About Weldon's Practical Needlework

From Interweave Press:

About 1885, Weldon’s began publishing a series of fourteen-page monthly newsletters, available by subscription, each title featuring patterns and instructions for projects using a single technique.

About 1888, the company began to publish Weldon’s Practical Needlework, each volume of which consisted of twelve issues (one year) of several newsletters bound together with a cloth cover.

Each volume contains hundreds of projects, illustrations, information on little-known techniques, glimpses of fashion as it was at the turn of the twentieth century, and brief histories of needlework. Other techniques treated include making objects from crinkled paper, tatting, netting, beading, patchwork, crewelwork, appliqué, cross-stitch, canvaswork, ivory embroidery, torchon lace, and much more.

From 1999 through 2005, Interweave published facsimiles of the first twelve volumes of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Project 22.3: Knitted Lace

Originally published in Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Twenty-Ninth Series (1895)

3rd lace edging in this project, an interesting one with a looped bottom edge (I think), simply titled "Knitted Lace".

"This Handsome lace corresponds with the Zigzag Insertion and with the cable pattern (shown on pages 7 and 8 of this issue).  Use knitting cotton No. 6, and Steel Needles No. 14."

I made a chart first this time (usually I knit directly from the original written instructions, then chart when I'm sure I understand the construction), we'll see how that goes.

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