In the wide lace on page 72 a flower spray of braid is shown, then as a finish, a narrow insertion at each side of a strip of the net is very appropriate. Lace frilling is attached to the insertion in which the pleats are sewn down in the form of tucks, three of which come down the centre of each vandyke.
A HANDSOME LACE.
Use two strips of the braid and fine crochet cotton, such as Peri-lusta No. 80. * Into each of 2 picots 1 d c, 5 ch, miss a picot, 3 tr into next, 5 ch, * repeat.
On the 2nd strip work the same on one side but fasten in the ch immediately before and after the 3 tr to the corresponding chs on the 1st strip.
At each of the outside edges put 1 ch, 1 d c into every picot.
The vandyke edging is worked in a similar way for the inside rows, but on the first strip * miss 5 picots after the 4th group of 3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr into the 6th picot, then after the next 3rd group 5 ch, 2 d c (into 2nd and 3rd picots), 9 ch, 2 d c into next 2 picots, continue the 5 ch and groups of trs for 4 groups and repeat from * to the end.
Work the 2nd strip in the same way, commencing at the top of the vandyke and join as in the insertion.
For the top outside row 1 tr, 2 ch into every picot, missing 5 picots in every point turned downwards and omitting the ch between the trs at each side.
1st Row. - Commencing at the first upward point in the picot before the last group of 3 tr, on the other side of the braid put 2 tr, * miss 2 picots, 1 tr into next, 1 tr into each of next two 2nd picots, miss 2 picots, 2 tr into next, 3 ch, 2 tr into 2nd picot,
3 times, 4 ch, 2 tr into 2nd picot, 8 ch, miss 2 picots, 2 d c into next 2,
4 ch, 2 d c into 2nd next picot, 5 times, 8 ch, 2 tr into 3rd next picot, 4 ch, miss next picot, 2 tr into next,
3 ch, 2 tr into 2nd picot 3 times, then repeat from *.
2nd Row.-* Into each of the 3 spaces before the 8 ch loop 3 d c,
4 ch, 3 d c, 10 tr, 1 d c into next loop, 7 tr, 1 d c into each of the 5 ch loops, 10 tr, 1 d c into next, into each of next 3 spaces 3 d c, 4 ch, 3 d c, cross over to the opposite side with 10 ch. picot 5 of them, 5 ch, and repeat from *.
Besides the two kinds of braid,
Man love's No. 42 Irish Lace Thread and some Breton Net are required for this design.
A CONTINUOUS BORDER.
Using the coarser braid, commence about 1 1/2 inches from the end of the braid in one of the tiny picots into which put a d c, 5 ch, picot 4 of them, 1 ch, 1 d c into next picot, miss next picot, 1 tr into next, miss next picot, 1 tr into next, 5 ch picot 4 of them, 1 d c into next picot, 7 ch, turn these back to the 1st loop and fasten with a d c, turn, over the 7 ch put 4 d c 5 ch 4 dc, * 1 dc into the braid picot,
5 ch picot 4 of them, 1 ch, 1 d c into next picot, 7 ch 1 d c into the picot on last bar, 7 ch 1 d c into next picot on braid, turn, over each of these bars put 4 d c 5 ch 4 dc, * repeat for 4 bars in the row.
Work a corner like the 1st, then connect the 4 d c bars with 3 ch to and from the picots in the bars and next 4 in the braid. Cross the ends of the braid and secure with a single stitch through the 2 together. Continue with the 2nd leaflet by 4 ch 1 dc into 2nd picot, 6 ch 1 d c into 3rd, 7 ch 1 d c into the 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, and 13th picots, then 7, 6, 5, 4 ch into next
4 picots respectively. Cross over to the 1st loop into which put 4 d c, 4 d c
5 ch 4 d c into each of the others, ending with 4 d c into the last. Cross the braid, secure it as before, then bring it behind the centre leaflet and form the 3rd leaflet like the 2nd at the other side.
The braid is continued in the stem at each side of which there are * 2 d c worked on the edge of the loop, 4 ch I d c into the picot, 4 ch 2 d c on the other side of the loop *, repeat around the stem and all round each of the 3 leaflets.
Cut off 7 inches of the coarser braid. Into each loop at each side of the picot put 1 tr with 6 ch between, for 14 loops, form the braid into a loop with these stitches on the outside of it, cross the braid and secure it. Over each 6 ch put 6 d c, 9 ch 1 d c into the d c between the loops in the preceding row. Into each 9 ch loop 1 d c, 9 tr.
Cross over behind the motif and taking up apiece of Mignardise braid join with a d c, 5 ch, 1 d c into the 9th picot on the braid, 1 d c into 1 d c into next picot. 5 d c over the 5 ch, 7 ch, 1 d c into the d c after the 9 tr on the centre, * 9 ch 1 d c into the 4th next loop on the braid, 1 d c into next loop, turn, 9 dc over the chs, 7 ch 1 dc into the d c after next 9 tr on the centre, * repeat all round, but after the 4th bar miss 4 picots on the braid instead of the 3 until the corresponding bars are reached at the other side, then finish as at the beginning. Sew the ends of the braid securely behind the centre portion.
1st Outside Row. - 2 d c into 1st 2 picots on the braid, * 5 ch 1 d c into next picot, 5 ch, 2 d c into next 2 picots * repeat all round.
2nd Roxv. - * 2 dc into top of 1st loop, 2 dc into next loop, 5 ch, turn back and fasten to the 2nd d c, into this loop put 5 d c, 1 d c into the 2nd loop in the 1st row, 5 ch picot 4 of then), 1 ch, * repeat into next loops.
Work the 3-inch stem on the coarser braid with the same row as the 1st on the centre at both sides of it.
This is simply the 1st outside row of the oval motif, repeated at both sides of the strip of coarser braid with a heading of 1 long tr, 5 ch into each loop, finish with a row of 5 d c into each space.
The motifs are tacked in position on the net, then sewn on the back of the work with fine thread.