MKB Project 14 – Sontag, or Cephaline (Pattern)

Please find below, my interpretation of Miss Lambert’s 1843 pattern for a Sontag, or Cephaline (My Knitting Book, First Series, pp 27-28). Description This pattern is for an opera or travelling cap, named for the famous opera singer, Henriette Sontag.  I believe that Cephaline is a romantic reference to the head.  An opera cap was wornContinue reading “MKB Project 14 – Sontag, or Cephaline (Pattern)”

MKB Pattern No. 13 – An Opera Cap (Pattern)

Please find below my interpretation of the pattern for “An Opera Cap” (Miss Lambert, My Knitting Book, 1843, pp. 24-27): Description An opera cap was worn by a Victorian lady when she went to an event to keep her hair in place, hold in her body heat on a cool evening and maintain her modesty. Continue reading “MKB Pattern No. 13 – An Opera Cap (Pattern)”

MKB Project 11: A Brioche (Pattern)

Please find below, my interpretation of the pattern for “A Brioche” (Miss Lambert, My Knitting Book, 1843, pp. 22-23): Description A Brioche is a type of cushion that was popular in the 1840s. In other knitting manuals of the same era, this style of pillow was also called a Moorish or Turkish cushion. The cushion isContinue reading “MKB Project 11: A Brioche (Pattern)”