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Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet
Published by Needlecraft Publishing Company Augusta, Maine 1918
Borders. and. every successive step is explained and illustrated so fully that perfect results are a certainty. It describes the making of the newest designs for the ever popular use of crochet and gives instructions and patterns for Edgings. It embodies a very careful selection of designs. Yokes. etc. It contains most valuable information and instructions for everyone who crochets or wishes to learn to do this beautiful work. Scarf-Ends. Insertions.12c 12c You can crochet the most fascinating things imaginable if you have this Handbook of Crochet By Emma Chalmers Monroe This book is equally appreciated by beginner or expert. from the simplest to the most ornate. Lunch-Sets. . Doilies.
The book has twenty-eight pages (size 7×10 inches) and 44 illustrations. It is printed on a fine quality of paper with the cover in colors. Your copy of Emma Chalmers Monroe’s Handbook of Crochet will be sent you. upon receipt of 12 cents. prepaid. Needlecraft Augusta—Maine . stamps or coin. It can be obtained only from us.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet A Lesson in Knitting Figure 1. draw it back through the loop. around the thumb and back between the forefinger and second finger.” (Figure 1). The whole operation is very simple. as it is sometimes called. or straighten it. to “set up the foundation. bend the forefinger over this thread (which passes between it and the second finger). which draws from the ball. lying toward the left. bring the working-thread across the palm of the hand. Then proceed to make the crossed loop and knit it off in the same way for the next and following stitches. which will give you a loop with crossed threads. Lay the thread between the little finger and the third of the left hand. as in plain knitting. Put the needle under the lower part of this loop. although the instructions seem long because explicit. and then draw the forefinger back. Take your needle and yarn 1 . and draw up the left thread. the spool or ball from which the working-thread is drawn being at the right. Casting on with Two Needles The first thing to be done in knitting is to cast on or. sufficient for the number of stitches you wish to cast on. slip off the latter. bring the working-thread (or ball-thread) around the point of needle from right to left. pass it under the thread which crosses the palm of the hand. There are several methods for this. the following being that preferred and generally used by the writer: Leave a spare end of thread.
and many like this method when there are many stitches. insert the right needle through the front of left needle from left to right. Thus far. and then knitting off. is as follows: Loop the thread around the left forefinger. The thread used in casting on may be doubled. so that all are kept on the needle. pass the thread around the point.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet or thread and follow them through carefully. and many find this method easier than the first. Keeping the right needle still in the new stitch or loop. Twist a loop around the needle held in the left hand. leaving the right needle in place for the next stitch. put thread around point of right needle and draw through the loop. insert the right needle through this loop from left to right. or spare thread. By passing the needle under the loop. simply tie a slip-knot and put the loop on the left needle. the loops are not slipped off. A little practise will enable one to cast on thus very rapidly and evenly. pass the needle upward through the loop. bringing the right needle again in front of left. mitten. to the front. forming the new stitch on right needle and letting the other slip off the left. bringing it back through. Casting on may also be done with two needles. the process is quite like that of plain knitting. or lower thread. but transferred. bring the end of thread. if preferred. as in knitting plain. and you will very soon master the “crossed casting on. is done as follows: Having cast on the requisite number of stitches. pushing down the point of left 2 . the right needle passing behind the left. crossing the working-thread to hold it in place—or. The plain knitting (Figure 2). particularly for beginning a stocking. instead of through it. then draw the point of right needle back and through the stitch. preferred by many and practically the same in effect. carry the thread around point of right needle and bring it down between the two needles. transfer the stitch to the left needle by bringing the latter in front and putting the point through the loop from front to back. you will really get the crossed loop. except that the edge is not quite so firm. holding the spare end between thumb and second finger.” Another method. slip off the latter and pull up the spare thread. draw back through the loop. or any article where much wear comes.
The purl. Knitting Plain Right here a suggestion about the method of holding the thread may be of value: By the first method the thread is carried over the little finger of right hand. and many workers claim that the work is much more rapidly done. under second and third fingers and over the tip of the forefinger.or seam-stitch (Figure 3) is the exact reverse of plain knitting. Put the point of right needle through the front of 1st stitch on left needle from right to left. Where there are edges to be joined. then push down the 3 . for purling. repeat until all the stitches are knitted off and the row is complete. as in knitting back and fronts of a sweater. exactly as it is held for crocheting: insert the right needle through 1st stitch on left needle in usual way. pass the thread around the front of right needle from right to left and back between needles. which should be held close to the work. In the latter the thread is kept at the back of the work. both as to method of work and appearance. and draw this back through the stitch with the point of right needle.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet needle to facilitate this process. it is a good plan to slip the first stitch of each row. it is this finger which passes the thread over point of right needle for the new stitch. Figure 2. being in reality the wrong side of plain knitting. push it over the thread on left forefinger. bring it to the front between the two needles. By another method the thread is carried over the left forefinger. the right needle being thus brought in front of the left. Only the needle is held in the right hand. under second and third and over the little finger.
instead of forward. the wrong side purled. and take care to return the thread to its place at the back before beginning to knit plain again. which gives the effect of ridges. so called (Figure 4) is simply plain knitting back and forth. Figure 4. the right needle being thus brought behind the left. and other knitted garments. or Ridge-Stitch 4 . Purling Garter-stitch. Figure 3. the right side will be plain knitting. the next purled. as in plain knitting. This is a stitch much used for sweaters.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet point and draw the loop backward through the stitch. Garter-Stitch. the next purled. Slip off the old stitch as usual. If one wishes to have the right side appear as in plain knitting. the 1st row must be knitted plain. one row knit. Since one is the reverse of the other.
the common garter-stitch gives a particularly good effect if knitted from the back. In case it is not desired to increase the stitches. purl 2. and for triple-rib. repeat. In this stitch the two threads of the loop are crossed. then knit the next stitch plain as usual. for example. one must narrow. This brings a loop over the needle. The Double Rib The rib-stitch is alternately plain and purled. always taking care—unless knitting in rounds. then pass it from right to left over the needle and draw it through the stitch. For double rib. by knitting two stitches together. allowing the latter to slip off as in plain knitting. mitten or stocking—to knit the stitches purled on the preceding row. thus increasing the number of stitches in the row. “Overs” (Figure 6) are used in all lace patterns.” There are many variations of the simplest stitches. which in the next row is to be knitted as any stitch.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Figure 5. * knit 3. once for every “over. and many times in fancy designs for wool knitting. Any width of rib may be made that is liked. instead of lying side by side as in plain knitting.) * knit 2. Put the needle in from right to left. of even or broken “check. repeat. There are a large variety of fancy patterns made by combining plain knitting and purling. and purl the knitted ones. (Figure 5. as a wristlet. through the back part of the stitch to be knitted. To make an “over” bring the thread before the needle as if to purl. * knit 1. repeat. leave the thread behind the needle. purl 1. To knit the single rib.” If a 5 . purl 3. such as the basket-stitch and others.
then to form the extra stitch. and knit them as one stitch. Binding Off To slip and bind.” or purl two together. knit next two together. the other purled. narrow and bind. without knitting it. bring the thread to the front as for purling.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet larger hole is wanted. To slip. and draw 6 . knit next stitch. the thread is put twice over the needle. Making “Overs” To “purl-narrow. carry the thread back over the needle and to the front again. Figure 7. “Fagot” is an abbreviation frequently used for this. slip 1st stitch from left needle to the right needle. Figure 6. then insert the right needle through two stitches instead of one. slip first stitch. then draw the stitch on right needle over the knitted one. and in the following one of these loops is knitted. letting it fall between needles.
) slip 1st stitch. draw the previous knitted stitch over. To cast off or bind off. (Figure 7. draw slipped stitch over. and continue. 7 .Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet the slipped stitch over. knit next. but just as elastic as the remainder of the work. knit next stitch. taking care that the chain of stitches thus cast off be neither too tight nor too loose.
ending with purl 5. ending with knit 5. 5 amber needles.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet A Sleeveless Sweater A Sleeveless Sweater A sleeveless sweater. Pink floss was chosen for the model. repeat across. 8 . but any preferred color may be substituted. as follows: 1. requires six skeins of Shetland floss and a pair of No. 2. Cast on 85 stitches. purl 5. Purl 5. as pretty as it is comfortable. * Knit 5. knit in basket-stitch. knit 5. repeat across.
the belt illustrated is 42 checks long. 8th like 1st. then to change the check knit 7th row like 2d. for the armhole. Pick up the stitches on front. making 6 rows in all. and again change the check by repeating from 1st row. adding a stitch toward the front each time to make the neck V-shaped. to give the effect of a seam on the shoulder. Continue until the border is five checks deep. five checks wide. taking care to match the checks of the border perfectly. and sew neatly at back of neck. narrow 1 stitch each side every other row. and sew to the other end three pearl buttons to match. work a border in the same way on other side of front. bind off. Continue the front. The belt is caught along the top in the back. filling these with doubles. knit 6 rows back and forth. then make the border of 30 rows. Knit across plain and purl back for 84 rows. and bind. Knit the other front to correspond. and bind off. Across one end crochet 3 chain loops. making an edge of checks. knit 31. and knit 5. repeat twice. but continue knitting forward and purling back for 85 rows. and on the remaining 31 stitches. leaving 79 stitches on your needle. 9 . to the center of back of neck. bind off 17 stitches for neck. for 38 rows. giving the short-waisted effect. 80 in all. also join the underarm seams. or 30 rows. Knit across plain and purl back for 38 rows. and giving 89 rows from the border. three times. knitting across and purling back. and proceed as directed for the border until you have the desired length. and next row cast on 8 stitches for underarm. then add 1 stitch at the armhole. For the belt: Cast on 25 stitches. or 3 ribs. Do not widen further toward the front. putting these stitches on a large safety-pin for convenience. to correspond with the back. make a row of checks to correspond with the arm. Pick up the stitches around armhole.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Repeat these two rows twice. about 175 in all. purl 5 for 6 rows.
5 needles. back and forth (which will give you ridges or ribs) for 2 inches. For the sweater: Using No. 6. and a steel crochet-hook. cast on for the back 100 stitches (these will measure 20 inches). then decrease a stitch at each end of needle every 8th row. three balls of gray Angora.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Costume for the Winter-Girl Costume for the Winter-Girl Materials: Thirteen skeins of Shetland floss (dark rose was used for the model. Knit plain. 3 and No. No. measuring 15 inches (this is the waistline). to shape the back. one pair each of bone knitting-needles. 10 . No. until there are 76 stitches on the needle. but any preferred color may be substituted). 5.
or until 70 stitches remain. giving 38 stitches on the needle. making 60 stitches on the needle (about 12 inches). * over. over. then increase 1 stitch every 8th row toward the underarm.or side-seam. Repeat 2d and 3d rows until there are 4 ridges or 9 rows from the beginning. Knit on the 60 stitches for 9½ inches. then cast on 10 stitches toward the underarm. With a needle pick up 1 stitch from each ridge on front (have an uneven number of stitches on needle). then decrease 1 stitch at each end of needle every other row for 3 times. cast on 7 stitches more toward the front. 1. Knit 25 stitches off on a spare needle. having the same number of stitches on needle. Knit to corner stitch. on another pick up the stitches of front. over. knit 1. and on the other 25 stitches knit one front after the following directions. 3. knit to next corner stitch. knit corner stitch. which will be the corner stitch. over. 5 start at top of left front. toward the front. 2. repeat from * to the corner stitch. bind off 20 stitches for back of neck. over. With bone needles No.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet knit on these stitches for 9½ inches from the waistline. again repeat from * to next corner. knit last stitch. Knit plain. knit in ridges. until the latter is of the same length as that of the back. over. Front: Knit in ridges as usual. increasing 1 stitch toward armhole every other row until 12 stitches have been added. Do not bind off. Knit other front to correspond and sew up side-seams. 11 . tie a thread in 1st stitch on needle at bottom of each front. repeat from * until but 1 stitch remains. knit corner stitch. and the other to correspond. increasing 1 stitch toward the front every other row until you have added 6 stitches. over. knit corner stitch. each “over” forming a stitch to take the place of narrowed one. knit the corner stitch. and on another spare needle pick up the stitches across the back. over. and knit plain to end of row. including the 2 inches. narrow. and knit on these stitches until the back measures 15½ inches from the waistline.
