Exercises in Knitting

by Cornelia Mee, 1846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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30.  Very Pretty Pattern for a Fish Serviette (napkin).

 

No. 2 linen thread, and pins No. 14. Cast on 116 stitches; 2 are for the edge on each side: knit 1 plain row, seam 1. The 2 stitches for the edge are not mentioned in the pattern.

First row:—Knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together (knit 1 and make 1 twice), knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together (knit 1 and make 1 twice), knit 2.

Second row:—Seamed.

Third row:—(Knit 2 together and knit 1 twice,) make 1, knit 3, make 1 (knit 1 and knit 2 together twice), knit 1, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Fourth row:—Seamed.

Fifth row:—Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2.

Sixth row:—Seamed.

Seventh row:—Knit 2 (make 1 and knit 1 twice), knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together (knit 1 and make 1 twice), knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Eighth row:—Seamed.

Ninth row:—Knit 2, make 1, knit 3, make 1 (knit 1 and knit 2 together twice), knit 1, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together.

Tenth row:—Seamed.

Eleventh row:—Knit 2, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit one, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, repeat.

Twelfth row:—Seamed.

Repeat these 12 rows till you have about 9 or 10 nails in length, then knit 1 plain row, seam 1 row, and cast off.