Little Scraps of Lace
Somewhat magnified. Okay, greatly magnified - the ruler is in inches.The needle is an Inox 4-0 dpn, 1.25mm, and the thread is DMC 80 Spécial Dentelles.
This is "Point Lace Edging" from Eléonore Riego de la Branchardière's 1846 Knitting, Crochet, and Netting.
I love Google Books, and I have scads of the 19th century knitting and netting books bookmarked in my library.
I have a bunch of these downloaded to my hard drive, and then I have a smaller subset that I've printed out chunks of, mostly the knitting and netting and some of the tatting patterns, to try "someday", that mythical day when I'll have everything else done and read and I can devote to the someday things.
Then the new Knitty came out, and there it was! Point Lace Edging not only knitted by Franklin Habit of the Panopticon, but graphed out.
And there was the error that had stumped me, in the 11th row, where suddenly it called for more stitches than I had, and I had given up.
Riego's 11th row says "Knit 2, (make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, twice,) knit 2 together, knit 2." (Her make 1 is what I would call a yarnover.)
There it is, that opening parenthesis! It's in the wrong spot. And Franklin had corrected it!
The row should say "Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, (make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, twice,) knit 2 together, knit 2."
I think these are just the cutest little knitted spots in the history of the wuuurrrrrld.