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A Baby's Hood.
Four-thread Lady Betty's wool,—pink and white may be used. Eight
needles will be required, viz. four No. 25, two No. 18, and two, each
one inch in circumference.
Cast on eighty-two stitches, with pink, No. 18 needles,—knit four plain
Knit four plain rows.
Bring the wool forward, knit two together.
Knit three plain rows.
Repeat the last four rows, six times.—There will now be thirty-six rows
from the commencement.
Cast sixteen more stitches on the same needle, to form the piece at the
back.—Repeat six more rows of the pattern.—Knit two plain rows in
pink;—then, divide the stitches on three No. 25 needles, to form a
round,—as a commencement for the crown.
Knit three plain rounds.
Fourth round—bring the wool forward, knit two together.—Repeat.
Fifth round—knit two together; knit twelve.—Repeat.
Sixth round—knit two together; knit eleven.—Repeat.
Seventh round—knit two together; knit ten.—Repeat.
Eighth round—plain knitting.
Ninth round—bring the wool forward, knit two together.—Repeat.
Tenth round—knit nine; knit two together.—Repeat.
Eleventh round—knit eight; knit two together.—Repeat.
Twelfth round—knit seven; knit two together.—Repeat.
Thirteenth round—plain knitting.
Fourteenth round—bring the wool forward, knit two together.—Repeat.
Fifteenth round—knit two together; knit eight.—Repeat.
Sixteenth round—knit two together; knit seven.—Repeat.
Seventeenth round—knit two together; knit six.—Repeat.
Eighteenth round—plain knitting.
Nineteenth round—bring the wool forward, knit two together.—Repeat.
Twentieth round—knit eight; knit two together.—Repeat.
Twenty-first round—knit seven; knit two together.—Repeat.
Twenty-second round—knit six; knit two together.—Repeat.
Twenty-third round—plain knitting.
Twenty-fourth round—bring the wool forward, knit two
Twenty-fifth round—knit two together; knit five.—Repeat.
Twenty-sixth round—knit two together; knit four.—Repeat.
Twenty-seventh round—knit two together; knit three.—Repeat.
Twenty-eighth round—plain knitting.
The crown is now finished; it is to be drawn up with a needle and wool.
The opening at the back must be sewn up; and a band, corresponding with
the plain knitting in front, is to be formed by raising fifty-six
stitches in pink, and knitting three plain rows, with the No. 18
needles. Then, with white, cast sixteen stitches on the same needle, and
knit seventy-two stitches; cast on sixteen stitches, and knit three rows
of eighty-eight stitches. In the next row,—bring the wool forward, knit
two together. Knit six plain rows.
With the large needles, form the ruff, by knitting two rows in white,
and two in pink; then, work twenty-two rows—knitting four rows in
white, and two in pink, alternately. Cast off, and sew it, so as to form
a very loose double ruff round the throat.
For the front of the hood, raise eighty-two stitches, and, with the No.
18 needles, knit one plain row. Then, with the large needles,—knit two
plain rows in white; two in pink; and four in white. Cast off.—This,
when sewn double, finishes the borders of the hood. It is to be drawn,
with ribbon, at the back and front.
A Baby's Sock.
Cast on twenty-eight stitches in pink German wool.—No. 19 needles.
Knit six turns, increasing a stitch at each row, to form the toe and
Knit six more turns, increasing a stitch at one end only, for the toe.
Cast off thirty stitches on another needle;—knit the remaining sixteen
stitches, for eighteen turns, and cast them off on another needle.
With white,—pick up the thirty pink stitches;—knit three plain
rows;—in the next row, bring the wool forward, knit two together.
Knit three plain rows; leave sixteen stitches on the needle, and repeat
the pattern in white, across the instep, seven times, which is
afterwards to be sewn to the pink knitting for the toe.
Cast on sixteen stitches in white,—to correspond with the other side.
Knit two plain rows;—in the next, bring the wool forward, knit two
together,—the whole length of the row;—knit one plain row in pink,
taking up the stitches that were cast off for the toe. This side of the
shoe is to be made to correspond with the other, by decreasing instead
of increasing.—The shoe and the white in the instep will now be
Pick up the stitches both of the shoe and instep;—knit three plain
turns. Take a larger needle,—bring the wool forward, knit two together,
forming the holes to pass the ribbon through.
Knit three plain turns with the small needle. In the next row, bring the
wool forward, knit two together.
Knit three plain rows. In the next,—bring the wool forward, knit two
together; repeat the same, until the sock be of the height
desired.—Cast off very loosely.
Another Baby's Sock.
Four-thread fleecy, or four-thread Lady Betty's wool.—No. 11 needles.
Cast on twenty-six stitches.
First row—pearl two; knit two; alternately, to the end of the row.
Second row—knit two; pearl two.
Third row—Pearl two; knit two.
Fourth row—Pearl knitting.
Repeat the above four rows, twelve times,—making altogether fifty-two
rows—but, in the fifty-second row, pearl fourteen stitches only, and
cast off the remaining twelve stitches. Then,—
Raise fourteen stitches, pearling them at the same time, at the
commenced end, leaving twelve, to correspond with those cast off at the
other end. Repeat the four rows, as before, three times,—making in all
twelve rows. Fasten off, by drawing up these stitches with a needle and
wool, to form the toe, and sew up the shoe at the sole.
Twenty-seven stitches are now to be raised at the top of the shoe, round
the leg; then,—alternately pearl one row, and knit one row, for five
rows, and cast off.—This forms a finish to the top. The shoe is to be
laced across with ribbon.
A Baby's Stocking.
Cast on twenty-three stitches in brown,—No. 18 needles, and knit six
turns,—increasing one stitch at each end, for the toe and heel.
Knit six turns, increasing one stitch only, at the toe. There will now
be forty-one stitches on the needle. Cast off twenty-five stitches, and
knit the remaining sixteen stitches, for eighteen turns. One side of the
shoe and instep will now be made.
Cast on twenty-five stitches, and work the other side of the shoe to
Pick up the stitches, with white, across the instep. Knit two turns,
catching in one loop of the sides of the shoe, in each row, to join them
Knit one turn in brown; two in white; one in brown; two in white; and
one in brown.—The shoe and instep will now be finished.
Pick up the stitches of the shoe, on each side of the piece which forms
the instep. There should now be forty stitches on the needle.
Knit seven turns in white; then, eighteen turns, increasing a stitch at
the beginning and end of every other turn. Knit three plain turns; then
eighteen turns,—decreasing one stitch in every other turn, at the
beginning and end.
Forty stitches will now be found on the needle. Knit and pearl two,
alternately, for five turns. Knit two plain rows. Knit one row in red;
then, cast off loosely.
The shoe is to be sewn up into its shape, and the stocking closed up.