## Saturday, April 26, 2014

### Net Edging from 1876 Peterson's Magazine

I was puzzled the first, second, and third times I tried to make this edge. I did fine until I read the instructions that said, "2nd. With the small mesh net a stitch on every stitch of 5. Miss the single one." I could not see how to "Miss the single one."

Here are the instructions I was trying to follow from page 449 of the 1876 Peterson's Magazine.

The Border, which must now be done, is very simple. With the same mesh as you have used for the square [a size 4 knitting needle], do two rounds. Then with the three-quarter inch mesh do one round thus — + 5 stitches in one, one stitch in the next, + all round.
2nd. With the small mesh net a stitch on every stitch of 5. Miss the single one.
3rd. Same mesh. 4 stitches over 5. Miss the intervening.
4th. Same mesh. 3 stitches over 4. Miss the loop between.
5th. Same mesh. 2 over 3. Miss the loop between.

I tried several things, but nothing looked right. Finally I decided to add one row of plain netting (netting 1 knot in each loop across the row) before making the one that was giving me such problems. That gave me a single loop to miss and all the other rows worked out!

This looks like the picture in the book.

Can you figure out how to create this look without adding a row into the instructions?

Here are the instructions I used.

Row 1:
#4 knitting needle
Net 9 knots in the foundation loop.

Rows 2-3:
#4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 4:
3/4" flat mesh stick
Net 5 knots in the first loop, *net 1 knot in the following loop, net 5 knots in the next loop*; repeat from * to *.

Row 5:
#4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 6:
#4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops*; repeat from * to *.

Row 7:
#4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to *.

Row 8:
#4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops*; repeat from * to *.

Row 9:
#4 knitting needle
Without using the mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with the mesh stick, net 1 knot in the next loop, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops*; repeat from * to *.

To edge a handkerchief, I made the following changes to convert the instructions from rounds to rows:

Round 1
#0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each hemstitch space with 5 loops (6 knots in each corner)

Round 2-3:
#0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Round 4:
3/4" flat mesh stick
Net 5 knots in the first loop, *net 1 knot in the following loop, net 5 knots in the next loop*; repeat from * to *.

Round 5:
#0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Round 6:
#0 knitting needle
Skip 1 loop; net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, tie the CK.

Round 7:
#0 knitting needle
Skip 1 loop; net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, tie the CK.

Round 8:
#0 knitting needle
Skip 1 loop; net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, tie the CK.

Round 9:
#0 knitting needle
Skip 1 loop; net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in the last loop, net 1 more knot in the loop formed by the CK, tie an overhand knot tightly against that knot. Cut the threads, leaving very short ends.

