Ladies' Work-Table Book; Containing Clear and Practical Instructions ...

Ladies' Work-Table Book; Containing Clear and Practical Instructions ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...Or Stitches.--Take the material in the right hand, and twisting it round the little finger, bring it under the next two, and pass it over the fore finger. Then taking the end in the left hand, --holding the needle in the right--wrap it round the little finger, and thence bring it over the thumb, and round the two fore fingers. By this process the young learner will find that she has formed a loop: she must then bring the needle under the lower thread of the material, and above that which is over the fore finger of the right hand under the needle, which must be brought down through the loop, and the thread which is in the left hand, being drawn tight, completes the operation. This process must be repeated as many times as there are stitches cast on. Knitting Stitch.--The needle must be put through the cast on stitch, and the material turned over it, which is to be taken up, and the under loop, or stitch, is to be let off. This is called plain stitch, and is to be continued until one round is completed. Pearl Stitch.--Called also seam, ribbed, and turn stiteh, is formed by knitting with the material before the needle; and instead of bringing the needle over the upper thVead, it is brought under it. To Rib, is to knit plain and pearled stitches alternately. Three plain, and three pearled, is generally the rule. To Cast Over.--This means bringing the material round the needle, forward. Narrowing.--This is to decrease the number of stitches by knitting two together, so as to form only one loop. Raising.--This is to increase the number of stitches, and is effected by knitting one stitch as nsua, and then omitting to slip out the left hand needle, to pass the material forward and form a second stitch, putting the needle under the stitch. Care..show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895215
  • 9781236895219