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MATERIALS.-Boar’s Head netting cotton, No. 2, of Messrs. Walter Evans and Co., Derby. A large steel

netting needle, and a mesh which measures No. 10 Bell gauge. If silk be preferred, fine, flat braid is the most suitable.

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The HEAD-PIECE. Fill the netting needle round the head-piece, putting the needle into with the cotton, and commencing on a founda- the threads which form the selvedge. tion of 30 stitches, net 20 rows backwards and If preferred, the edge may be made strong by forwards quite plain; then, to form an opening working it round in overcast or button-hole for the ear, net 15 of the stitches, that is, half a stitch. row; turn back, leaving the other half, and on THE EAR S. - Commence by netting 33 these 15 stitches net 18 rows quite plain as be- stitches, and make it round by netting a stitch fore; then cut off the cotton. To form the in the 1st stitch; then work 22 rounds plain, and other side, commence at the 30th row, so as to decrease as follows : work on the 15 stitches left, and net 18 rows on 23rd round.--Net two stitches together as it to correspond with the other side. Then join one stitch, and then net 9 plain alternately three these two pieces together by netting a row along times. the 15 stitches of each side, and on these 30 24th.--Net 2 together and then 8 plain 3 stitches net 3 rows plain. Then net 30 rows times. plain, but decreasing a stitch at the end of each 25th.--Net 2 together and then 7 plain 3 row, by taking the last two stitches together and times, and continue working one stitch less benetting them as one stitch ; this will reduce the tween the decreases each row until all the stitches whole of the stitches ; cut off the cotton, as one

are reduced. side is now finis hed. Turn this piece of netting Work another ear the same, and sew them to so as to work on the first row, running a foun the openings of the head-piece. Work a row dation thread in the middle of the 30 rows. To of crochet, or overcast, round the joinings the form the opening for the other ear, net 15 same as the outside. stitches on the 30 stitches of the 1st row, turn THE TASSELS.-Wind the cotton about 15 back and net 18 rows plain; then net 18 rows times round a card two inches wide ; sew the on the other side ; attach these two pieces to- folds of cotton together to form the head of the gether and net 3 rows plain; then 30 rows, de- tassel. For the cord, double the cotton and creasing a stitch at the end each time, to corre- make a chain, or plait it, for about 12 inches ; spond with the other side.

attach a tassel at each end, and make four pair To make the selvedge firm the cotton should of tassels the same; then loop the centre of the be folded three times, and, using a large steel cord into the point of each ear, and also at the crochet needle, work a row of single crochet' narrowed points of the head-piece.

KNITTED DRAWERS FOR A CHILD ABOUT FOUR YEARS OLD,

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With needles No. 9, white wo cast on 52 taking two stitches together before and after stitches, and rib 10 rows, knitting and purling the five centre-stitches in the front-rows. Now alternate stitches; knit 34 rows, increasing a begin the slope for the back-knit 8 stitches, stitch at the end of every row (all the back rows turn back and purl them, always knitting the must be purled); knit 22 rows, continuing to five for the border ; knit 11 and turn back; increase, but knitting the first five stitches in knit 14 and turn back, and so on, knitting three each purled row so as to form a border, the in- more stitches each time until you have fiftycrease must therefore be made in the last stitch eight for your gore. Do the other side in the before the border stitches; knit 10 rows without same way; then knit two plain rows, taking two increasing, this forms one leg; knit another pre- together every tenth stitch; take needles No. 12 cisely the same; unite them by placing the or 14, and reduce your stitches to the size of border over each other, and knitting the ten the child's waist; rib 10 rows, and cast off. stitches as five, taking one off each needle, and Sew up each leg as far as the border. knitting them as one stitch; knit 12 rows,

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(Specially from Paris.)

TOILETS FOR WATERING-PLACES. styles; besides the pretty silver greys and soft

browns, and other set colours, these, and while First Figure.-Gros-grain silk dress, or- and buff grounds, appear sprinkled over with namented at the bottom with a torsade only. tiny stars, and flowers in black, violet, green, Body cut in one piece with the skirt, in the Solferino, blue, and other shades. Light poplin Princess style. Virgiliar bonnet, made of straw, and goat's-hair, in all shades of grey, tea, coffee

, a shape which nearly approaches the hat-form, and tobacco colour, are much in vogue. Lines but very

small. The ornaments are Chantilly dresses are also in request. lace, and fruits imitated in straw. Silk strings. Next to stripes, spots seem to prevail in the A pointed cape of the same material as the patterns of our summer fabrics. Silk, Indian dress, trimmed with a deep lace flounce, accom- foulards, cambrics, alpacas, grenadines, and panies this toilet. Gloves fastening high upon muslins, all are spotted, the spots varyiog in the wrists, to match the bonnet-strings.

size from the head of a pin to the size of a SECOND FIGURE. -- Goat's-hair, or Alpaca florin. dress, cut in rounded points at the bottom, with Cluny lace holds its ground for trimming a button on each, and piped with ponceau silk. purposes ; it is especially effective on dark White under-body. Long jacket of the same grounds and for ornamenting the pretty sleevematerial as the dress, cut in similar rounded less jackets, which are in as much request as points, with a button on eacb. Lamballe bon ever. Medallions of this lace, with cuffs, epaunet, made of white tulle, trimmed with poppies. lettes, and insertions are greatly used for dressStrings of poppy-coloured silk, with tulle barbes. trimmings. Ponceau under-skirt.

For children's dresses we recommend croTHIRD FIGURE.-Little girl of six or eight chet lace as very durable and pretty, besides years, in an Indian foulard frock, trimmed with being inexpensive, when made at home. Tatstrips of black velvet, each fastened with a ting also makes very beautiful edges and inserstraw-button. , Shepherdess hat, trimmed with tions, and either is very suitable for washing

The question of crinoline appears to be de- fecircular mantles are again in vogue, and cided at last. Here, in Paris, petticoats flounced threaten to take the place of the neat-looking and stiffened have taken its place for evening and generally-becoming paletot. Trimming condress ; but in morning and walking costume tinues to be worn on the backs of dresses, and the crinoline (considerably modified in size) is long sash-ends are often simulated on them. retained.

Hats are almost the only mode for young laGored dresses are mounted on stifflinings, and dies, and the latest for the seaside is of oilthe seams of neutral-tinted fabrics are heavily skin, precisely like a sailor's, the wearer waivcorded with a contrasting colour. Entire toi- ing the name of a ship in favour of a gilded lets of the same material will be much worn for anchor. The latest trimming for the things promenade and travelling purposes ; and some called bonnets is a rosette of tulle placed charming plaid muslios have made their appear- rather high up on the head, with a whip and sil. ance for white morning robes.

ver horse-shoe in the centre; these are connected Alpaca is one of the favourite materials of the by a long silver chain to a similar ornament, season, and is made up in the most charming fastening the bonnet-string just over the ear.

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