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.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Cosy Scarf Correction

There's a slight error on the directions for A Cosy Scarf:

The instructions for Lace Chart One should read:

"Knit Rows 1-34 once, and Rows 3-34 twice for lace border."

I've uploaded a revised version here.


  1. I have a question about this pattern.
    During the transition from chart 1 to chart 2, it seems the stitch count doesn't come out correctly.

    With casting on 118 stitches minus 4 for the edging divided by 19 for the number of stitches in the repeat, you get six repeats.

    At the end of row 103, you have 113 stitches. Minus the 4 for the edging, it’s 109. 109 is not wholly divisible by 21 shown on chart 2 (number of stitches per repeat minus edging). One would actually have to pick up 13 stitches between charts 1 and 2 to keep the pattern at the same repeat number or subtract for 5 whole repeats.

    Unless I’m totally reading it wrong.

  2. It's been a while since I knit the scarf but I believe the instructions are correct. If you look at chart 2, you will see that you work a partial pattern repeat at beginning and end of the chart, and work the repeat in the "box" across the row

    1. Ah. I see it now. I just tinked back a few rows and will insert a row or two of garter so that I can increase to 113 as I lost some somehow on the tinking. It is recoverable, though. I've never worked a pattern with an offset repeat like this one.
      Thanks so much for your help and the pattern!!!