pattern from history netting knitting pattern“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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Well, another netting pattern. I didn’t know there’s more than one. As it turns out, there’s even more than two.

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You can find one here – netting from 1988. And if you look at the comments of this post I just mentioned, then there you’ll find another one (thanks Julia). And this is the third one.

This pattern is very easy, but if you haven’t knitted something like “yarn over twice,” then I recommend you to check out my older post for that. I made a picture tutorial for “how to make two yarn overs in a row“. I hope it helps.

I can put it in short here too: RS row isn’t much of the deal, just make 2 yarn overs. One by one. Yes it’ll look weird, but it’s OK. Trick is in the next row (or round). Work your pattern until those 2 yarn overs – you’ll knit 1 and purl 1. Why? Try knitting both of the yarn overs and look what happens. See? 


Pattern repeat is 4 stitches.Pattern chart for netting 2

Row 1: (YO, ssk, k2tog, YO) rep as many times as you like;
Row 2: (k1, p3) rep as many times as before;
Row 3: (k2tog, YO, YO, ssk) rep as many times as before;
Row 4: (p2, k1, p1) rep as many times as before;

I like this kind of patterns lately. How weird. By the way – this particular pattern was meant for summer top.

Too bad that old patterns don’t have the how to – all they give is a pattern chart full of mistakes and a note on what to knit. Even if I design my own stuff I would still love the actual pattern. You know – cast on this and this much, work the pattern until that and that length…and make the increases / decreases here and there… OK, I’m not making any sense, do I? 😀

Oh how I love to blab…

How to knit a net

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