I am happy to say that I have finished the Knitted Insertion from Miss Lambert’s My Knitting Book (1843, First Series). I knit the pattern using Patons Grace, 100% Cotton in DK weight and colour Aquifer. I am really pleased with how it turned out!
My sample is about 15 inches long and 1 inch wide. What I particularly like about the pattern is its simplicity and that it is reversible, looking equally pretty from both sides.
I can imagine that the insertion would look quite delicate in a fine lace weight cotton and would make a beautiful addition to a curtain or other sewn object!
In the DK weight and the right colour, this would make a very nice extension for a summer t-shirt or skirt or a nice headband for a little girl. It could also make a nice trim for the end of a scarf or be used to join two ends of a cowl together. In fact, I may just have to knit some up in bright colours and add to my pillow cases for a modern-Victorian effect like this:
Write up in modern knitting language to follow soon!