## 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. Netted Lace (page 13)
2. Border from Netted Mitten (pages 46-47)
3. Border of Lady's Cap (pages 132-133)
4. Border of Mat (pages 186-187)
5. Border of Fairy Purse (pages 227-228)
6. Edge of Doyley in Portuguese Guipure (pages 238-239)
7. Pelote a l'Imperatrice Lace Edge (page 243)
8. Border of Music Stool Cover (page 258)
9. Netted Shell Edging (page 289)
10. Edge of Rose Antimacassar (page 300-301)
11. Darned Netted Vandyke Edging - with illustration (page 373)
12. Netted Vandyke Trimming - with illustration (page 407)
13. Net Edging  (page 440-441)
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. Vandyke Square Netting (page 91)
2. Another Pointed Edge (page 92)
3. Shell Edge (page 92)
4. Another Shell (with illustration) (page 92)
5. A Small Neat Shell Edging (page 93)
6. Another Lace (page 93)
7. Another Edging (page 93)
3. Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton, (published in 1870)
1. Open Lace (with illustration) (page 305, item 310)
2. Shell Border (with illustration) (page 306, item 311)
4. Guipure D'Art Netting, by Mlle. Eleonore Riego de la Branchardiere, (published in 1879)
1. Guipure D'Art Border - The Netting (page 16-17)
5. 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)
6. The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide to the Worktable (2nd edition), by E. Harrison, (published in 1885)
1. Trimmings (item #20) - with illustration (page 127)
2. Trimmings (item #22) - with illustration (page 127)
3. Trimming: Netting (item #23) - with illustration (page 127)
4. Trimming with Thick Loop and Fan Edge (item #31) - with illustration (page 127)
5. Loose Loop Pattern (item #32) - with illustration (page 127)
6. Scallop (item #35) - with illustration (page 131)
7. Border with Double Loose Loops (item #36) - with illustration (page 131)
8. Fan Netting (item #37) - with illustration (page 131)
9. Border with Bunches of Loops (item #38) - with illustration (page 131)
10. Edging: Double Fan or Sheaf (item #39) - with illustration (page 131)
11. Border with Round-Loop Heading (item #40) - with illustration (page 134)
12. Diamond Pattern (item #41) - with illustration (page 134)
13. Design with Twisted Loops (item #42) - with illustration (page 134)
14. Stripe for Shawls (item #43) - with illustration (page 134)
15. Border: Rose and Sheaf Pattern (item #44) - with illustration (page 134)
16. Border with Tufts and Scalloped Edge (item #45) - with illustration (page 134)
17. Design: Long and Crossed Loops (item #46) - with illustration (page 134)
18. Border: Cross Netting and Twisted Loops (item #47)  - with illustration (page 135)
19. Border of Neckerchief (item #48)  - with illustration (page 135)
20. Fringe (item #49)  - with illustration (page 135)
21. Border: Design for Antimacassars, Fichus, Etc. (item #50)  - with illustration (page 135)
7. Tatting and Netting, by Butterick Publishing Company, (published in 1895)
1. Netted Scallop - with illustration (page 107)
2. Netted Lace - with illustration (page 107)
3. Netted Insertion - with illustration (page 108)
4. Pointed Edging - with illustration (page 108)
5. Trimming, with Thick Loops and Fan Edge - with illustration (page 108)
6. Netted Fringe - with illustration (page 109)
7. Netted Trimming - with illustration (page 109)
8. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 109)
9. Pointed, Net Edging - with illustration (page 110)
10. Netted Scallop - with illustration (page 110)
11. Netted Lace - with illustration (page 111)
12. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 111)
13. Netted Border, with Fringe - with illustration (page 112)
14. Edging in Double Fan or Sheaf Design - with illustration (page 112)
15. Netted Fringe - with illustration (page 112)
16. Border in Rose and Sheaf Pattern - with illustration (page 113)
17. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 113)
18. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 114)
19. Netted Scallop for Borders - with illustration (pages 113, 114)
20. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 115)
21. Netted Pointed Lace - with illustration (page 115)
22. Netted Lace - with illustration (page 116)
23. Netted Border, with Fringe - with illustration (page 116)
24. Netted Edging - with illustration (page 116)
25. Platter Doily with Netted Border (page 122-123)
26. Table-mat or Center-piece, with Netted Fluted Edge from Tatting and Netting (page 123)
27. Platter Doily, with Netted Border - with illustration (page 126)
28. Plate Doileys with Netted Borders - outer and center (page 130)
29. Border for Netted Doileys - with illustration (page 131 or 132)
30. Border for Netted Doileys - with illustration (page 133)
31. Doileys with Netted Border, 31 (page 134)
32. Doileys with Netted Border, 32  (page 134)
33. Carving Cloth with Netted Border - with illustrations (page 135
34. Netted Doily, with Linen Center - with illustration (page 136)
35. Border for Square Center-piece for Table - with illustration (page 137)
36. Border of Netted Tie - with illustration (page 137)
37. Pyramid for Netted Scarf or Throw - with illustration (page 143 or 133)
38. Corner of Netted Shawl - with illustration (page 145 or 135)
39. Netted Border for Handkerchief - with illustrations (page 146 or 136)
40. Border of Netted Shawl - with illustration (page 148 or 140)
41. Border for Design for Antimacassars, Fichus, Darned Netting, Etc. - with illustration (page 140)
42. Bread-tray Cover - with illustrations page 140, 141 (page 140-141)
43. Oriental Pattern for Long Window Curtains - with illustration (page 142)
44. Netted Watch Pocket front - with illustration (page 145-146)
45. Edge of  Netted Tab - with illustration  (page 146 or 149)
46. Edge of Netted Lappet for Caps, Etc. -  (page 146-147 or 149)
47. Border of Square for Neck, Handkerchiefs, Fichus, etc - with illustration (page 147-148)
48. Border of Netted Collar - with illustration (page 150 or 148-149)
49. Netted Scallop for Scarfs, Etc. - with illustration (page 149)
50. Border of Netted Neckerchief - with illustration (page 149)
8. The Priscilla Netting Book, by Belle Robinson, editor, (published in 1914)
1. Wide Netted Edging - figure 59 - with illustration (page 27)
2. Netted Edging - figure 60 (page 27-28)
3. Netted Border with Fringe - figure 61 - with illustration on page 29 (page 31-32)
4. Edging - figure 68 - with illustration on page 33 (page 48)
9. Aunt Ellen's How-To Book on Needlework, by Workbasket, (published in 1954) Pineapple Handkerchief Edging (page 39)
10. 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. Graham's Illustrated Magazine (Vol. 52), published in May 1858
1. Netted Curtain - Vandyke Edging (page 486)
2. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 39-40), published in 1861
3. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 41-42), published in 1862
1. Netted Escallop Borders (page 147)
2. Netted Escallop Borders - illustration (page 148)
4. Godey's Lady's Book (Vol. 66-67), published in 1863
1. Netted Border [illustration] (page 25)
2. Netted Border (page 87)
5. The Ladies’ Companion (second series) (Vol. 27), published in 1865, Ladies' Page
1. Netted Border (page 55)
6. 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)
7. International Old Lacer's, published in January 1978, A Practical Use of Netting
1. Netted Edging (page 70)
8. The Delineator, published in July 1903, Needlework
1. Dainty Hand-made Handkercheifs (page 98)
9. The Delineator, published in The Art of Netting - No. 62
1. Netted Handkerchief (page 473)
10. Peterson's Magazine (Vol. 61-62), published in 1872
1. Octagon Antimacassar (page 216)
11. 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.