Shell Knitting for a Bag, in German Wool, modified

Derived from the Project Gutenberg version of Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee.

The main change is to the stitch repeat. The version has a 20-st repeat, so it's a bit more symmetric. Cast on 160 stitches for 5 repeats.

"The stitches will now be reduced to their original number. Tie on the next shade, and repeat the 5 rows as before. Repeat this 15 times. Then take very small ...

Derived from the Project Gutenberg version of Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee.

The main change is to the stitch repeat. The version has a 20-st repeat, so it's a bit more symmetric. Cast on 160 stitches for 5 repeats.

"The stitches will now be reduced to their original number. Tie on the next shade, and repeat the 5 rows as before. Repeat this 15 times. Then take very small needles, and knit a binder, in simple ribs, in any of the shades, 15 rows deep."

--The binder is undefined. It might be at the top of the bag, but, if this is worked from the top down, it might be at the bottom of the bag: the ribbing would make it easier to cinch in with a purse string closure.

"The handle is made by knitting on 2 needles of the same size as those used for the bag, with double wool, in the following manner:—Cast on 14 stitches, slip 1, bring the wool forward, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped one over the knitted one to the last 2, which are both knitted; without bringing the wool forward, fold the two edges into the middle, and sew together with the double wool. Silk tassels to match."

--The pattern looks like faggoting: sl1, (yo, ssk) 6 times, k1. (Not sure, though.) It looks like it would be worked for an unknown length, then folded lengthwise and seamed? (Again, not sure. Also, not sure how it would be attached to the bag, no matter where the ribbing is.)

Shown with a cast-on count of 40 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Round 1: *K5, [yo, k1] 8 times, k4, p3, repeat from * (multiple of 28 sts).
  • Round 2: *K3, k2tog, k15, ssk, k3, p3, repeat from * (multiple of 26 sts).
  • Round 3: *K2, k2tog, k15, ssk, k2, p3, repeat from * (multiple of 24 sts).
  • Round 4: *K1, k2tog, k15, ssk, k1, p3, repeat from * (multiple of 22 sts).
  • Round 5: *K2tog, k15, ssk, p3, repeat from * (multiple of 20 sts).