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Fireside Lace Edging

Jun 7, 2007
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Designer: Lydia Scott
Published: June 7, 2007
Technique: Borders, Edgings, Lace
Skill Level: Experienced

Take a step back in time to the 1880s! The instructions for this delicate lace edging originally appeared in a weekly household column, "The Fireside", which was written by Lydia Scott and ran in a Manchester, New Hampshire, newspaper from 1881 to 1884. In addition to instructions for various projects and recipes, the column offered information and advice on health, fashion, and housekeeping. This edge is perfect on bed linens.

Yarn: Coats Opera, 100% cotton crochet thread, size 10, 251 yards (230 m)/50 gram ball, 1 ball White

Needles: Needles, two double pointed size 00 (1.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge Stainless steel pins (for blocking).

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 10 sts and 16 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in lace pattern; exact gauge is not criti- cal for this project

Skill Level: Intermediate

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on Oct 20, 2009 8:17 PM

To LoraLynne127: Please let me know how your project turns out.

on Oct 20, 2009 8:15 PM

To LoraLynne127: Good idea! I think this edging would be beautiful on a wedding gown with a tiered skirt or a peplum. It also would look beautiful  as trim  around the neckline or edging at  the hem. I certainly will try this pattern!

kneedlesknit wrote
on Aug 20, 2009 11:24 PM

I just happened to have the #00 needles and #10  crochet thread, so I started this lace immediately.  It is lovely!  I am now 6 inches into my planned 8 yards of lace for my historic attire.  Just 7yards, 2 1/2 feet more to go.  My only problem was getting my  fingers adjusted to those insanely small needles, and learning to work with the crochet thread that is not as pliable as yarn.  

savtamommy wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 3:27 AM
purely stunning!!! I think I will try it for my sweater that I made and for some reason the front is tilting upward and ends up about 1 and half inches shorter than the back Thank uuuuu
LoraLynne127 wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:57 AM

I'm going to attempt 15 yards of this for my seemstress friend for an old world dress. It looks as though I will be able to do it quickly. Thanks!

ConnieB@2 wrote
on Jun 18, 2008 2:10 PM

I think I'm going to take up knitting. Ordinarily, I am a crocheter.

Big Red

AIRknitter wrote
on May 24, 2008 2:04 PM

This is so beautiful. It is a must do.