Saturday, April 19, 2014

Net Edgings for Handkerchiefs


Last August I purchased some fine linen to make handkerchiefs for my family. One daughter had requested a net edge on a handkerchief for her daughter. I finally finished hemstitching the samples I started eight months ago.


6th one done with square corners
1st one done
5th one done - with mitered corners



If you look carefully you can see why it was a good thing that I did six samples. I have gotten better. Now I'm ready to start on the real handkerchiefs.



First try
Last try















I also need to make some of the edges so my granddaughter and others can choose which net edging they want on their white linen handkerchief.

I decided to make a sample of the edge found here:

International Old Lacer's, published in January 1978, A Practical Use of Netting, Netted Edging (page 70).

NETTED EDGING  
One-half and 1/4 inch mesh-sticks. With 1/4-inch stick, make 3 rows plain; 1/2 inch, 1 row plain; 1/4 inch, rose netting, draw 1st loop through 2nd loop and net it, draw 2nd loop through 1st loop and net it, repeat throughout the row; 3 rows plain; 2 rows rose netting; 2 rows rose; 1 row plain; 1/2 inch, 1 row making * 2 sts in one loop, skip 1 st (hold thread slanting on stick when skipping a st), repeat from * around: 1/4 inch, repeat last row.

First I made the larger sample using the mesh sticks it suggested.  Then I made the smaller sample by using mesh sticks half the size of the larger size.



If I were to use just one of these samples as an edge on a handkerchief, I think I would choose the one that used the smaller mesh sticks.  Which would you choose?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Patterns Found Online for Net Edgings


Edgings can be simple using several rows of plain netting or elaborate using intricate fancy netting stitches. Sometimes edgings are the last part of the item and are not identified as an edge. This is often true with doilies, mats, and tidies. Other items have an edge added on after the project is finished. Handkerchiefs, socks, and antimacassars are among those types of items.

Here are the edge patterns I found online in books.
  1. Treasures in Needlework, by Mrs. Warren and Mrs Pullan, (published in 1855) 
    1. Darned Netted Vandyke Edging - with illustration (page 373) 
    2. Netted Shell Edging (page 289)
    3. Netted Vandyke Trimming - with illustration (page 407)
  2. The lady's manual of fancy-work: a complete instructor in every variety of ornamental needle-work, by Mrs. Matilda Marian Pullan, (published in 1858) 
    1. Another Edging (page 93) 
    2. Another Lace (page 93)
    3. Another Pointed Edge (page 92)
    4. Another Shell (with illustration) (page 92) 
    5. Shell Edge (page 92)
    6. Vandyke Square Netting (page 91)
  3. Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton, (published in 1870) 
    1. Lace Edging (page 305, item 309) 
    2. Open Lace (with illustration) (page 305, item 310)  
    3. Shell Border (with illustration) (page 306, item 311) 
  4. The Young Woman's Book, by Mrs. Valentine, (published in 1877) 
    1. A Pretty Edging or Frill in Netting (page 59)
    2. Another and Wider Edging (page 59) 
    3. Edgings in Netting (page 59) http://books.google.com/books?id=kUICAAAAQAAJ
  5. The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide (2nd edition), by E. Harrison, (published in 1885)
    1. Border with Bunches of Loops (page 131)
    2. Border with Double Loose Loops - with illustration (page 131)
    3. Border with Round-Loop Heading (page 134)
    4. Border with Tufts and Scalloped Edge - with illustration (page 134)
    5. Border: Cross Netting and Twisted Loops - with illustration (page 135) 
    6. Border: Rose and Sheaf Pattern - with illustration (page 134)
    7. Design with Twisted Loops - with illustration (page 134) 
    8. Design: Long and Crossed Loops - with illustration (page 134) 
    9. Diamond Pattern - with illustration (page 134) 
    10. Edging: Double Fan or Sheaf (page 131) 
    11. Fan Netting - with illustration (page 131)
    12. Stripe for Shawls - with illustration (page 134)
    13. Trimming: Netting - with illustration (page 127) 
    14. Trimmings - with illustration (page 127) 
  6. Tatting and Netting, by Butterick Publishing Company, (published in 1895) 
    1. Border in Rose and Sheaf Pattern - with illustration (page 113) 
    2. Carving Cloth with Netted Border - with illustrations (page 135) 
    3. Edging in Double Fan or Sheaf Design - with illustration (page 112)
    4. Netted Border for Handkerchief - with illustrations (page 146) 
    5. Netted Border, with Fringe - with illustration (page 112) 
    6. Netted Border, with Fringe - with illustration (page 116) 
    7. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 109) 
    8. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 111) 
    9. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 114) 
    10. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 115) 
    11. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 116) 
    12. Netted Fringe - with illustration (page 109) 
    13. Netted Fringe - with illustration (page 112) 
    14. Netted Lace - with illustration (page 107) 
    15. Netted Lace - with illustration (page 111) 
    16. Netted Trimming - with illustration (page 109) 
    17. Pointed Edging - with illustration (page 108) 
    18. Pointed, Net Edging - with illustration (page 110) 
    19. Tassel Fringe - with illustration (page 113) 
    20. Trimming, with Thick Loops and Fan Edge - with illustration (page 108) 
  7. The Priscilla Netting Book, by Belle Robinson, editor, (published in 1914) 
    1. Centerpiece - with illustration (page 11, item602) 
    2. Edging - figure 68 - with illustration on page 33 (page 48) 
    3. Lace - with illustration on page 10, 37 - fig 85 (page 10, item601) 
    4. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 27) 
    5. Wide Netted Edging - with illustration (page 27) 
  8. Aunt Ellen's How-To Book on Needlework, by Workbasket, (published in 1954) Pineapple Handkerchief Edging (page 39) 
  9. The Home Book of Pleasure and Instruction, by Laura Valentine and Mrs Aylmer, (published in 1867) 
    1. A Pretty Edging or Frill in Netting by M. J. (page 308) 
    2. Another and Wider Edging by M. J. (page 308)
    3. Edges in Netting by M. J. (page 307) 

