My Knitting Book (Second Series)
MY KNITTING BOOK (SECOND SERIES)
Variant spelling is retained, however a few changes have been made topunctuation and spacing to make formatting consistent.
Other changes are listed in the note at the end of this book.
MY KNITTING BOOK (SECOND SERIES)
BY MISS LAMBERT
AUTHORESS OF THE HAND-ROOK OF NEEDLEWORK, CHURCHNEEDLEWORK, MY CROCHET SAMPLER, ETC.
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
Shortly will be published, by the same Authoress,
Uniform with the present work, and illustrated with Engravings,
price 1s. 6d.
AN ENTIRELY NEW WORK ON
Forming a Second Series of “My Crochet Sampler.”
BY THE SAME AUTHORESS,
A Fifth and cheaper Edition, price 6s. 6d.
THE HAND-BOOK OF NEEDLEWORK
DECORATIVE AND ORNAMENTAL,
INCLUDING ENTIRELY NEW PATTERNS IN CROCHET,
KNITTING AND NETTING,
ILLUSTRATED BY 150 ENGRAVINGS.
The following examples of Knitting—likethose in the former Series—havebeen selected with the greatest care;adhering to the same technical terms,and mode of arrangement.
The writer cannot but feel flattered withthe reception given to the First Series of “MyKnitting Book,” and also to her other volumes onDecorative Needlework:—and she deems that theirgeneral correctness and utility are proved by thetranslations made of them into the Continentallanguages, and by their verbatim republication inAmerica.
Since the publication of the first edition of thepresent series, the whole of the examples have beencarefully reworked, and the faults of the first impressionshave been corrected; yet, it is not to bewondered at, in a work of this description, thaterrors—notwithstanding every precaution—shouldoccasionally creep in. Hence the writer will bemuch indebted for corrections of any mistakes thatmay be discovered by ladies using these books; shecannot, however, attend to anonymous communications,or to such as relate to supposable errors arisingfrom misunderstanding on the part of the Knitter.
3, New Burlington Street,
|EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN KNITTING||10|
|THE STANDARD FILIÈRE||15|
|CABLE PLAIT STITCH FOR A QUILT||16|
|CENTRE FOR A QUILT, OR BASSINET COVER||17|
|BORDER FOR A QUILT, OR BASSINET COVER||18|
|A QUILT IN RAISED STRIPES||20|
|A BABY’S QUILT IN STRIPES OF ALTERNATE COLOURS||21|
|A CARRIAGE SOCK||22|
|A LADY’S TRAVELLING CAP||25|
|A BABY’S HOOD IN PLAIN KNITTING||30|
|A WARM SQUARE SHAWL||31|
|A SHAWL IN RAISED KNITTING||32|
|A VANDYKE EDGINGvi||34|
|INSERTION LEAF PATTERN FOR TIDIES||36|
|VANDYKE AND OPEN PATTERN FOR A TIDY, ETC.||38|
|OPEN STRIPE PATTERN FOR A TIDY, ETC.||39|
|FEATHER PATTERN FOR A TIDY||41|
|SMALL ROSE-LEAF PATTERN FOR A TIDY||42|
|POINT DE L’ECHELLE FOR A TIDY, ETC.||43|
|A FISH OR BASKET NAPKIN||45|
|FERN PATTERN FISH NAPKIN||47|
|OPEN PATTERN FOR A SMALL QUILT||49|
|PRETTY OPEN STITCH FOR A BAG||49|
|A NEW PENCE JUG, OR PURSE||50|
|AN EASY STITCH FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES||53|
|A WARM HALF SQUARE SHAWL||56|
|FRINGE FOR A SHAWL||57|
|A SET OF TWELVE BORDERED D’OYLEYS||58|
|A BORDER FOR EACH D’OYLEY||60|
|A WARM HABIT SHIRT||89|
|A SOFA PILLOW IN RAISED LOOPS||93|
|NEW CROSS-STITCH PATTERN||95|
|BORDER FOR A QUILT||96|
|OLIVE LEAF PATTERN BAG||97|
|PINE APPLE PATTERN BAG||101|
|A BABY’S BONNET||103|
|A POLKA RIDING, OR YACHT, JACKET||104|
|A GENTLEMAN’S STRONG PURSE||109|
|ŒILLET PATTERN PURSE||109|
|ANOTHER STRONG PURSE||110|
|STAR PATTERN FOR SHETLAND KNITTING||111|
|LEAF PATTERN FOR SHETLAND KNITTINGviii||113|
|A CARRIAGE BOLSTER||119|
|A DEEP AND HANDSOME BORDER||121|
|ANOTHER PRETTY SHETLAND PATTERN||122|
Miss Lambert’s Standard Filière, which is Copyright, may be procuredat every respectable Wool Warehouse in the kingdom.
