MKB 17 – Knitted Lace (Nope!)

So, apparently, if I’m not knitting, I have absolutely no incentive to blog!  In the past week or so, I’ve been getting slowly back into knitting as my shoulder is on the mend.  I am only doing a few rows at a time, and far less knitting than I usually do, but I am happy to be back at it.

That said, I have tried my best to figure out Miss Lambert’s pattern for Knitted Lace – there is some kind of error in the pattern and I can’t see it for the life of me.  I have knit up the pattern several times trying different modifications and I have charted it as well, without any luck at all.  I can’t see any pattern repetition, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the pattern and I can’t “read” what is happening in the work.  This may be in part due to my limited experience with lacework, especially lacework that is worked on the return row.  So, Miss Lambert, I am throwing in the towel on this one.  I give up.  I cannot figure this out and I am going to let go and move on.

 

 

If you are interested in giving this a try yourself, I have reproduced the pattern for Knitted Lace from Miss Lambert’s My Knitting Book (First Series, 1843, pp31-32) below:

Cast on twelve stitches with very fine cotton, or thread.—No. 25 needles.

First row—slip one; knit two; pearl one; knit two together; turn the thread once round the needle, knit two; pearl one; knit one; turn the thread once round the needle, knit two, taken together at the back.

Second row—slip one; knit one; turn the thread twice round the needle, knit two; pearl two together; turn the thread once round the needle, knit one; pearl two together; turn the thread twice round the needle, pearl two together; knit one.

Third row—slip one; knit two; pearl one; knit two; turn the thread once round the needle, knit two together, taken at the back; knit one; knit two together; knit three.

Fourth row—slip one; turn the thread once round the needle; pearl one; knit two together; turn the thread once round the needle, knit four; pearl two together; turn the thread twice round the needle, pearl two together; knit one.[31]

Fifth row—slip one; knit two; pearl one; knit two; knit two together; turn the thread twice round the needle, knit three; pearl two together; knit one.

Sixth row—slip one; knit one, pass the slip-stitch over it; slip one; knit one, pass the slip-stitch over it; slip one; knit one, pass the slip-stitch over it; slip one; knit two; turn the thread once round the needle, pearl two together; turn the thread once round the needle, pearl two together; knit one; turn the thread twice round the needle, pearl two together; knit one.

There should now be twelve stitches on the needle as at the commencement.—Repeat from the first row.

Be sure to let me know how it goes!!!

5 thoughts on “MKB 17 – Knitted Lace (Nope!)

  1. I charted out the original pattern. It doesn’t work out. Not even from the begining. On the begining of the second row you YO twice. In the third row you’re to knit that YO twice.

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