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KNITTED SLEEPING SOCK.
MATERIALS for One Pair.—Two ounces white fleecy; two ounces light blue fleecy.
These socks are knitted with white and blue one needle, knitting the 1st and 11th of these wool in a diamond pattern, and in rounds like a | together with one of the side stitches, till the stocking. Begin at the upper part of the sock; middle stitches have been used up. At the toe cast on 72 stitches with blue wool on pretty decrease so that the decreasings form a seam thick steel knitting-needles, and knit 20 rounds on both sides of the toe. This is obtained by of the diamond pattern as follows:
knitting the 3rd and 4th stitches of the 1st 1st round. Quite plain.
needle together; on the 2nd needle slip the 4th 2nd. Purled; both these rounds are worked stitch before the last, knit the next stitch and with blue wool.
draw the slipped stitch over the knitted one; 3rd to 6th. Knitted plain with white wool. decrease in the same manner on the other 2
7th. With blue wool; knit 3, draw the wool needles of this round. Repeat these decreasings through the next stitch of the 2nd round worked exactly in the same direction and at the same with blue wool, draw it out as a loop, keep it on places, so that there are always 4 stitches bethe needle, knit again 3 stitches, and so on. tween the 2 decreasings at the end and at the
8th. With blue wool; the loop which has beginning of 2 needles; they always take place been taken up on the preceding round is purled after 3 or 2 plain rounds, and at last after 1 plain off together with the preceding stitch.
round. The remaining stitches are knitted off 2 Repeat the 3rd and 8th rounds twice more ; and 2 together. To complete the sock, the the loops of one round must be placed between outline of the sole is marked by working slip those of the preceding one. Then knit with stitches with blue wool in crochet all round it; white wool 26 rounds, alternately 2 stitches work also slip stitches on the selvedge stitch of koitted, 2 stitches purled, then work the foot in the heel. The stocking is finished off at the the diamond pattern in the same way as usual top with a double round of loops in blue for a stocking. The back of the heel is formed wool, worked over a mesh four-fifths of an inch by leaving the 11 middle stitches of the heel on / wide.
MATERIALS. -- Boar's-head Crochet Cotton, No. 18, of Messrs. Walter Evans & Co., Derby.
1st row. Make a chain, and on it a row d c. same space, 4 chain, repeat in every space. 2nd. i long, 1 chain, miss 1, repeat.
5th. I long into first space, 6 chain, dc in 3rd. i long into space, 6 chain, miss 2 spaces, next space, 6 chain, repeat. repeat.
6th. Dc into first space, 6 chain, dc in next 4th. 2 long into first space, 4 chain, 2 long in / space, 4 chain, repeat.
MATERIALS.— Boars-head Crochet Cotton, No. 18, of Messrs. Walter Evans & Co., Derby.
18t row. Make a chain, and on it a row dc. 1 7th. 3 long on the middle three of the five, 4 2nd. i long, 1 chain, miss 1, repeat.
chain, dc into space, 6 chain, dc into next 3rd, i long into space, 6 chain, i long into space, 4 chain, repeat. third space, repeat.
8th. 2 long both on the middle one of the 4th. 7 long into one space, 4 chain, 2 long three, 4 chain, 5 long with one chain after each into next space, 4 cbain, repeat.
| all into second space, 1 long in same space, 4 5th. Same as fourth, and exactly over it, chain, repeat. making the stitches in the loops instead of the 9th. I long into loop between two in last row врасев.
| at the top of the leaf, 6 chain, dc in second 6th, 5 long in the middle five of the seven, 4 space, 4 chain, dc into next space, repeat 4 chain, 4 dc the middle lwo over the two long, chain, dc into next space three times more, 6 4 chain, repeat.
THE TO I L E T.
(Specially from Paris.) First Figure.-Tunic dress, with a train, handsome, and solid, and more than ever the made of pink grenadine and opening, apron mode this year. For excessively hot weather fashion, on a petticoat of pink silk trimmed with there is the choice of unbleached linen of foulard four flounces of figured muslin reaching up to ecru of good quality. This is another fabric the waist. The trained dress is bordered by a that has the merit of being strong, and that at long loose fringe of pink silk. Close-fitting the same time always looks well en voyage. jacket opening heart-shape in front. One side The skirt should neither be too long or too of the jacket forms a scarf from the right short, and on no account made with a train. It shoulder, and is fastened at the waist under the may be trimmed with several flounces, and if left arm, where it is met by a second end to striped, they should be cut bias. They may which the scarf is united by a single bow. be turned over simply to form a heading, or, if Long and very open pagoda sleeve falling in i preferred, laid in plaits à la russe, or posed as a point. This jacket is fastened in front at plain bias pieces. I may observe that the plait the waist by two guimp buttons, and is every. à la russe always looks prettiest in stuffs that where trimmed with pink fringe. Duchess sustain and retain the plait when given to it. under-sleeves. Chemisette with lace round the As for colours, grey or black are preferable to neck, and a series of narrow embroidered muslin brighter ones, and there are many pretty shades frills falling one over the other. Round the of the first. Nothing looks worse than a worn neck a twisted chain supporting a medallion. toilet of bright blue or green ; chestnut, violet, Maize coloured gloves.
or havane wear, and look well much longer. SECOND FIGURE.-Petticoat of white sultana | The compositions of the toilet are all made so with green stripes, and trimmed with a deep- distinguished at the present day, as to be easily headed flounce, which is ornamented with large converted into appropriate and handsome ruches. · Russian tunic of green Chambéry travelling dresses. Thus, a robe of grey or gauze, cut in six pieces, the two front ones maroon popeline, originally trimmed with buttoning from top to bottom like a priest's valenciennes, may have this replaced by a selfcassock, while those at the side are gathered and coloured fringe, and be forthwith transformed fall over the ends of the back part, which are into a very elegant robe de voyage. Such a raised to form a puff. Close-fitting corsage. costume is ordinarily completed by a large garThe sleeve is large, in the pagoda form, and ment ornamented with a deep fringe, surmounted hangs very low down. Plain collar and cuffs. by a broad band of black velvet. Or it may be Saxony leather gloves without buttons. Black a collet half long and very ample, of fine pearllace bonnet with strings of the same; the orna- gray cloth or popeline, trimmed with a flounce ment is a cluster of tea-roses, and the strings all round, and having a capuchon of guipure are fastened by a small bouquet of the same. behind, and flots of black velvet. The collet is
At this period of the year, when the ladies encircled with bands of black velvet, and is a generally leave home for the country or the sea- charming model for the country or sea-side. side, the choice of a costume du voyage, becomes Le toquet de voyage is another object of great a question of considerable interest. I enter incertitude. The most distinguished are of Engupon these details, having received many lish straw, black, brown, or grey, ornamented inquiries on the subject. In general, woollen with plumes of the same colour, the edges fabrics are much better than silk for travelling bound with the same shade of velvet; behind dresses, and those of hard wool preferable to the are two rounded barbs of black lace, and before, softer textures, which take up the most dust and three coques of ribbon of the same colour as humidity. It is often observed that materials the rest. The form of the chapeau should be entirely made of wool are lighter than those more or less elevated, and the genre Louis XVI. which are mixed ; if there is an exception it is suits many physiognomies ; but the toquet in favour of popeline, which is always rich, / Henri III, has the most originality.
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