Great Grandmothers Edging

Cockleshells Knitting Pattern

This is the edging that goes with the famous antique bedspread pattern called Great-Grandmother's Bedspread, otherwise known as The Garden-Plot Square. The bedspread is knitted in squares, each square being worked diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner, with a single embossed leaf at ihe start and a row of embossed leaves across the widest diagonal. The squares are sewn or crocheted together with four of the single leaves adjoining, and thus can be made any size, depending on the...

Three Cables with Irish Knots Hollow Oak Crazy Maypole and Lorgnette Cable

Crazy Knitting Patterns

Though these three cables are quite diverse in appearance, all three are decorated with Irish Knots, single or in clusters. Hollow Oak and Lorgnet te Cable are fairly straightforward patterns, with no tricks about them except their own special brand of novelty. But the knitter who uses Crazy Maypole must watch what she is doing. It is an off-center, free-swinging sort of pattern incorporating knots, twists, and an inside-out cable cross in which one knit stitch is crossed in front of two purl...

Knit Purl Combinations

Rib Patterns With Similar Two Sides

Of all types of knitting patterns, knit-purl combinations are the simplest in technique though not necessarily naive or crude in design. On the contrary, many knit-purl patterns are highly sophisticated. The fancier ones require just as much care and patience on the part of the knitter as do the intricate figures in lace or cable stitches. However, because of the simplicity of technique, most knit-purl patterns work very quickly. The new knitter will find them useful as an introduction to...

Two Drop Stitch Patterns Drop Stitch Honeycomb and Parenthetical

How Knit Cocoon Stitch

Patterns of this kind tend to scare the novice knitter, who often labors under an impression that a dropped stitch is a catastrophe. But a little practice with these patterns will demonstrate that it is a legitimate knitting technique that can be fun to use. above Drop-Stitch Honeycomb bf.i.ow Parenthetical Rib above Drop-Stitch Honeycomb bf.i.ow Parenthetical Rib The usual fear is that the dropped stitch will unravel too far. Actually it is much less prone to do this than the beginner might...

Embossed Twining Vine Leaf

Knitting Leaf

T his is perhaps the most graceful of all the embossed-leaf patterns. It gives a lovely effect either in a single panel or all over the fabric. When a rib of one or two knit stitches is inserted between panels of Embossed Twining Vine Leaf, as shown, the knit rib receives a slight but definite wave that adds to he beauty of the pattern in general. Sweaters are delightful when done with this pattern, and matching skirts can be made by placing plain knit panels between pattern panels, and working...

Rib and Braid Pattern

Knit Aran Braid Pattern

Tired of that dreary old k2, p2 in a ribbed pullover Try this beautiful contemporary German pattern instead You'll have a much more interesting sweater, and enjoy working it. Notes FC Front Cross si 1 st to dpn and hold in front, pi. then k 1 from dpn. FKC Front Knit Cross same as FC, but knit both sts. BC Back Cross si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, kl, then pi from dpn. BKC Back Knit Cross same as BC, but knit both sts. Rows I and 3 Wrong side K3. p2, k2, p2, k3 rep from . Row 2 P3, BKC, p2,...

Aran Diamond and Bobble

Knitting Patterns Diamond

Left Aran Diamond and Bobble center Clustered Braid right Cluster Cable left Aran Diamond and Bobble center Clustered Braid right Cluster Cable Notes Front Cross FC si 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pi. then k2 from dpn. Back Cross BC si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then pi from dpn. Rows 1 and 3 Wrong side K6, p2, kl, p2, k6. Row 2 P6, si next 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, k2, then si the purl st from dpn back to left-hand needle and purl it, then k2 from dpn p6. Row 4 P5, BC. kl, FC,...

Two Victorian Leaf Patterns Double Rose Leaf and Tracery Pattern

Leaf Patterns

Both of these patterns are relatives of the classic Beech Leaf, with the Double Rose Leaf bearing the nearest resemblance. Neither pattern maintains the same number of stitches throughout. In Double Rose Leaf, the stitches are immediately reduced to 15 in Row 2, and not restored to 17 until Row 8. In Tracery Pattern, 2 stitches arc increased in Row 4, and removed in Row 6. Row 2 Kl, yo, kl, ssk, pi, k2 tog, kl, pi, kl, ssk, pi, k2 tog, kl, yo, kl. Row 3 P4, kl, p2 twice, kl, p4. Row 4 Kl, yo...

