Saturday, March 26, 2016
A Small, Neat Shell Edge from The Lady's Manual of Fancy-Work
This "small neat shell edging" is very similar to the Shell Edge from last week. It is found on page 93 of The Lady's Manual of Fancy-Work: a complete instructor in every variety of ornamental needle-work by Mrs. Matilda Marian Pullan. There were just two changes made: one by the author to use 8 loops in the shell and the one by me to use smaller mesh sticks.
Here are my instructions.
Row 1: Using #3 knitting needle
Net 13 more knots in the foundation loop. (13 loops)
Rows 2-3: Using #3 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops)
Row 4: Using 1/4" mesh stick
Net 8 knots in the first loop, *skip 3 loops, net 8 knots in the next loop*; repeat from * to *.
Row 5: Using #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 7 loops, *pass the next loop (the open loop) down through the middle of the skipped loops and net 1 knot in the open loop , net 1 knot in each loop for 7 loops (closed loops)*; repeat from * to *.
Row 6: Using #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.