These are made of coarse knitting cotton on four-post knitters. Knit a piece three yards long for the reins. The children measure each other for the breast-piece, which will be from ten to twelve inches long. This is fastened to the reins nine inches below the center of the neck on each side, to allow the head to pass through easily.
Two colors may be used in knitting the reins, working around first with one color, then with the other.
Fourteen yards of knitting cotton will make one yard of web on the four-post knitter.