I am working on the reconstruction of a Danish Tie-shawl from 1897. I have been a little scared to start, but knitters from Ravelry have been very encouraging and I know where to get help.
It begins with an edge of lace. luckily enough I found a pattern called the Ettrick Lace from a Canadian pattern book from 1891.
The worst part was how to make the point. I was able to enlarge the photo I took of the shawl at the museum. Looking at the photo, counting and knitting at the same time, the sticks and fingers seemed to take over , and to my surprise"we" puzzled out how to make a corner and change direction. When I wanted to write it down, I had already forgotten and had to write one row at a time while I was re-knitting. At least I am not bored.