Knitted Shell Counterpane from 1860

Posted by on September 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm.

A few moments ago, I stumbled upon this lovely shell counterpane from the 1860s. Many thanks to a fellow ravelrer for commenting about a bedspread that she was knitting, since it’s the only way I discovered this lovely counterpane.

Of course Q of Curls and Q and Nicole of D’Nali came to mind, since I know they enjoy vintage patterns. You can print the updated version of theĀ  knitted shell counterpane, download the original knitted counterpane from the 1860s, or do as I did and snag them both. Both versions are now in my crochet and knitted binder.

The good news is, I’m still only using magic loop for all my circular knitting –yes that includes small objects too. My lovely DPNs are calling my name for small circular projects, but thus far I’ve been firm. Thankfully, I have a long term (work in progress) knitting project that has me using magic loop often.

This new project, a knitted quilt, has me doing the make one left (M1L) and make one right (M1R), although simple, the results are lovely.

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