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Summer Fancy Work, Originally published in the Warren Daily Chronicle - Warren Ohio, Thursday July 27th 1899

Knitted lace edging with scalloped border

From the original publication:

"Knitting Furnishes Fashionable and Pleasant Occupation
Knitting is beginning once more a popular accomplishment. It will probably be in greater favor than ever this summer as convenient 'pick up' work when lounging on piazza or lawn. A bit of delicate lace making is congenial occupation, and the practical woman knows also that she can in this way accomplish yards upon yards without conscious effort.

The accompanying design is given by The Designer, which says:
"Knitted in fine thread this lace is very pretty to trim cambric underwear, which in knitting silk or Saxony yarn it makes a good edging for flannel skirts. Without the scallops the directions would make pretty insertion to use with lace. If a heavier edge is desired for the scallops, a row of tiny crocheted shells may be added. The double row of small holes each side of border is large enough, when No 40 thread is used for baby ribbon to be run through."

Use steel needles and No 40 thread or knitting silk."

The photograph above shows the lace before adding the finished crochet edge. Instructions for working the crochet edge follow.

Pattern

Note: treat all double yarn overs as a single stitch on the following row, dropping the 2nd loop off the needle.

Cast on 19 st.

1st row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, K1, yo, k2tog, K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2

2nd row: K2, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, K3

3rd row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, K3, yo, k2tog, K1, yo, k2tog, K2, (yo) twice, p2tog, K2

4th row: K2, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, K 3

5th row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, K4, yo, k2tog, K1, yo, k2tog, K1, (yo) twice, p2tog, K2

6th row: K2, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, K 3

7th row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, K1, yo, k2tog, K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2

8th row: K2, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, K3

9th row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2, do not turn

10th row: with empty needle pick up 3 st along the lower edge and work these three stitches as follows: yo, p1, make 2 st out of the next st by working k1 p1 into it, (yo) twice, p1.

Knitted lace edging with scalloped border

11th row: K these 6 sts back and forth, thus, (yo) twice, p2tog, k4 until there are 15 loops along the strip on lower edge.

Knitted lace edging with scalloped border

12th row: with the needle that has 19 st on it pick up 13 loops, k1, sl the stitch just knit back onto the left hand needle, then sl remaining 12 loops over it, slip it back onto the right hand needle, k2tog, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, K3

13th row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, K4, yo,k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, K1, (yo) twice, p2tog, K3tog, turn

14th row: K1, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, k3

15th row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, K1, yo, k2tog, K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2tog, turn

16th row: K1, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, K3

17th row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, K 3, yo, k2tog, K 1, yo, k2tog, K2, (yo) twice, p2tog, k2tog, turn

18th row: K1, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, k3

19th row: K3, (yo) twice, p2tog, K4, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, K1, (yo) twice, p2tog, k3tog, K1

20th row: K2, (yo) twice, p2tog, K10, (yo) twice, p2tog, K3.

To work crochet shells along the border edge:

Knitted lace edging with scalloped border

Knit your lace to the desired length, then, using a crochet hook one size smaller than the knitting needles used, work as follows:

In each loop along the scalloped edge, work 1 slip stitch, 1 treble (US double crochet), 1 slip stitch. Repeat for every loop along the length of your lace.


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