—With dark rose. * work around with 1 double in a stitch. bind off and sew in place with two buttons at each side. * 2 doubles in 1st double. making 8 buttonholes 13 stitches apart.—Using the dark rose pick up 84 stitches around neck of sweater (not the border). knit in ridges for 4 inches. or desired length. knit 30 ridges. Sleeves. and bind off. then decrease 1 stitch at each end of needle every 12th row until there are 56 stitches remaining on needle. 2 doubles in each of 8 doubles. bind off 4. knit in ridges. 3 needles repeat 3d and 2d rows alternately for border until there are 7 ridges. knit 1 inch. Buttons. a small square may be knitted like the body of the sweater and used to cover mold. miss 1 stitch. chain 3. knit on these until the sleeves measure 17 inches. 1 in next. and bind off. and sew up sleeves and cuffs. Sew the sleeves in. do not bind off. miss 1. and repeat. turn. 3 needles knit 7 ridges. casting on 2 stitches at each end of needle every other row until there are 74 stitches on needle (about 15 inches). bind off and sew the pocket neatly in place on the sweater. purl 1 row) twice. 3 needles. knit 13 ridges for cuff. repeat from * until the circle is of a size to cover the mold.—Cast on 34 stitches (about 7½ inches). Belt. In next row cast on 4 stitches over where they were bound off. change to Angora and No. then with gray Angora and No. knit in ridges until the belt is the width of the back at waistline. (knit 1 row.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet In next row make the buttonholes thus: Knit 2 stitches from the neck. repeating from last * until closed. knit 7 ridges. slip the mold in. with gray Angora and No.—With dark rose cast on 23 stitches (about 4½ inches). then knit 13. making a buttonhole in 4th ridge at center of pocket. work 1 row without widening. With a spare needle pick up 1 stitch from each ridge on each end of collar. bind off. If preferred. then repeat 2d and 3d rows for 4 more ridges.—Cast on 28 stitches. 12 . bind off 4 stitches for the buttonhole. Pockets. Collar. 8 doubles in next.
knit 7 ridges of Angora. cut about 40 strands 8 inches long.—Materials required are three skeins of Shetland floss. and requires three skeins of the dark-rose floss. With gray Angora wool and No. leaving sufficient opening for the tassel to be sewed in. 12. widen 1. 5 bone knitting-needles. 5 needles and knit 7 ridges. and four steel knitting-needles. 7 ridges of rose and again 7 ridges of Angora. 8. bind off. and again knit 7 ridges. 3 needles cast on 60 stitches.—Using the rose floss. Repeat the last 5 rounds. 13 . again knit in single rib for 1½ inches. then knit 16 rounds plain. Knitted Gloves. 62. and knit 7 ridges. 5 needles and knit for 50 inches. or length of scarf desired. 65. change to Angora. Tassel. two balls of gray Angora wool and 4 steel needles No. purl 1) in rounds for 1½ inches. Cast 16 stitches on each of 3 needles. Scarf. 3 and No. then. fold where tied and tie again below. Sew the tassel at top of cap. Knit in single rib (knit 1. Knit to within 4 stitches of end of round. two balls of gray Angora wool. Use two threads of the floss at once. 61. change to rose floss and knit in single rib until the top measures 14½ inches. and knit in single rib (knit 1. cast on 136 stitches. knit 45 on each of 2 needles and 46 stitches on the 3d. change to the rose floss and knit in single rib for 1 inch. Knit plain.—Materials required are four skeins of dark rose Shetland floss. 64. and one pair each of No. 63. or until the wrist is as long as desired. as at beginning. 3 needles. purl 1) for 44 rounds. tie in the center. and 58 stitches on the needles. change to rose floss and No. Using the Angora wool. widen 1. knit 4. change to rose floss and No. No. then bind off and draw together. change to Angora wool and No. increasing 2 stitches every 5th round until you have 10 stitches between the two widening points.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet The skating-cap is 23 inches head-size.
and narrow off as thumb. Fourth Finger: Knit 5 stitches from back of hand on 1 needle. and leave an end to fasten down on the wrong side. narrow off like the thumb. cast on 3 stitches for between fingers. thus making 18 stitches on 3 needles. Pick up the 4 stitches cast on at base of thumb. which will be 2 of the stitches picked up. draw the wool through. Narrow until the thumb is closed. making 19 stitches on needle. * Narrow. the thumb on the 14 .Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet To form the thumb. knit 6 from palm of hand. knit 1 round plain. Knit the right glove in same way to where you divide the stitches for the fingers. slip remaining 18 stitches on a safety-pin. also 18 stitches from palm of hand on another safety-pin. and pick up 3 stitches at base of second finger. repeat from *. Knit 15 rounds. and the remaining 24 stitches for palm of hand on another needle. knit 1st 6 rounds as directed for 2d finger. These directions are for the left glove. knit 7 stitches on each of 2 needles and cast on 4 stitches between the widening points. making 48 stitches on the hand. making 15 stitches in all. pick up 3 stitches at base of 3d finger on 3d needle. knit 26 rounds on the 14 stitches. knit 6 stitches from palm of hand. on these knit 30 rounds. knit 25 more rounds on remaining 15 stitches. repeat around. * knit 1 round plain. and pick up 3 stitches cast on at base of first finger. then divide the stitches as follows: Slip 24 stitches on one knitting-needle for top of hand starting from the 3d cast-on stitch at beginning of thumb. making 18 stitches in all. Second Finger: Knit 7 stitches from back of hand. 34 rounds in all. and finish off as directed for the thumb. 6 stitches from palm on another. then narrow off as the thumb. knit 1. cast on 3 stitches. Knit 22 rounds plain. narrow. knit to last 2 stitches of round. First Finger: Knit 6 stitches from top of hand. knit remaining 6 from palm of hand. repeat from * twice. then remember that the palm of the glove must be toward you. cast on 3 stitches. Third Finger: Knit 6 stitches from safety-pin at top of hand. and on the 16 stitches remaining knit 28 rounds more.
cast on 3. So you would first knit 6 stitches from palm. reversing directions as given for left glove.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet right-hand side. 15 . and knit 7 from back of hand.
Sew up the edge where you cast on for the back of the hood. then the stitches around neck and the other side of border. 1 of gray and 2 of blue. Fold the border back its width. ending with knit 3. knit 4. and knit back and forth for 70 rows.—Cast on 60 stitches. narrow. 2 of blue. then join the color and knit 6 ribs. reversing the order. Knot fringe of the two colors in at each end. 3 of gray. Knit plain for 100 rows (or 50 ribs. and bind off evenly. Knit back plain. then knit 34 inches of gray. over. This row forms the holes for the cord.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Children’s Knitted Sets Set No. purl 2 (or double rib) for two inches. knit 3 more ribs and bind off. 1 Hood. 1 Set No. if you knit back and 16 . knit 14 ribs of blue. and pick up the stitches across end of this and the 6 ribs back of it on the body of hood. The hood may be of any desired size by casting on any number of stitches. and knitting just half that number of ribs.—Cast on 80 stitches. and repeat. and knit 2. Sweater. 2 ribs of blue and continue with the other end as at first. knit 3 ribs. or 35 ribs. then in next row.—Cast on 30 stitches (or 35 for a little wider scarf). Scarf.
to give the work the appearance of plain knitting on the right side). knit 8 rows of gray. and around the body of the jacket with shells of three trebles in a stitch. and bind off. knit 30 rows on this length. and on these continue with the front. repeat. then 6 rows of color. work the other front to correspond. 2 Jacket. the model was knitted forward and purled back. knit remaining 43 stitches. For the collar pick up the stitches around the neck. Knit the other front in same way. Work around edge of collar and down the front opening with double crochet. then cast on 13 stitches toward the front and on this length knit 28 rows. and on the remaining 65 stitches work 12 rows. bind off 14 stitches for neck. in color. Set No. slip all the stitches on one needle. 1 chain between. Cast on 42 stitches for sleeve. and finish with the double rib for two inches. 1 chain between. then bind off 26 stitches. work around the neck with double crochet. miss space of two ribs. ends finished with balls or tassels.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet forth. knit back and cast on 42 stitches for the other sleeve. bind off 18 stitches for the neck. bind off. then knit 43 stitches. Knit 34 rows. Knit 6 rows. adding a stitch at the end of each row toward the front for 22 rows. pick up the stitches at the end of sleeve and knit back and forth for 12 rows. then take 65 stitches off on an extra needle. work 18 rows on the remaining stitches. lace up the front with cord. knit until the front is as long as the back. and knit remainder of front to correspond with the back. then continue knitting back and forth. which will give 11 extra stitches. bind off 42 stitches for the sleeve.—Cast on 52 stitches and knit 60 rows or 30 ribs. With the gray make 17 . cast on 26 stitches for sleeve. sew up sleeves and underarm seams. bind off evenly. Sew up the sleeves and underarm seams and turn back the cuffs. knit 6 rows without widening. Using the color. slip these on an extra needle. knit back and cast on 26 stitches for the other sleeve.
Finish edge of sleeves in the same way. with the yarn which pulls through the knot under the same hand. The cords may be done in plain crochet. sew up the back of hood where cast on. then 2 ribs of color and 2 of gray. and run in cord and balls. with balls of the two colors of yarn.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 2 trebles. and finish with the shells of gray. although why named thus it is impossible to say. Surely it seems a very sensible way: Take a length of yarn six times as long as the cord is wanted. Set No. pass 18 . using color. the ordinary chain or. as preferred because stronger. Hold this knot between thumb and forefinger of one hand.—Cast on 64 stitches. knit 28 ribs. hold the yarn which does not pull in the left hand. bind off. space of 2 chain between. and the loop which was formed held on the forefinger. as for jacket. say the right. work the shells around front of hood. Run in the cord. picot of 3 chain caught in last treble and 1 treble around neck. and between 1st and 2d trebles of shells around body of jacket. knotted by what is called the “fool’s delight” method. then tie the ends of yarn together. finish around the neck with double crochet. make a slip or half knot at one end and pass the other end down through it to form a loop. 2 For the Hood.
Continue by passing the forefinger of right hand through the loop.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet the forefinger of the left hand through the loop on right forefinger from front to back. catch up and pull through the non-pulling or lefthand thread—exactly as you would make a chain-stitch in crochet— transfer the knot (which ties the two ends together) to the thumb and forefinger of left hand. and when one has learned to make it evenly and well. lingerie. keeping the loop over forefinger. pulling yarn and knot is exactly the same in the left hand as formerly in the right. catching up the non-pulling thread and drawing it through to form the new loop (on right hand again). it will be found superior for bags. 19 . transfer the knot and pull up. and draw up the pulling yarn. and many other articles requiring a drawstring or cord. Now the position of the loop. This is really a sort of double chain.
with one stitch over. purl 2. If you get less. it is a good plan to work a little block before beginning the pattern. so that you will become familiar with it and can narrow or widen and still keep the ridge. and knit that. It is also a good plan to practise on the pattern a little. All rows are the same. and also do methods of knitting. There should be 5 stitches to the inch in width. 6. knit 2. until but one stitch remains. As the sizes or numbers of needles vary. 5 needles. knit across and purl back. Cast on any number of stitches divisible by four. say. say No. repeating these two rows until you have a square. 12 stitches. the odd stitch breaking the rib and making a 20 . and seven rows should make an inch in length. with one pair two sizes smaller. Cast on. use larger needles.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet A Serviceable Sweater A Serviceable Sweater Use fourfold Germantown zephyr and a pair of No.
continue in pattern. 117. narrow. knit 4. 111. by watching the knitted stitch. knit these. continue in pattern. knit 2. 126. knit these. continue in pattern. 14. Knit 10 (these stitches are for the plain border up the front). 115. 125. Like 123d row. Bind off 3. 121. 120. 112. Knit 2. In pattern. 116. repeat from *. knit these. 114. continue in pattern. knitting last 6. When you come to the decreasing later you can tell whether you are keeping the pattern correct. Knit 2. 21 . knit 5. 119. Like 114th. Like 120th row. 13. Slip 1. knit 6. Knit 2. 128. narrow. narrow. knit 3. Knit 2. 122. In pattern until 9 stitches remain. Repeat these two rows until you have 110 rows in all. Like 114th. Like 120th row. 129. 113. 124. which forms a sort of chain right on top of the ridge. narrow. Left front: Cast on 65 stitches on the larger needles and knit 12 rows plain for the band at lower edge. knitting 3 at end. knitting 4 at end. narrow. purl 2. finish row in pattern. repeat from *. Knit 2. knitting 7 at end. and must be kept throughout. knitting last stitch. knit in pattern to within 5 stitches of end. Knit 2. continue in pattern. Knit 2. 118. * knit 2. Bind off 1. knitting last 10. narrow. knit 1. knit in pattern until 3 stitches remain. knit 2. 123. * purl 2. 127. continue in pattern. narrow. knitting last 8 stitches.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet ridge. purl 1.
which brings the work to the armhole. then in the front of the 2d stitch. purl 1. Knit 2. purl 2. 13. Knit in pattern to within 19 stitches of end. Knit in pattern until within 7 stitches of the end. and begin the narrowing for collar in the 11th row. 121. You should then have 20 stitches on the needle. purl 2. Repeat last two rows until you have 27 rows in all. Make five buttonholes at equal distances apart. 29. increasing at beginning of 172d. * knit 2. From this point work until you have completed the 183d row. 182. 177. knit 10. continuing like left front. doing 12 plain rows. Knit 48 rows in pattern on the remaining 63 stitches. turn. Knit in pattern until 3 stitches remain. 178. Repeat this row seven times. 28. Knit 4. then work in the pattern until you have 120 rows in all. 176th and 180th rows by knitting in the back. This forms the buttonhole. knit these. Knit one plain row (the 184th) and bind off. Bind off 2 stitches and knit remainder as usual. knitting last stitch. repeat from * to end. Knit in pattern to within 13 stitches of the end (including the 7 stitches previously left). taking care to keep the pattern. bind off 3. 180.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 130. Right front: Begin like left front. when you will have taken 8 stitches from each side. knit 3. repeat until 11 stitches remain. knit 4. 181. leaving these stitches on left-hand needle without knitting. cast on 3. Knit as usual until you have the 10 border stitches remaining. doing the odd rows like the 123d and even rows like 130th. Back: Cast on 79 stitches and knit 12 rows plain. 14. 179. Continue to work until you have completed the 171st row. when you should have 23 stitches on the needle. turn. knit 3. turn. Knit 10. 22 . and continue as usual.
