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2nd Pattern. 1st Loop. Three of 3rd loop of a pattern ; 6 double, 1

6 double stitches, join to the last picot picot, 3 double stitches. made with the needle and cotton ; 4 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and double stitches, join to the other picot 10th, same as 2nd. These loops must made with the needle, 2 double stitches not be drawn very tightly. The bars join to picot in centre of the 5th loop of which connect them must be button. 1st pattern (which has already been holed, as those of the patterns. caught up in working with the needle), These ten loops will form a small 6 double stitches, i picot, 3 double circle, within which a Mechlin wheel stitches.

should be worked with the Mecklen2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Loops to be burgh, No. 12. The crown when comdone as in 1st pattern.

pleted should be trimmed with the folThen work the buttonhole stitches lowing narrow edge :with the needle and cotton as before. ! 1st Loop.-Four double stitches, + 1

For the centre do ten loops thus :-- picot, 2 double stitches, + 4 times.

1st Loop.- Four double stitches, 1 Draw it up to form a semicircle. picot, 6 double stitches; join to the 2nd and all following Loops.—Two picot at the point of the 3rd loop of a double stitches; join to the last picot of pattern, 6 double stitches, 1 picot, 3 former loop 2 double stitches, + 1 picot, double stitches.

2 double stitches + 4 times. 2nd Loop.— Four double stitches; join Draw up as 1st loop, and sew neatly to the last picot of 1st loop 6 double round the crown. stitches; join to the picot at the point

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Fill the shuttle without cutting off the

3rd Oral.—4 double, join into last thread from the reel, as the reel thread picot of former oval, 4 double, 7 picot

, is required for working the connecting 4 double. Draw up tight. This combars; begin at the edge and make the pletes one trefoil. * 1st Oval of Trefoil.-Work 4 double

Now put the thread attached to the stitches

, 1 picot, 4 double, 1 picot, 4 reel over the left hand, and on it work double.' Draw up tight.

6 double, 1 picot, 6 double, this forms 2nd Oval.5 double, join into last the connecting bar between each trefoil.; picot of former oval, 4' double, 1 picot, begin again as at *, joining each trefoil 4 double, 1 picot, 5'double. Draw up by the picots. To form the upper part tight.

of the pattern, work 4 double, join into

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the picot in the centre of connecting oval, 4 double, draw up tight, repeat bar, 4 double, draw up tight, then with from *. the reel thread over the left hand work To form the heading, work a crochet 7 double, 1 picot, 7 double. With the chain of 7 stitches into each of the shuttle thread nest work 4 double, join picots of the bars last made with the to the same picot as the last made small 'reel thread.

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The edge half of this pattern is worked To form the upper half of pattern fill with the single thread.

the shuttle from the reel without cut1st large Oval.—6 double, * 1 picot, ting off the thread, work 3 double, 1 1 double, * 6 times, 6 double, draw picot, 3 double, join into the lower picot up tight. Leave about the sixth of an of the small oval in preceding row, 3 inch between each oval and work the double, 1 picot, 3 double, draw up tight; small oval the reverse way of the large with the reel thread work 6 double, i one, 4 double, 1 picot, 3 double, 1 picot, picot, 6 double, to form connecting bar; 3 double, 1 picot, 4 double, draw up make a small oval with the shuttle tight; this forms the small oval. Leave thread as before, joining it into the last the thread as before and work the second picot of the former small oval in this large oval, joining it into the last picot of row. Repeat: make a crochet heading the preceding large oval. Join the smaller as in the former pattern. ones in the same manner to each other.

EDGING IN TATTING.NO. IV.

This pattern is worked in four rows, all / work a second small oval, 5 double, join with the double thread, i.e., the shuttle into the large picot of the first oval, 5 filled without cutting off the thread. double, draw up. Repeat from *.

1st Row. - Begin at the small oval, * 5 2nd Row is exactly the same process double 1 large picot, 5 double, draw up. reversed. With the reel thread work 3 double, 1 1st Small Oval. 5 double, join into picot, 2 double, 1 picot, 2 double, 1 the large picot of the 1st oval in the picot, 3 double; then with shuttle thread I former row; 5 double, draw up. With

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the reel thread work 3 double, 1 picot, double; there are now 4 small ovals 2 double, 1 picot, 2 double, 1 picot, 3 joined into the same large picot. Repeat double.

from * 2nd Oval.—5 double, join into the 3rd Row is worked with the reel thread. same large picot as last small oval, 5 Begin by joining the thread into the

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QUU first picot of last row. Work * 3 4th Row.-Join reel thread into Ist double, 1 picot, 3 double, join into picot of last row. Work * 4 double, 1 second picot of last row, 3 double, 1 picot, 4 double, join into second picot, 2 picot, 3 double, join into third picot, 2 double, join into third picot. Repeat double, join into next picot. Repeat from * Crochet heading as in former from *

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: on your two threads together and 5 stitches, join it into the 6th loop of make 2 stitches in long tatting, then a last round; i stitch, 1 loop, till there loop and 6 stitches, a loop and 6 stitches ; are 10 loops, then 5 stitches and draw all in long* tatting.

Then you commence the trefoil in 5 stitches, join it into 10th loop of last round + tatting :—5 stitches, join it to round, 1 stitch, 1 loop, till there are 6 Che loop after the 2 stitches in long tat- loops, then 5 stitches and draw it up. ting, 1 stitch, 1 loop, till there are 6 Now take the long tatting thread and loops, then 5 stitches, and draw it to- join closely 6 stitches, 1 loop, 6 stitches, gether.

join it into the last loop of the last

# Worked with the reel thread.

+ Worked with shuttle thread.

