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lace shawl for wedding dress

 

First of all – I would like to tell you that I made corrections in “Lacy picnic shawl” pattern. I had some errors and I’m truly sorry. Thank you, Connie for notifying me. I’m apologizing for all the inconveniences.

 

 

 

Today I have something for you from the year of 1986. Estonia was under Soviet Union back then (!#Β€%) and knitting patterns were hard to get (as everything else).

There was only one magazine, where women of this era got their patterns from – “Women of Soviet Union” or something like that. It consisted of the articles about vegetable gardening, home making, huge amount of propaganda and one pattern sheet per issue that my grandmother luckily managed to hold on.

Old pattern sheet with knitting patternsNow, all of these pattern sheets are in my possession. This is my little treasure.

Although Estonians dislike this time and would not prefer to talk about it (read: absolutely hate to remember it) – I still must admit that there are very cool knitting patterns to be found that have long gone and lost in history. At least it seems this way.

I was looking these pattern sheets (I manage my stress by looking at patterns I want to knit or “organizing” my yarn to make plans for the things I’d like to knit) and found some very nice ideas and textures.

Here’s one, for instance.

Lace knitting pattern with cablesWritten instructions for this pattern:

*Pattern repeat is 22 + 6 stitches*

Preparing row: purl;

Row 1: [(k6, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO) x 2 times] repeat as many times you like, k6;
Row 2 and all the wrong side rows: purl;
Row 3: [(k7, YO, sk2p, YO, k1) x 2 times] repeat as many times you like, k6;
Row 5: as row 1;
Row 7: [3/3 CL, k1, YO, sk2p, YO, k1, 3/3 CR, k1, YO, sk2p, YO, k1] repeat as many times you like, 3/3 CL;
Row 9: as row 1;

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit;
  • YO – yarn over;
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit together;
  • k2tog – knit two together;
  • sk2p – slip one stitch, knit two together and pass slipped stitch over;
  • 3/3 CL – 3/3 cable left (3 stitches on cable needle and hold in front, knit 3 and then 3 from cable needle);
  • 3/3 CR – 3/3 cable right (3 stitches on cable needle and hold in back, knit 3 and then 3 from cable needle);

Now – this pattern is fantastic for shawl you know.

Maybe like this:

Beautiful shawl pattern with lace and cablesCast on 126 stitches (116 for pattern and 5 + 5 for edges);

Knit 10 rows.

Row 1: k5, [(k6, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO) x 2 times] repeat 5 times, k6, k5;
Row 2 and all the wrong side rows: k5, purl to last 5 stitches, k5;
Row 3: k5, [(k7, YO, sk2p, YO) x 2 times] repeat 5 times, k7, k5;
Row 5: as row 1;
Row 7: k5, [3/3 CL, k1, YO, sk2p, YO, k1, 3/3 CR, k1, YO, sk2p, YO, k1] repeat 5 times, 3/3 CL, k5;
Row 9: as row 1;

Repeat pattern rows 1 to 10 in total of 50 times (or as long as you like).

End with 10 rows of knitting (like beginning).

This is my future thing to knit πŸ™‚

Now tell me – is this something I should post more often? These little patterns, I mean? Let me know, because I have a lot πŸ™‚

Collection of old pattern sheets

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