knitting last stitch. * knit 2. 5. and bind off. knit 1. * purl 2. knit 1. purl 2. repeat from * 7 times. turn. * purl 2. 1. 184. turn. Knit 40. 11. knit 1. knit 1. narrow. Slip 1. Slip 1 knit 1. * knit 2. 15. turn. * purl 2. Slip 1. turn. Continue to knit in pattern. purl 2. knit 1. knit 2. * purl 2. * knit 2. purl 2. * purl 2. 3. purl 1. purl 1. knit 1. knit 2. Slip 1. purl 1. knit 1. repeat from * 14 times. purl 2. purl 2. Slip 1. knit 1. leaving 4 stitches at end. Knit 4. 23 . knitting last stitch. turn. knit 2. Slip 1. knit 2. turn. * knit 2. turn. Slip 1. 13. repeat from * 8 times. 14. Slip 1. knit 2. knit rest plain. * purl 2. knit 1. purl 1. knit 1. knit 1. purl 2. 6. purl 2. counting from the 15th row. turn. knit 1. purl 2. Slip 1. repeat from * 17 times. * knit 2. turn. * purl 2. repeat from * 13 times. Slip 1. knit 3. Slip 1. purl 1. 12. knit 2. turn. Knit plain entirely across. knit 2. turn. repeat from * 11 times. to end of needle. purl 1. repeat from * 5 times. Like 12th row. repeat to end. 4. knit 3. (knit 5. knit 1. narrow) twice. repeat from * 10 times. Slip 1. 2. 9. * purl 2. 10. purl 2.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 183. repeat from * until but 7 stitches remain. repeat from * 4 times. decreasing at beginning and end of every 8th row until 73 stitches remain. 7. repeat from * 3 times. knit 1. 8. then knit without decreasing until you have 120 rows. repeat from * 16 times. knit 2. Slip 1. purl 1. turn. Cast on 97 stitches. * knit 2. Sleeves. repeat to end.
use a blunt-pointed needle to avoid splitting the wool. This will prevent the coat from drawing up. to correspond with the buttonholes. Place the center of collar at center of back before sewing on. knit 2. * purl 2. stretch into shape.—With the larger needles cast on 23 stitches. repeat from * across. Repeat last 3 rows until you end with 2 stitches and bind off.” and it has the merit of being quickly knitted. * knit 2. taking a stitch from each edge and keeping the edges perfectly even. matching the ridges. Sew on the pockets. about three-fourths of an inch in diameter. Pockets. (narrow. 1. being careful not to draw the sewing-yarn so tightly as to pucker the seam in the least. 3. First. and sew on five pearl or bone buttons. knit 1) 14 times. then knit 10 rows plain for top of pocket and bind off. (narrow. and very “natty. ending with purl 1. It may easily be made longer. knit 2. Slip 1. ending with knit 2. purl 2. when knitting a sweater in any stitch. * knit 2. as the ribs are inclined to do. repeat. To make up the coat.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Take the smaller needles and commence the cuff on the sleevestitches as follows: Slip 1. Sew up the sleeves. pin to an ironing-board. this must be done on right side of coat. narrow. ending with knit 2. if desired. a good way to do. knit 2) 3 times. Slip 1. but the model is an excellent one for ordinary wear. This coat measures twenty-six inches from shoulder to hem. easing in any fulness there is around the top. purl 2. have a coat 24 . cover with a damp cloth and press with a fairly hot iron until the cloth is dry. first press the border of fronts. As has been suggested. Knit 1. 2. For sewing. and place the sleeve-seam an inch to the front of the side-seam. and the collar turned over. repeat. placing a small pearl button at the back of the larger one on wrong side of coat and sewing through both together. to end of row. knit 1. Sew up the side and shoulder-seams. is to have a pattern and work to fit that. Repeat last two rows until you have 32 rows in pattern.
Fasten the different parts on a smooth surface by means of thumbtacks and knit to measure. then cut along the seam and take apart. without stretching your work. having it fitted nicely.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet cut from any old cloth. and of any style desired. Seam it up and try it on. 25 .
* narrow. back and forth. 26 . and knit 48 ribs. The work is done in plain knitting. Change to No. electric blue for the body of the garment. or without decreasing.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Ladies’ Sweater Ladies’ Sweater This sweater requires five skeins of knitting-worsted. 5 needles. but other colors may be chosen at pleasure. knit 4. then decrease 1 stitch at end of needle every other row five times. Next row. Knit 29 ribs plain. or 96 rows. purl 3) for the belt. and gray Angora were combined in the model. and four balls of Angora. which will measure about twenty-four inches. Next row. with ribbed belt. knit 34 stitches. repeat from *. 5 needles and knit 20 ribs. Then change to No. With the knitting-worsted and No. 12 steel needles and do 20 rows in triple rib (knit 3. cast on 119 stitches for the back.
then decrease 1 stitch at each end of needle every 8th rib. (purl 3. knit 4 ribs. then knit 12 ribs. * knit 4. cast on 65 stitches. If preferred. and bind off. Knit the other front to correspond. and bind off. Change to steel needles and knit 12 ribs for the wrist. Working on right side of collar pick up 1 stitch on each rib at the side. omitting buttonholes if these are used. work around without widening. and work the belt as directed for the back. then * miss 1. eight times. turn. and repeat. repeat from *. The border of Angora wool may be as much wider as one chooses to make it by adding more rows or ribs. and on the remaining 34 stitches. For the sleeve: Working on right side of sweater. increasing 1 stitch every other row toward the corner and keeping the neck edge even. change to the larger (No. Collar: Using No.) starting from front edge. then cast on 30 stitches at the neck. and bind off. and repeat until the cover is closed.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet slip them on to a spare needle. Having completed the belt—20 rows of triple rib—change to No. increase 1 stitch. Make the other side of collar to correspond and sew up the mitered corners. knit 29 ribs. make a chain of 3 stitches. knit 3. pick up 1 stitch on each rib around the armhole. and knit 22 ribs plain. slip in the mold. knit 8 ribs. 72 stitches in all. Then knit 48 ribs and bind off on the wrong side. increasing 1 stitch at each end of needle every other row. Continue to work around and around until you have a circle which will cover the button-mold—5 rounds in all were required for top of buttons used on model. knit 11 rows. join the Angora. Two large buttons covered with the knitting-worsted—either knitted or crocheted—and furnished with a loop sewed on each side. Join the Angora wool. repeat across. 2 in next. 5 needles and the knitting-worsted. in next round make 2 doubles in each stitch. knit 7 ribs. 5 needles. are used to fasten the belt. 5) needles. a double in next. Change to the steel needles. narrow. then make 1 double in 1st stitch. increase 1 stitch at armhole every other row five times. knit 11 rows. knit a tiny square as you did the body of 27 . bind off 21 stitches for neck. knit 28 ribs. * knit 4. working in both veins so there will be no rib. and in 2d stitch of chain make 8 doubles. For the buttons: Using a bone hook which will carry the yarn.
drawing it snugly over. turn and make a double in each stitch. and use this to cover the mold. For the loop. fasten securely beneath the button. and fastening underneath.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet the garment. 28 . make a chain of 30 stitches.
purl 2. Cast on 57 stitches. knit 9. 1. narrow. knit 6. Purl 2. slip and bind. 3. 16 steel needles. knit 13. knit 1) 5 times.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Ladies’ Knitted Gloves with Fancy Backs Ladies’ Knitted Gloves with Fancy Backs Use No. with Spanish knitting-yarn or worsted. knit 6. Purl 2. knit 6. slip and bind. purl 2. 5. narrow. repeat. (over. Same as 4th row. Purl 2. repeat twice. knit 7. repeat. slip and bind. knit 6. 4. repeat. over. purl 2. purl 2. 29 . 2. Purl 2. narrow.
narrow. cast on 6 stitches. pick up the 7 stitches cast on at base of thumb. 9 stitches from other side. and cast on 6 stitches. On the left-hand glove the thumb is started at right of the stripe. knit once around plain. arrange the stitches evenly on 3 needles. knit plain. knit 1) 5 times. knit to the base of the little finger. take them off on a twine. in each of next 3 rounds narrow 1 of the 7 stitches. knit 1. putting these on separate needle. Then carry one cable up back of hand. Commence thumb at top of wrist. care must be taken in starting the thumb so that both will not be for the same hand. purl 2. First Finger: Pick up the 6 stitches cast on for little finger. and finish off as before. knit two and one-half inches. (over. repeat. narrow 1 of these and 1 of 30 . then widen. on the right-hand glove at the left of stripe. widen. knit next 3 stitches. hold this at back of work. cast on 6 stitches for inside of finger. As the gloves are right and left. knit them. and knit plain across palm. until the wrist is seven patterns in length. narrow 1 stitch at end of each needle until 6 stitches remain. widen. Put these on 2 needles. take 3 of the 6 stitches off on a separate needle. put these on 2 needles and bind off. on a 3d needle cast on 7 stitches. then knit the 3 on separate needle. Begin thumb with widen. or. knit two inches. Purl 2. Continuing with the hand. slip and bind. in next 4 rounds narrow off 1 of the 6 stitches. twisting the “cable” as directed every 6th row. Third Finger: Pick up the 6 stitches cast on for first finger. continue in this way until you have widened the thumb to 17 stitches. knit 2 inches. leaving 9 stitches toward little finger. knit 3. take 8 stitches from each side next the thumb. knit 3 rows as usual. with an openwork stripe each side. then narrow at end of each needle until you have 6 remaining. knit to the middle.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 6. over. knit until you get to those left for little finger. knit once around plain. Continue in pattern. join and knit once around. put these on 2 needles and bind off. if more convenient. and divide the stitches on 2 needles. For the little finger: Take 8 stitches from back needle and 8 from front. narrow off 1 of the 6 stitches in each of next 5 rounds.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet the 6 each time around for 6 rounds. knit two and one-half inches. knit two and three-fourths inches plain and finish off. 31 . Middle Finger: Pick up the 6 from last finger. knit around plain. proceed as directed for third finger. and finish off as directed.
Pink and white yarn. Knit back and forth on the 15 stitches until you have a strip long enough to extend around the sole of slipper and join to the square on other side. bring the needle through the first two ribs and down between next two. using medium-size steel needles. beginning at lower right-hand corner. Sew to the sole. and one yard of ribbon. For the border: Cast on 10 stitches with white and knit plain. Darn with the black yarn. Cast on 15 stitches with white yarn. until the strip is long enough to go around the top. The strip should be stretched somewhat during the sewing. if more convenient. and repeat. miss three ribs. over one rib and under 32 . with a little black.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Knitted Slippers with Ermine Trimming Knitted Bedroom-Slippers with Ermine Trimming Materials required are three skeins fourfold Germantown yarn. in order to make the slipper cling well to the foot. two colors. having every other row alternate. and pink ribbon are used for the slippers illustrated. back and forth. The square is for the toe of slipper. Knit back and forth until you have a perfect square of white. keeping the long thread on the wrong side. leaving two sides and one corner for the toe. using strong thread and over-and-over stitches. making three rows. Darn the white with black. This may be done before the strip is joined to opposite side of square. then join the color.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet three. turn back. following the same general directions. A smaller slipper is begun with less stitches. alternating the stitches. Sew to top of slipper. For a larger slipper cast on an additional number of stitches for the square. and make the border wider. knit it long enough for the larger sole. extremely pretty and may be made to fit any size of sole. which will make the strip proportionally wider. if desired. and put on the bows. 33 . These slippers are very easily knitted.
* slip. 1. With white. cast on 57 stitches. repeat from * to end of row. over.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Babies’ Long Bootees Babies’ Long Bootees Two colors of Saxony. knit 3. knit 3. blue and white or pink and white. and two steel knitting-needles. With color. 14. are required for these bootees. Purl. knit 3. over. knit 4. knit 1. 34 . 3. No. Knit plain. 2. over. narrow and bind.
Purl back. pick up and knit 17 stitches along the side of instep. using color. join in the color. narrow. With white knit 1 row and purl 1 row. repeat from * to end of row. For the instep: Slip 1st 18 stitches on to the needle. alternately. knit 21 across instep. dropping 2 of the “overs. knit 21 stitches. completing the leg. 35 .” Again knit forward and purl back for 5 rows. which will give four white stripes and the same of narrow ones. purl 1). Repeat last 8 rows three times. again knit forward and back with color. turn and knit back. with white repeat 2d and 3d rows twice. then knit 15 rows in single rib. with color. thus: Knit 2. with color knit 2 rows. pick up 17 on other side and knit the 18 stitches on left needle. and again knit 2 rows plain. alternately. These bootees come up well to the knee. For the slipper or foot.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Repeat last 2 rows three times. Sew up the foot and back of leg. Knit back and forth plain for 20 rows and bind off. With white knit 14 rows of single rib (knit 1. for 4 rows. knit 1. then with white knit 8 rows in single rib. and again knit 2 rows plain with color and 2 rows plain with white. knit off 18 stitches on right-hand needle. so they are not likely to slip down and off the little feet. this gives the appearance of plain knitting on the right side. and are warm as well as pretty. and draw ribbon through the spaces. purl 1 row. in color. The ribbed portions cause them to fit snugly. repeat the last 10 rows. Make a row of spaces in which to run ribbon. for 6 rows. With white knit 1 row. * over 3 times. With color knit 2 rows plain.
knit as follows: 1. These 4 rows are repeated throughout. 3. Purl. Knit 2. Cast 18 stitches on each of three needles. as you knit tight or loose. 36 .Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Child’s Knitted Mittens Child’s Knitted Mittens Use Saxony yarn with needles of suitable size. purl 1. 2. say two inches. No. repeat. 17 is a good average size. purl 1. 4. until the wrist is of length desired. For the pattern. Knit 2.
and knit 5 times around. every 3d stitch and knit 3 times around. and continue in pattern. and again widen. then narrow off. 37 . Also. narrow every stitch. It is an excellent plan to “run” the tip of a mitten on the wrong side. as you do the heel of a stocking. Take the stitches off the thread on 2 needles. every 2d stitch and knit twice around. and knit around in pattern until you reach the base of the nail. Knit around twice in pattern and take the thumb-stitches off on a strong thread. and darn the end neatly and securely. to widen pick up a stitch between needles and knit it. and with the 3d pick up and knit the stitches across the hand. Knit around in pattern. especially if intended for rough usage. then narrow. Knit 2 rows. knit 3. since it makes it wear longer. repeat around. Even the stitches on the needles. When knitting around the first time. knit 1. or one third the number widened for the thumb. an additional row may be knitted between the widenings for the thumb. across base of thumb. narrow every 5th stitch. narrow once each end of the pickedup stitches. adding 2 stitches between the widenings every 3d row. which were cast on. knit 1. if the hand is long and slender. beginning with once in 3 stitches. and keeping as closely as possible to the pattern. The narrowing of a child’s mitten may begin with every 4th stitch. knit once around. widen. Draw through the last stitches at tip and darn down.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Begin to widen for the thumb in the 2d row above the wrist. then commence narrowing. then narrow every 4th stitch and knit 4 times around. until you have 21 stitches across the thumb. draw yarn through. Continue knitting the hand to the tip of the little finger. For an ordinary mitten. The manner in which this is done depends on the shape of the hand to be fitted. in pattern. widen. and when you come to the thumb cast on 7 stitches. Continue in this way.