Here are the edge patterns I found online in magazines.

  1. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 39-40), published in 1861
    1. Baby's Knitted Shoe and Sock [with net trim] (page 77) 
  2. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 41-42), published in 1862
    1. Netted Escallop Borders (page 147) 
    2. Netted Escallop Borders - illustration (page 148) 
  3. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 66-67), published in 1863
    1. Netted Border [illustration] (page 25) 
    2. Netted Border (page 87) 
  4. The Ladies’ Companion (second series) (Vol. 27), published in 1865, Ladies' Page
    1. Netted Border (page 55) 
  5. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 78-79), published in 1869
    1. Circular Cushion in Crochet [net trimming] - illustration (page 395) 
    2. Circular Cushion in Crochet [net trimming] (page 449) 
    3. Baby's Boot (knitting) [net edging on cuff] (page 255) 
  6. International Old Lacer's, published in January 1978, A Practical Use of Netting 
    1. Netted Edging (page 70) 
  7. The Delineator, published in July 1903, Needlework 
    1. Dainty Hand-made Handkercheifs (page 98) 
  8. The Delineator, published in The Art of Netting - No. 62 
    1. Netted Handkerchief (page 473) 
  9. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 61-62), published in 1872
    1. Octagon Antimacassar (page 216) 
  10. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 69-70), published in 1876
    1. Square Net Antimacassar (page 449) 

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I'm slowly chipping away as the doilies I need to make to convert them from a rectangular photocopy to a circular photo.  This week it was Sunbeam's turn.



This doily's edge was created when I said, "I wonder what would happen if I. . ." and then tried the idea I had.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Patterns Found Online for Net Cuffs


I have gathered all the patterns I located for netted cuffs from the books and magazines I found online. Since only one has an illustration, it is sometimes difficult to visualize what these cuffs looked like.

Here are the net cuff patterns I found online in books.

