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Wonderful Insertion

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Wonderful insertion, a knitted lace insertion knit from a Victorian era knitting pattern.

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

In Words

Cast on 30 sts and knit 1 row.

Note: Always drop the third loop of the triple yarn over when working the next row.

Row 1 (RS): (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k5, k2tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k5, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Row 2 (WS): (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k7, p1, k6, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Rows 3 and 4: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k14, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Row 5: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k3, k2tog, (yo) 3 times, (k2tog) twice, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k3, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Row 6: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k5, p1, k3, p1, k4, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Rows 7 and 8: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k14, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Row 9: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k1, k2tog, [(yo) 3 times, (k2tog) twice] two times, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k1, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Row 10: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k2

Rows 11 and 12: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k14, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Row 13: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k3, k2tog, (yo) 3 times, (k2tog) twice, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k3, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Row 14: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k5, p1, k3, p1, k4, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Rows 15 and 16: (k2, yo, p2tog) twice, k14, (yo, p2tog, k2) twice

Rows 1-16 form the pattern. Finish having just worked row 4.

Chart

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Cast on 30 sts and knit 1 row.

Note: Always drop the third loop of the triple yarn over when working the next row.

Chart for knitting Wonderful Insertion

Rows 1-16 form the pattern. Finish having just worked row 4.


The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. However, this modernised version, all charts and photographs are copyright Sarah Bradberry, August 10th 2014. All rights reserved.

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