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knit stitches from 1961 for mittens “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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You can read more about the era in this post. I want to talk about the name of this pattern instead. Black holes 🙂

I didn’t have any idea on how to name this pattern so I asked my son. Well, he’s a little space fan and weirdly obsessive about black holes. So he instantly saw a universe in this pattern – he saw the Milky Way, stars and … yes… black holes.

I thought ‘no’ at first. I mean – black holes… But then again – why not 🙂

Pattern repeat is 6 stitches and pattern is for knitting in rounds – mittens, gloves, hats…

Chart for black holes


Rnd 1: k;
Rnd 2: *k1, p1* repeat to end;
Rnd 3 to 10: *k1 tbl, p1* rep to end;
Rnd 11: *k1 tbl, k1* rep to end;
Rnd 12 & 13: p;
Rnd 14: k;
Rnd 15: *YO, k2tog* rep to end;
Rnd 16: k;
Rnd 17 & 18: p;
Rnd 19: k;
Rnd 20: *k1, p1* repeat to end;
Rnd 21 & 22: *k1 tbl, p1* rep to end;
Rnd 23: *k1 tbl, k1* rep to end;
Rnd 24: k;
Rnd 25: *k4, YO, k2tog* rep to end;
Rnd 26 & 27: *k4, p1, k1* rep to end;
Rnd 28: k;
Rnd 29: *k1, YO, k2tog, k3* rep to end;
Rnd 30 & 31: *k1, p1, k4; rep to end;
Rnd 32: k;

Repeat rounds 25 to 32 over and over until you have desired length.

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