  1. The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book – second series (2nd ed), by Miss Watts, (published in 1840) 
    1. Netted Cuffs (page 22) 
  2. The Lady's Assistant in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work, by Mrs [Jane] Gaugain, (published in 1842) 
    1. Net Cuffs, in Berlin Wool and Silk (page 307, item 194) 
  3. The Handbook of Needlework, by Miss Lambert, (published in 1842) 
    1. Netted Cuff with Silk and Wool (page 242)
  4. The Ladies' Hand-book of Knitting, Netting, and Crochet, by the author of 'The ladies' hand-book of fancy needlework and embroidery', (published in 1843) 
    1. Netted Cuff, with Silk and Wool (page 40) 
  5. The Ladies' Work-table Book (2nd ed), (published in 1844) 
    1. Netted Cuffs (page 172) 
  6. The Illuminated Ladies' Book of Useful and Ornamental Needlework, by Mrs. Henry Owen , (published in 1844) 
    1. Netted Ruffle Cuff (page 15) 
  7. The Ladies' Work-table Book, (published in 1845) 
    1. Netted Cuff with Silk and Wool (page 137) 
  8. The Practical Companion to the Work-Table containing directions for Knitting, Netting & Crochet Work, by Elizabeth Jackson, (published in 1845) 
    1. Netted Cuffs (page 147, item 100) 
    2. Netted Cuffs (page 147, item 101) 
  9. The Ladies' Work-table Book, (published in 1845) 
    1. Netted Cuffs (page 137) 
  10. The Handbook of Needlework (5th edition), by Miss Lambert, (published in 1846) 
    1. Netted Cuff with Silk and Wool (page 451) 
  11. Lady's Book of Useful and Ornamental Knitting and Netting Work, by Miss Ronaldson, (published in 1847) 
    1. Netted Cuffs, with a Frill (page 90, item 54) 
  12. A Winter Gift for Ladies being instructions in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work, by An American Lady, (published in 1848) 
    1. Netted Cuffs (page 44) 
  13. The Ladies' Self Instructor, (published in 1853) 
    1. Netted Cuffs (page 186) 
  14. The Ladies’ Complete Guide to Needle-work and Embroidery, by Miss Lambert, (published in 1859) 
    1. Netted Cuff with Silk and Wool (page 242) 


This is the only net cuff pattern I found online in magazines.  It is also the only one that has an illustration.

  1. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 59), published in Jul-Dec 1859
    1. Crochet Undersleeve with [net]Cuff [illustration] (page 489) 
    2. Crochet Undersleeve with [net]Cuff (page 543)


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Last week I showed the partial photocopy of the doily I was remaking.    When I designed it many years ago, I named it Winter.  Today I finished it, starched it, and photographed it.




Earlier this week I received this the mail.



I've almost finished proofreading it.  Once the corrections are all made, it will be available on Amazon.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Patterns Found Online for Net Curtains and Another Way to Fix a Mistake


If you have wanted netting hanging in your windows, here is a variety of curtain patterns.  Some patterns contain net embroidery or lacis; some are made with fancy netting.  Some curtains are made for windows; some are made for beds.  Some of the patterns have very detailed instructions and some contain instructions for just the basic stitch.

These are the net curtain patterns I found online in books.


  1. The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book (2nd edition), (published in 1838)
    1. Netted Curtain (page 66) 
  2. The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book – second series (2nd ed), by Miss Watts, (published in 1840)
    1. Netted Curtain (page 103) 
  3. The ladies' knitting and netting book – first series  (5th ed), by Miss Watts, (published in 1840)
    1. Netted Curtain (page 72) 
  4. The Ladies' Work-table Book (2nd ed), (published in 1844)
    1. Curtain for a French Bed (page 181)
    2. Netted Curtain (page 180) 
  5. The Work-Table Magazine or Church and Decorative Needlework (vol 1), by Mrs. Mee and Miss Austin, (published in 1847)
    1. Curtains, in stripes of small and large diamonds (page 39) 
  6. Lady's Book of Useful and Ornamental Knitting and Netting Work, by Miss Ronaldson, (published in 1847)
    1. Long Netted Window Curtains for a Drawing Room (page 165, item # 99)
    2. Netted Window Curtain (page 86, item # 49)
  7. A Winter Gift for Ladies being instructions in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work, by An American Lady, (published in 1848)
    1. Netted Curtain (page 33)
  8. Parlour recreations for ladies, (published in 1848)
    1. Remarks on Netting (page 77)
    2. Stitch adapted for Curtain (page 78) 
  9. The Ladies' Self Instructor, (published in 1853)
    1. Netted Curtain (page 175) 
  10. The Ladies’ Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work, by Florence Hartley, (published in 1859)
    1. Netted Curtain (with illustration on 183) (page 184) 
  11. The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide (2nd edition), by E. Harrison, (published in 1885)
    1. Netted Curtains - with illustration (page 136) 
  12. The Young Lady's Book, by Mrs. Henry Mackarness, (published in 1888)
    1. Diamond Netting for Curtains with Scalloped Border (page 185) 
  13. Tatting and Netting, by Butterick Publishing Company, (published in 1895)
    1. Directions for Making Netted Curtains (page 151) 


These are the net curtain patterns I found online in magazines.

