Friday, August 3, 2012

Handsome Lace Border- Vintage Stitch Series

Sample knit with Patons Lace on US Size 4 needles
I thought it was time for another vintage stitch!  This one comes from the NY Daily Tribune, Sunday July 4, 1880.

As with a lot of the vintage patterns, we will be working with multiple yarn overs - meaning, in almost every row, you will be wrapping the yarn over twice.  Each of the wraps will be treated as separate stitches on the following rows.

Here is the video, and below are both written and charted instructions for those who prefer either or.  Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!

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The Pink Fluffy Pen said...

Loved This! Thanks!<3

Greta said...

Your pattern is beautiful and I can't wait ti try it,
I have recently found the wonderful book Tessa Lorant's Collection of KNITTED LACE EDGINGS
however, I have a slight problem, one of the instructions in the first pattern is 'one over' and although I have been knitting for many years I have never encountered this term before. Is it the same as 'yarn forward'?

Any help you be much appreciated as I would love to start knitting these beautiful designs ASAP

Looking forward to your early response

Kind regards

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Hi Greta
I have seen one over before, but usually in reference to extra stitch/es to be used as a border. If the term is used in the directions for the number of stitches you need to cast on, then you would just add an extra stitch to your cast on number. If it is used within the actual stitch directions, then I would assume it means to yarn over - making a hole in the fabric. Does that make sense? Sometimes I have a hard time writing what is in my brain. If you like, you can email a copy of the stitch to me and I would be more than happy to take a look at it for you. You can email