MKB No. 18 – A Knitted Insertion (Complete)

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!




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