Exercises in Knitting

by Cornelia Mee, 1846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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43.  Leaf Pattern for Half-Square Shawl.

 

Twelve stitches to a pattern, pins No. 10. This may either be done in Shetland or German wool, and is very pretty in black Shetland wool. Cast on 3 stitches; increase at the beginning of each row till you have 12.

First pattern row:—Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1.

Second row:—Seamed, making a stitch at the beginning.

Third row:—Make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2.

Fourth row:—Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Fifth row:—Make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3.

Sixth row:—Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Seventh row:—Make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Eighth row:—Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Ninth row:—Make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 4, make 1, and knit the remainder.

Tenth row:—Seamed, making 1 at the beginning.

Eleventh row:—Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3 (knit 2 together twice), knit 3, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit remainder.

Twelfth row:—Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Thirteenth row:—Make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 (knit 2 together twice), knit 2, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit the remainder.

Fourteenth row:—Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Fifteenth row:—Make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, * knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, and repeat from *, knit those left at the end.

Sixteenth row:—Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Seventeenth row:—Make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together, * knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together, and repeat from *, knit those left at the end.

Eighteenth row:—Seamed, make 1 at the beginning.

Nineteenth row:—Make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 4, make 1, knit the rest.Twentieth row:—Seamed: make 1 at the beginning.

Twenty-first row same as 11th.

The shawl can be made any size by repeating these 10 rows till you have it as large as you wish.