Scarf with the Striped Border from Weldon's, Volume 5, 1890
Original lace pattern from Weldon’s Practical Knitter.
Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “As the easiest of the wide borders, this a good scarf to start with if you are new to lace knitting. This Striped Border is a simple version of the well-known Godmother’s Edging, traditionally used to trim christening gowns, and is described as ‘of particularly pleasing appearance, being light and lacy, and yet not difficult of accomplishment.’”
Difficulty: Easy Lace
Measurements: 8” x 64”
Yarn Weight/Yardage: #2 Fine Weight / 400 yds
Yarn & Colorway: Shown in book in hand-spun silk. Almost any Fine weight 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
- Match the tension of the bind-off to the cast-on edge.
- To make a narrower (or wider) scarf, work 2 fewer (or more) 12-row repeats of Chart A for borders AND pick up 12 fewer (or more) stitches for center section.