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round of the trefoil ; 2 stitches, 1 loop, ferent 6 stitches of the long tatting, 6 stitches, 1 loop, 6 stitches, and then you join it into the loops on the oppoleave the long tatting and begin the site side. trefoil again.

To turn the corner you finish a treThe other side of the insertion is foil and make your 6 loops of long tatworked in the same way, only instead ting, then draw your thread through of making the loops between the dif- all the 5 loops of the three last trefoils.

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Instructions in Knitting.

Although the art of knitting is known round the needle by the slightest posperhaps more generally than almost sible motion ; bend the needle towards any other kind of fancy work, still as you, and tighten the loop on the leftthe knowledge is not universal, and hand finger, in letting it slip off to there have been of late years great form the first stitch. improvements in many of the processes, Now take that needle with the we hope that a short account of all the loop on it in the left hand, and stitches, and the elementary parts of another in the right. Observe the the craft, will be welcomed by many of position of the hands. The left hand our friends; and most seriously would needle is held between the thumb and we recommend them to attain perfection the second finger, leaving the forein this branch of work, because, above finger free, to aid in moving the points all others, it is a resource to those who, of the needles. This mode of using from weak eyes, are precluded from the forefinger, instead of employing it many kinds of industrial amusement, merely to hold the needle, is the great or who, as invalids, cannot bear the secret of being able to knit without fatigue of more elaborate work. The looking at the work, for so extremely fact is that knitting does not require delicate is the sense of touch in this eyesight at all; and a very little prac- finger, that it will, after a little practice ought to enable any one to knit tice, enable you to tell the sort of stitch whilst reading, talking, or studying, coming next, in the finest material, quite as well as if the fingers were un- so that knitting becomes merely meemployed. It only requires that the chanical. Insert the point in the loop, fingers should be properly used, and bringing it behind the other needle, that one should not be made to do the slip the thread round it, bring the point duty of another.

in front, and transfer the loop to the The implements used for knitting are left-hand needle, without withdrawing rods or pins of ivory, bone, or steel. it from the right hand. Repeat the The latter are most commonly used, process for any number of stitches and should have tapered points, without required. the least sharpness at the extremity. Plain knitting. Slip the point of

The first process is casting on.- the right-hand needle in a loop, bring Hold the end of cotton between the the thread round it, and with the first and second fingers of the left hand, forefinger push the point of the needle bring it over the thumb and forefinger, off the loop so that the thread just and bend the latter to twist the cotton twisted round forms a new one on the into a loop; bend the needle in the right hand. loop; hold the cotton attached to the Purling. — The right-hand needle reel between the third and little fingers is slipped in the loop in front of the of the right hand, and over the point left-hand one, and the thread, after of the forefinger; bring the thread passing between the two, is brought

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round it; it is then worked as before. ! The way of joining the toe of a sock, The thread is always brought forward or any similar thing.--Divide all the before beginning a purled stitch, unless stitches on to two needles, hold both particular directions to the contrary are in the left hand, as if they were one, given.

and in knitting take a loop off each one, The mode of making stitches. To which knit together. make one, merely bring the thread To cast off. - Knit 2 stitches; with in front before knitting, when, as it the left-hand needle draw the first passes over the needle, it makes a loop; over the second; knit another; repeat. to make two, three, or more, pass the Observe that the row before the cast. thread round the needle in addition, once ing off should never be very tightly for 2, twice for 3, and so on.

knitted. To decrease. Take one stitch off To knit three stitches together, so that without knitting ; knit one, then the centre one shall be in front. Slip slip the point of the left-hand needle in 2 off the needle together, knit the third, the unknitted stitch and draw it over and draw the others over together. the other. It is marked in receipts d. To raise a stitch is to knit the bar 1. To decrease 2 or more, slip 1, knit of thread between the two stitches as 2, 3, or more together, as one, and pass one. the slip stitch over.

The abbreviations used are:-K, knit; The way to join a round. - Four P, purl; D, decrease ; K 2 t, knit two or five needles are used in round together; P 2 t, purl 2 together: M1, work, such as socks, stockings, &c. make one. Cast on any given number of stitches Take care to have needles and cotton on one needle, then slip another needle or wool that are suitable to each other in the last stitch, before casting any on in size. The work of the best knitter va; repeat for any number. When all in the world would appear ill done if are cast on, knit the first 2 stitches off the needles were too fine or too coarse. on to the end of the last needle. One In the former case, the work would be needle is always left unused in casting close and thick; in the latter it would on for a round.

be too much like a cobweb.

SHELLS FOR A KNITTED COUNTERPANE.

rows.

Fine knitting cotton and steel needles. 7th Row.-Same as 5th.
Cast on 45 stitches. Knit 2 plain 8th Row.-Plain.

9th Row.—5 plain, 2 together, plain 3rd Row.5 plain, thread forward 1, till 7 are left. 2 together, 5 plain. and 2 together, 17 times, 5 plain.

10th Row.-Purl all. 4th Row.-- Plain knitting.

Continue 9 and 10 alternately until 5th Row.5 plain, forward 2 toge- four ribs are formed, there will then be ther, purl 1, till there are only 7 left. only 10 stitches on the needle ; narrow 2 together, 5 plain.

these in the centre one till only one re6th Row.–Plain.

mains. Fasten off.

BRIOCHE STITCH.

This stitch is extremely elastic, and is Cast on any number of stitches that very suitable for comforters, polka can be divided by 3, knit backwards jackets, as well as for the Turkish and forwards. Thread forward, slip 1, cushion properly called a Brioche. knit 2 together, repeat.

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