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Knit three plain ribs,

Take off eleven stitches from the toe end upon one pin, and fasten off the rest.

Knit six ribs, widening every rib at the toe,

Knit six ribs, narrowing every rib at the toe,

Add twenty-two stitches to the eleven already on the pin, making thirty-three.

Knit three plain ribs,

Knit five ribs, narrowing at the end of each rib,

Knit three ribs, narrowing at the beginning and end of each rib, and fasten off.

This forms the shoe part of the sock, and is knit of some pretty colour, as green or blue.

For the sock or upper part, pick up twelve stitches from the front or top of the shoe, and knit with white wool.

Knit nine ribs, connecting it with the sides, by picking up the stitches at each edge, as you knit along

Pick up the remaining coloured stitches on each side,

Knit three plain ribs, and then one row widened at the beginning and end alternately, for four times;

Then knit two ribs, after which, one rib more of coloured work, and fasten off,

Sew up the seams, and the sock is completed.

BABYS’ SOCKS, OR SLIPPERS.

PLATE 21. FIG. 26, 27.

This is a very pretty kind of sock, and from being worn in two colours with a kind of sandal,

resembles slippers worn over stockings.
Set on twenty stitches of coloured wool,
Widen one at the beginning and end of each rib, four times,
Widen at the beginning, or toe end of each rib, for two ribs,
Knit two plain ribs,
Knit nine stitches at the toe end, and fasten off the remaining ones,
Knit the nine stitches, two ribs plain,
Widen at the beginning, or toe end of the three next ribs,
Knit three plain ribs,
Narrow at the beginning, or toe end of the next three ribs,
Knit two plain ribs,
Knit the next row, which should consist of nine stitches, and add twenty-one stitches,
Knit two plain ribs,
Narrow at the toe end of each rib, for two more ribs,
Narrow at the beginning and end of each rib, for four times, and fasten off,
Pick up thirteen stitches, in the front of the boot,
Knit eight plain stitches in white wool,
Widen at the beginning, and end of the next rib,
Knit one plain rib,
Pick up the stitches on both sides at the top of the boot on the same pin,
Knit two plain ribs in coloured wool, and continue afterwards in white wool,
Narrow at the beginning and end of the next rib,
Knit two plain ribs,

Widen at the beginning, and end of the next rib,

Knit three plain ribs,

Widen at the beginning, and end of the next rib,

Knit three plain ribs,
Knit another rib in coloured wool, fasten off, and put a little ribbon bow in front of the boot.
Sew or lace up the square in front of the boot all round.

CHILD'S LONG SOCK.
PLATE 21. FIG. 28.

This may be knit either of two colours, or entirely of white. Set on thirty-four stitches, Knit sixteen rows, turning every other stitch to form a welt, Knit one rib of coloured wool and two of white, alternately four times, Knit two ribs white, Take fifteen stitches on one pin, and add fifteen stitches, Knit twelve plain ribs in coloured wool, Knit three ribs, narrowing at the beginning and end of each row, and fasten off; Take up the fifteen stitches which project beyond the leg, and which form the top or front of the boot, Knit twelve plain ribs, Knit three plain ribs, narrowing at the beginning and end of each row, and fasten off. The loose slit in front must be connected to the shoe part, by knitting two stitches in the centre, forming a hole on each side, through which the ribbon is drawn. Sew up the sock and it is completed. Sometimes the boot has a little white intermixed with the colour; in which case, the coloured wool is simply laid inside, and brought forward when wanted.

CHILD'S FIRST STOCKING OR SOCK.

PLATE 21. FIG. 29, 30.

This is commonly made with fine cotton, letting two rows be knit in stocking, and one in garter or turn-stitch, alternately the whole way. Set on twenty-two stitches to each of three pins, Knit round and round for fifty-four rows, Put thirty-three stitches on one pin for the heel, Knit thirty-three rows, and bind the heel, Pick up the remaining stitches, so as to have twenty-two again on each pin, Narrow once at each end of the heel for five rows, Knit seventy-three rows, Bind down the toe and fasten off.

THE RIBBED BOOT.

PLATE 21. FIG. 31.

Set on twenty stitches on each of the three pins,

Knit a square,

Put thirty stitches on one pin, and the remaining thirty on another pin,
Continue knitting the thirty stitches on the pin for the instep, towards the toe, which is generally

about two squares,

Then narrow at each end till but five stitches remain on the pin, then fasten off;
Next, take the other thirty stitches, and knit a square for the heel and fasten off;
Knit two gores to put in between the front and heel on each side, for which purpose,
Set on twenty stitches, and narrow at the beginning of every other row till it ends in a point,
Set in the gores,
Next, make a sole by setting on fourteen stitches, or any number, according to the width of the
foot. Knit it straight along, till of a sufficient length,
Sew the sole upon the boot, and the whole is complete.
This boot is generally ribbed by knitting two stitches and turning two.

THE OVER SHOE.
PLATE 21. FIG. 32.

This is very convenient to slip over a satin shoe, or as a house shoe. Set on thirty-four stitches. Knit a plain square, double it, and sew it up one side to form the heel; sew up about three inches to form the instep, and pucker in the end for the toe.

THE SNOW HEEL.
PLATE 21. FIG. 33.

This is very useful in slippery weather for persons to put over their shoe or boot heels, to prevent their falling. It is particularly good for old people and children. Set on sixty-six stitches on one pin, Knit five ribs, Finish off four stitches on each side, and continue knitting the middle part, Knit fourteen ribs, Knit twenty-five stitches, then narrow ; knit six, again narrow, and then knit the remainder. Continue narrowing every alternate row twice in the row, reducing the six centre stitches every time, so that at the sixth narrowing there are none of them left. Fasten off.

