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™‚

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17 thoughts on “Pattern from history – lace with cables

  • 11. September 2015 at 17:01
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    I love your little patterns. Please keep posting them, I really love the history behind this pattern. I have just fallen in love with Estonian knitted lace. Thank you for sharing.

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    • 11. September 2015 at 17:08
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      Thanks Susanne πŸ™‚

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    • 11. September 2015 at 22:20
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      I totally agree! Thank you so much!

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  • 11. September 2015 at 18:44
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    Definitely! I love your gorgeous little patterns!

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    • 11. September 2015 at 19:11
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      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  • 11. September 2015 at 20:23
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    Patterns is gorgeous!!!! Can’t wait to see what u come up with next!!!thank u for corrections! My sis will thank u also as this is to be her birthday present from me! Happy
    Knitting to everyone

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    • 11. September 2015 at 20:44
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      Thanks Connie! You’re so nice πŸ™‚

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  • 11. September 2015 at 23:16
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    I would love to see more! These are so beautiful and unusal. Thanks for sharing!

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  • 13. November 2015 at 19:19
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    I love your little patterns and history lessons and am waiting in excited anticipation for your next post. I am new to knitting and I am enthusiastic to learn all I can. I think the art of knitting is so special to me because of the many different patterns out their in the world. There is so much information out there that I never get bored. I think I have become a knitting junkie. When I see a new pattern or walk into a yarn store, I begin to drool (figuratively speaking – of course) I feel like a child in a candy store and can spend hours looking over everything. I could continue with my babbling, but I think I have left everyone with a good idea of how I feel about knitting. Eagerly awaiting your next post. To all you knitters out there, have a gloriously wonderful day. ?

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    • 13. November 2015 at 20:03
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      Oh my, we’re like sisters πŸ˜€ That’s why all the knitters stick together – we feel the same way πŸ™‚

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  • 9. January 2016 at 12:54
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    Yes, your little patterns are gorgeous and I am interested in seeing more of them if you share them. Thank you so much and can’t understand how I missed that previous post.

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    • 9. January 2016 at 15:06
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      Thank you Nilda! It’s always so nice to hear from you πŸ™‚

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  • 13. May 2016 at 01:39
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    Yes, please continue the history patterns. Everything on your site is so pretty – I’m enjoying everything! Thank you for sharing!

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    • 13. May 2016 at 06:24
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      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  • 3. November 2016 at 23:13
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    Today is 4 November 2016 – and changes are about to happen . . .

    For now, however, I would like to know what changes were made on the gorgeous Lacy Picnic Shawl. Now I have 2 patterns and they look the same to me. This is one items I’m really hoping to make sooner than later.

    Thank you!

    I love the history patterns, too. When in school history was not my favorite subject and now I very much enjoy learning about almost everything. At least as I got older I got a bit smarter.

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    • 4. November 2016 at 15:00
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      Hi Marny. I’m sorry, I don’t remember anymore… Maybe it was in the charts? I will dig my records for that…

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  • 4. November 2016 at 19:26
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    I love all the patterns you post – please continue to post them. I wasn’t very interested in history as a young person, and now that I’m older (and getting wiser) I have learned to appreciate history. I am really enjoying your insights and talent in sharing your “little” patterns and KAL’s etc. I am new to Estonian lace and loving it. Thank you so much!

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