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)
  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.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ciao Rita, il tuo centro, a 5 punte è favoloso!!
Giuseppa Nania.