No. or those at all inclined to rheumatic twinges. like the rest. Take 26 stitches on one needle. Narrow at the end of the busy needle each time until but 26 stitches are left on the busy needle. appreciate the knee-cap. which may be done in single rib.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Knee-Cap Knee-Cap Elderly people. as desired. knit 1. You are now ready to begin the gore. and a pair of them will make a most acceptable gift to grandpa or grandma. Take up 23 stitches 38 . Cast 35 stitches upon each of three needles and knit around 30 times in single rib—that is. 12 steel needles and Germantown yarn were used for the model. which may be made more or less heavy. take a stitch from each side every time across until but 42 stitches are left on both idle needles. alternately. or in basket-stitch (or other fancy pattern) as in the model. leaving all other stitches idle. by choosing coarser or finer yarn. purl 1.
39 .Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet on the selvage at each side. gives the woven. placing the 2 plain stitches exactly in the center of the 6 purled stitches of previous rows. and finish with a simple crocheted border of chain-loops or shells caught down in every other stitch. Again knit 30 rows in single rib.or basket-effect. * purl 6. To knit the gore in basket-stitch. This change. and the pattern is a very pretty one for sweaters. bind off loosely. repeat 1st 3 rows. knit 2. then knit 1 row plain. and you should have the original number of 35 stitches on each of the needles. divide the stitches evenly on the three needles. repeat for 3 rows. made after each plain row.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Wristers or Pulse-Warmers Wristers or Pulse-Warmers Wristers or pulse-warmers. Using knitting-worsted. A very attractive finish is to work a row of doubles in color. 40 . putting a treble in every other stitch and 2 chain-stitches between trebles. make 2 trebles in 1st space. for 35 rows or more. as they fill the sleeve and completely exclude the wind. working back and forth until all the spaces are filled. after the last treble at the edge chain 2. making a double in each treble. cast 18 to 22 stitches on each of 3 needles. or yarn of any desired size or quality with needles to correspond. alternately. 3 in next. and those described particularly so. and repeat. such as would be employed for a man’s knitted sock. Having completed the rows of spaces. are very comfortable on a cold day. With bone crochet-hook work in straight rows from top to bottom. Bind off loosely. and knit 2. purl 2. With fine wool. crochet-silk may be prettily used for this finish. miss a row and return on the next. according to length required.
cut the wound yarn open with a pair of sharp scissors. and brush lightly across it.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet A fringed wrister may be made on the foundation described by holding a pencil on lengthwise with the left hand. and with the right sewing over and over it. make the rows quite close together. 41 . until the cut ends become “mossy” or fluffed up. back and forth.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Motor-Scarf Motor-Scarf This motor-scarf may be of pink and white. 3. 5. Use wooden needles and cast on 100 stitches with pink. With white. Knit plain. ending with knit 3. narrow. 4. over twice. 42 . or any preferred colors of Shetland floss. dropping 2d of the over-twice loops. 1. repeat across. 2. Knit plain. 9. Purl. 6. 7. purl. Knit 3. Purl.
43 . six inches long and composed of 10 threads each of pink and white. and fastening in center of white stripe with 1 double. making 8 trebles. Repeat until the scarf is of the length required. in the center of the pink stripe. well drawn out. in white. Knit plain.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 8. 10. Finish the ends with fringe knotted in. The sides are finished with shells.
2 of brown) 3 times. join in green. 4 bone needles. 2 of brown) 3 times. making the other end of scarf as directed for first half. cast on 84 stitches and knit back and forth for 64 rows or 32 ribs. then join in the creamcolor and knit (4 rows of cream. 4 of rose) 3 times. (2 of brown. 10 rows of cream. 10 of rose. 44 . 4 of cream) 5 times. (2 of brown. * 64 rows of brown.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Sport Scarf Sport Scarf A very attractive scarf uses brown Shetland as a body color. (4 rows of green. and knot a strand in each stitch. 4 of green) 3 times. (4 of rose. Reverse from *. green and rose in combination with the brown for stripes. For the fringe. with deep cream-color. 2 rows of brown) 5 times. 64 rows of brown. (2 of brown. 3½ or No. cut strands of brown six inches long. Using No. 10 rows of green. 64 rows of brown.
the worker will find it possible to vary it in many ways. having made one scarf. Many like to use a thread of silk or mercerized crochet-cotton with the Shetland floss or other wool which may be chosen. The larger needles with loose knitting will give work much more open. 45 . and will find such variation a pleasing study. If desired one may introduce rows of fancy knitting instead of the colored stripes. 4 bone needles and cast on 48 or 50 stitches. In fact.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet For a lighter scarf use No.
Knit plain. using a multiple of 6 with 2 over.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Scarf in Lattice-Stitch Scarf in Lattice-Stitch Using Shetland floss and No. over 3 times. 7. knitting each. knitting last stitch.” and slip the knitted stitch) 6 times. (drop the “overs. 4 bone needles. knitting 1 at end of row. draw the last 3 over 1st 3. then knit the 1st 3. 8. and repeat. 10. Knit 1. cast on as many stitches as required for width of scarf. Knit back and forth 6 times. Take care the long stitches are not twisted. Knit 1. repeat. 46 . 9. draw up the loop about one inch in length. slip the 6 long stitches to left-hand needle. 11.
as preferred. Gather up the ends of the scarf and finish with cord and tassel. or a bow of ribbon. 47 .Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Repeat from 7th row.
knit 2 stitches for 4 inches. fivefold. Knit 7 ridges on each shoulder. Knit plain until sweater measures 25 inches. cast on 24 stitches. and a pair of amber needles No. or No. 48 . Knit 28 stitches. Sew up sides. 11 stitches should measure two inches. Knit 28 stitches. Knit plain for 21 inches. Purl 2. bind off 24 stitches for neck. 3 Red Cross needles will be needed. Cast on 80 stitches. Knit 2. loose.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Knitting for the Red Cross (Official Red Cross Photographs) Sleeveless Sweater Sleeveless Sweater Three hanks of gray or khaki knitting-yarn (¾ pound). purl 2 stitches for 4 inches. 5.
49 . and bind off. Two rows single crochet around neck and 1 row single crochet around armholes. knit back and forth plain until cloth is about 10 inches square. Sew a loop of tape to one corner. Cast on 70 stitches.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet leaving 9 inches for armholes. 1 pair Red Cross needles No. 1. Sleeveless Sweater before Sides Are Sewed Together Washcloth Washcloth White knitting-cotton (medium weight).
knit 15. purl 1. alternately. purl 1. 4 times. turn. and 20 on the 3d. narrow. for 25 rows. Cast on 24 stitches on each of 2 needles. turn. knit 1. purl 2. purl 2 together. 11 steel needles. purl 4. always slipping the 1st stitch. turn. Continue knitting plain and purling the seam stitch for four inches. knit 1. slip 1. slip the 1st stitch. keeping this always for the seam-stitch at back of leg. purl the seam-stitch. draw the slipped stitch over. knit 1. purl 6. knit 1. narrow. narrow. For the heel: Place 15 stitches each side of the middle or seam-stitch. turn work. purl 2 together. purl 1. To turn the heel. slip 1. 50 . knit 7. pick up an extra stitch and purl it. slip 1. knit 1. narrow. Knit 2 and purl 2 for 3½ inches. slip 1. knit 1. Repeat. knit 5. or halfway across the 3d needle. narrowing as directed every 6th round. with No. knit plain to end of round. narrow. Knit 10. Now knit without decreasing for one inch. purl 2 together. turn. and knit plain to end of round. turn. slip 1. slip 1. and knit back and forth. 1 row plain and 1 purl. Knit to within 3 stitches of the seam-stitch. knit 1.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Service Sock Service Sock A service-sock requires three skeins of knitting-yarn for two pairs. knit 3. turn. slip 1.
turn. purl 2 together. narrow. narrow. turn. slip 1. knit plain to the end. knitting each as you pick it up. turn. knit 9. Finish off neatly. narrow. slip 1. One-Piece Helmet One hank of yarn (¼ pound). knit to within 3 of the end. then decrease for the toe in the following manner: Knit to within 3 of end of 1st side needle. knit 14. and leave on extra needle. purl 14. Cast on 56 stitches loosely. knit 1. on front needle. slip and bind as before. drawing the toe together and darning in with a worsted-needle. and pick up 17 down other side of heel. narrow. narrow. and after that decrease every row until there are but 4 stitches on the front needle. Slip the stitches of both pieces on to 3 needles. purl 2 together. knit 1. knit 1. slip 1. arranging for last 2 stitches of back piece to be 51 . knit 1. These pieces must be at least 9 inches wide. slip 1. narrow. knit 1. slip and bind. and knit to end. narrow the 2d round as follows: On 1st side needle knit to within 3 of end. purl 10. Knit 1 round plain. purl 2 together. Knit 2 rounds plain. reducing them to correspond with the front needle. purl 2 together. knit the 30 left on the needle for front of foot. on other side needle. Knit five inches without narrowing. Red Cross needles No. slip 1. knit 11. purl 1. 2. knit 13. purl 1. narrow. knit 1. knit across front needle. slip 1. purl 12. purl 1. Knit plain for 8 inches for front piece. purl 8. knit 1. turn.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet slip 1. knit 1. on side needle knit 1. purl 1. turn. pass slipped stitch over. turn. slip 1. turn. slip 1. Proceed to pick up 17 stitches down side of heel next to needle just finished. and repeat last 3 rounds three times more. and making 10 narrowings for the instep. Knit another piece to correspond for back. then decrease with 1 row plain between three times. knit 1. Decrease in this manner every 2d round until there are 15 stitches on each side needle. then knit on with these half the stitches left at top of heel.
Knit 2 stitches together.) Knit 2. purl 2 for 6 inches. Bind off 22 stitches for face opening. Divide rest of stitches on other 2 needles. Cast on 22 stitches loosely to complete face opening. knit 2 stitches together. Repeat to end of round. narrowing on every fifth round and reducing number of stitches between narrowed 52 . always slipping first stitch. Knit 4 rows plain. knit 2 together. Then on 1st needle knit 2.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet on beginning of 1st needle. 36—36. purl 2 for 2½ inches (adjust stitches by slipping 2 from end of 3d needle to 1st needle. purl 2 forward and back on remaining 90 stitches for 1½ inches. Continue in this way. knit 11. (Try to keep same arrangement of stitches on needles for further directions. Repeat to end of round. One-Piece Helmet Beginning with 1st needle. knit 1. Knit 4 rows plain. with 38 stitches of front piece added (making 40 on 1st needle). Then knit 2 stitches together. and knit 2. purl 2 for 18 stitches. knit 9. making 42 on 1st needle). knit 1. knit 2. Knit 1 round plain.
having 14 on 1st needle and 14 on the other. Repeat from * until all the stitches are off the needle. pass thread through 1st stitch of back needle as if purling. leaving 12-inch end. Break off yarn. and slip stitch off—pass through 2d stitch as if purling— leave stitch on. slip stitch off.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet stitches by 2 (as 7. 5.) until you have 28 stitches left on needles. Muffler Muffler 53 . 3. pass thread through 2d stitch of back needle as if knitting. Divide on 2 needles. etc. leave stitch on. Thread into worsted-needle and proceed to weave the front and back together as follows: * Pass worsted-needle through 1st stitch of front knitting-needle as if knitting.
Attach a 20-inch piece of tape to seam at one side of ribbing to tie around neck of bottle. Hot-Water-Bottle Cover Hot-Water-Bottle Cover White knitting-cotton (medium weight). and bind off. and knit back and forth until the muffler is sixty-eight inches in length. 1 pair Red Cross needles No. Then knit back and forth plain for 9½ inches more. knit 2. or until entire work measures 13½ inches. Cast on 56 stitches. 5. 54 .Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Two and one-half skeins of knitting-yarn and one pair amber needles No. Next decrease 2 stitches at beginning and 2 stitches at end of each needle until there are sixteen stitches left. purl 2 and repeat until the work is 4 inches deep. Make another piece in same manner and sew together. 3 will be required. measuring 11 inches. Cast on 50 stitches. 1. or Red Cross needles No.
