The lady's dictionary of needlework

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Ward and Lock, 1856 - Needlework - 64 pages
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Page 14 - Chain which is afterwards to be worked in Set Patterns.— Instead of counting the entire length of stitches, which is both troublesome and confusing, count in the number required for a single pattern, and then begin over again. Thus, if each pattern requires twenty-five chains, count so far, and then begin again ; this will insure your having the proper number to complete patterns. KNITTING. Casting On. — Hold the end of cotton between the third and little fingers of the left hand, and let it...
Page 62 - CEOCHET. ch. Chain-stitch. dch. Double chain-stitch, or braid-stitch. si. Slip-stitch. sc. Single crochet. sdc. Short double crochet dc. Double crochet. stc. Short treble crochet. tc. Treble crochet. Itc. Long treble crochet. m. Miss.
Page 18 - Take a piece of fine string or strong cotton, and knot it to make a stirrup to go over one foot, and come up to a convenient distance from the eyes ; or a shorter one may be pinned to the knee, or to a lead cushion. Having filled the needle, fasten the end of the thread in a slip-knot on the stirrup, and you are ready to begin. Plain Netting.— Pass the thread thus joined to the stirrup over the fore, second, and third fingers of the left hand, the forefinger being close to the knot, and the mesh...
Page 15 - ... of stitches, which is both troublesome and confusing, count in the number required for a single pattern, and then begin over again. Thus, if each pattern requires twenty-five chains, count so far, and then begin again ; this will insure your having the proper number to complete patterns. KNITTING. Casting On. — Hold the end of cotton between the third and little fingers of the left hand, and let it pass over the thumb and forefinger ; bend the latter, and straighten ii again, so that in the...
Page 20 - ROUND NETTING. This stitch is particularly strong, therefore especially suitable for purses, mittens, &c. From the mode of working it contracts considerably, and will require at least a fifth more stitches than plain netting with the same mesh, to make any given length. Begin as for plain netting, but draw the needle completely out from under the mesh, without inserting it in the stitch; then pass it through the loop on which you are to work, turning the needle upwards and towards you. Tighten the...
Page 62 - Knit three as one. D 1. Decrease one, by taking off a loop without knitting/ then knit one, and pass the other over it. D 2. Decrease two ; slip one ; knit two together, and pass thp slip-stitch over.
Page 17 - STITCH. Plain knitting in anything which is in rows, not rounds. The sides appear alike. Moss STITCH. Knit one, purl one, alternately. In the next row let the knitted stitch come over the purled, and vice versa.
Page 16 - The thread is always brought to the front before purl stitches, unless particular directions to the contrary are given. Twisted Knitting. — Insert the needle in the stitch to be knitted, at the back of the left-hand one, and, as it were, in the latter half of the loop. Finish the stitch in the usual way. Twisted Purling. — Insert the right-hand needle in the stitch, not crossing the left-hand one, as is usual, but parallel with it. When the loop is on it, it can return to its usual place, and...
Page 35 - ... the grace or awkwardness of the movement. Fill the Shuttle with the cotton (or silk) required, in the same manner as a netting needle. Hold the shuttle between the thumb and first and second fingers of the right hand, leaving about half a yard of cotton unwound. Take up the cotton, about three inches from the end, between the thumb and first finger of the left hand, and let the end fall in the palm of the hand; pass the cotton round the other fingers of the left hand (keeping them parted a little),...
Page 17 - ... on one needle ; take the second needle, slip it into the last stitch, and cast on the required number. The same with the third. Then knit two stitches off from the first needle on to the third. The round being thus formed, begin to use the forth needle for knitting. To Join...

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