  1. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 29-30), published in 1856 
    1. Darned Netted Window Curtains (page 166) 
  2. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 31-32), published in 1857 
    1. Darned Netted Window Curtains (page 78) 
  3. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 33-34), published in 1858 
    1. Netted Window Curtain (page 79) 
    2. Netted Window Curtain - continued (page 80) 
  4. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 37-38 , published in 1860 
    1. Netted Window Curtain (page 478) 
  5. The Ladies’ Companion (Vol. 20), published in 1861 
    1. The Work-Table Netting for Window-Curtains and Fire-Grate Veil (page 317) 
  6. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 39-40), published in 1861 
    1. Netted Curtains (page 259) 
  7. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 64), published in Jan-Jun 1862 
    1. Sprigs for Window Curtains in Netting and Darning (page 284) 
  8. The What-not; or Ladies’ Handy-book, published in 1863 
    1. Netted Window Curtain (page 56) 
    2. Border for Curtains in Netting and Darning (page 382) 
  9. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 68-69), published in 1864 
    1. Netted Window Curtains [illustration] (page 23) 
    2. Netted Window Curtains (page 76) 
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Last week I took my car in to have the oil changed.  While I was waiting I began to make another doily - one I still don't have a complete photo of, just a rectangular photocopy.  
After netting for some time, I counted the loops for the center of the doily.  I had too many stitches.  I counted again, just to make sure I had the loops I needed.  I did have more than I needed.  So I removed the extra loops and continued making the doily.  It was not until the end of round 6 that I realized I had a problem.  I had only 39 loops and I needed 40.  There was no way to fix that.  I needed to start again, but I did not want to throw away the small circle of netting.  I wondered if I could use it somehow.  


I've thought about that piece of netting all week. Today I decided to try something. I cut off the last two rows and began round 5 again. I decided to try a variation on the center I had learned from Giuseppa Nania several weeks ago and a variation of an edge I had seen on a doily made by Marie Bassett on March 16.  I now have a new 12.5 inch doily.

Here it is.  




My mistake turned into a new pattern, Lucky.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Patterns Found Online for Net Bags


A net bag was one of the first things I net that was not a doily.  Back then there was no internet or personal computers.  We had recently moved and to my amazement and delight I found a book on netting at the small local library.  It was Net Making by Charles Holdgate. There were many things I learned about netting from that book, including how to net string bags.  Apparently Charles Holdgate was not the first person to give patterns for net bags.

Here is a list of the books I found online that contain net bag patterns. Some of these bags are small and dainty while others are large and sturdy.