The last row will end at the opening. purl 2 for 35 rows. Run the stitches before the opening on a spare needle and on the stitches at the other side of opening knit 2. Begin at the face opening of stitches on spare needle and knit 2. purl 2 for 12 rows. 1 pair Red Cross Needles No.—Cast on 48 stitches (11 inches). 2.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Helmet Made in Two Parts One hank of yarn (¼ pound).—Knit 2. which afterward are sewed together. narrow. knit 14. purl 2. purl 2 for 12 rows. knit 14. knit 12. narrow (knitting 2 stitches together). On the 3d 55 . knit 2. On the next row the opening for the face is made as follows: Knit 2. The helmet is made in two parts. Purl the entire next row. purl 2. and at that point cast on 28 stitches to offset those bound off. Helmet Made in Two Parts Front of Helmet. purl 2. knit 2. when there should be 48 stitches on needle as at first. At the end of the 12th row continue all across to the end of other needle. knit plain for 25 ribs (6 inches) and knit 2. purl 2 for 24 rows. narrow. knit 2. knit and bind off loosely the next 28 stitches and purl 1. purl 2. Knit 2. Top of Helmet. knit 2.
12 steel needles. knit 11. knit 13. narrow. knit 12. Sew up the side seams. knit 10. Purl 6th row. Back of Helmet. narrow. three inches from one end. knit 12. gray. 2 Red Cross needles or No. 11 or No. The 56 . narrow.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet row knit 2.—Work in same manner as for front but omit the face opening. leaving the plain knitting at shoulders open. narrow. narrow. Cast on 48 stitches and knit 2. Continue to narrow in the 3 places every plain knitted row with 1 stitch less between narrowings until 9 stitches are left. Thumbless Mitt or Wristlet Thumbless Mitt or Wristlet The thumbless mitt or wristlet requires one half hank of knittingyarn. for 12 inches. On the 5th row knit 2. Nine stitches measure one inch. bind off and sew up. knit 13. narrow. Purl 4th row. with No. leaving an opening for the thumb two inches in length. purl 2. Sew the stitches of upper edges together with joiningstitch.
Break off yarn and weave stitches together as per directions for finishing one-piece helmet. To make opening for thumb. or steel needles No. Wristlets made in one piece require one half hank of yarn. buttonhole thumb-opening. 11 or 12. knit and purl back to end of “First” needle. Cast 48 stitches on three needles. Knit plain and loosely for 20 inches. with Red Cross needles No. 3.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet ordinary wristlets or pulse-warmers are knitted in the same way. Knit 2. for 8 inches. and 4 bone needles No. turn. 8½ inches long. From this point continue as at first for 4 inches for the hand. 16-16-20. and sewed up with no thumb-opening. Continue knitting back and forth for 2 inches. purl 2. Decrease every other stitch by knitting two stitches together until you have 12 stitches on each of two needles opposite each other. Bind off loosely. Cast on 52 stitches on 3 needles. 57 . Bed-Sock Bed-sock One hank of yarn (¼ pound) is required. 2 or steel needles No. 16 on each. turn. 12. knit 2. purl 2 to end of “Third” needle. always slipping first stitch.
Knitted Child’s Drawers-Leggings. 17. 58 . Knit 12. turn. Knit 6 plain. turn. turn. 15. knit back on these 6 stitches. knitting 6 more stitches forward each row and knitting back on the same.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Child’s Drawers-Leggings. until you have 36 stitches on the needle. Now knit plain across the entire 68 stitches. 4. purl 2. turn. a pair of bone needles No. Knitted Materials required are six hanks of Germantown wool. No. Knit 2. knit back on these 12 stitches. 1 to 16. Knit back on these 36 stitches. Continue working in this way. and a pair of steel needles. 18. This brings 6 ridges at one side of the work. repeat. This is the double rib. Cast on 68 stitches.
repeat. knit 2. knit 6. alternately. purl 2. turn. purl 2. purl 1. and on the 8 stitches work back and forth until you have 8 ridges. knit 9. until you have 50 stitches remaining on the needle. and work back and forth along the entire row for 4 ridges. purl 9. knit 2. purl 2. chain 2. then knit the 3 stitches from the spare needle. purl 1. purl 2. purl 2. repeat around. slip 3 stitches on spare needle. purl 2. for 30 rows. 3. knit 2. and join to 3d of 5 chain.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Continue knitting back and forth until you have 34 ridges (not counting the 6 ridges at one side of work). miss 1 space. thus: 1. purl 1. then begin the cable-twist of ankle. a treble in next. purl 2. * miss 2. chain 5. Knit 6. in which to run the drawstrings. knit 10. 2. making the twist. forming the twist. fasten in next. Fasten in. Make the other leg in the same way. knit 6. Pick up the stitches around edge of instep. For the instep: Count off or leave 29 stitches. knit 8. and continue in this way. thus: 1. as directed in 1st row. narrowing a stitch each end. knit 7. Do 12 rows of double rib (knit 2. knit 9. turn. bind off. purl 1. knit 7. purl 2). Crochet a cord of the wool and finish the ends with tassels. purl 9. purl 2. knit 6. knit the 3 stitches from spare needle. Knit 7. slip 3 stitches on a spare needle. Knit 7. 2. knit back 8 stitches on these 29. in next row narrow once at each end of row. 4 trebles in next. knit 10. Around the top work a row of spaces. every 6th row. knit 2. Repeat last 2 rows. sew up the seams and join the two by the middle seam. 59 . Miss 1 space.
cast on 74 stitches. always slipping the 1st stitch of each row to give a good selvage. Next row. then bind off 6. repeat from * 16 times. repeat. knit across to within 6 stitches of the end and bind off these. knit 1. purl 1 row and knit 1 row for a triple rib. * over. 60 . Now change to white yarn and knit across.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet A Knitted Hood for Miss Dolly A Knitted Hood for Miss Dolly Using blue Saxony and medium steel needles. * knit 1 row. knit plain back and forth until you have 10 single ribs. knit 1. adding 6 extra stitches distributed along the front near the top in order to make the back a trifle full. forming holes in which to run ribbon. narrow. This is for the front or turnover of the hood.
in the triple ribs described. Knit the crown on the 16 middle stitches. By adding extra stitches to the front. Knit same number of ribs as the front. Widen twice each end of crown needle during 1st 2 ribs. about 18 stitches on each of the latter and alternate loops on the crown. be sure that this is done on the wrong side. and just before knitting the last row of last rib. these directions will be found to serve admirably for baby’s first hood. as the binding off finishes the rib and is essential in keeping all the ribs the same. knit across with blue. and finish with ties and bows of ribbon.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Bind off 26 stitches on each end of the work. and sew neatly to the stitches bound off at lower edge of front. and making the crown proportionately larger. Sew the crown neatly to front. narrowing once or twice each end of needle near extreme end of crown. making a row of holes as on the front. knit 6 or 7 single ribs. run ribbon in the spaces made for it and tighten slightly. or as large a hood as wanted. Pick up the stitches for the neck around lower part of crown and fronts. 61 .
and are those commonly accepted: Hold the needle in the right hand very much as you hold a pen when writing. There are different ways of holding the crochet-needle and carrying the thread. and the single is called slip-stitch. letting the thread pass over the forefinger. The Chain-Stitch 62 . or held up from the work. The following instructions were given by the English teacher in question. Figure 1. Hold work with thumb and second finger of left hand. and so on. when it is desirable to keep the work as soft and fluffy as possible. letting the handle extend between the forefinger and thumb. the double treble is called treble. and many consider one way as good as another unless. as is usually the case. the treble is called double. and were taught the writer by an English teacher of crocheting. not allowing the fingers of that hand to so much as rest on the work.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet A Lesson in Crochet The stitches and terms given herewith are such as are in general use. In some periodicals and books. herself a professional in the art. the double is called single. the real slip-stitch is omitted. which rest on and hold the needle. These instructions are especially good for using yarns. under the second. slightly raised. Hold nothing but the latter in the right hand. one’s own method is thought a little the best. over the third and under the little finger.
insert hook in work. insert hook through the stitch of work to which you wish to join. insert hook in work. that for chain is ch. The abbreviation is s c. (Figure 1. from one to another point. This stitch is sometimes used to “slip” along certain portions of the work. take up thread and draw through. When abbreviations are used. and pull this through the loop on the needle). so that all will be of uniform size and smoothness. (Figure 3). but single crochet is more often employed for this. The abbreviation is sl-st. or ribbed stitch. take up thread and draw through the two stitches. Having a stitch on needle. draw it back. The slip-stitch is properly a close joining stitch: Drop the stitch on the needle. There are many variations of the double-crochet stitch. After a little practise one does this without thought. push the hook under the thread that passes over the forefinger. tightening each loop as drawn through. giving you two stitches on the needle. catching the thread. and sometimes mitten-stitch) is made thus: Having a stitch on needle. take up the dropped stitch and pull through. the slipper-stitch. Single Crochet Single crochet (Figure 2). The abbreviation is d c. take up the thread and draw through this. Double crochet. thus making a close fastening. Figure 2. is formed by taking up the 63 .Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet The chain. frequently called slip-stitch. and so continue until the chain is of the length required.) Make a loop of thread around the needle. forming a new stitch or loop. take up the thread and draw through this loop (that is. take up the thread and draw it through the work and the stitch on the needle at the same time.
) Having a stitch on the needle. take up thread and draw through. (Figure 4. and the treble three.” the double two. again and draw through two.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet back horizontal loop or vein of each stitch in preceding row. then take up thread and draw through all three stitches at once. Figure 3. take up the thread as if to make a stitch. 64 . Figure 4. A quite different effect is given when the hook is inserted under both loops. insert hook in work. Like treble to *. is t c. Treble Crochet Half-treble or short-treble crochet. from which these stitches take their names. Double Crochet Treble crochet. * take up thread and draw through two. The abbreviation of treble crochet. making three stitches or loops on the needle. It will be noted that the single crochet has one “draw.
work these off two at a time. insert hook in work. and so on. making four stitches to be worked off.) Having a stitch on the needle.) Take up thread three times. such as quadruple crochet (over four times before insertion of hook in work). making five stitches on needle. Figure 6. Half-Treble Crochet Double-treble crochet. take up the thread twice. One sometimes has occasion to use other extra-long stitches. insert hook in work. (Figure 6. quintuple crochet (over five times). In turning. two chain-stitches to a half or 65 . take up thread and draw through. as in double treble. Double-Treble Crochet Triple-treble crochet. exactly as in treble or double treble. or put it twice over the needle. one chain-stitch corresponds to a double. The abbreviation is t t c. (take up thread and draw through two) three times.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Figure 5. (Figure 7. take up thread and draw through. The abbreviation of double-treble crochet is d t c. which are worked off two at a time.
1 treble in next. miss 3. Triple-Treble Crochet Parentheses ( ) and asterisks or stars * * are used to prevent the necessity of repetition and save space. and of a size to carry the wool smoothly. Thus: (Chain 3. or to * chain 3.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet short treble. It should be well made and smooth. miss 3. miss 3. 1 treble in next. 1 treble in next. Needles that have been used for some time work more easily than new ones. The worker should be careful in the selection of a hook. 1 treble in next) three times is equivalent to chain 3. five to a triple treble. and so on. They indicate repeats of like directions. chain 3. 66 . without catching in and roughening it. four to a double treble. If too large. hence the rule given is the best that can be. If all makes of crochetneedles were numbered in the same way the size might be easily designated.” Figure 7. miss 3. miss 3. three chain to a treble. chain 3. adding one chain for each extra “draw. repeat from * twice. but it happens that no two manufacturers use like numbers for the same sizes. the work is apt to be sleazy. 1 treble in next. on the other hand.
* chain 1.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Crocheted Jacket Crochet Jacket One color or two may be used for making this pretty jacket. 67 . repeat from * across. 1. miss 1. a double in next. turn. which is extremely modish. Six skeins of fourfold Germantown will be sufficient. 1 double in next. or four skeins of one color for the body and two of white for the border. if made in two colors. Make a chain of 54 stitches. making 26 doubles. and very comfortable for the cool days and evenings sure to be experienced during summer outings. Miss 3. turn.
a double under each chain. turn. chain 2. For the picot edge: Two doubles in 2 stitches. then continue without widening until the front is of the same length as the back. turn. finishing row as usual. repeat.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 2. putting 2 trebles with 1 chain between in same stitch at corners. 1 chain between. Among others may be named Lancaster- 68 . repeating 2d row until you have made 9 doubles. For the border: Commence (with the border-color. Now work back and forth for one shoulder and front. Repeat 2d row until you have completed a strip 22 inches long. chain 1) for 8 rows. widening the same stitches at corners each time. but any other fancy stitch may be used that is liked. repeat from * all around. make a treble under 1 chain (chain 3 for 1st treble). for the back. as before and finish with 7 rows of seed-stitch. In the next row widen by making 2 doubles. * chain 1. repeat across. a double under next 1 chain. bringing the work to the shoulder. work in the usual way for 25 stitches. widen in the center of every 8th row until you have 15 doubles in the row. Fold the garment at the shoulders. Chain 2. if two colors are used) at corner of left front. then make the 2 rows of spaces. chain 3 for a picot. in center of row. same as body of jacket. then work in seed-stitch as you did the body of the jacket (a double under 1 chain. and repeat until you have made 4 rows. or as long as desired. in treble crochet. * chain 1. a double under 1 chain. a treble under next 1 chain. and on the shoulders at the neck to shape the collar. Commencing in 10th chain from bottom of front and back. The stitch given is very simple and pretty. bringing fronts and back together. Work from underarm around the armscye until the sleeve is 12 inches in length. Leave 8 doubles for back of neck and on the remaining 9 doubles work the other front to correspond. Make another row in the same way.
