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The Ladies' Work-Book Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, etc.   By:

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Knitting, Crochet, Point Lace, &c.





Casting on with one needle

To cast on with two needles

Plain knitting

The German manner


To make a stitch

To take up stitches

To knit two pieces together

To form a round

To cast off

Infant's shoe in knitting

The tulip wreath flower vase mat

A woven parasol

Anti macassar

Anti macassar

Netted anti macassar

Bound couverette for an easy chair or sofa

Floral anti macassar

Ottoman cover

Music stool couverette

Chair cushion

Toilet cover in crochet

Star pattern d'oyley

Crochet d'oyley

Rose d'oyley

Toilet cover

Tidy in square crochet

Arabesque toilet cover in square crochet

Cover for a Hadrot lamp

Lamp mat

Candle lamp mat

Hand screen

Crochet counterpane for a bassinet

Deep border for bassinet quilt

Crochet stripe for bed quilt

Centre stripe for bed quilt

Handkerchief case, for hanging to the head of a bed


Toilet sachet

A lady's nightcap

A shaving tidy

Oval tidy for easy chair

Crochet window curtain

Window curtain

Window curtain and stove apron

Netted window curtain

Bread cloth

Bread cloth

A spangled wool netted cover for a tea poy, square work table, or if drawn together at the top, makes a glittering fire veil

Netted anti macassar

Short purse, in netting

Bridal purse, in crochet

Lady's short purse

Handsome purse

Mousquetaire crochet collar

Raised rose crochet collar

Point collar

Point collar, in crochet

Lounging cap, in crochet

Crochet edgings and insertions


Venetian edging

Venetian bars

Edging Venetian bars

Sorrento bars


Open English lace

Brabant edging

Lyons point

Brussels lace

Little Venetian lace

Deep point lace edging

Collar in Spanish rose point

Handkerchief border, in antique point lace

Apron in broderie en lacet

Pincushion cover in point lace





There is not one art practised by ladies which is more deservedly popular than Knitting. It is so easy, requires so little eyesight, and is susceptible of so much ornament, that it merits the attention of every lady; and in giving instructions for acquiring it, we add, also, such admirable diagrams of the various processes, we are sure that no difficulty will be felt in executing any pattern.


The first process in knitting is known by the term CASTING ON. There are two ways of doing this: with one needle, and with two. Our first diagram represents the former process. Take the thread between the second and third fingers of the left hand, leaving an end of about a yard for every hundred stitches; pass it round the thumb of that hand, giving it a twist, so as to form a loop. Take a knitting needle in the right hand, insert the point in the loop, and pass the thread from the ball round the needle; then bend the point of the needle through the loop, which tighten, and one stitch will be complete. Continue to make loops over the thumb, with the end of thread, and knit them with that from the ball until the proper number is cast on.

TO CAST ON WITH TWO NEEDLES (generally called the Spanish method), begin by making a loop on the end of the thread, into which slip the point of one needle, holding it in the left hand. Take the other needle in the right hand, and slip its point into the same loop, bring the thread round the point of this needle, and bend the needle towards you, so that the thread forms a loop on it. Slip that also on the left needle, without withdrawing it from the right. Put the thread round the right again, and repeat the process... Continue reading book >>

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