  1. The Handbook of Needlework, by Miss Lambert, published in 1842 
    1. A Knitter's Bag with Ring (page 232) 
  2. The Ladies' Hand-book of Knitting, Netting, and Crochet, by the author of 'The ladies' hand-book of fancy needlework and embroidery', published in 1843 
    1. A Netted Bag, with Ring (page 42) 
  3. The Ladies' Work-table Book, published in 1845 
    1. A Netted Bag, with a Ring (page 135) 
  4. The Handbook of Needlework (5th edition), by Miss Lambert, published in 1846 
    1. A Knitter's Bag with Ring (page 440) 
  5. Parlour Recreations for Ladies, published in 1848 
    1. Netted Bag (page 86) 
  6. A Winter Gift for Ladies being instructions in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work, by An American Lady, published in 1848 
    1. Netted Bag (page 47) 
  7. Parlour recreations for ladies, published in 1848 
    1. Netted Bag in Shaded Silk (page 79) 
  8. The Ladies' Self Instructor, published in 1853 
    1. Netted Bag (page 189) 
  9. The Ladies’ Complete Guide to Needle-work and Embroidery, by Miss Lambert, published in 1859
    1.  A Knitter's Bag with Ring (page 232) 
  10. The Young Englishwoman, by Isabella May Beeton, published in 1875 
    1. Clothes Bag (with illustration) (page 107, item 100) 
  11. Tatting and Netting, by Butterick Publishing Company, published in 1895 
    1. Bag for Holding Tennis Balls (page 152)
    2. Work-bag, with Netted Cover - with illustrations (page 144) 
  12. Netting, by Primrose Cumming, published in 1956 
    1. Shopping Bag in Green and White Macrame String (page 9)
Here is a list of the magazines I found online that contain net bag patterns.
  1. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 36-37), published in 1848 
    1. Netted Bag (page 186) 
  2. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 46), published in 1853 
    1. Knitting Bag [top is net] (page 464) 
  3. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 35-36), published in 1859 
    1. Knitting Bag [top portion] (page 364) 
  4. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 64), published in Jan-Jun 1862 
    1. Sponge-Bag (page 393) 
    2. Sponge-Bag [illustration] (page 331) 
  5. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 73), published in Jul-Dec 1866 
    1. Watch-Pocket in the Shape of a Game-Bag (page 438) 
    2. Netting Case for a Ball (page 88) 
  6. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 82-83), published in 1871 
    1. Netted Sponge Bag (page 467) 
  7. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 86-87), published in 1873 
    1. Ornamental Bag (page 74) 
  8. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 90), published in Jun 1875 
    1. Clothes Bag (page 561) 
  9. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 92), published in 1876 
    1. Bag: Crochet and Netting (page 466) 
  10. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 94), published in 1877 
    1. Netted Piece-Bag (page 82) 
  11. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 91-92), published in 1887 
    1. Wallet-shaped Work Bag (page 97) 
    2. Wallet-shaped Work Bag - illustration (page 28) 
  12. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 101), published in Jul-Dec 1880 
    1. Hints for articles for fairs (small net bags) (page 481) 
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Last week at the New England Lace Group's monthly meeting I had an opportunity to learn how to make Teneriffe.  Like netting, Teneriffe is made tying knots in thread to create designs.  That is about all the two lace-making methods have in common.




Saturday, March 15, 2014

Patterns for Netted Scarves


When I first heard about net scarves, I laughed.  How could netting with all its holes keep your neck warm? I guess the joke was on me.  I made one and, after wearing it, became an advocate for net scarves.  They will keep your neck warm. I also found they are an excellent way to practice a new stitch.

When I started looking online for digitized netting patterns, I found many net scarves.  Here are the ones I found in books.
  1. The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book (2nd edition), published in 1838 
    1. Another Scarf (page 68) 
    2. Pattern of a Net Scarf (page 67) 
  2. The ladies' Knitting and Netting Book – first series (5th ed) by Miss Watts, published in 1840 
    1. Another Scarf (page 73) 
    2. Netted Scarf (page 76)
    3. Pattern of a Net Scarf (page 73)
  3. The Lady's Assistant in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work by Mrs [Jane] Gaugain, published in 1842 
    1. Simple and Pretty Black Net Scarf (page 371, item 170) 
  4. The Ladies' Work-table Book (2nd ed), published in 1844 
    1. A Net Scarf (page 176) 
    2. Netted Wool Scarf (page 177) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29382
  5. The Ladies' Work-table Book, published in 1845 
    1. A Net Scarf (page 141) 
  6. The Practical Companion to the Work-Table containing directions for Knitting, Netting & Crochet Work by Elizabeth Jackson, published in 1845 
    1. Netted Scarf (page 146, item 98) 
    2. Round Netted Scarf (page 146, item 99) 
  7. Lady's Book of Useful and Ornamental Knitting and Netting Work by Miss Ronaldson, published in 1847 
    1. Netted Ribbon for the Neck (page 83, item 46) 
    2. Very Pretty Netted Scarf (page 84, item 47)
    3. A Very Pretty Netted Scarf (page 91, item 55)
  8. A Winter Gift for Ladies being instructions in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work by An American Lady, published in 1848 
    1. Netted Scarf (page 33) 
  9. The Ladies' Self Instructor, published in 1853 
    1. Netted Scarf (page 175) 
  10. The Ladies’ Complete Guide to Crochet, Fancy Knitting and Needlework by Ann Sophia Stephens, published in 1854 
    1. Netted Scarf (page 114) 
  11. Tatting and Netting by Butterick Publishing Company, published in 1895 
    1. Netted Scarf or Throw - with illustrations (page 143) 
  12. Netting by Primrose Cumming, published in 1956 
    1. Scarf in Diamond Mesh (page 13) 
  13. The Lady's Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work by Mrs [Jane] Gaugain, published from 1840 to 1847 
    1. Net Scarf (page 187) 
    2. Flat Net Scarf (page 187) 


Here are the net scarves I found in magazines.

