Being worked in “Double fabric” stitch the two pieces produce four thicknesses, thus giving ample protection to the hand.
Materials: – 1 oz. BEEHIVE Double Knitting Wool. Three No. 10 Celluloid Knitting Needles. A fine Bone Crochet Hook.
Cast on 56 stitches.
1st row. – *K.1, bring the wool forward between the needles, slip the next stitch as for purling, take the wool back between the needles and repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with a slipped stitch.
Work 39 more rows like 1st row.
There must be 56 stitches on the needle at the end of each row. Each alternate stitch lies with the purled side towards the worker; if these purled stitches be always slipped the work cannot go wrong.
To cast off, slip each alternate stitch on to one needle and the intervening stitches on to a second needle.
*Knit together one stitch from each needle, knit the next two stitches in the same way, draw the first stitch over the second and repeat from * until all the stitches are cast off. Work a second piece exactly the same as the first, but, before casting off, slip it over the first piece. Cast off and D.C. all round, putting a few extra stitches at each corner to make the holder even and flat. Make a loop of chain stitch at one corner and work over it in D.C.
Free Knitting Pattern Booklet to Download
First published in 1915 in Halifax, England by Patons and Baldwin, Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting and Crochet offered knitting and crochet “recipes”, and “Reliable Instructions on the Use of Knitting Wools in the production by hand of Serviceable Garments for Every-day Wear
The entire booklet has been scanned and made into three separate PDF files available free from the Antique Pattern Library.
If you would like information on the Beehive Double Knitting used to knit the kettle holder, or wish to see more about celluloid knitting needles along with an illustrated knitting needle gauge, check out the first of these PDF files, which also includes basic knitting and crochet instructions, at Antique Pattern Library: Beehive Knitting Booklet Pages 1-26.