pattern from history purple heart from 1987“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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This pattern was a challenge. I don’t know if I told you, but these oled patterns ain’t “picnic on the beach”. There are only charts, very little or no pictures from the outcome and they are full of mistakes.

So if you think I’m just copying them then… Well I’m not gonna say you’re wrong…. But you are and I wish you were right 😀Purple heart knit stitch pattern

And this one was real puzzle. Truly…. But I’m persistent as an old goat (my granny’s words) 😀

After 3 hours (yes you read that right) I finally got it. All the stitches came together and I could see the pattern. Of course, there is a slight possibility that I came up with a totally new pattern, but I’m gonna go with the “I solved it” theme here…

Pattern repeat is over 8 stitches and was meant for a vest. But I can see a shawl and lacy mittens too. And socks….we can’t forget about socks….


Pattern from history purple heart knit lace stitch pattern from 1987Row 1: (p3, k2, p3) rep as many times you like;
Row 2: (k3, p2, k3) rep as many times as before;
Row 3: (p2, k2tog, YO, YO, ssk, p2) rep as many times as before;
Row 4: (k2, p2, k1, p1, k2) rep as many times as before;
Row 5: (p1, k2tog, YO, k2, YO, ssk, p1) rep as many times as before;
Row 6: (k1, p6, k1) rep as many times as before;
Row 7: (*k2tog, YO* twice, *YO, ssk* twice) rep as many times as before;
Row 8: (p4, k1, p3) rep as many times as before;
Row 9: (*YO, ssk* twice, *k2tog, YO* twice) rep as many times as before;
Row 10: (k1, p7) rep as many times as before;
Row 11: (p1, *YO, p3tog, YO* twice, p1) rep as many times as before;
Row 12: (k1, kbl, k2, p1, k1, kbl, k1) rep as many times as before;
Row 13: (p2, YO, ssk, k2tog, YO, p2) rep as many times as before;
Row 14: (k2, kbl, p2, kbl, k2) rep as many times as before;

Purple heart knit stitch chart

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4 thoughts on “Pattern from history – purple hearts from 1987

  • 25. May 2016 at 23:44
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    it is beautiful. if it took you three hours, I imagine it will turn into a 6-hour project for me,.

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    • 26. May 2016 at 06:42
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      No it would be easier for you 🙂 I already made the hard work of making it work 😀

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  • 26. May 2016 at 07:07
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    Woooow, I admire your patience and persistence!! This is a gorgeous and unique pattern!

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    • 26. May 2016 at 07:10
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      Thank you 🙂 You call it “persistence”, granny calls it “stubborn” 😀 I’m going with “passionate” 😀 but persistent is good too 😀

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