  1. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 34-35), published in 1847  
    1. Round Netted Scarf (page 49) 
  2. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 36-37), published in 1848  
    1. Netting-Knitting Scarf for the Neck (page 173) 
  3. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 29-30), published in 1856  
    1. Netted Scarf for Evening Wear (page 392) 
  4. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 54), published in Jan-Jun 1857  
    1. Wool Scarf, in Crochet [ends finished in netting] (page 168) 
  5. International Old Lacer's, published in January 1978 
    1. A Practical Use of Netting contained Netting the New Wool Scarfs (page 70) 
  6. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 69-70), published in 1876  
    1. Cloud Netting (page 77) 

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I've been working on remaking Twinkling Star for a few weeks.  I kept letting other things push it out of the way.  It's about 15 inches in diameter, used just over 70 yards, and has 3,675 knots.  I originally made this doily to see if I could make a large five-pointed star.  All the doilies I had seen from my grandmother had smaller points all around the edge of the doily.  




After making the doily designed by Giuseppa Nania last week, I had a hard time sticking to the plain points for this doily.  I kept wanting to decorate the points like she had done.  

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Patterns for Netted Purses and a doily pattern from Italy


During the 19th century netting was fairly common.  Today there are many patterns for net purses online in digitized format.  These patterns come from books and magazines published from 1838 through 1895 and are in a variety of styles and designs.  There are purses for ladies and purses for gentlemen.  There are patterns that are very detailed and others that are very general in their instructions.

