Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Antique Patterns: Wool Scarf in Crochet
From the March 1857 issue of Peterson's Magazine. The description from the original states:
"The scarf should be worked in two colors scarlet and brown, and in German wool. Make a chain of eighty loops, join it, and work round it one long stitch and one chain, in every second loop. You then commence the first row of the pattern by working three long, one chain and three long in every seventh loop of the last row; repeat these rows until the scarf is of sufficient length, alternating the colors. Finish the ends by netting three or four rows on a small mesh, and then, netting with double wool on a mesh about three inches wide, two loops in one, which when cut forms the fringe, and completes this very useful little article. A very pretty cuff may be made to match by knitting a straight piece in garter stitch of about three inches wide, and when long enough to pass over the hand, cast off and sew up; then crochet on this about four rows of the same pattern, which corresponds with the scarf, and looks very well when worn together."
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Posted by Flora Powell