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Beetle Bug Insertion

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Beetle bug lace insertion knit from a Victorian era knitting pattern

from “The Ladies’ Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns, Etc.”

The sample shows three vertical repeats of the pattern. It was knit with size 10 perle cotton on 2.25mm needles and measures 10 cm/4″ wide.

Pattern

Note: Double yarn overs are always made into two stitches on the following rows by working K1, p1 into them.

In Words

Cast on 31 sts and knit 1 row

Row 1 (RS): p3, ssk, (yo) twice, k2tog, k7, yo, k3tog, yo, k7, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, p3

Row 2 (WS): p3, sl 1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k10, p5

Row 3: p3, sl 1, k1, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, p3

Row 4: p3, sl 1, k3, p1, k6, p3, k7, p1, k2, p4

Row 5: p3, ssk, (yo) twice, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, p3

Row 6: p3, sl 1, k1, p1, k7, p5, k8, p5

Row 7: p3, sl 1, k1, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, p3

Row 8: p3, sl 1, k3, p1, k4, p7, k5, p1, k2, p4

Row 9: p3, ssk, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, p3

Row 10: p3, sl 1, k1, p1, k5, p2, (yo) twice, p5tog, (yo) twice, p2, k6, p5

Row 11: p3, sl 1, k1, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, p1, k2, p1, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, p3

Row 12: p3, sl 1, k3, p1, k4, p7, k5, p1, k2, p4

Row 13: p3, ssk, (yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k5, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, p3

Row 14: p3, sl 1, k1, p1, k7, p5, k8, p5

Row 15: p3, sl 1, k1, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k4, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, p3

Row 16: p3, sl 1, k3, p1, k6, p3, k7, p1, k2, p4

These 16 rows form the pattern. Repeat for desired length, ending on row 2.

Chart

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Cast on 31 sts and knit 1 row

Chart for knittng beetle bug insertion

These 16 rows form the pattern. Repeat for desired length, ending on row 2.


The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. However, this modernised version, all charts and photographs are copyright Sarah Bradberry, August 9th 2014. All rights reserved.

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