Here is what Part Five should look like:


A version of this pattern was published in a ladies magazine called: The Delineator, in May of 1897.
I first came across it in a book of charted German lace knitting patterns and even with a poor photograph, I loved it. Unfortunately, the original lace edging was not included in that version. As luck would have it, I came into possession of an original publication by Butterick called: Fancy And Practical Knitting, also from 1897. There I found he original pattern AND THE LACE EDGE. However, after switching and ripping for an hour I decided instead to adapt and this is my very close but not precise rendition of the original lace edge. Someday I hope to come up with. Real version, just not tonight.

Part Six: The Knit-On Lace Edge

Using the knit cast on technique, cast on 13 sts to the LH ndl and knit 11, then k2tog through the back loop (tbl)- the last edge st to one live stitch of the bag, turn work so wrong side faces you.

Row 1: K2, yo, k2t, k7, yo, p2t, turn
Row 2: P1, k9, p1, k1, k2t tbl, turn
Row 3: K12, yo, p1, turn
Row 4: P1, k12, k2t tbl, turn
Row 5: K2, (yo, k2t) x 2, k7, yo, p1, turn
Row 6: P1, k8, p1, k2, p1, k1, k2t tbl, turn
Row 7: K14, yo, p1, turn
Row 8: P1, k14, k2t tbl, turn
Row 9: K2, (yo, k2t) x 3, k7, yo, p1, turn
Row 10: p1, k7, (p1, k2) x 2, p1, k1, k2t tbl, turn
Row 11: k16, yo, p1, turn
Row 12: p1, k16, k2t tbl, turn
Row 13: k2, (yo, k2t) x 4, k7, yo, p1, turn
Row 14: p1, k6, (p1, k2) x 3, p1, k1, k2t tbl, turn
Row 15: k18, yo, p1, turn
Row 16: bind off 7 sts loosely, k12 (13 sts remain as edge), turn AND

Repeat Rows 1-16 until no further live bag sts remain. At this point you can bind off and sew the two edges of he lace to each other. OR, you can plan ahead before you run out of live sts so the edge ends at row 16 with the last live st (this may require some fudging) and graft the two edges of the lace to each other (or do a three needle bind off here instead of grafting). Knitters choice–it is, after all, your Artwork.

I do hope you either send me pictures or post on Ravelry. I hope to finish the edging tomorrow but now plan to go cuddle up to my cats! xox m.e. and Summit Yarn Studio. (This was written cross eyed at 11:30 pm Saturday night EST.)