Vintage Knitting Pattern
25. Raised Knitting, a kind of Bell Pattern, for a Counterpane (bedspread).
Cast on any number that will divide by 4, and 4 stitches for each edge. The 4 stitches at each edge are not mentioned in the pattern.
First row:—Seam 4 stitches, cast on 6 stitches, seam 4, cast on 6 stitches, and repeat.
Second row:—Seam 7, knit 3, and repeat.
Third row:—Seam 8, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 3, knit 2 together, and repeat.
Fourth row:—Seam 5, and knit 3, alternately.
Fifth row:—Seam 3, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 1, knit 2 together.
Sixth row:—Seam 3, and knit 3, alternately.
Seventh row:—Seam 3, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 1.
Eighth row:—Seam 2, and knit 3, alternately.
Ninth row:—Seam 3, and knit 2 together, alternately.
Tenth row:—Plain knitting. Repeat from the first row.
This pattern is very pretty done in stripes; and if wished in that way, 48 stitches must be cast on for each stripe; and for a narrow stripe to join it with cast on 12 stitches. Knit and seam alternate rows for 8 rows.
Ninth row:—Knit 3, take a third pin, and knit 3 more, knit the remainder of the stitches with the first pin.
Tenth row:—Seam 3, seam the 3 stitches on the third pin, seam the remaining 6, repeat from first row. These 2 stripes form a beautiful pattern for a counterpane.