Scarf with the Clarence Border from Weldon's, 1886 by Jane Sowerby

Scarf with the Clarence Border from Weldon's, 1886

November 2006
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
450 yards (411 m)
10" x 64"

Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “’This is a wide handsome border for quilts, large shawls, or any large piece of work. The material and the knitting needles must be regulated to suit the article for which it is to be used.’ - Weldon’s”

Difficulty: Intermediate Lace

Measurements: 10” x 64”

Yarn Weight/Yardage: #2 Fine Weight / 450 yds

Yarn & Colorway: Shown in book in hand-spun silk. Almost any Fine or Light weight yarn will work; remember, a thicker yarn with bigger needles will make a wider scarf.

Needles: Straight or circular 4.5mm/US 7, or size to obtain gauge


  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt needle
  • Crochet hook for cast-on

Note: Match the tension of the bind-off to the cast-on edge.

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