The following Designs of New Stitches can be used for a variety
297.--Peacock's Tail Pattern.
Needles, wood or ivory; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s knitting
Cast on a number of stitches divisible by nine, as it takes nine
stitches for each pattern, and two for each border; the border,
which is in plain knitting, will not be
mentioned after the first row.
1st Row.--2 plain for border; 2 plain *, make 1, 1
plain, repeat this four times from *, make 1, 2 plain; repeat from
the beginning--then 2 plain for border.
2nd Row.--2 purl, 11 plain, 2 purl; repeat.
3rd Row.--Take 2 together, 11 plain, take 2 together;
4th Row.--Purl 2 together, purl 9, purl 2 together;
5th Row.--Take 2 together, 7 plain, take 2
Begin from the 1st row.
Thirteen stitches are large enough for a stripe for a
sofa-cover. These stripes should be sewn together after all are
Materials: Needles, thick steel or bone; double wool.
This stitch is far more effective worked in thick wool than in
cotton. It is done in stripes alternately wide and narrow. For wide
stripes cast on twenty-one stitches, for narrow fifteen; this
without counting the first and last stitch, the first being
slipped, the last always plainly knitted.
1st Row.--Purl 3 together to end of row.
2nd Row.--Make 1, * 1 plain, make 2, repeat from * end
by making the last stitch before the plain knitted one at end of
Materials: Needles, wood or ivory; double wool.
Cast on 11 stitches.
1st Row.--All plain, throwing the wool twice round the
needle before each stitch.
2nd Row.--Each stitch on the needle is now composed of
3 threads of wool: knit the first plain, the second purl, the third
plain; cast off the second over the third, and the first over the
second; this leaves but one stitch; repeat from first row until a
sufficient length is obtained. This pattern makes very pretty
300.--Knitted Moss Borders.
Materials: Steel needles; moss wool of several shades of
Cast on enough stitches for double the width required, say
twenty, and knit very tightly in plain knitting, row by row, until
a sufficient length has been obtained. Cut off and place the strip
on a sieve over a basin of boiling water, and cover it over. When
it has absorbed the steam, and while wet, iron it with a box-iron.
Then cut the strip down the centre, and unravel the wool on each
side. The threads of wool all curling, resemble moss. They are held
firmly by the selvedge of the knitting.
301.--German Brioche Stitch
Materials: Wood or ivory needles; wool.
Cast on an even number of stitches.
All the rows are knitted as follows:--Slip 1, taken as for
purling, make 1, take 2 together. In the
following rows the made stitch must always be slipped, the
decreased stitch and the slipped stitch of the previous row knitted
Ordinary Brioche Stitch is made by casting on an even number of
stitches, and working the rows as follows:--
Make 1, slip 1, take 2 together; repeat. Note.--The
made stitch and the slipped stitch of the previous row must always
be knitted together, and the decreased stitch of that row
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