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Knitted Elegance After Blouse In Lace Stitch
THEY ARE REALLY TWINS-THOUGH THEY ARE NOT ALIKE

These afternoon blouses have an expensive look about them, with their open lacy pattern and pretty necklines. The hostess has chosen wool for her blouse, but her visitor used the same pattern and made her going-out-to-tea blouse in yellow cotton.

The original blouse was knitted in turquoise blue. Emphasis is on the pattern of this wool lace blouse, dainty but not too "open." Knitted in a pastel shade it is the prettiest imaginable blouse for all afternoon occasions.

This attractive cotton blouse is only another version of the wool lace blouse. To make it more "dressy" it has been given a crochet neckline with a neat little bow to .finish it off. The waistline is made like a blouse and tucks into the skirt.

MEASUREMENTS Length, 181 ins. To fit a 34-in. bust size. Sleeve seam, 41- ins.
TENSION Using No. 10 needles, 7 sts. to 1 in.

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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet top. Afternoon Blouse - Step 1
    Step 1

    The Back.-Using No. 10 needles cast on 114 sts. Change to No. 14 needles and work 3-1,4- ins. in k. 1, p. 1 rib. Change to No. 10 needles. Next row.-* P. 9, inc. in next st. rep. from * to last 4 sts., p. 4 (125 sts.). Next row.-K. 5, * (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 10 ; rep. from * to end. Next row.- -P. Continue in the following patt. 1st row.-K. 5, * m. 1, k. 1, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. 2 ; rep. from to end. 2nd and each alternate row.-P. 3rd row.-K. 5, * m. 1, k. 3, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o.. k. 3, k. 2 tog., k. 2 ; rep. from to end. 5th row.-K. 5, * m. 1, k. 5, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1,. k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 1, k. 2 tog., k. 2 rep. from to end. 7th row.-K. 5, * m. 1, k. 7, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., k. 2 ; rep. from * to end. 9th row.-K. 2, * sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 1, m. 1, k. 2 ; rep.. from * to:jast 3 sts., k. 3. 11th row.-K. 2, * sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 3, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 3, m. 1, k. 2 ; rep. from to last 3 sts., k. 3. 13th row.-K. 2, * sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 1, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 5, m. 1, k. 2; rep. from * to last 3 sts., k. 3. 15th row. K. 2, * sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 3 times, m. 1, k. 7, m. J k. 2; rep. from * to last 3 sts., k. 3. 16th row.-P. These 16 rows form the patt. Rep. 1st to 16th rows inclusive 4 times, then rep. 1st to 8th rows inclusive once more. Shape Armholes and commence Yoke thus:- 1st row.-Cast off 14 sts., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 22 times, m. 1, k. 1, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 25 times, k. 2. 2nd row.-Cast off 7 sts., p. to end. 3rd row.-K. 2 tog., k. 1, (m. •, k. 2 tog.) 21 times, m. 1, k. 3, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 3, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 21 times, k. 1, k. 2 tog. 4th row.-P. 2 tog., p. to last 2 sts.a, p. 2 tog. 5th row.-K. 2 tog., k. 1, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 20 times, m. 1, k. 5, m. 1, k. 2, 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 1, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 20 times, k. 1, k. 2 tog. 6th row.-As 4th row. 7th row.-K. 2 tog., k. 1, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 7, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, k. 1, k. 2 tog. 8th row.-As 4th row (92 sts. remain). 9th row.-K. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. 2, m. 1, k. 1, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, k. 2. 10th and each alternate row.-P. 11th row.-K. 3, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 3, k. 2 tog., k. 2, m. 1, k. 3, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, k. 1. 13th row.-K. 2, k. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 1, k. 2 tog., k. 2, m. 1, k. 5, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 17 times, m. 1, k. 2. 15th row.-K. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 20 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., k. 2, m. 1, k. 7, (m. 3, k. 2 tog.) 17 times, k. 2. 17th row.-K. 2, k. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 1, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1,
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    k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 17 times, m. 1, k. 2. 19th row.-K. 3, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 3, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 3, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, k. 1. 21st row.-K. 1, k. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 5, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 1, k. 2 tog.. k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, m. 1, k. 1. 23rd row.-K. 2, k. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, m. 1, k. 7, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, m. 1, k. 2. 24th row.-P. Rep. 9th to 24th rows inclusive until work measures 18 ins. from lower edge. Shape Neck and Shoulders thus:- Next row.-Work in patt. across 32 sts., cast off next 28 sts., work in patt. to end. Continue in patt. on the last set of 32 sts., thus:- Next row.-Cast off 7 sts., patt. to last 2 sts., k. 2 tog. Next row.-K. 2 tog., patt. to end. Rep. the last 2 rows once. Next row.-Cast off 7 sts., patt. to end. Next row.-Patt. to end. Cast off remaining sts. Rejoin wool at needle point to re-maining 32 sts. and work 1 row to arm-hole edge. Now work to match the first side. The Front.-Work exactly as given for back, but continue in patt. without shaping until work measures only 17 ins. from lower edge, instead of 18 ins. Shape Neck and Shoulders thus:- Next row.-Work in patt. across 32 sts., cast off next 28 sts., work in patt. to end. Continue in patt. on the last set of 32 sts., dec. 1 st. at neck edge on the next 4 rows. Proceed without shaping until work measures 18 ins. from lower edge, ending at armhole edge. Next row.-Cast off 7 sts., patt. to end.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet top. Afternoon Blouse - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next row.-Patt. to end. Rep. the last 2 rows twice. Cast off remaining sts. Rejoin wool to remaining 32 sts. and work to correspond with the first side. The Sleeves.-Using No. 10 needles cast on 86 sts. Change to No. 14 needles and work 111 ins. in k. 1, p. 1 rib. Change to No. 10 needles. Next row.-* P. 13, inc. in next st. ; rep. from * to last 2 sts., p. 2 (92 sts.). Now rep. 9tli to 24th rows inclusive as given for yoke, twice. Shape Top thus:- 1st row.-K. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 19 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 5,
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    k. 2 tog., k. 2, m. 1, k. 1, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, k. 2 tog. 2nd and each alternate row.-P. 2 tog., p. to last 2 sts., p. 2 tog. 3rd row.-K. 2 tog., k. 1, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 18 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 3, k. 2 tog., k. 2, m. 1, k. 3, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 16 times, k.. 1, k. 2 tog. 5th row.-K. 2 tog., k. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 17 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 1, k. 2 tog., k. 2, m. 1, k. 5, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 15 times, m. 1, k. 2 tog. 7th row.-K. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 16 times, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., k. 2, m. 1, k. 7, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 14 times, k. 2 tog. 9th row.-K. 2 tog., k. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 15 times, m. 1, k. 1, m. 1, k. 2 sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 13 times, k. 1, k. 2 tog. 11th row.-K. 2 tog., k. 1, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 14 times, m. 1, k. 3, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 3, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 12 times, k. 1, k. 2 tog. 12th row.-P. to end. 13th row.-K. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 14 times, m. 1, k. 5, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 1, p.s.s.o., k. 1, k. 2 tog., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 12 times, k. 2 tog. 14th row. As 2nd row. 15th row.-K. 2 tog., k. 2 tog., (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 11 times, m. 1, k. 7, m. 1, k. 2, sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., k. 2, (m. 1, k. 2 tog.) 11 times, m. 1, k. 2 tog. 16th row.-As 2nd row (60 sts.). Now rep. 9th to 24th rows inclusive as given for the yoke, twice, but with the following alterations : For 20 times work 12 times ; 19 times, 11 times ; 18 times, 10 times ; 17 times, 9 times. Now rep. 1st to 12th rows inclusive for the sleeve shaping, once, with the follow-ing alterations : For 16 times work 8
    times ; 15 times, 7 times ; 14 times, 6 times ; 13 times, 5 times ; 12 times, 4 times ; 11 times, 3 times. Cast off remaining sts. The Back Collar. - Using No. 14 needles cast on 86 sts. and work in. in k. 1, p. 1 rib. Change to No. 12 needles and work a further 2 in. in rib. Change to No. 10 needles and continue in rib until work measures 11 ins. from commencement. Cast off loosely in rib. The Front Collar.-Using No. 14 needles cast on 140 sts. and work exactly as given for the back collar. Makc-up.-Press work lightly on wrong side, using a hot iron and damp cloth. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew shoul-der seams, leaving in. open at neck edge. Sew collar to neck edge, and sew edges of back and front collars together, again leaving 2 in. open at neck edge. Fasten this opening with a button and loop on the wrong side at the extreme edge of the neck.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet top. Afternoon Blouse - Step 3
    Step 3

