Wednesday, 11 May 2011


i found this pattern on raverly, the entire pattern book can be found at which has pdfs available for download..for free!
I was very excited to see the pattern was from 1846 , i couldnt make head nor tale of the original pattern even though a few people had tried to rewrite it, heres my version of it, after much charting, recharting and rewriting ive made it much simpler, i hope you like it x
I used to original k2tog method of decreasing to make it in keeping with the historical chart. All i did was rewrite the pattern and change the parentheses
to make it more readble and easy to understand I also added a k2 edging before the original starting yo just so there was something to anchor too
3.75 mm needles , 2ply yarn
ALL even rows are as follows k2, yo, purl to last 2 stitches k2
Cast on 3 stitches , knit for 20 rows, turn work on its side and pick up ten stitches along edge and 3 at the bottom cast on edge (6 stitches)
next row k2, (no yo in this row) purl to last 2 stitches , k2
row 1, k2, yo,k2tog, k3, yo,k1,yo,k3,k2tog,k1,k2
row 3, k2, yo, k1, k2tog,k2,yo,k3,yo,k2,k2tog,k2,k2
row 5, k2,yo,k2,k2tog,k1,yo,k5,yo,k1,k2tog,k3,k2
row 7, k2,yo,k3,k2tog,yo,k7,yo,k2tog,k4,k2
row 9, k2,yo,k5,yo,k3,k2tog,k4,yo,k6,k2
row 11, k2, yo,k2tog, *k3, yo,k1,yo,k3,k2tog,**k2tog*k1,k2
row 13, k2, yo, k1, k2tog,*k2,yo,k3,yo,k2,k2tog,**k2tog*k2,k2
row 15, k2,yo,k2,k2tog,*k1,yo,k5,yo,k1,k2tog,**k2tog*k3,k2
row 17, k2,yo,k3,k2tog,*yo,k7,yo,k2tog,**k2tog *k4,k2
row 19, k2,yo,k5,yo,k3,k2tog,k4,*yo,k2tog,yo,k4,k2tog,k3*,yo,**k6,k2
Repeat from rows 11-19 from beginning of row and then repeating sections between * and * then last stitches in row from * to **
repeat as many rows as many times as you like ending on a 20th purl row .cast off with elastic bind off method.
Please do note, as i have totally rewritten this myself at great length this is my own copyright many thanks