MY KNITTING BOOK.
It has been justly observed that,“an art cannot be taught but byits proper terms.” In the art ofknitting, various terms have beenemployed—whether correctly, ornot, it is here needless to inquire—todesignate the same simple process.Confusion has necessarilybeen the result. Those who are accustomedto follow the technicalities of one writer onknitting, are not unfrequently perplexed tocomprehend the directions of another, howeverclearly and concisely they may be laiddown. Hence, in the first series of the pre10senttreatises, the writer confined herself tothe use of the technical terms most generallyemployed by adepts in the art, and which appearedto be those most easy of comprehension.The following directions, therefore,will be conveyed in the same phraseology;but, for ease of reference, and for the use ofthose who may not possess the former series,it has been deemed expedient to repeat the—
Explanation of Terms used in Knitting.
To cast on.—To make the first interlacementof the thread on the needle.
To cast off.—To knit two stitches, and topass the first over the second, and so on, to thelast stitch, which is to be secured by drawingthe thread through.
To pearl.—To knit a stitch with the threadbefore the needle.
To narrow.—To lessen, by knitting twostitches together.
To widen.—To increase by making a stitch,bringing the cotton round the needle, andknitting the same when it occurs.
A Turn.—Two rows in the same stitch,backwards and forwards.
A Row.—The stitches from one end of theneedle to the other.
A Round.—A row, when the stitches are ontwo, three, or more needles.
A plain Row.—That composed of simpleknitting.
To pearl a Row.—To knit with the threadbefore the needle.
To rib.—To work alternate rows of plain,and pearl, knitting.
To bring the thread forward.—To make astitch, by bringing the thread forward, aftera knitted stitch.
To pass the thread over.—To make a stitch,by passing the thread over the needle, after apearled stitch.
To make a stitch.—If after a knitted stitch,this is done by bringing the thread forward;—ifafter a pearled stitch,—by passing the threadover.—To make a stitch between two pearledstitches, the thread must be turned round theneedle; that is,—passed over the needle, andbrought again in front; but, to make a stitchbetween a pearled stitch and a knitted stitch,—thethread must only be passed over theneedle.
To turn the thread round the needle.—Ifthe thread is before the needle, to pass it overthe needle, and bring it again in front.
To bring the thread forward twice.—Tobring the thread forward, and then, by turningit round the needle, to bring it forward again.
To increase.—To make a stitch.
To decrease.—To knit two stitches, takentogether, in one.
To knit two together.—To knit two stitches,taken together, in one.
Knitting and pearling in the same row.—Whenthe stitch, next after a pearled stitch, isto be knitted, it is obvious that the threadmust be passed back under the needle, beforethis can be done;—in like manner, when astitch is to be pearled, after a knitted stitch,the thread must be brought in front under theneedle;—processes, however, very differentfrom those of passing the thread over, andbringing the thread forward, both of whichare for the purpose of making a stitch, andare done above the needle.
To slip, or pass a stitch.—To change it fromone needle to the other, without knitting it.
To fasten on.—The best way to fasten on,is to place the two ends contrariwise, and knita few stitches with both together: but, whenknitting with silk, or fine cotton, a weaver’sknot will be found the best.
A Loop Stitch.—Made by bringing thethread before the needle, which, in knitting14the succeeding stitch, will again take its ownplace.
Pearl, seam, and rib-stitch.—All signify thesame.