The comprehensive knitting book

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1849 - Knitting - 80 pages
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Excellent resource for experienced knitters. The directions are in the old style and there are very few illustrations.
The first section includes over 150 knitting stitches as well as 200 pages of knitting projects, many including additional stitches.

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Page 6 - The second lather having been brought to the same heat as the first, proceed in the same manner, dipping and raising. NB — If the article was very little soiled, and after the first washing appears quite clear and clean, the second washing may be in hot water without soap. Whether lather or water only, a blue-bag may be slightly drawn through before the second washing. When gall has been used, a third washing in hot water only will be required to take off the smell.
Page 6 - When taken out of the water, they must not be laid down at all, before the process of drying is commenced, nor at any time afterwards until they are perfectly dry.
Page 6 - Take the article to be washed, and without leaving hold of it, keep on dipping and raising, dipping and raising, for two or three minutes. By that time the lather will be absorbed by the wool, and the liquor will resemble slimy suds.
Page 6 - ... thing, a rod). In either case the lather may be prepared with a small quantity of water, and the remainder added, boiling hot, the moment before using it. The whole should be as hot as the hand can bear it ; the hotter the better. If the articles are very dirty, two lathers will be required in succession ; and unless a second person is at hand, to rub up the second while the first is being used, both had better be prepared in separate vessels before the wools are wetted, leaving only the boiling...
Page 6 - With a piece of sponge or old flannel, rub up a very strong lather of either soft soap or best yellow soap. For very large greasy things, the lather may be made of ox-gall, half a pint to six quarts of water, whisked up with a handful of birch twigs (like that old fashioned thing, a rod).
Page ii - A WORD TO PARENTS, NURSES, AND TEACHERS on the Rearing and Management of Children. By ESTHER COPLEY. 18mo, cloth, 1. LESSONS ON HOUSEWIFERY. For the use of Industrial Schools and Cottagers
Page 6 - Having again squeezed the article as dry as may be, for the lighter things, such as shawls, &c., spread it on a coarse dry cloth, pulling it out to its proper shape; lay over it another coarse dry cloth, roll the whole up tightly, and let it remain half an hour. This rule does not apply to large heavy things; they must be hung out at once.
Page 6 - If several things are to be done, let each be begun and finished separately. This makes no difference in expense or trouble. A smaller vessel and smaller quantity of lather will suffice, and the stuff in which one article has been washed would do no good, but harm, to others : it is, in fact, good...
Page 6 - ... to be explained. To clear the way, it may be well first to point out some things which never ought to be done, but which frequently, perhaps generally, are done : — 1. Woollen articles are never to be washed in hard water, nor in water softened by soda, potash, or anything of that kind. Soap even should never touch them. 2. They are never to be rubbed at all. 3. They are never to be put in lukewarm water for washing, nor in cold water for rinsing. 4. They are never to remain lying still in...
Page 103 - The sides to be sewn up, leaving two inches at bottom not sewed, and seven or eight inches at top for an arm-hole. If...

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