1. take up wool and draw through. draw through all the loops on needle. 4. Miss 1st stitch. turn. A double in double. Chain 1. turn. over. draw a loop through same stitch with last loop of preceding cluster. draw a loop through same stitch. over. draw through 2 stitches) twice. repeat from * to end of row. and repeat 2d row. over.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet stitch. draw a loop through same stitch. and repeat from *. a double in each of next 2 doubles. miss 1. a double in each stitch of chain. turn. over. Repeat 2d and 3d rows for the pattern. draw through all the loops on needle. turn. A double in 1st space. a double in each of 2 doubles. Miss 1. draw a loop through next stitch. which closes or joins the cluster of loops. 3. 2. insert hook in 3d stitch of 1st row. draw a loop through next stitch. a double in each double of last row. * chain 4. Same as 2d row. 2. repeat. turn. turn. 1. a double in each remaining stitch. taking back loop. * wool over. a double in each remaining stitch of chain. Miss 1. over. draw a loop through 1st stitch. (over. turn. over. 3. over. ending with a double in top of 3 chain with which last row started. The bird’s-eye-stitch is simple and pleasing: Having a chain of desired length. repeat to end. 69 . turn. taking front loop of stitch in last row. a double in next double. wool over. made as follows: Having a chain of an even number of stitches. draw a loop through next stitch. over. 2. Chain 1. Chain 3. is as follows: Chain a number of stitches divisible by 3. a double in 1st stitch of the chain just made. turn. draw a loop through next stitch. 1. double around the thread between 4 chain and cluster. easily adjusted to any garment. over. Still another pretty stitch.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 5. a treble in next stitch. repeat to end of row. a double in each of 2 stitches. 2 trebles in next stitch. miss 1. Chain 1. turn. Repeat 2d row. * miss 1. turn. 70 . 2. 2 trebles between each group of 2 trebles in last row. repeat from * to end. 1. a double in each of 1st 2 doubles. * wool over and make a treble as before. Repeat 4th and 5th rows. turn. Miss 3. And another still: Make a chain of length required. repeat. Chain 3. inserting the hook under the treble of 3d row.
2. 5.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Tam-o’-Shanter in Double Crochet Tam-o’-Shanter in Double Crochet For the model were used one skein of electric-blue knitting-worsted and a ball of gray Angora wool. Seven doubles in ring. Make a chain of 3 stitches. repeat. 1. 3. with a hook large enough to carry the yarn easily. 2 in next. repeat. Two doubles in each double. repeat. 2 in next. A double in each of 2 doubles. join. 4. A double in each of 3 doubles. taking both veins of stitch. A double in double. 71 . 2 in next.
catch up and draw through the non-pulling or lefthand thread—exactly as you would make a chain-stitch in crochet— transfer the knot which ties the two ends together to thumb and 72 . adding 1 double between widenings each row. until you have 30 doubles in each section—between widenings—or more. until you have a circle which will cover the button-mold. 36 to 45. then work once around without widening. A double in each stitch. 2 in next. or—better still—the cord may be knotted by what is called the “fool’s delight” method—which seems a very sensible method. Make a slip or half knot at one end of the yarn. holding the yarn which does not pull in the left hand. and repeat. 33. Continue to work around and around. an ordinary chain filled with double crochet. flat button-mold with the blue wool: Make a chain of 3 stitches. and repeat until the cover is closed. indeed: Take a length of the Angora wool six times as long as the cord is wanted to be. slip in the mold. for fear it may “take up” more rapidly than anticipated. widening to keep the work flat. and the loop which was formed held on the forefinger. * miss 1. miss 1. Hold this knot between thumb and forefinger of one hand (say the right). pass the other end down through this to form a loop. and in 2d stitch of chain make 8 doubles. miss 1. with the yarn which pulls through the half knot under the same hand. then make 1 double in 1st stitch. A double in each of 7 doubles. say 6 rounds. A double in each of 2 doubles. pass the forefinger of left hand through the loop on right forefinger from front to back. working in both veins of stitch. repeat. if a larger crown is desired. a double in next. 47.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Continue in this way. miss 1. A double in each of 6 doubles. then tie the ends of the yarn together. it will be better to start with a longer piece. 34. make 2 doubles in each of 8 doubles. 46. repeat. make a double in each stitch and fasten off the last row neatly. 35. For the edge of the button and the cord around top of band either the double chain may be made. indeed. With gray Angora wool. Cover a large. turn. repeat.
This is really a sort of double chain. catching up the non-pulling thread and drawing it through to form the new loop (on right forefinger again). transfer the knot from left hand to right. pulling yarn and knot is exactly the same in the left hand as formerly in the right. and draw up the pulling yarn. and the cap is completed. Now the position of the loop. and when one has learned to make it evenly and well—as may be done with a little practise—it will be found superior for bags. Sew this cord evenly around button and top of band. or that passed originally through the half knot. keeping the loop over forefinger.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet forefinger of left hand. 73 . Continue by passing forefinger of right hand through the loop on left forefinger. and many other articles requiring a drawstring or a cord. lingerie. and pull up. repeating the process from beginning.
turn. 74 . The jacket is now ready for joining. a treble in each remaining stitch. Commencing at the point in center of back. to widen for center of back. Commence with a chain of 140 stitches. Chain 3 for 1st treble. 3 to 23. This will leave about 65 stitches for armscye. starting from the other end of the same row. 1. Work always in back vein of stitch to produce the ribbed or striped effect. including the 3 trebles of shell. Miss 3. white or any desired color. crochet the two sides together for 25 stitches. Same as 2d row. then fold over and. turn. 2 chain and 3 trebles in next stitch. turn. a treble in each treble. make a shell as before under 2 chain. 2. count 26 stitches. shell of 3 trebles. with a hook large enough to carry the yarn smoothly. 1 treble in each of 68 stitches following. then a treble in each following to the end. up to the 2 chain. taking a stitch from each side.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Ladies’ Sleeveless Jacket or Hug-Me-Tight Ladies’ Sleeveless Jacket or Hug-Me-Tight Use Germantown worsted.
Shell of 6 trebles in a stitch. repeat. repeat. Shell of 6 trebles between 3d and 4th trebles of shell in previous row. Chain 4. repeat. and join to that. a treble in next. a double in single treble.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet For the border: 1. 3. miss 2. 2. Commence with 3 chain for 1st treble of 1st shell. repeat. Work around the armscye in same way. a double between 2 trebles. and treble in treble. fasten back in 1st stitch for a picot. making 5 picots around the shell. 75 . miss 2.
turn. take up wool and draw through the 5 stitches on needle. and bone hook size 4. 3. another through the back part of last perpendicular loop of the same star. working in back vein of stitch to form a rib. 2. 1. thus: Chain 3. and a loop through each of 2 doubles. counting from hook. chain 1. A double in each double. draw a loop through 2d and 3d stitches of chain. chain 1 to close the star.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Child’s Coat Sweater Child’s Coat Sweater Use Germantown wool. Make a chain of 160 stitches. turn. and is joined in center of back. A double in each stitch of chain. The sweater is crocheted in the length in two parts. and a loop through each 76 . Make star-stitches along the rib. draw a loop through eye of star just made (under the 1 chain). or a hook large enough to carry the wool easily. cream-white or any color desired.
completing the border. Work 2 more rows of stars. Sew the sleeves into the armholes. Make another rib of doubles by working across twice. widening at each of the lower corners in each row to form the miter. then chain 3. Join the sleeve-seam on the wrong side with single crochet. Beginning at the neck-end of the front strip. Work the other half to correspond. and proceed with the row. 1 double in each stitch and turn back. as you did the back. then a rib. Bear in mind that the star-stitches must be all worked on the right side. chain 1. that the stars are worked on the right side always. For the border: Work 10 rows of double crochet. work around neck and down fronts first. next row. leaving 1 star less at the top or neck-end each time. Repeat until there are 10 rows of star-stitch and 11 ribs. The widening for miter is neater. Join under arms. The buttonholes are made in the 5th row of front. then join in center of the back with single crochet. miss 5. also. at equal distances. Or. putting hook through a loop of each part. making as many openings as desired. taking care. make also a double in each stitch of 5 chain. turn. work a rib of doubles on the chain. In working back. chain 5. but the 2d will not unless the wool is broken off at the end of 2d rib and fastened in at other end again. close the star by working off all the loops. as before. the 1st row will come so. bottom and neck. Work a row of doubles. and continue until you have 4 rows of stars and 5 ribs. on next row work 39 stars. For the cuff: Work 12 rounds of double crochet.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet of 2 doubles. fronts. around the entire garment. then a row of star-stitches. with the ribs alternating. leave the 1st 6 stitches (equal to 3 stars) and work to end of row in star-stitch. then 40 star-stitches. and repeat. a double in each stitch. with 1 to turn. For the sleeve: Chain 80 stitches. leaving the opening for armholes. and continue until you have 3 rows of 39 star-stitches each. then work around the bottom and across the front border. make a rib as directed. If carefully done the joining will not be discernible. break and fasten the wool securely. and repeat to end of row. if preferred. and sew on 77 .
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet buttons of a size appropriate to the garment and corresponding with the buttonholes. This sweater may be very easily enlarged to any desired size by starting with a longer chain and making more rows of star-stitch and ribs to keep the proportion. The combination of stitches is a most attractive one.
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Child’s Jacket Materials required are three skeins of cream-white Saxony and one skein of blue or pink, with a bone hook of suitable size to carry the yarn smoothly. Make a chain of 78 stitches. 1. On the chain make 8 stars, widen, (1 star, widen, 9 stars, widen) twice, 1 star, widen, 8 stars. Break and fasten wool, and fasten in again at beginning of row so as to have all stars made on the right side. Or, one can work back with a row of doubles to beginning of 1st row. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Same as 1st row, except that you widen only every other row, and always exactly in the center. Keep 8 stars on each front, thus constantly increasing the upper portion of the sleeve, or gore between 1st and 2d and 4th and 5th widenings. 9. Make 8 stars, chain 22 for armhole, fasten in 1st star on the back, continue the stars across the back, chain 22, and make 8 stars across front again. 10. Same as preceding row, making 11 stars on chain under each arm.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Same as 10th row, widening only in center of back every other row, as at first. This completes the body of the jacket. 21. Commencing the border, fasten in the colored wool at left front corner of neck, and make 21 stars down the front. At the corner make 2 stars as if to widen, in order to turn the corner neatly, and continue all the way around to top of right front, not widening at all in the back of border, but making 2 stars to turn the corner as at first. 22. Stars all around, of color. 23. Fasten in the white wool at top of left front, chain 3, then make 2 trebles in the eye of each star all around, with 4 trebles in eye of star at corners, so as to make the work lie smoothly. 24. With color, fasten in at top of left front, chain 3, and make 2 trebles between each 2 trebles of last row, with 4 at corners. 25. Same as 24th row, with white wool. 26. Across top of neck make spaces of trebles, separated by 2 chain, in which to run cord or ribbon. 27. Also with white, make 2 trebles in every space. 28. With color, make 2 trebles between each group of last row. 29. Like 28th row, with white. This completes the collar. 30. Fasten color at top of left front, * chain 4, fasten in space between trebles, repeat from * around the jacket, collar and all; fasten off neatly. For the sleeve: 1. Fasten wool where you started the underarm chain, make the required number of stars (not widening) across shoulder, and 9 stars on the chain under the arm. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Same as 1st row, making star over star of previous row, and joining underneath the arm.
make 2 trebles in eye of each star. or cord and tassels made of both white and color. only omit taking the stitch under the back loop of star in last row. instead of breaking the wool. making a treble in 2d stitch. after making a row of stars. thus drawing in the sleeve. chain 3. turn. soft little garment. 17. make star in star. or the trebles may be crossed to give a more fancy effect.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 12. work the cuff in star-stitch. This makes a dainty. on the return rows. 14. 16. 13. treble stitch may be alternated with star-stitch. 81 . Using white wool. With color. then a treble back in preceding stitch. 29th and 30th rows of border. and making only 12 stars in the round. Same as 28th. 15. If one likes. that is. and take a loop through each of 2 eyes of stars instead. With the color. and make trebles across. Run ribbon matching the colored wool. in the spaces around the neck.
chain 3. Make the other front in exactly the same way. turn. chain 4. Make a chain of 52 stitches. fasten under 1 chain. miss 3. 3. 3 trebles in 1st loop. Repeat these 2 rows twice more. a double under 1 chain. making 24 rows of blocks in all. turn and work back same as 3d row. a double under next. repeat to end of row. 2. in next row. Chain 4. * chain 3. Repeat 2d and 3d rows 23 times. The next row will consist of 5 blocks. 1 double in next. Chain 4. 4 blocks for back of neck and 4 for each front. 1. in all. turn. alternating with rows of loops. repeat from * across the row. repeat from * 10 times. 82 . miss 3 of 6 trebles. ending with 4 trebles.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Girl’s Jacket Girl’s jacket Materials required are 12 skeins of gray Germantown yarn and 1 skein of blue. A double in 8th stitch of chain. * chain 1. Divide the width into three parts. and continue across. Work same as 3d row until you have made 4 blocks. and there are 20 rows of 5 blocks each. make 6 trebles under 4th loop. a double between next 2. * chain 3. 3 trebles in next loop. the last block of 4 trebles. making 12 loops in all. making the same length of back. to widen. turn.