    It is really remarkable what a difference the material you use will make to a design. In the photograph the girl is wearing the same wool lace blouse-only it's knitted in cotton. True, there are one or two differences as you will see if you look at the photograph. The turn-over collar has been replaced by a crocheted band finished off with a neat little bow, and the ribbing at the waist has been omitted. Apart from that they are the same design. Mercerized cotton is a very good alternative for wool, especially for jum-pers and blouses made for summer wear or pure "show" rather than warmth com-bined with smartness. The yarn has a silky finish and makes up into a light deli-cate fabric that delights the eye-it is also hard wearing and washes well. If you'd like to make the blouse in cot-ton rather than wool, this is how you do it.

    MATERIALS
    7 balls of mercerised cotton, size 20. 2 No. 12 and 2 No. 11 knitting needles. A fine steel crochet hook. 8 small buttons.

    Cast on 114 sts. using No. 12 needles and omit the ribbed welt, but work in-stead 1 in. of st.st. (This to be turned back afterwards to form a hem for elastic.) Now work in patt. as given for the main part of the blouse, using No. 11 needles, but instead of working the num-ber of patterns stated continue until work measures 13 ins: from lower edge, ending with the 8th row of patt. Continue exactly as given for the 2-ply blouse, shaping shoulders at 19 ins. in-stead of 18 ins. Work front to correspond shaping neck at 18 ins. instead of 17 ins. For the sleeves cast on 86 sts. on No. 11 needles. Now work the inc. row straight away (thus omitting the ribbing) and con-tinue in patt. as given. Omit the collar, but work instead about 4 in. of fine d.c. round the neck edge to draw the neck up to about 141 ins. (front 81, back 6).
    Sew up shoulder seams, leaving the neck band and about 2 ins. of the shoul-der seam open. Fasten this opening with 4 small buttons and loops on each side. Work a d.c. border round each sleeve edge to correspond with the neck, draw-ing the edge up to about 9 2 ins. Thread elastic through the hem formed by turning up and stitching the st.st. border at lower edge. By the way, the lace stitch blouse made in wool can be worn inside or outside the skirt, whichever you prefer, but the blouse made in cotton must be worn tucked into the skirt as you can see in the photograph. You will notice that there is no ribbing to hold it firmly to your waist.

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