5th: * * slip 1, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over, make 1, ** 3 times, knit 3 together, knit 2, * 8 times.
6th: * slip 1, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over, make 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over, make 1, knit 4, knit 2 together, * 8 times. After this, do two inches of ribbed knitting in the same shade. It is done by alternately knitting and purling two stitches. Cast off.
The edges of the Vandykes are trimmed with tatting, of which five graduated ones surround each. Fill the netting-needle with the darkest shade of wool, and make for every point at the base of the corner the following seven loops:—
1st: 9 double stitches; draw it up to a half-circle.
2nd: 11 double; the same.
3rd: 13 double; the same.
4th: 15 double; draw it up tightly.
5th: Like 3rd.
6th: Like 2nd.
7th: Like 1st.
This cover is intended to protect the lamp from the dust, which greatly injures the bronzing of the Hadrot lamp.
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LAMP MAT, IN CROCHET.
MATERIALS.—6 skeins of white netting silk, and 3 skeins each of four shades of cerise ditto, the darkest being almost brown, and the lightest a rich and brilliant cerise. A hank of rather large steel beads, a string of short square steel bugles, and 1 oz. of fluted ditto, 1/2 inch long. A skein of rather fine white cotton cord, and 54 rings. Tapered, indented crochet-hook, No. 22. Begin with the darkest cerise, and do not change until the directions require it.
1st round: With this silk work 8 s.c. on the end of the cord, and form into a round, after which 6 s.c. to secure it.
2nd (Cerise and white): X 1 cerise in the same stitch as the last, 1 white, 2 cerise in 1, x 6 times.
3rd: X 1 cerise worked in the same stitch as the last two, 3 white, 2 cerise in one, X 6 times.
4th: Like 3rd, with 5 white instead of 3.
5th: X 1 cerise in the same stitch as the last two, 7 white, 4 cerise in 1, X 6 times.
6th: X 1 cerise in the same as the last four, 11 white (the last 2 being over 2 cerise), 4 cerise in one, X 6 times.
7th: X 1 cerise on the next stitch, 13 white, 1 cerise on 1, 3 on the centre one of 5, X 6 times.
8th: Like 7th, with 15 white. Change to the next shade of cerise.
9th: X 1 cerise on next, 8 white, 1 cerise, 8 white, 1 cerise, 3 cerise on centre of 5, X 6 times.
10th: X 1 cerise on next, 8 white, 3 cerise (the second over 1 cerise), 8 white, 1 cerise, 3 in 1, X 6 times.
11th: X 1 cerise on next, 6 white, 3 cerise, 1 white, 1 cerise, 1 white, 3 cerise, 6 white, 1 cerise, 3 in 1, X 6 times.
12th: X 1 cerise in next, 6 white, 11 cerise, 6 white, 1 cerise. 3 in 1, X 6 times.
Next shade of cerise.