Join at beginning and end of each row to upper edge of jacket-border. along the neck toward the back. fastening the chains between groups of 3 trebles. make a row of loops. work around armhole with a row of loops (gray). omitting the stitch between blocks. fasten in 8th loop (the 3d from center loop at top of sleeve). to widen. 2 trebles under 1st loop. chain 1. 3 under arm. 6 blocks. putting 3 extra trebles at each corner to turn smoothly. work around as usual to 3d loop from center on other side. making 21 loops in all. across the bottom. work in blocks down the front. and repeat the rows of loops and blocks to required length. then a row of blocks. the model has 25 rows of blocks.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet For the border: 1. and so on around to opposite corner. 2. For the sleeve: Fold the jacket evenly and fasten yarn at the back of jacket. making 4 rows of blocks and 3 of blue chain-loops. For the collar: Fasten yarn at corner of neck. up over shoulder and down back. Fasten blue yarn at right front and work a row of loops as described. 3 trebles under next loop. 3 blocks. 83 . For the cuff: Leave 7 blocks on top of sleeve. fasten to front. ending with the row of loops. turn. Fasten in at corner of neck (at end of 1st row of 5 blocks). chain 3. make a row of blocks with 6 trebles at corners to turn. Make 3 more rows of blocks. and continue to match border of jacket. widening as directed and twice putting 6 trebles under each of 2 consecutive loops in outer row. and make 3 trebles in the same place. and following the 2d and 3d rows with the row of loops in blue. widen. putting chain 1 between. chain 9. at the desired width for sleeve—9 blocks from top of shoulder. in 1st block made in border. 2 blocks in side of next. join. Follow with a row of loops. make a block in the side of each 3 following blocks. in the model. same color as body of jacket. Fasten the blue yarn to sleeve. and work around cuff with loops. and continue same as for cuffs. repeat around. with always the 3 extra trebles (6 in all) at corners to turn.
The jacket can be easily made large enough for an adult. Crochet a chain of the blue yarn and use this to lace under the arms. a double in same place) twice.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Finish with a border of loops. and is beautiful in blue-andwhite Saxony for a baby. (chain 3. 84 . Any preferred colors may. finishing the ends with loops as for the edge. be used. lace together and tie in a little bow to the sleeve. and tying in a bow. A similar chain is used to draw in the neck. Make a shorter chain for each cuff. of course. as follows: A double between blocks.
The 12 trebles over 2 are to widen. one spool silkfinished crochet-cotton or crochet-silk. turn. which brings you to end of row. 18 trebles over 6 crosses) twice. 1 ribbon. 1. making 32 crosses in all. and again 21 over 7. but the effect is not so good). Make a chain of 100 stitches. Fasten in where you began. break thread and again join in at the end where you began. drawing up to about five-eighths of an inch. Use a hook which will carry the yarn easily. Make 21 trebles over 7 crosses. Miss 1st 4 stitches. the others are made 2 on each cross and 1 between. which makes a cross. 3. 85 . and two and one-half yards of No. pull up.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Babies’ Jacket Babies’ Jacket Materials required are three skeins of Saxony yarn. 12 over 2. make a treble in each of 96 stitches. make 2 trebles in top of 3d treble and 1 treble back to where you fastened in. Break and fasten wool (this so the work will be done on the right side. repeat. if preferred. 2. one may turn. (12 trebles over next 2.
(12 over next 2. 24 plain. Like 13th row. widening by making extra trebles at corners to turn them nicely. 12 over next 2 crosses. 12. 13. 24 over 4 crosses. follow this with a row of trebles. miss 3. Plain. (chain 2. 14. 12 over 2 crosses. 12 over next 2. Make 21 trebles plain (that is. 16. Thirty-six crosses. a double 86 . miss 12 crosses. 3 over each cross). with 6 extra in back. Make 21 plain. 12 over next 2. Forty-four crosses. with 3 extra trebles under each arm. 6. 15. making a double between 1st 2 trebles of shell. * chain 2. 38 crosses. Forty-two crosses. a treble in next. 21 plain. Forty-six crosses. Around the neck make spaces for the ribbon by fastening in at end of foundation-chain. 18. 24 plain) twice. 12 plain. chain 5. fasten. miss 3. Make 24 plain. 9. without widening in the back. 8. 7. 10. 19.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 4. Now make a row of crosses entirely around the jacket. miss 2. 17. miss 12 crosses. and edge with the crochet-silk. 21 plain. 1 treble. Forty crosses. 21 plain. Forty-eight crosses. Like 13th row. 24 plain. and repeat. Plain. 24 over next 4. repeat. 21 plain. Same as 2d row. 24 plain. miss 2. putting extra crosses at corners to keep the work flat. and 6 extra over the 6 crosses at center of back. 5. 12 over next 2. Fifty-eight crosses. 11. 12 plain. finish with a row of shells of 8 trebles in a stitch. Plain.
9. chain 2. Sixteen crosses. 5. Finish with shells and chain-loops. making 54 trebles. 8. Same as 3d row. Fourteen crosses. and 36 over the 12 crosses. Same as 3d row. Same as 3d row. Seventeen crosses. Make 6 trebles on trebles under the arm.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet between next 2) 6 times. as described for the body of jacket. running it in the 7th row of sleeve and making a pretty bow on top. and divide the remainder. chain 2. 45 in all. Plain. 3. For the sleeves: 1. 2. Run one and one-fourth yards of ribbon in the neck. 7. making 51 trebles. with 3 extra trebles under arm. 4. double in double between shells. Fifteen crosses. and repeat. making 48 trebles. 87 . 6.
Chain 1. 1 in each of 3. a double in each of 2 stitches. finer or coarser material will result in a smaller or larger shoe. 3 in middle stitch. ending with 2 in 3d stitch from middle of heel. and shaped to the foot. 2 in middle stitch of heel. A double in 1st stitch. join. 1 in next. 1 in each of 3.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Baby’s Shoes in Crochet Baby’s Shoes in Crochet These little shoes may be made of crochet-cotton. 3. by the same directions. join. 2 in next. Same as 3d row. 1. Commence at bottom of the sole with a chain of 33 stitches. Miss 1st stitch. 2 in next. 4. 1 in each down the side to within 4 of the end. 2 in next. 1 in each down side. 1 in next. 2 in next. and 3 in next. 1 in next. making an extra stitch between widenings. white or delicate color. They are very firm and neat. or of wool. a double in each of 31 stitches. 3 in middle stitch. 88 . or silk. 3 in end stitch. 1 in each of 31 stitches down other side and 3 in last. 2. 1 in each down side. join. 2 in 4th stitch from the end. 2 in next. 2 in next. The sample pair was made of No. 15 crochet-cotton. 1 in each of 3. 1 in each double down the side to within 2 stitches of middle of toe.
Chain 1. 14. a single in next double on side of shoe. Like 14th row. slip to 1st double at side of vamp. a double in each double across vamp. chain 1. 6. chain 1. a treble in next. 7. also in middle of heel. narrow 11 stitches from middle of toe by putting hook through 2 stitches at once. at back of heel. 18. 19. For the upper part of shoe. repeat. miss 1. with 1 chain between. repeat around. 9. join. a double in each double. a double in each of 9 doubles. 2d row back. Chain 4. a double in each stitch around. 10 doubles in 10 stitches. a double in each stitch all around. 2 in last. 13. Chain 1. turn. 15. join to 3d of 4 chain. Chain 1. making 2 trebles with 1 chain between in each of the widenings of the toe. Like 13th row. turn. 2 doubles in 1st double. a treble in next. Same as 10th row. join to next double of side. turn. Chain 1. also at middle of toe. a double in each treble and in space. Chain 4.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 5. 1 in each following double. widening as usual on each side of toe and in the middle. narrowing at middle of vamp and on the sides. turn. narrowing at the end. Turn and work across top of vamp with a double in each stitch. * miss 1. 20. and narrowing as directed. 17. and 3 trebles. 12. or by missing a stitch. chain 1. 8. 21. a 89 . catch in 1st double of side of shoe. 11. making double in double. then turn and work back across vamp. 16. Like 11th row until you have reached the 3d narrowing on the vamp. making 2 doubles in the widening spaces at side of toe and in the middle of heel. join. narrowing in the middle and at end. Chain 1. 10. miss 1. Same as 7th row. chain 11.
a single in next. Continue thus until you have worked 6 rows around top of shoe. slip in next double of side. join. work back with double in double. For the buttons. a double in each following double.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet single in next. chain 1. turn. a double in each of 2 doubles. work 5 more rows. chain 1. turn. work back with double in each double. double in double. turn. with 5 in 5 stitches of chain. if desired. then chain 4. a double in each double of last row. widening 1 stitch at end of every other row. chain 1 and make a double in double around to the other side. then make a buttonhole as before. miss 5. a double in each of 3 stitches and double in each double. turn. slip in a pearl or porcelain button of requisite size. 8 doubles in ring. and sew to the shoe. double in double to edge of flap. and more buttonholes added. join. turn. a double in each double. and work double in double around to within 14 stitches of top of vamp on other side. join to next double of side. slip in next double. chain 1. chain 1. miss 5. chain 1. miss 1. turn. a double in each double. slip in next double. chain 5. 2 doubles in each double. join. turn. 2 doubles in 2 doubles. join. a double in every other double. 90 . Chain 3. turn. The shoe may be made higher. draw together. turn. and finish with 4 rows. double in each double. with 2 at end. chain 5. turn. turn. turn. matching the position of the buttonholes.
each row. making 1 extra double each side of center. chain 1. Commencing at the toe. 1. A double in 2d stitch of chain and 1 in each of 8 stitches. Same as 2d row. or the vamp is as deep as desired. 6. 3 doubles in end chain. 3 doubles in next. turn. chain 1. make a chain of 11 stitches. 5. 4. without widening. A double in each double. 1 double in each of 9 stitches down other side of chain. or center stitch. or any similar yarn of moderate twist. of the widening doubles. 3. putting 2 doubles in one and then the other. turn. the widening may be made every row. chain 1. 2. Repeat 6th and 7th rows until you have 25 ribs. alternately. with 3 in center stitch. in same stitches where the 1st 9 doubles were worked.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Ribbed House-Slippers Ribbed House-slipper Use 2-fold Shetland zephyr. 7. turn. A double in each double. turn. If preferred. 91 . taking up back vein of stitch to form the rib. Ten doubles in 10 doubles. 10 doubles in 10 doubles.
chain 1. pulling the loops out about three-fourths inch. chain 1. and the latter will be entirely covered. thus: Fasten in. 92 . Around top of slipper work a beading in which to run the elastic. pull through. between 2 ribs. chain 5. make this for bottom of beading. or the strip is of sufficient length to extend easily around the sole. and make a bow of ribbon for instep of the same shade as the yarn. between the 2 triple trebles. ending with 1 triple treble. Run an elastic band or tape in the beading. a triple treble between next 2. chain 1. turn. * miss 5 ribs. and repeat in each stitch. a triple treble (over 3 times) between next 2. join to 5th of 10 chain. insert hook in work. turn. a double in double. chain 10. over 4 times. For ruching: Have 3 strands of yarn. as well. join neatly to 24 doubles on opposite side of vamp. repeat from * around.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet For the side of foot make 24 doubles in 24 doubles. and always taking yarn next to you to next stitch. and continue until you have 44 ribs. chain 1.
the other in blue and white—blue being the color usually chosen for a little son’s belongings. 2. turn. Chain 1. the accepted colors for a girlie. and is appreciated scarcely less by baby’s mamma. taking up the back loop of stitch to form a rib. 1. turn. chain 1. turn. Baby’s Bootees A pair of dainty bootees makes a nice gift for baby. No. 93 . then. a double in each of 10 stitches. 1. turn. a double in each of 10 stitches of chain and in 10 doubles.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Baby’s Bootees No. one in pink and white. miss 1. making 4 of the long ribs. and continue. 1. Commencing with white Saxony. Repeat 2d row until you have 8 ribs. make a chain of 11 stitches.—Miss 1 stitch. at the end of the last row chain 11. turn. a double in each of 10 doubles. Two very pretty styles are given.
