From the German book "Ich Kann Handarbeiten", published by Ullstein Verlag ca. 1911.
K = knit
K2TOG = knit 2 together
K3TOG = knit 3 together
P = purl
SKP = slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
YO = yarn over
()x = repeat instructions in brackets as many times as indicated by the 'x'
*-* = repeat enclosed instructions till end of round.
All rows not indicated are knit plain.
Cast on 8 stitches, and distribute on double pointed needles.
Continue knitting by following either the written instructions or the chart below.
Row 1: K
Row 3: * YO, K1 *
Row 5: * YO, K2 *
Row 7: * YO, K3 *
Row 9: * YO, K4 *
Row 11: * YO, K5 *
Row 13: * K3, YO, K3 *
Row 15: * K3, YO, K1, YO, SKP, K1 *
Row 17: * K1, K2TOG, YO, K3, YO, K2 *
Row 19: * K2, YO, K5, YO, SKP *
Row 20: K, but do not knit the last stitch - new round starts here. Remember to move your marker accordingly.
Row 21: * K3TOG, YO, K3, P1, K3, YO *
Row 23: * K4, P1, K5 *
Row 24: * YO, K2, K2TOG, P1, K2TOG, K2, YO, K1 *
Row 25: *K4, P1, K5 *
Row 26: * K1, YO, K3, P1, K3, YO, K2 *
Row 27: * K5, P1, K6 *
Row 28: * K2, YO, K3, P1, K3, YO, K3 *
Row 29: * K6, P1, K7 *
Row 30: * K3, YO, K1, K2TOG, P1, K2TOG, K1, YO, K3, P1 *
Row 31: * K6, P1*
Row 32: * K3, YO, K1, YO, K2TOG, P1, K2TOG, YO, K1, YO, K3, P1 *
Row 33: * K7, P1 *
Row 34: * (K3, YO)x2, K3TOG, (YO, K3)x2, P1 *
Row 35: K
Rows 36-38: P
Row 39: * K1, (YO twice, K2TOG, K3)x7 *
Rows 40-43: P
Original instructions then say to cast off loosely
This chart has been edited for symmetry, and in some places differs from the written instructions.
|Knit 2 together|
|Slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over|
|Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over|
|Return 1 stitch to the left-hand needle before starting round|
All rows to be read right to left.
Chart shows 1 pattern repeat, knit 8 times in round.
Rows not mentioned are knit plain.
From row 39 follow the written instructions above.
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