, bring the thread forward, knit 2 together.

This completes 1 vandyke. You then begin again from the first row, and repeat these 20 rows till sufficient length is done.