There are at least two digital copies of The Ladies' Hand-book of Knitting, Netting, and Crochet by the author of The Ladies' Hand-book of Fancy Needlework and Embroidery. This link is to the one that seems to have all its pages scanned. The other copy is missing many of the even numbered pages. As far as I could tell, the earlier book by this author, The Ladies' Hand-book of Fancy Needlework and Embroidery, does not appear to have been digitized yet. A few libraries and museums have copies.
The following list of netting history, equipment descriptions, stitches and patterns are included in The Ladies' Hand-book of Knitting, Netting, and Crochet:
- history of netting (page vii)
- Necessary Implements for Netting (page 7)
- Plain Netting (page 13)
- Net with Points (page 16)
- Net with Beads (page 16)
- Grecian Netting (page 17)
- Diamond Netting (page 17)
- Plain Open Netting (page 19)
- Plain Netted Mittens (page 39)
- Netted Cuff, with Silk and Wool (page 40)
- Netted Fringe (page 41)
- Plain Netted Gentleman's Purse (page 41)
- A Lady's Purse (page 41)
- A Purse with China Silk (page 42)
- A Seam Purse, with Beads (page 42)
- A Netted Bag, with Ring (page 42)
- Dice Pattern Purse (page 42)
This is what I saw when I opened the door to the carport.
The front door would not open because of the snow piled against it on the outside.
We measured about 21" depth of snow in the driveway. (photo on the right)
When I showed it to them, they agreed it was just what they had envisioned -- a Cup Cover