My Knitting Book Pattern #25 – Leaf and Trellis

My research into Isabella Macdonald for the last post renewed my flagging interest in working through the patterns in Miss Lambert’s My Knitting Book (First Edition, 1843).  So, after a long hiatus, I picked up my sample for the twenty-fifth pattern in the book:  Leaf and Trellis. I am somewhat ashamed to say that my initialContinue reading “My Knitting Book Pattern #25 – Leaf and Trellis”

MKB 25: Leaf and Trellis Pattern

I am really looking forward to trying out the stitch patterns from the next section of Miss Lambert’s My Knitting Book (First Series, 1843).  The next twelve patterns are for “d’oyleys, tidies, fish or basket napkins …” and “may also be adapted with a change of material, for shawls, counterpanes, bags, and many other articles” (p.Continue reading “MKB 25: Leaf and Trellis Pattern”

MKB 24: Finished Sleeve!

The 24th pattern in Miss Lambert’s 1843 knitting manual, My Knitting Book, is for Long Sleeves to wear under the Dress.  In my first post about this pattern, I discovered that undersleeves were common additions to 19th-century ladies clothing with various purposes.  They could be easily removed for cleaning or changed throughout the day to changeContinue reading “MKB 24: Finished Sleeve!”