Knitted Doll's Petticoat with Fancy Border c.1890


Knitted Doll's Petticoat with Fancy Border, c.1890

c1890

The petticoat from which our engraving is taken measures 7 inches in length; it is worked with an ounce of white Andalusian wool and a pair of No.11 bone knitting needles, and is exceedingly pretty for dolly. Commence by casting on 110 stitches for the whole width round the bottom of the petticoat.

1st Row - Knit plain.

2nd Row - Purl.

3rd Row - Plain.

4th Row - Slip 1, knit 1, * make 1, kni 1 , slip 1 , knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over, knit 1 , make 1, knit 1 and repeat from * to the end of the row.

5th Row - Purl.

Repeat the last two rows twice.

10th Row - Purl 4, purl 2 together, repeat the same and end with purl 2; now there are 92 stitches on the needle.

11th Row - Plain.

12th Row - Purl.

13th Row - Purl.

14th Row - Slip 1, knit 1, then make 1 and knit 2 together alternately to the end, which makes a line of holes, and still there are 92 stitches.

Do 2 purl rows.

Do 1 plain row, in which take 2 together twice, and so reduce to 90 stitches on the needle.

Then 2 purl rows will finish the edge.

With the 20th Row - The insertion begins - Knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 and repeat the same to the end.

21st Row - Slip1, * knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 , knit 1, purl 5, repeat from * and end with purl 4. 22nd Row - Knit 3, * purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit1, purl 1, knit 5, repeat from * and end with knit 2. 23rd Row - Purl 3, * knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5, repeat from * and end with purl 2. 24th Row - Slip 1, * purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5, repeat from * and end with knit 4. 25th Row - Purl 5, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 and repeat the same to the end.

26th Row - Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, repeat the same to the end.

27th Row - Purl 1, knit 1, purl 5, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 and repeat the same to the end.

28th Row - Knit 1, purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 and repeat the same to the end. This completes the insertion, and there are there are still 90 stitches on the needle.

Do 2 purl rows.

1 plain row.

2 purl rows.

34th Row - Holes - Slip 1, knit 1, make 1 and knit 2 together alternately to the end.

Do 2 purl rows.

1 plain row.

38th Row - Purl 6, * purl 2 together, purl 9, repeat from * and end with purl 2 together, purl 5; now the stitches are reduced to 82 on the needle.

39th Row - Purl. The border is now finished.

For the upper part of the petticoat work a plain row and a purl row alternately for 36 rows, or for the length desired.

Next Row - To decrease for the waist - Knit 1 and knit 2 together alternately, four times, knit 2; knit 2 together and knit 2 alternately, fourteen times; knit 2 together and knit 2 alternately, four times; now there are 60 stitches on the needle.

Knit 9 plain rows for the waistband - buttonhole should be made at the end of the fourth of these rows.

Cast off.

Sew up the back of the petticoat leaving space for a placket. Put a button on the opposite end of the waistband.

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