Knitted Table Centre

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Knitted Table Centre

This table centre is from an unknown Australian newspaper from somewhere in the 1940's to 50. I have updated the knitting terms used throughout to make it easier to understand.

As a change from the usual crocheted table centrepiece here is an attractive knitted one which measures 11 inches in diameter.

Materials

No. 20 mercer cotton
a set of four No. 13 needles, preferably steel, as the finer gauges in bone generally tend to break.

Abbreviations

K = knit;
P = purl;
YO = Yarn Over;
YO2 = Yarn over twice;
Sl1 = slip one stitch;
tog = together;
PSSO - pass the slipped stitch over.

Method

Cast one stitch on to each of three needles: then knit one round: The stitches given in. each round are to be repeated to the end of round. Alternate rounds will be knitted to the 60th round.

1st Round: YO, K1

3rd Round: YO, K1

5th Round: YO, K2

7th Round: YO, K3

9th Round: YO, K4

11th Round: YO, K5

13th Round: YO, K6

15th round: YO, K7

17th Round: YO, K8

19th Round: YO, K1, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K6

21st Round: YO, K3, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K5

23rd Round: YO, K5, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K4

25th Round: YO, K7, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K3

27th Round: YO, K9, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K2

29th Round: YO, K11, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K1

31st Round: YO, K13, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO

33rd Round: YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K13, YO, K1. Before beginning the 35th round, slip the last 2 sts from the 3rd needle to the 1st; the last two from the 1st needle to the 2nd, and the last two from the 2nd needle to the 3rd.

35th Round: YO, K1, YO, K2tog, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K12

37th Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) twice, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K 11

39th Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) 3 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K10

41st Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) 4 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K9

43rd Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog), 5 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K8

45th Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) 6 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K7

47th Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) 7 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K6

49th Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) 8 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K5

51st Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) 9 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K4

53rd Round: YO, K1, (YO, K2tog) 10 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K3

55th Round: YO, K1, ( YO, K2tog) 11 times, YO ,Sl1, K1, PSSO, K2

57th Round: YO, K1, (YO, K 2tog) 12 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K1

59th Round: YO, K1 (YO, K2tog) 13 times, YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO (180 stitches)

61st, 62nd and 63rd Rounds: Purl.

64th Round: YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO.

65th, 66th and 67th Rounds: Purl.

68th Round: YO2, K6.

69th Round: K1, P1, K6,

70th Round (YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO) twice, K1, YO, K1, K2tog

71st Round: Knit.

72nd Round: YO, K into back of next stitch, (YO, Sl1, K1, PSSO) twice, K1, K2tog

73rd Round: Knit.

74th Round: YO2, K into back of next stitch, (YO2, Sl1, K1, PSSO) twice, YO2, Sl1, K2 tog, PSSO. Rep.

75th Round: Cast off by working P1, K1, P1 into the double yarn over, casting off at the same time.


Original version of this pattern is in the public domain. Updated version of this pattern is Copyright © Sarah Bradberry June, 1998.