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New Knitted Lace Edging

Five repeats of narracoorte knitted lace edging

This week’s knitting pattern is a lace edging I have named “Narracoorte Lace“, after the newspaper it was first published in, in 1890.

As always, I have updated the pattern into modern knitting terms, charted it and tested it for errors. Despite it’s complex looking design, narracoorte lace is only 17 stitches wide and 10 rows long, making it really good value for your effort!

There are now over 183 edging and insertion patterns on Knitting-and.com and they can all be found on the “Lace Collars, Edgings and Insertions” pages. (I include collars because they often make great edgings too). If you’re ever looking for a perfect finish to your project, check them out!

Sarah

New Lace Edging from 1911!

A knitted lace edging featuring lace diamonds with a large eyelet in the centre of each

This week’s new knitting pattern is a lovely lace edging from 1911, The Dorothy Knitted Lace.

This lace edging is a nice addition to what I call the “English Laces” here on Knitting-and.com (since the first lace edging of this style that I found was called English Lace). You’ll find the others in the ever-growing Lace Collars, Edgings and Insertions collection, which I update regularly.

As always, I have updated the knitting terms used in the pattern, charted it and checked it for errors.

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Sarah

Wide Lace Edging from 1911

A wide knitted lave with zig-zag and diamond patterning from 1925.

This week’s knitting pattern is a stunning wide lace edging from 1911: Knitted Lace in Points.

I’ve updated it into modern knitting terms and made a chart to download as a pdf since it’s such a large lace edging I’ve broken up the chart over three pages. I also used stitch maps to make sure there weren’t an errors.

It’s important to me to make these antique laces available once more, in forms that modern knitters can use easily. I’ve been adding them to Knitting-and.com for over 20 years and still have several hundred to go! Check out the lace collars, edgings and insertions page for 180 more that are already available.

Sarah

A Surprise Pincushion

Today I’m posting a surprise knitting pattern for a pincushion I found in the Trove newspaper archives! I was fascinated by the technique used to make up the Hassock Pincushion from 1911. Since I couldn’t figure out how it could possibly work, I had to knit it. And since I knit it, I made a photo and video tutorial so it will never confuse anyone ever again!

Hand knit pincushion in the shape of an Edwardian hassock with handles

Enjoy knitting the Hassock Pincushion. Updated with step by step photos and a video of the bit I couldn’t get my brain around.

Sarah

Knit a Strawberry Pincushion!

Knit a strawberry pincushion.

Today’s knitting pattern is a sweet Victorian style pin cushion for your sewing box or embroidery bag.

Knit from scraps of size 5 crochet cotton or lace weight wool, this pin cushion will keep your pins and needles nice and sharp for years of use! You can choose to fill it with wool or toy filling for a light, fun pincushion, or use crushed walnut shells or emery powder to keep your pins forever razor sharp.

I have adapted the pattern slightly, making it easier to sew together when finished, and supplying a lot more detailed instructions for making up.

I hope you enjoy the Strawberry pincushion knitting pattern.

Sarah

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