Cast on 17 stitches. Row 1 and all odd-numbered rows; Purl. Row 2: Kl, (O, LRD)7x, (O, Kl)2x.

Cast off.

Knitting Designs

Double Star and Trapezoid were knit with Parisian cotton on size 1 needles.


The Lily pattern is a wonderful but little-known pattern. Among nineteenth-century publications, I found directions for it only in Weldon's Practical Needlework. When I chanced upon a counterpane in a New York City antique shop in 1985, I was delighted to find that it was worked primarily in this pattern. The design of the counterpane was stunning: it used the Lily pattern as its main design and the Star Tidy pattern (see pp. 50-52) for its border.

This pattern is moderately difficult, but a good one for knitters learning to work on Jive needles. Knit from the center out, the Lily pattern is composed of nothing more than stockinette stitch, increases and decreases, and rows of purling. This pattern is also a good one for experimenting with design changes. For example, one or several of the purled bands in each purled "petal" could be extended across the neighboring flat petals. Many of the borders on pp. 144-171 can be used to complete a counterpane in this pattern.

Special Instructions:

Each line of instruction should be repeated 4 times, once on each needle.

Cast on 8 stitches and distribute evenly on 4 needles. Knit with a 5th needle.

Knit 2 rounds.

Round 1: 10, Kl)2x. Round 2.* K4. Round 3.- IO, K2)2x. Round 4: K6. Round 5: IO, RLD, O, K1I2X.

Round tk K8.

Round Round

K3)2x. Hound Hound K4. Hound Hound K5I2X. Hound Round K6. Round Round K7I2X. Round Round •-•. K8. Hound

Ilk K12.


K912X. Hound Round P10, •-• Hound Hound K11I2X. Hound Hound P12, Hound Hound K13I2X. Hound Hound P14, •-•

3tk K32.

Hound Round

K15I2X. Hound Hound PI 6. •-• Hound Hound K17I2X. Hound Hound P18, Hound Hound K19I2X. Hound Hound P20, •-•, Hound

Begin working in rows to complete the comer shaping.

Htm- Cast off 3 stitches. K17 <18 stitches on light needle), LRD, turn. Htm M: SI, PI6, P2tog, continue to turn at the end of each row. Row 47: SI, P15, P2tog. BOH SI, K14, LRD (Ion- 4!k SI, K13, I.RD. Hmr SO: SI, P12, P2tog. lion SI: SI, Pit, P2tog Hon 32: SI, K10. LRD. Ho» S3: SI. K9, LRD. Haw 54: SI, P8, P2log. How 55: SI, P7, P2tog Htm 56: SI, K6, LRD «OH 57: SI, KS, LRD,. How 5K SI, P4, P2tog. Raw St SI, P3, P2tog. Him Ot SI. K2, LRD. HOB 61: SI, Kl, LRD. Haw 62: SI, P2tog. Ho» S3: LRD, fasten off.

Attach yarn to the stitches remaining on the first needle and cast them off. Repeat rows 45-63 three more times.

The Lily pattern (shown diree-quarter Hizel tvaH worked with Parisian Cotton on size 1 needles.

Aran Double Diamond Pattern

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