The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850 eBook

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Set on 71 stitches with No. 1 mesh, join the round in pink cotton.—­No. 11 mesh.  Net 4 rounds of alternate white and pink.—­* No. 1 mesh (white cotton). 2 plain rounds.—­No. 6 mesh.  Take 2 of the preceding row together in pink cotton; 1 plain round, same cotton and mesh.—­No. 1 mesh (white cotton).  Make 2 stitches in each stitch of the preceding row; 1 round plain, same cotton and mesh.—­No. 11 mesh (pink cotton).  Net 5 plain rounds; recommence from * twice; finish top of bag by 3 plain rows in white of No. 6 mesh, for the cords to pass through; 2 plain rows in pink of No. 11 mesh; last row, double pink cotton, with No. 1 mesh.

Take the half-yard of sarsnet, join it up neatly, make 3 runners the width of the cane, the first at three inches from the bottom, the second at two inches from the first, and the third two inches from the second; run a piece of cane ten inches long in the first runner, another piece of sixteen inches and a half long in the second runner, and one of eleven inches and a half long in the third runner; tack each of these bands of cane to the 5 rows of fine netting to form the shape, close up the bottom, and place a tassel; run the cord round the top of bag, and fasten a tassel to each end.

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NETTING

48.  VASE-STAND.

Materials—­Shaded green, shaded scarlet, and shaded amber Berlin wool; meshes Nos. 1, 4, and 8.

With scarlet make a foundation of 25 loops on mesh No. 4; join and net 1 round on mesh No. 8; fasten on the green; net 2 loops in 1; then net 3 rounds more with green, without increasing; fasten on the scarlet; net 1 round on mesh No. 4, 2 on mesh No. 8, 1 on mesh No. 4, and 2 on mesh No. 8; fasten on the green; net 6 loops in every loop on mesh No. 1; net 1 round with amber on mesh No. 8; fasten on the scarlet wool in the fourth round from edge, that is, in the same loops as that in which the row of scarlet, netted on mesh No. 4, was netted; into this row net 1 row on mesh No. 8; net 2 more rows with scarlet on mesh No. 8; then with green net 6 loops in each loop on mesh No. 1; net 1 row with amber on mesh No 8; fasten on the scarlet in the last row of green in the centre of the mat; into this row net 1 row on mesh No. 8; then net 6 more rows in the same mesh; net 6 loops in each loop on mesh No. 1; 1 row with amber on mesh No. 8.

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BRAID

49.  WATCH-POCKET.

Materials—­Pink silk or satin, a piece of white silk braid, white silk fringe, and white satin ribbon.

Draw the pattern on the silk with a white crayon, and hem the braid on; trim with the fringe, and rows of satin ribbon.

[Illustration:  No. 45.  KNITTING-BAG.]

[Illustration:  No. 46.]

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