The Andalusian Knitting and Netting Book
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Title: The Andalusian Knitting and Netting Book
Author: Eléonore Riego de la Branchardière
Release Date: August 25, 2018 [eBook #57767]
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A. Goater, late Taylor & Goater, Nottingham.
KNITTING AND NETTING BOOK,
KNITTING. No. 1.
Materials—2 ounces of White, 2 ounces of Magenta or Blue, and 1 skein of Black Andalusianwool; 1 pair each of Knitting Pins, Nos. 19, 14, and 10.
Commence with Magenta wool and pins No. 14, the wool is to be used doubled throughoutthe waistband. Cast on 34 stitches.
1st row—Knit 2 together, knit the rest plain.
2nd row—Slip the 1st stitch, knit the rest plain.
Repeat these 2 rows 20 times more, when there will be only 13 stitches; then knit 64 rowsplain, always slipping the 1st stitch; this will make the bodice 25 inches round the waist,if required more or less, these 64 rows can be added to or reduced.
107th row—Increase a stitch thus—knit the 1st stitch; but before taking it off the left pinput the right pin into the back of the same stitch and knit it off—knit the rest plain.
108th row—Slip 1, knit the rest. Repeat the last 2 rows 20 times more, when therewill be 34 stitches; then, commencing at the 1st row, repeat the direction once more.
297th row—(For the button-holes) Slip 1, knit 1 (make 1, knit 2 together, knit 4, 5 times),make 1, knit 2 together. Knit 5 rows plain and cast off. With the black wool doubled,and crochet-needle No. 1, work a row of single crochet on both sides of the selvedge ofthe band, working a stitch to each rib of the knitting.
THE RIGHT SIDE.
With white wool and No. 10 pins cast on 27 stitches, and, as a guideto the making up, label the last stitch with the letter a. Thework should be rather loose, so as to preserve the lightness of thewool.
1st row—Slip the 1st (make 1 and knit 2 together to the end), then cast on 6 stitches.
2nd row—Knit the 6 stitches cast on, and the rest of the 1st row all plain. Repeat these2 rows 11 times more, when there will be 99 stitches. Mark the last stitch cast on, b.
25th row—Slip the 1st stitch, (make 1 and knit 2 together to the end).
26th row—Slip the 1st stitch, knit the rest plain. Repeat these 2 rows 8 times more.Then, at the longest side, cast off 8 stitches for the armhole, and mark it c. Work the25th and 26th rows 14 times.
1st row—Make 1, knit 2 together, then knit 2 together again; repeat, and at the endknit 3. There will now be 69 stitches.
The Colored Stripe—Join on the black wool, and use No. 19 pins for the next 8 rows.Knit 2 rows plain, with the colored wool knit 4 rows plain, and with the black knit 2rows plain. Join on the white and work with No. 10 pins as before.
The White Stripe, 1st row—Plain.
2nd row—Slip the 1st stitch, make 1 and knit 2 together to the end. Repeat these 2 rows5 times more. Work a 2nd colored and white stripe, and a 3rd colored stripe. Join onthe white and use No. 10 pins. Cast on 6 stitches for the back of the neck, work the 2 rowsas the white stripe 19 times, then repeat the same 2 rows 8 times, but leaving 6 stitches atthe end of the 2nd row each repeat. Cast off all the stitches.
The first and last rows of the white piece must now be sewed to the selvedge of the waistbandat the side where the points are made; both pieces are to be kept on the wrong side,and in sewing it take the Magenta stitches, leaving the black row in front. Sew theshortest side cast off to the top of the point at the back of the band, then sew the 1st stitchcast off to the 38th rib of the band. Take the end marked a, sew it close to this, and theend marked b to the centre point of the band. Gather the white and sew it to the band,placing more fulness at the points than under the arm; when finished, sew the sidestogether from the band to the armhole c.
The Left Side—With the white wool and pins No. 10 cast on 27 stitches.
1st row—Plain. At the end cast on 6 stitches.
2nd row—Knit 2 together, * make 1, knit 2 together. Repeat from *, and at the end make1, knit 1; mark this a. Repeat these 2 rows 11 times more, mark the last stitch cast onb. Then work the 2 rows 9 times, omitting the stitches cast on; and for the armhole castoff 8 stitches at the longest side, and repeat these 2 rows 14 times.
72nd row—Make 1, knit 2 together twice, repeat, and at the end of the row knit 3.
Work the Colored Stripe as in the right side; and for
The White Stripe, 1st row—Plain.
2nd row—Knit 2 together, * make 1, knit 2 together, Repeat from *, and at the end make1, knit 1. Repeat these 2 rows 5 times more; then a 2nd colored and white stripe, and athird colored stripe. Join on the white, knit a plain row, cast on 6 stitches at the end of itand for
The Back, 1st row—Knit 2 together, * make one, knit 2 together. Repeat from *, and atthe end make 1, knit 1.
2nd row—Plain. Repeat these 2 rows 18 times more; then work the same 2 rows 8 times,leaving 6 stitches at the end of the plain row each time. Cast off all the stitches, andsew it to the waistband, the same as the other side. The fronts are to be joined togetherto the 1st colored stripe.
THE POINTED TRIMMING.
Commence with the black wool and No. 14 pins; cast on 421 stitches.
1st row—Black. Plain knitting; slip the 1st stitch of every row.
2nd row—Magenta. Slip 1, * make 1, knit 11, then knit 5 together, thus—slip 2, knit thenext 3 stitches together, and turn the 2 slipped over them; knit 11, make 1, knit 1.Repeat from * to the end.
3rd row—Pearl knitting.
4th row—Slip 1, * make 1, knit 10, knit 5 together, knit 10, make 1, knit 1. Repeat
6th and 7th rows—Black. All plain.
8th row—Magenta. As the 4th row, knitting 9 stitches instead of 10 each time.
9th row—Pearl. Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more, knitting one stitch less each time.
16th row—Slip 1, knit 6, * slip 1, knit 2 together, turn the slipped stitch over, knit 13.Repeat from *, and end with knit 7.
18th row—Slip 1, knit 5, * knit 3 together as before, knit 11. Repeat from *, and end withknit 6.
20th row—Black. Plain. Cast off, and sew it to the black row of the waistband. Eachpoint must be sewed to the white bodice.
The Collar—With black wool cast on 225 stitches. Work as the Pointed Trimming tothe end of the 15th row, when, with black wool, knit a plain row, and cast off. Sew itto the neck of the bodice.
The Sleeves—With black wool cast on 197 stitches. Work as the collar, and sew it tothe armhole.
TO CORRESPOND WITH THE BODICE. No. 2.
Materials—1 skein each of Black, White, Blue or Magenta, Andalusian Wool; a pair of pinsNos. 19, 14, and 10.
With the black wool and No. 14 pins, cast on 169 stitches. Work as the Pointed Trimmingin the previous direction to