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This little headdress is very simple, and very easily made. It is composed of two black lace lappets and six rosettes, the rosettes having in the centre of each a small gold star or ornament. Take a piece of wire, twenty-four inches long, bend it in the form shown in the illustration, and fasten a piece of coarse, stiff black net at the back, on which to arrange the bows and rosettes. Take the half of one of the lappets, fasten it on the wire in the middle 'of the front, and catch it down to the wire at intervals of three and a half inches, making the remainder of the lappet into a bow, with a short end falling on each side. Th» other lappet is then looped at the back, having two long ends falling in the centre; a large rosette is placed in the middle of the headdress behind, with rosettes of graduated sizes fastened to the wire where the lappets are caught down. The rosette in the middle is small, the two next rather larger, and the two at the sides larger still. For variety, the lace could be ornamented with gold stars, etc.

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Materials required: Eight rows dark blue beads, five rows light blue, fiv« rows white seven rows yellow, ten rows deep green, four rows dark red, nine rows light red, and six black beads.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR KNITTED MITTENS AND CUFFS.

Other readers will find thefollowinginstructions very easy to work from. There may appear to the uninitiated a redundancy of repetition, but some of the books on knitting are only adapted for proficients, and many a face is bent over them with an expression better fitted for working a problem in algebra.

The colors named will be found an improvement on the sickly hues too often employed.

We shall continue them throughout the year.

LADIES' MITTBNS, IS NETTINO SILK.

Black and green, black and scarlet, lilac, blue, white, etc. The pattern is given in black and green. Pins, 18. Sixty to sixty-four or sixty-six stitches are to be cast on (loosely), according to size. As an average size, we will say sixty. Cast on sixty stitches in green.

1st row.—Knit across plainly, and back in open work; that is, put the silk forward, and take two stitches together.

2d, 3d, and 4th— Black. Plain knitting.

5thGreen. Across in plain knitting, and back in open work, as before.

6th, 1th, and 8th—Black. Plain knitting.

9M—Green. Across in plain knitting, and back in open work.

10M, 11M, and 12th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one stitch on the left hand side, in the front of the work (in the last stitch but one) in the llM and 12th rows.

13M—Green. Across in plain knitting, and back in open work.

14(h, 15M, and 16th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one, as before, on the leIl hand side in the 15th and 16M rows.

11thGreen. Knit across, in plain knitting, and back in open work. •

18th, 19M, and 20th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one, as before, in the 19M and 20th rows.

21stGreen. Across in plain knitting, and back in open work.

224 23rf. and 24th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one in the 23d and 24M rows, as before.

25th—Green. Across in plain, and back in open work.

26th, 21th, and 28th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one in the 27M and 28th rows, as before.

29M—Green. Across in plain, and back in open work.

30th, 31st, and 32d—Black. Plain knitting,

increasing one, as before, in the 31st and 32d rows.

3'MGreen. Across in plain, and back in open work.

34th, 35tk, and 3(iM—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one, as before, in the 35M and 36th rows.

37M—Green. Across in plain, and back in open work.

38M, 39M, and40th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one, as before, in the 39/A and 40th rows.

4Isr—Green. Across in plain, and back in open work.

42d—Black. Plainly knit 20 stitches only, on the right hand side, with a third pin, leaving the remaining stitches (which should now amount to 56) where they are, for the present.

43d and 44th—Black. Plain knitting.

45thGreen. Across in plain, and back in open work. *

46th, 41th, and 48th—Black. Plain knitting.

49(h—Green. Across in plain, and back in open work.

BOM, 51st, and hid—Black. Plain knitting.

53dGreen. Across in plain, and back in open work.

54thGreen. Across and back in open work.

Cast off the twenty stitches loosely, which will form the thumb, returning to the other stitches (for the band), resume at the right side.

42d, 43d, and 44th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one on the left, as before, in the two last rows.

45thGreen. Across in plain, and back int open work.

46th, 41th, and 4£th—Black. Plain knitting, increasing one, as before, in the 41th and 4bth rows.

49M—Green. As before.

50th, 51st, and 52d—Black. Plain knitting.

53dGreen. As before.

54thGreen. Across and back in open work, as before.

Cast off, loosely, the sixty stitches.

It is preferable to avoid joining the silk as far as possible, and it is very easily taken up the side of the work, if not drawn too tightly.

The other mitten is made precisely in the same manner, except that the stitches are increased at the right hand side, and the thumb formed on the left.

They are to be neatly drawn together, with a needle and black sewing-silk, on the right side -r the lines being exactly matched, and any joints in the silk sewn, to prevent its coming untied.

The green must be a bright shade.

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Materials.—Sufficient silk and velvet for the slipper of Me color, bat of two shades—say of green or mauve, the velvet to be a shade darker than the silk; a skein of sewing silk the same tint; about five yards of gold cord, eo2 braid; a skein of gold-colored fine crochet silk, or twist, and the skein of very fine sewing silk the same shade as the gold. A wide, rich lutestring ribbon will be found better than silk for the foundation of the slipper. A sheet of white tissue-paper,

Fiest, trace off on tissue-paper the pattern and size of the slipper; draw a line the exact size ; then cut half an inch beyond this, which serves for turning in when the slipper is made ap. Now, cut the silk and velvet to the extent of the paper pattern; tack these carefully together in several places; now tack the pattern earefully on, and with the yellow silk run, very <*«/y, the pattern which is traced on the paper

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through paper, velvet, and silk, and also run the line which defines the size of slipper through the three substances also. Now tear away the paper, and cut the velvet close to the running of the pattern, though not so close but that it will be secure on the silk. Now, with the crochet silk or twist, overcast the velvet on to the silk, as if it were muslin; ^his must be thickly, but not too broadly, done. Finally— on the inside of this, close to the overcasting on the velvet—sew the gold cord with goldcolored silk round, making the stitch straight over the cord, if in the latter the gold is straight; but, if slanting, then with the stitch slanting. Bind the shoe with very narrow ribbon the same color as the silk; line with silk quilted on a layer of flannel.

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