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Knit Hilton Lace Edging for Pillowcases

Knitting
Lace / 2 ply ?
14.5 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches in lace pattern, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
251 yards (230 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free.

Free excerpt, a lace edging from the book Lace in the Attic.



One pattern rep (16 rows) measures about 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) across at widest point and 1 1/3 inches (3 cm) high.



Nancie M. Wiseman: "Here is a simple pattern from Lace from the Attic: A Victorian Notebook of Knitted Lace Patterns (Loveland, Colorado: Interweave Press, 1998) for an edging to attach to pillowcases. These are knit with size 2 (2.75 mm) needles instead of the size 00000 needles knitters probably would have used on edgings in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I sewed this edging to the pillowcases’ hemline because I thought the green looked so pretty showing through the lace, but it may also be attached to the edges."