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Fern Insertion from "The Ladies' Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns, Etc."

Fern leaf lace insertion knit from a Victorian era knitting pattern

The sample shows seven vertical repeats of the pattern. It was knit with size 10 perle cotton on 2.25mm needles and measures 14 cm/5½" wide.

In Words

Cast on 37 sts and knit one row

Row 1 (RS): *p1, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k3, ssk; repeat from * twice, p1

Row 2 and all wrong side rows: (k1, p17) twice, k1

Row 3: *p1, k2tog, (k2, yo) twice, k1, sl1 k2tog psso, k1, (yo, k2) twice, ssk; repeat from * twice, p1

Row 5: *p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl1 k2tog psso, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk; repeat from * twice, p1

Row 7: *p1, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk; repeat from * twice, p1

Rows 1-8 form the pattern. Repeat for desired length

For a narrower insertion cast on 19 sts and work the instructions without repeating from the *

Chart

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Cast on 37 sts and knit one row

Chart for knitting fern insertion

Rows 1-8 form the pattern. Repeat for desired length

For a narrower insertion cast on 19 sts and work the pattern between the first two columns of purl stitches only.


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