Here are the ones I found in books:
  1. The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book (2nd edition), published in 1838 
    1. A Net Purse in Points (page 67) 
    2. Corkscrew netting for a Purse (page 107) 
  2. The ladies' knitting and netting book – first series (5th ed) by Miss Watts, published in 1840 
    1. A Net Purse in Points (page 44) 
    2. Corkscrew Netting for a Purse (page 44) 
  3. The ladies' knitting and netting book – second series (2nd ed) by Miss Watts, published in 1840
    1. Striped Purse (page 44)
    2. Chequered Purse (page 45) 
    3. Purse in Round Netting (page 45)
    4. Another (page 46)
    5. Matrimony - For a Purse (page 46)
    6. Annet Purse (page 47) 
    7. Another Honey-comb (page 48)
    8. Honey-comb Purse (page 48) 
    9. Netted Purse - in two colors (page 49) 
  4. The Lady's Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work by Mrs [Jane] Gaugain, published between 1840 and 1847 
    1. Long Net Purse for a Lady (page 169)
    2. Long Net Purse for a Lady [different pattern] (page 169)
    3. Round Netting for a Gentleman's Long Purse (page 170)
    4. Very Pretty Long Grecian Net Purse for a Lady (page 173)
    5. A Long Net Purse of Two Colours, united in Points (page 188)
    6. Very Handsome Long Net Purse (page 189)
  5. The Handbook of Needlework by Miss Lambert, published in 1842 
    1. Plain Netted Gentleman's Purse (page 228)
    2. Seme Purse, Diamond Pattern (page 238)
    3. A Lady's Purse (page 229)
    4. A Lady's Purse with Points (page 229)
    5. Gentleman's Purse with Ends of Different Colours (page 229)
    6. A Plain Netted Purse with a Bead Mouth (page 230)
    7. A Pretty Purse with Chine Silk (page 230)
    8. An Elegant Netted Purse with Steel Beads (page 231)
    9. A Pretty Seme purse with steel or gold beads (page 231)
    10. A Checked or Dice Pattern Purse (page 233)
    11. A Purse in Grecian Netting (page 234)
  6. The Lady's Assistant in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work by Mrs [Jane] Gaugain, published in 1842 
    1. Long Net Purse, called Double Netting (page 252, item # 121)
    2. Very Beautiful Long Net Purse, with Gold Beads (page 290, item # 136)
    3. Another Very Beautiful Long Net Purse (page 292, item # 137) 
    4. Diced Net Purse, in Twist and Beads (page 295, item # 142) 
  7. Mrs Gaugain's Miniature Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Book by Mrs [Jane] Gaugain, published about 1843
    1. Long Net Purse for a Lady (page 55) 
    2. Long Net Purse for a Lady (page 56) 
    3. Round Netting for a Gentleman's Long Purse (page 57) 
    4. Very Pretty Long Grecian Net Purse for a Lady (page 60) 
  8. The ladies' hand-book of knitting, netting, and crochet by the author of 'The ladies' hand-book of fancy needlework and embroidery', published in 1843 
    1. A Lady's Purse (page 41) 
    2. Plain Netted Gentleman's Purse (page 41) 
    3. A Purse with China Silk (page 42) 
    4. A Seam Purse, with Beads (page 42) 
    5. Dice Pattern Purse (page 42) 
  9. The Illuminated Ladies' Book of Useful and Ornamental Needlework by Mrs. Henry Owen, published in 1844 
    1. A Gentleman's Purse (page 7)
    2. A Purse of Two Colours Netted in Points (page 11)
    3. A Purse in Squares of Different Colours (page 12)
    4. A Shaded Silk Purse (page 13)
    1. An Elegant Purse with a Cornucopia Pattern (page 17) 
  10. The Ladies' Work-table Book (2nd ed), published in 1844 
    1. A Long Purse, in Points (page 176) 
    2. Striped Netted Purse (page 179)
    3. A Purse, in Points (page 180)
    4. Round Netting Purse (page 180)
  11. Mee's Companion to the Worktable by Cornelia Mee, published in 1845 
    1. Very Pretty Net Purse (page 126)
    2. Pretty Netted Purse, with Rows of Honeycomb between (page 127) 
  12. The Ladies' Work-table Book, published in 1845 
    1. A Purse, with China Silk (page 135) 
    2. A Seam Purse, with Beads (page 135)
    3. Dice Pattern Purse (page 135)
    4. Plain Netted Gentleman’s Purse (page 139) 
    5. A Lady’s Purse (page 139)
    6. A Long Purse, in Points (page 141)
  13. The Practical Companion to the Work-Table containing directions for Knitting, Netting and Crochet Work by Elizabeth Jackson, published in 1845 
    1. Tulip Purse (page 140, item # 92)
    2. Purse in Points (page 141, item # 93)
    3. Handsome Long Netted Purse (page 143, item # 94) 
    4. Netted Long Purse (page 144, item # 95) 
    5. Round Netted Gentleman's Long Purse (page 144, item # 96)
    6. A Round Netted Purse (page 153, item # 108)
  14. Knitting, Crochet, Netting by Mlle. Riego de la Branchardiere, published in 1846 
    1. Purse (page 90)
    2. Bead Purse (page 91) 
    3. Purse for a Lady (page 91)
    4. Wedding Purse with Motto (page 92)
    5. Plain Purse with Motto (page 93) 
  15. The Handbook of Needlework (5th edition) by Miss Lambert, published in 1846 
    1. Plain Netted Gentleman's Purse (page 435)
    2. A Lady's Purse (page 436)
    3. A Lady's Purse with Points (page 436) 
    4. Gentleman's Purse with Ends of Different Colours (page 436)
    5. A Plain Netted Purse with a Bead Mouth (page 437)
    6. A Pretty Purse with Chine Silk (page 437)
    7. A Seme purse with steel or gold beads (page 438)
    8. An Elegant Netted Purse with Steel Beads (page 438)
    9. A Checked or Dice Pattern Purse (page 441)
    10. A Purse in Grecian Netting (page 442)
    11. Chain Pattern Netting for a Purse (page 446)
    12. Seme Purse, Diamond Pattern (page 447)
  16. The Knitter's Friend by Mrs [Jane] Gaugain, published in 1846 
    1. Knitter's Friend by Mrs. Hope, published in 1847 Plain Netted Purse (page 78) 
    2. Very Pretty Grecian Net Long Purse for a Lady (page 168) 
  17. The Work-Table Magazine or Church and Decorative Needlework (vol 1) by Mrs. Mee and Miss Austin, published in 1847 
    1. Purse - simple and elegant pattern (page 46) 
    2. Purse, with beads (page 57)
  18. A Winter Gift for Ladies being instructions in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work by An American Lady, published in 1848 
    1. A Net Purse in Points (page 23) 
    2. Corkscrew Netting for a Purse (page 26) 
  19. Parlour Recreations for Ladies, published in 1848 
    1. Another Pretty Pattern (page 78)
    2. Patterns for purses (page 78)
    3. Best Method of Closing a Purse (page 80)
    4. Netted Sovereign Purse - Albert Blue Twist and Good Beads (page 87) 
    5. Splendid Purse Netted (page 87)
    6. Lady's Netted Plain Purse (page 88) 
    7. Seam Purse, with Beads (page 88)
    8. Netted Purse in Squares, Beads in the Center of Each Square (page 89) 
  20. The Knitter's Casket: a new series of receipts in Knitting and Netting by Mrs [George Curling] Hope, published about 1848 
    1. Dice-pattern Purse (page 70) 
    2. Dice-pattern Purse with beads (page 72) 
    3. Purses with Beads No. 1, Pine and Star (page 75) 
    4. Purses with Beads No. 2, Pointed Pattern (page 78) 
    5. Purses with Beads No. 3, Simple Bar Pattern (page 79) 
  21. The Ladies' Self Instructor, published in 1853 
    1. A Net Purse in Points (page 167) 
    2. Corkscrew Netting for a Purse (page 168) 
    3. Striped Purse (page 189)
  22. Treasures in Needlework by Mrs. Warren and Mrs Pullan, published in 1855 
    1. Netted purse (with illustration) (page 185)
    2. Fairy Purse (with illustration) (page 227)
    3. Gentleman's Long Purse in Netting (page 234)
  23. The Ladies’ Complete Guide to Needle-work and Embroidery by Miss Lambert, published in 1859 
    1. Plain Netted Gentleman's Purse (page 228)
    2. Seme Purse, Diamond Pattern (page 238)
    3. A Gentleman's Purse with Ends of Different Colours (page 229) 
    4. A Lady's Purse (page 229)
    5. A Lady's Purse with Points (page 229)
    6. A Plain Netted Purse with a Bead Mouth (page 230) 
    7. A Pretty Purse with Chine Silk (page 230)
    8. A Pretty Seme purse with steel or gold beads (page 231)
    9. An Elegant Netted Purse with Steel Beads (page 231)
    10. A Checked or Dice Pattern Purse (page 233)
    11. A Purse in Grecian Netting (page 234) 
    12. Long Net Purse for a Lady (page 301)
    13. Long Net Purse for a Lady (different pattern) (page 301)
    14. Round Netting for a Gentleman's Long Purse (page 302)
    15. Very Pretty Long Grecian Net Purse for a Lady (page 304)
    16. Diamond of Five Stitches for a Long Purse (page 306)
  24. The Ladies’ Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work by Florence Hartley, published in 1859
    1. Short Purse in Netting (page 186) 
  25. The Young Lady's Book by Mrs. Henry Mackarness, published in 1888 Honeycomb 
    1. Netting Purse (page 184) 
    2. Spotted Netting for Purses (page 184) 
  26. Tatting and Netting by Butterick Publishing Company, published in 1895 
    1. Netted Silk Purse (page 153)

