Monday, December 07, 2009

Ladies Mitt, 1850


Note: I haven't yet tried this one out so I've posted it "as is" directly from the book.

The Lady's Album of Fancy Work
, 1850

Materials—Raworth's crochet-thread Nos. 120 and 90, or black crape silk.

Explanation of Terms.—French ground: six chain stitches united to the centre stitch of former row. Long close: long stitches, without any chain-stitch between.

The receipt for the back of mitten is here given, the underpart and the thumb being simply French ground-work, finished at the top and bottom like the back, leaving an opening at the side for the thumb. Make a chain long enough to go round the wrist in thread No. 90, and work one plain row. Fasten on thread No. 120, and work one treble and row of French ground of six stitches to each hole.—

1st fancy row. 5 holes of French ground, 6 long close, 10 French ground.—
2d row. 5 French ground, 12 long close, 10 French ground.—
3d row. 4 French ground, 6 long close, 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 6 long close, 4 French ground.—
4th row. 5 French ground, 6 long close, 2 French ground, 6 long close, 2 French ground, 12 long close, 4 French ground.—
5th row. 5 French ground, 15 long close, 2 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 3 French ground.—
6th row. 7 French ground, 5 long close, 2 French ground, 18 long close, 4 French ground.—
7th row. 4 French ground, 5 long close, 2 French ground, 5 long close, 2 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 4 French ground.—
8th row. 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 3 French ground.—
9th row. 3 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 4 French ground, 18 long close, 3 French ground.—
10th row. 3 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 3 French ground.—
11th row. 3 French ground, 12 long close, 2 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 3 French ground.—
12th row. 5 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 5 French ground, 12 long close, 3 French ground.—
13th row. 6 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 3 French ground.—
14th row. 5 French ground, 5 long close, 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 4 French ground.—
15th row. 4 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 2 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 5 French ground.—
16th row. 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 18 long close, 9 French ground.—
17th row. 4 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 2 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 5 French ground.—
18th row. 4 French ground, 12 long close, 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 4 French ground.—
19th row. 12 French ground, 5 long close, 5 French ground.—
20th, 21st, and 22d rows. French ground.—
23d row. 1 plain, 5 long close, 1 plain into each loop.
For the Edging.—1 treble, 1 French ground.—
1st fancy row. 1 hole of French and 6 long close alternately all round.—
2d row. Wholes of French ground, 6 long close all round.—
3d row. 6 long close, 5 chain, 2 long close, 5 chain all round.—
4>th row. Same as the 3d.—
5th row. 6 long close, 5 chain, 6 chain, 8 chain, 6 chain to be worked into the same loop, 5 chain; repeat all round. The engraving will greatly assist in working out this.

1 comment:

sophia said...

i can't believe it is a mitt designed in 1850 because it is more fashionable than those nowaday. i love this classical and decent style.