December 7, 2011

Yarn:  Some kind of worsted weight yarn, hand-dyed red by Kate, and passed on to me via Darcy.

Needles: 4.5 mm / 7 US

Gauge: 4 stitches and 5.5 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: 'Barège Knitting for Shawls'

Source: My Knitting Book, by Miss Lambert (1845), p. 79-80

Comments: According to Google's dictionary, 'Barège' is "A light, silky dress fabric resembling gauze, typically made from wool."  I suppose this could make a light fabric, but you'd have to use a much lighter yarn.  This was the last of my forays into 19th century knitting patterns.  After this one, I took a bit of a break and went back to my regularly scheduled knitting.

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