1st row: Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slip stitch over, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2.
2nd: Knit 3, purl 8, knit 2.
3rd: Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3.
4th: Knit 6, purl 8, knit 2.
5th: Slip 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together.
6th: Knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3, purl 8, knit 2.
7th: Slip 1, knit 2 together, make l, knit 4, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 8.
8th: Cast off seven, knit 1, purl 8, knit 2. Repeat for the length required.
[Illustration: WINDOW CURTAIN.]
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[Illustration: WINDOW CURTAIN AND STOVE APRON.]
WINDOW CURTAIN AND STOVE APRON.
MATERIALS.—Brooks’ Great Exhibition
Prize Goat’s-head Knitting Cord,
No. 40, with a suitable Crochet Hook.
The number of stitches in this curtain must depend, of course, on the width of the window for which it is intended. Each pattern requires a foundation of 102 chain stitches; and the borders at the sides 57 chain each. As there will be about 560 stitches in a yard, or very nearly five patterns and one border, it will be easy to reckon the number required for any given width. A curtain two yards wide will require 1,135 stitches, which will allow ten patterns of the convulvulus, and the two borders; to this, every 102 stitches added will make one wreath more, nearly equalling in width the sixth of a yard.
The whole of this curtain is done in square crochet, the design in close squares, and the ground in open.
Square crochet (the majority of our readers are aware) consists of d.c. chain stitches exclusively. A close, or solid square is formed of three successive d.c. stitches: an open square of 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2 of the preceding row. Almost all square crochet patterns are intended to be worked from the engraving, which is laid open before the worker and copied. To assist in guiding the eye it is advisable to cover each row of the engraving after it is copied.
We will only observe, with regard to this pattern, that the first two rows are done in ch., and that two stitches at each end are also close, which affords an opportunity for working in the ends of the previous rows.
This design is also extremely suitable for a curtain for a grate. For this purpose, Brooks’ Great Exhibition Prize Goat’s-head Knitting Cord, No. 70, will be preferable to the coarser numbers. It would be greatly improved by the addition of a bead border, similar to that of the anti-macassar, given in a former part of this work.
The effect of the bead border being to add weight to the end of the stove apron, it would keep it in its place better than anything else, besides being very ornamental.