Here are the ones I found in magazines: 
  1. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 7-8), published in 1845 
    1. Plain Netted Gentleman's Purse (page 34)
    2. Seam Purse with Beads  (page 34)
  2. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 34-35), published in 1847 
    1. Netted Long Purse  (page 48)
    2. Handsome Long Netted Purse  (page 49)
    3. Round Netted Gentleman's Long Purse  (page 49)
    4. A Round Netted Purse  (page 50)
    5. An Elegant Netted Purse with Steel Beads  (page 99)
    6. Plain Netted Purse with a Bead Mouth  (page 217)
    7. Same Purse, Diamond Pattern  (page 218)
  3. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 36-37), published in 1848 
    1. Netting - Bead Purse, Diamond Pattern  (page 64)
  4. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 25-26), published in 1854 
    1. Gentleman's Long Purse in Netting  (page 406)
  5. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 52-53), published in 1856 
    1. Lady's Netted Purse  (page 262)
    2. Filigree Purse  (page 546)
  6. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 31-32), published in 1857 
    1. Short Purse in Netting - illustration  (page 85)
    2. Short Purse in Netting  (page 132)
  7. The What-not; or Ladies’ Handy-book ), published in 1863 
    1. Purse in Netting and Darning  (page 383)
  8. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 96), published in 1878 
    1. Netted Purses  (page 514)

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A few weeks ago Giuseppa Nania shared with me instructions for one of her lovely doilies.  Finding a little time here and a little time there, I finally finished it this week.  This is so different from the patterns my grandmother made.  Both styles are lovely, and I appreciate Giuseppa's sharing her pattern with me.