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Pattern from history Garter Blocks knitting pattern from 1961

“Pattern from history” posts were born when my lovely grandmother gave me all (well, almost all) of her old pattern sheets. And it was many. She collected those years and years and I think it’s a fantastic reflection of knitting history of our little country.

To make this little bit personal, I try to put little bit history of Estonia behind the year of the pattern. And I try to add all that my grandmother can remember and can tell me.

I added “can tell me” because my granny is little protective of me – she shares what she thinks I can handle – I’m a sensitive nature you see 🙂

I love her for that, but I can’t always get the hole truth about all that have happened.


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… all from same era.


Beginner lace pattern from 1961 garter blocks from patternduchess.comI won’t make a huge introduction here and make it short. This pattern come’s from the same pattern sheet as last 3 posts (see above). So if you want to read my overview about this time then brows through those.

In regards of this pattern – it seamed boring at first. Old knitting patterns don’t have picture (most of them don’t) and if I looked the symbols… well… it didn’t “say” much…

But it was actually fun to knit it . I can imagine baby blanket or kitchen towel… Very easy for beginner lace knitter.

So, here’s the written instructions for Garter Blocks.

Pattern repeat is 10 + 6 stitches over 16 rows. Pattern is for knitting flat (back and forth)

Rows 1,3,5,7,9: k;
Rows 2,4,6,8: p;
Row 10: k;
Rows 11,13,15: *k7, YO, k2tog, k1* rep until last 6 sts, k6;
Rows 12,14,16: k6, *(k1, p1) twice, k6* rep to end;

garter blocks chart - knitting pattern from 1961

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