Sunburst Check Pattern

Austrian Baby Blankets

Eisner, Aldan, Pennsylvania This beautiful pattern comes from Austria, and lends itself to a multitude of uses. It is informal enough for ski sweaters, yet disciplined enough for fascinatingly embossed coatings. It will also make delightful afghans and baby blankets. Notes Front Cross FC si 1 st to dpn and hold in front, p3, then kl from dpn. Back Cross BC si 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, kl, then p3 from dpn. Row 1 Right side K4, p6, k6 rep from , end p6, k4. Row 2...

Bias Band for Necklines

Welted Ruffle

A new type of increase occurs here, which is useful in making a two-sided bias binding for an inside curve such as a neckline. Most increases will show small holes when worked continuously on every other row, but this one is fairly tight and solid. The bias band will draw up to an inside curve and fold naturally down its center. The edges can be stitched to the front and back of the neckline just like a piece of bias tape. Make the band as wide as you wish. Use smallish needles, in proportion...

Tilting Block Pattern

Here is an easy-to-work lace check with an absolutely fascinating appearance. The garter-stitch blocks which seem to be tipped at precarious angles arc not worked that way at all they are simply worked straight across. Small areas of bias lace trellis pull them this way and that, to create a most unusual pattern. If a smooth-surfaced fabric is desired, instead of the garter-stitch ridges as contrast to the trellis, then all wrong-side rows may be simply purled across. The shapes of the pattern...

Two Color Plaited Basketweave

Plaited Basket Stitch Knit

On a purely physical basis, his pattern is not an easy one to work. It is extremely dense a large number of stitches makes a surprisingly small piece and should be worked with large needles. The dropped stitch may shorten so much that it is difficult to retrieve, especially in Row 2. But this awkwardness cart be overcome by putting the stitch on a cable needle instead of simply dropping it. Some knitters will find one of these methods preferable, some the other. Notice that the third, or extra...

Diagonal Scallop Stitch

Knitting Patterns

Here is a lovely, quick-knitting little texture pattern thai is ideal for converting that dull stockinette sweater, dress, or coat into an interesting garment. It makes a nice firm fabric with hardly any curl to it, and so is easy to block. Naturally, because the passed-over strands pull the stitches together, the fabric is tighter than stockinette stitch and will require more stitches for any given measurement. Check your gauge, adjust ihe number of stitches accordingly, and then knii...

Embossed Double Leaf Panel

Leaf Motif Knitting

Two of the classic leaf motifs are combined here, slanting outward from a central stem. It is a pretty arrangement to be used singly or in combination with other embossed patterns. This is an increase pattern the original 29 stitches can be counted only on the first and last rows. Note Ml Make One lift running thread between the si just worked and the next st, and knit into the back of this thread. Row 2 P8, p2 tog, kl. yo twice, knit into front and back of next st, k2, knit into front and back...

Stripe and Rib Pattern

Like all color patterns worked back and forth on double-pointed needles, this one is very easy to do in round knitting. Color B rounds arc always worked like Row 2 Color A rounds are always knitted plain. The pattern geometry here is clear, formal, and sharply rectilinear, like a bold plaid. Multiple of 4 sts plus 3. Colors A and B. Special Note This pattern must be worked back and forth on a circular needle or a pair of double-pointed needles. Row 2 SI sts to other end of needle, right side...

Salt and Pepper Tweed

Kiniting Salt And Pepper Tweed

This attractive variation on a two-color Fabric Stitch can be used either way round. The right side is a tweedy mixture the wrong side shows a series of narrow horizontal stripes. This pattern closes up into a thick, dense fabric, and should be worked with large needles. More than two colors can be used, if desired simply repeat the same two pattern rows for each color. Row I Right side With B. kl, si 1 wvib rep from . Row 2 With B, kl, si 1 wyif rep from . Rows 3 and 4 With A, repeat Rows 1...

Palm Leaf or Heart Edging

Knitting Patterns

This is an antique pattern of extraordinary beauty. It is not a simple edging, but it is so unusually graceful that to take care in working it is well worth while. Whether the motif resembles a palm leaf or a heart depends upon whether it is looked at upside down or right side up if the edging is used horizontally, this is only a matter of choice. Row I Right side - K2, yo, p2 tog, k2, yo twice, k2 tog, yo, kl, yo. k2 tog-b, yo twice, k2, yo twice, k2. 21 sts Row 2 K3, pi. k3, p7, k4, yo, p2...