With blue. with blue. Like 3d row. joining to top of 3 chain. taking into each stitch. 2. and repeat. chain 3. Draw out the stitch on needle. with blue. make 1 double in 1st stitch. For the upper part of leg: 1. 1 double in same stitch. 8. 4. Fasten off neatly. Draw out the stitch on needle. take a loop in the space before pineapple-stitch of last row and another in the space after. a treble in each double. Chain 3. with white. work off. work off as before and repeat around. and join at the back of the leg to the foundation chain. 5. Same as 2d row.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet working only on the 10 doubles. taking up both veins of stitch to avoid a rib. 38 in all. a double in each stitch. Like 3d row. * draw up a loop in same place with last and another in 3d stitch. and make trebles all around. make 8 more short ribs. with white. 4. pull up a loop through 1st and 3d stitches of preceding row. take a loop in same space as before. A double in each double. chain 1 to close the cluster. 94 . With white. chain 3. 6. and draw through the 3 loops on the needle at once. 6. join. another in next space. miss 1. 2. With blue. 9. take up the yarn. With blue make a double in each stitch all around bottom of leg and instep. 3. Same as 2d row. 3. 7. 5. repeat. work off as before. For the foot: 1.
make a treble in next. Finish with cord and tassels or with ribbon. Using the white yarn make a chain of 37 stitches. joining the last row with single crochet on the wrong side. forming a crossed treble. Chain 3. with white. 2. 2. join. a treble in each stitch. Chain 3. 1. repeat around.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 7. which will give you 4 ribs each of pink and white. 2d and 3d rows 3 times. 8. With pink. Repeat 1st. No. 2. join. Same as 2d row. join. join. make a double in each stitch. 95 . miss 1st stitch of last row. 13. Baby’s Bootees No. then a treble back in 1st stitch. run in and out the 1st row of trebles on upper part of leg. with white. 3. 10. 9.
run in the 4th row of trebles around top of bootee. joining the last row as before directed. Again using white. keeping all on needle. take up yarn and draw through 1st stitch. now insert hook under the little upright bar formed by working off the last row. draw up a loop through each of 6 stitches. then 5 rows of pink in the same way. fasten in the 17th treble from back of leg. With pink. draw up a loop and repeat until you have again the number of loops on needle. For the foot: 1. Fasten off securely. taking up both loops to avoid a rib.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 14. a double in a stitch. make 4 more rows of doubles. Finish with cord and tassels or ribbon. chain 3. With white. fasten at back of leg and make a double in each stitch of leg and around the instep. * again draw through 2. 96 . continue until you have 9 rows of afghan-stitch. and repeat until all are worked off. 1 in each stitch of preceding row. repeat.
1. repeat. 3d. repeat to end of row. A double in back of each stitch of last row (chain 1 for 1st double). 4th. Work in the same way on the other 97 . 2. Commence the sweater with a chain of 60 stitches. use a crochet-hook that will carry the wool easily. 3. 5. 5th and again the 2d row which completes one front.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet A Sweater and Cap for Dolly Sweater and Cap for Dolly One skein of white and blue Saxony will be sufficient for two sets. On one half the length repeat the 2d. A double in each stitch of chain. A treble and a double taken between treble and double of last row. This completes the portion over the shoulder. turn. turn. Same as 4th row. 4. miss 1 double. A treble and a double in back of double of last row (chain 3 for 1st treble of the row).
4. making the armscye of desired size.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet half of length. also crochet sleeve in the armscye. and join last row to 1st. which completes the body of cap. separated by 8 doubles. or as necessary in order to keep the shape. widening every 5th bean. 5. insert hook in ring. Cap: Chain 5. then in next row make a double also in each stitch of chain. take up yarn and draw through) twice. 98 . working in both veins of stitch to avoid a rib. then repeat from 2d to 5th row twice. miss 3. 2. Chain 3. For the border. Chain 3. and between each 2. and join to top of 1st. join. After working 2 rows of left front make the buttonholes. For the sleeve: Make a chain of 15 stitches. Finish bottom of sleeves in same way. Entirely around the sweater make 4 rows of double crochet with blue yarn. widening every 3d or 4th by making a bean in top of bean. and putting 3 stitches in 1 at corners to turn smoothly. which brings you to the center of the back and makes half of the sweater. Sew on pearl buttons to match the buttonholes. working on the wrong side to form the band so that it will turn up on the right side. Make 5 more rows without widening. turn cap wrong side out and tie in the blue yarn. join to form a ring. and repeat from 1st to 5th row. yarn over and draw through all the loops on needle. chain 1 to close the “bean. Chain 3. a bean-stitch between each 2 of last row. and make a bean in top of each of last row. and join neatly down center of back. 1. (yarn over hook. Make the other half to correspond. 3.” make 6 more bean-stitches in ring. Fold and join under the arms. missing every 2d stitch in 1st row to draw in the cuff a little. by chain 3. Same as 3d row.
Chain 3. another through back part of last loop of preceding star. and 2 loops in next 2 stitches. draw up a loop through eye of star last made. draw a loop through 2d and 3d stitches from hook. and attach to top of cap by a crocheted cord.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 1. Fasten off neatly. 99 . * take up wool and draw through all the stitches on needle. or it may be easily enlarged by using the heavier wool and working in the same pattern on a longer foundation-chain. repeat from *. and continue until you have made 4 rows of star-stitch. also through next 2 stitches of last row of cap. Make a tassel of the colored (blue) yarn. under the 1 chain. The cap may also be made large enough for a child by adding to the number of bean-stitches in each row. chain 1 to close the star. This set will make a charming gift for a little girl. By using fourfold Germantown the sweater will be large enough for the small mother herself to wear.
in 10th row. 2. with medium-sized bone hook. hook in ring. 1. 4. yarn over. join. 10. Chain 1. in 5th row make a bean-stitch in every 5th. Same as 4th row. with 1 chain between. draw loop through. in each space and every 3d bean-stitch. and join last 1 chain to top of 1st stitch. 6. over. draw up another loop in ring. draw through. draw up a loop in ring. repeat around. 100 . this is 1st stitch of each row. Same as 3d row. over and draw through all the loops. and so on. * chain 1. with bean-stitch in every 10th. join. bean-stitch in bean-stitch.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Child’s Cap in Bean-Stitch Child’s Cap in Bean-Stitch Materials required are one skein of cream-white Shetland floss and a little light-blue Saxony yarn. Bean-stitch in 1st stitch. chain 1. over and draw through 3 loops now on needle. over. hook through same stitch. over. draw through all 4 loops. with 1 chain between. 6 in all. join. 8. Draw loop up long over 1st bean-stitch. Chain 5. with bean-stitch over every 4th bean-stitch. with an additional space between widenings. 5. 9. 3. Draw up loop one-fourth inch long. a bean-stitch in following space. repeat to make 4 more bean-stitches. 7.
The border may be turned down over the ears for extra warmth. 20. 22. 1 in 3d and 1 in 4th. working in both veins of stitch. then break the yarn. 18. This makes a small. then widen sufficiently to keep the work flat until nearly as large as the button you wish to cover. all rather long loops. 27. Change to double crochet for head-band. 28. Fasten blue yarn in space. 1 chain between. narrow twice in each row.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 11. Continue around and around without joining. chain 4. 16. draw through all 4 loops. 14. pointed scallop and finishes edge of cap. chain 1. and may be easily enlarged. 17. draw up with needle and sew to center of crown. 23. 21. A double in each double. chain 3. 15. fasten in next space with a single. keeping the work tight over the button until you have about half of space covered. fasten off white yarn. For the button: Using the blue yarn. after one or two more rounds. A bean-stitch in each 2d double. 26. This cap is large enough for a little boy or girl of three years. making a double in each stitch. 101 . 12. decrease by working off 3 loops instead of 2. 24. 1st row with 2 doubles in each stitch. Bean-stitch in each space. over. 8 doubles in 2d stitch of chain. Double in each double. 25. Bean-stitch in each space. and repeat. 19. draw up a loop in 2d chain from hook. slip the button in and continue. 13.
join. with a hook large enough to carry the wool without fraying. take up wool and work off all together. Chain 3. 102 . Chain 4 stitches. work off as before. another through back part of last loop.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Child’s Crocheted Hood Child’s Crocheted Hood Use eiderdown or very heavy Germantown worsted. draw a loop through 2d and 3d stitches of chain. draw a loop through eye of star (under 1 chain just made). and 2 in ring. and 2 through the ring. and repeat until you have made 6 stars. join. 1. chain 1 to close the star.
3. 103 . sew the rosette in place. and any stitch. so the stars will come on the right side. Break wool at end of each row and fasten in at beginning. Leave 4 stars for back of neck and work back and forth for 3 rows. 6. then a row of stars entirely around the hood. join. and finish with ties of ribbon. widening by putting an extra star at each corner of front to prevent drawing. plain or fancy. Run ribbon in and out the spaces. repeat from * 6 times.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet 2. Make 4 rows of doubles around the lower edge. by following general directions. so that you get 2 stars over each star of preceding row. chain 3. For the rosette: Chain 3. and join to 4th of 7 chain. may be used for it. draw 2 loops through 2d and 3d stitches of chain. Make 12 stars in the row. This hood is easily enlarged. * a double treble in ring. taking the 4th loop of each star in same stitch with last stitch of preceding star. 4. chain 7. chain 3. then proceed as usual. Make 16 stars. 5. and 5th in stitch ahead. widening 4 times.
wool over. or any preferred color. wool over. draw through all the loops on hook. join. draw up a loop. Chain 4 stitches with white wool.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Child’s Crocheted Hood in Wedge-Stitch Child’s Crocheted Hood in Wedge-Stitch Materials required are one and one-half hanks of 4-fold Germantown wool. join. 2. While intended for a small child. this hood may be very easily enlarged to fit any head. draw up a loop. over. * wool over. insert hook in 1st stitch. Chain 3 for a treble. Draw up a loop. insert hook in same 104 . chain 1. and a bone crochet-hook of medium size. white. 19 trebles in ring. hook in next stitch. 1.
17. Fasten in.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet stitch. chain 3. and work a treble in every stitch. 12. 14. over. 22. A double in each stitch across front. insert hook in next space. 18. insert hook in next space. Widen in every 5th stitch. Plain to within 7 stitches of the end. 9. 13. draw up a loop. 4. and repeat. It is very pretty to use a thread of ice-wool with the Germantown when making the border. over. following the general directions given. A double in each stitch around bottom or neck of hood. draw up a loop. insert hook in 1st space. draw up a loop. 3. over. * insert hook in same space. 21. and repeat from * until there are 19 wedge-stitches in the round. 105 . 19. leaving the 7 stitches for back of neck. Any fancy stitch may be used in the same way. 16. that is. draw through all loops on the needle. To make the hood larger you have but to continue widening the crown until of proper size. 11. Turn back the border. 20. which will make the front proportionally longer and leave the neck wider. widening by putting 2 stitches in every 3d of previous round. draw up a loop. 6. 15. a rosette on top. 10. Plain. working in both veins of stitch. Draw up loop. 23. Same as 10th row. chain 1. Widen every 3d stitch. over. draw through all stitches on needle. 5. finish with a bow of ribbon at back. chain 1. 8. and ribbon ties. without widening. 7. Plain. break wool and fasten in at other end again.
and is easily enlarged to any desired size. insert hook in ring. wool over. insert hook in 1st space. * hook in same space. Draw out the loop. chain 1. wool over. say white for cap and blue for the turnover or border. It is worked in wedge-stitch.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Child’s Toque in Wedge-Stitch Child’s Toque in Wedge-Stitch This pretty cap. wool over. draw up a loop. 2. chain 1. hook in next space. hook in next space. draw up a loop. draw through all the loops on needle. draw through all loops on needle. and Germantown wool may be used by making more stitches. wool over. requires five hanks of eiderdown-wool. If desired. two colors may be used. draw up a loop. which will fit a girl of ten to fourteen years. and repeat until you have 11 wedgestitches in the ring. join. wool over. draw up a loop. Draw up loop. that is. draw through 106 . 1. draw up a loop. one which will carry the wool easily without catching in it. insert hook in ring. wool over. draw up another loop. Make a chain of 4 stitches and join. Use a bone hook of suitable size.
Widen in every 3d stitch. and repeat from *.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet all on hook. chain 1. Widen in every 6th stitch. and cut open the other end. turn the work so that the border will be right side out when turned up. 107 . 3. or a card five inches wide. that is. then if color is used for the turnover join it in and work once around. according to length you wish the tassel. Make a chain of 18 or 20 stitches. Work six times around plain. without widening. slip off. 4. 20 times. widening by making an extra stitch in every other stitch of last round. tie tightly near one end to form the head of tassel. and work around five times more. wind the wool over four fingers.
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How To Secure Your Yarn Without Cost The women of America are knitting as never before. In the social set, no gathering can be fashionable that does not tolerate knitting; the business woman must needs knit on the car to and from her work; while to the busy housewife no duty is so imperative as to exclude knitting from the daily routine. It almost seems as if the women of America—all women, rich and poor alike—were devoting their united efforts to one vast universal consecration—the comfort of our boys over there. There is just one drawback to the fulfilment of this noble ambition that every woman in America shall devote every spare moment to the knitting of warm sweaters, stockings, and other comforts for the boys in khaki, and that is—the tremendously high price of worsted yarns. We can all squeeze out a little more time but we can none of us spend more money than we have, and in these times the calls for cash donations are urgent and not infrequent. But now you can have all the yarn that you will use without spending any money. A little more time is now the only essential to your doing your bit for the comfort of those who are offering their all for our safety. You who have been unable to knit as much as you have wanted to, because you have lacked the means to do with, need feel that drawback no longer. Needlecraft has provided An assured supply of Knitting-Worsted in the Regulation Blue, Gray and Khaki which you can secure without cost by getting subscriptions to Needlecraft on the following liberal terms: Send us only 10 yearly subscriptions to Needlecraft at our regular subscription-price of 35 cents each, and we will send each subscriber this paper one year, and we will send you, prepaid, one one-quarterpound skein of Knitting-Worsted (Premium No. 6395). (We reserve the right to provide an equal weight in balls instead of skeins if necessary.) NOTE—To those who prefer Knitting-Worsted of some other color for a lady’s sweater or any purpose whatever, we will provide it on
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