Llib Pattern

For all its simplicity, this pattern has long fascinated me. The two examples I have seen of this pattern were in snapshots sent by friends, one from Austria, the other from Greece. The two counterpanes were assembled differently, as shown in the diagrams on p. 38, and the distinctive illusions they create are remarkable.

The pattern itself is utterly simple. Based on knitting four rows and then purling four rows, it increases regularly from two cast-on stitches to the widest point, and then decreases to fashion the other half as a mirror image of the first. Any of the lace borders Ipp. 144-1711 would nicely complete this counterpane.

Knit lor purl) the O's closed on the following row.

Cast on 2 stitches.

How lit Sip. P10.

Row 2tk Sip, P20.

Row 22s Sip, P22.

How 24s Sip, P24.

How 32s Sip, P32.

How 34s Sip. P34.

How 36s Sip, P36.

Row 6tk Sip. P60.

Row 7tk Sip. P70.

Row 72s Sip. P68.

Row 73s Sip, P2tog, P63,

P2tog. PI.

Row 75s Sip, P2tog, P61.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

Row 82s Sip, P58.

How 84s Sip, PS6.

Tt»e Rib I'lUprn was uvrked with «lie 3 perle cotton on si/« 1 needle».

38 flat Patterns

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

Patterns And Designs

Alternate Assembly Diagrams

For the top assembly the pieces are blocked as diamonds; for the bottom assembly, as squares (for information on blocking, see pp. 13-14). Half of the pattern can be worked to Jill in the triangular spaces along the edges.

P2tOg, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

P2tog, PI.

Row 138: D3, fasten off.

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