LITTLE NIGHT BOOTS.
PLATE 21. FIG. 34.

These are made by knitting a piece of six nails long, and a nail and a half or more deep. This, when fastened at the ends, is sewed to a sole, which is made by knitting an oval piece. For this sole, set on about six stitches and knit on, widening at both ends, till about fifteen stitches are upon the pin; continue knitting till nearly of the proper length, and then begin narrowing down to the six stitches again. Fasten off. The sides of the boot are generally ornamented by knitting four rows of garter stitch of one colour, and then four rows of stocking stitch of another, and so on throughout. About thirty stitches may be set on the pin.

A VERY PRETTY OWER SHOE.
PLATE 21. FIG. 35.

Set on thirty-six stitches on each of three pins;

Knit one plain round, after which knit fifty rows (more or less, according to pleasure) in the welt of three, by which means it is ribbed up and elastic, and will fit almost any person's foot.

If for a child of five or six years old, set on eighteen stitches to each pin.

SOCKS FOR INVALIDS, OR THOSE WHO HAVE COLD FEET.

These are very useful for those who have cold feet, either to wear in bed, or slip over the stockings when dressing; and as they set quite close to the foot and ankle, they give a great deal of warmth.

They are best made of floss wool of five or six threads, and about two and a half ounces of wool is sufficient for each pair. Whalebone or wooden pins are used; they should not be very thick, considerably less than a drawing pencil.

For women's full sized socks cast on thirty-six stitches on three needles, and knit ten plain rows, then turn the first stitch of the next row ; after this, for the thirty following rows, narrow thus—the two last loops of the last needle must be knit as one; turn the first loop of the next row, and take the two next loops off at once, taking hold of the loops at the back instead of in the usual way. After this you begin to welt, and the depth of the welting is regulated by fancy.

VERY PRETTY KNIT Boots,
PLATE 21. FIG. 36,

Commonly called Derby jail boots, at which place the female prisoners are employed in making them. SCALE FOR KNIT BOOTS.

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Widen every rib on one end till the number of loops are 17 19 21 26 28 31 :
Knit plain ribs................ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 3 3 3 4 4 4
Narrow every rib on one end, till the number of

loops are.................................................... 14 16 18 22 24 26 28

Number of loops to be added, half of which are to be
set on the pin with the stitches already on, and the
other half on a fresh pin immediately joining it..... 20 22 24 28 30

Pick up the stitches on the second pin, which were 32 34

first set on for the toe.............. -------- ------------- -Ribs knit for the side of the foot.............. ------------ 7 8 9 11 12 Pick up loops to the toe.......... * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 14

Ribs for the bottom of the foot........................... 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 Pick up the loops round the ankle, and narrow every rib on the right side three or four stitches from the front of the rows.......................................... 10 11 12 14 16 18 20 Fasten off.......................................................

These boots may be knit in two wools, white and coloured. They should have leather soles sewed on, to make them more durable. They should have fringe, and worsted platted strings.

NIGHT SOCKS.

Coarse lamb's-wool and thick pins.

Set on thirty-six stitches, knit ten ribs, put eighteen on one pin, and knit twelve ribs; narrow each rib at the heel twice, making in all fourteen ribs. The other side the same. Pick up loops on both the side pieces; for the toe, knit ten ribs; narrow every rib on each side, so

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that the narrowings shall be on the sides of the foot, and not at the bottom; seven narrowings, and finish in a point.

VERY NEAT NIGHT SOCKS.

PLATE 21. FIG. 37.

Set forty-six stitches on one pin,

Knit twenty-seven plain ribs,

Add twenty stitches, setting them equally on three pins,

Knit twenty-six plain bouts or rounds,

Divide the stitches, letting half of them lie on one pin, and the other half equally divided between two pins. This arrangement makes it easier to knit than on two pins, and, at the same time, distinctly marks the half for the two narrowings;

Narrow on each side of the pin with half the stitches.

SQUARE NIGHT BOOTS.
PLATE 21. FIG. 38.

Set on forty loops, knit the two first stitches plain, the rest double knitting till it is a square bag; fasten it off, making it to open at the top; large pins and coarse; lamb's wool.

KNIT SOLE.

PLATE 21. FIG. 39.

This is a sole to put within a shoe or boot, and is made in double knitting and sewed to a piece of stiff muslin of the proper shape, and bound all round with ribbon. For a good average size, set on fourteen stitches, knit in double knitting for twenty-three rows, and

fasten off. The knitting must be brought into shape by taking it in with the galloon, when wanted to be narrowed.

KNEE CAP.

PLATE 21. FIG. 40.

Set on one pin forty-seven stitches,
Knit plain seventeen ribs,
Next row, knit twenty-three plain stitches, widen, knit a stitch, widen again, and knit the
remaining twenty-three stitches.
Every alternate row, widen at each of the above widenings exactly in a straight line, so that
the increase of stitches falls in the centre, forming a gore or half diamond.
Knit sixteen plain ribs,
Next row, knit twenty-three plain stitches, narrow, knit thirty-six stitches, narrow again, knit
the remaining twenty-three stitches.
Every alternate row, narrow in a straight line, over each of these two narrowings, so as to
reduce the stitches between by degrees to a point again, at the end of thirteen ribs.
Knit thirty-one plain ribs;
Next row, fasten off four stitches, and knit the rest of the row ; knit a plain row;
Next row, fasten off four more stitches, and knit the rest of the row; knit a plain row;
Next row, same as above, and then fasten off, and sew up the seams.

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