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Victorian Lace Trimming 1852 Pattern Translation

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This pattern comes from H G. Bohn. The ladies' work-table book; containing clear and practical instructions in plain and fancy needle-work, embroidery, knitting, netting, crochet, tatting, &c., &c. : with numerous engravings, illustrative of the various stitches in those useful and fashionable employments. 1852 H. G. Bon London. Page 141

Please note that this is a pattern translation of a Victorian pattern. This is not a finished object.

You will need: 
  • Cotton thread or yarn
  • Knitting Needles
  • Needle for sewing in ends
  • Needle and thread for attaching to the item
  • Scissors

I have knitted two different samples to illustrate this lace. 


One is a red swatch knit with size 2mm needles (US size 0 / old UK 14) and it is knit with Crochet thread No.5, this specific thread is Elle but it is a South Africa company and is probably not widely available. The red swatch came out at 3cm / 1.18”  deep after swatching. 


For my large white/Ecru sample which I knit and then sewed to a pillowcase I used Anchor Freccia No.12 with 1.5mm needles (US 000 / Old UK 17)  This one was 1.6cm / 0.62” deep after blocking
You will get a PDF (3MB) file

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