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Honeycomb and cable knit quilt, knit from a Victorian era knitting pattern

This quilt is made of two different types of panels knit in strips and sewn together. One panel is knit in honeycomb stitch, and the other is cabled.

The original version of this pattern calls for 4 pounds of size 10 cotton but doesn't say what size bed the cover is intended for.

In modern terms size 10 cotton is roughly equivalent to fingering-sportweight but this bedspread can be made with any yarn and needles sized to suit.

Finish the bedspread with a border of your choice.

Honeycomb Panel

The honeycomb panel is identical to the one from Home Work, written in 1891.

Honeycomb knit blanket panel knit from a Victorian era knitting pattern.

The sample was knit with size 5 perle cotton on 3mm needles and measures approximately 25 cm/10" across for the full width of the strip. The photo shows only half the width of the full strip as I only cast on 38 stitches for my sample.

In Words

Cast on 80sts

1st row (WS): Knit

2nd row (RS): Purl

3rd row: Knit

4th row: K6, *sl 2 sts one at a time, k4; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, k2

5th row: P2, *p4, sl 2; repeat from * until 6sts remain, p6

6th row: K6, *sl 2 sts one at a time, k4; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, k2

7th row: P2, *p4, sl 2; repeat from * until 6sts remain, p6

8th row: K6, *sl 2 sts one at a time, k4; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, k2

9th row: Knit

10th row: Purl

11th row: Knit

12th row: K3, sl 2, *k4, sl 2; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

13th row: P3, *sl 2, p4; repeat from * until 5sts remain, sl 2, p3

14th row: K3, sl 2, *k4, sl 2; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

15th row: P3, *sl 2, p4; repeat from * until 5sts remain, sl 2, p3

16th row: K3, sl 2, *k4, sl 2; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

Rows 1-16 form pattern. Repeat for desired length, ending on row 2.

Chart

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Cast on 80sts

Chart for knitting honeycomb stitch

Rows 1-16 form pattern. Repeat for desired length, ending on row 2.

Narrow, Or Twist Stripe

Cabled knit blanket panel knit from a Victorian era knitting pattern.

The sample shows three vertical repeats of the pattern, was knit with size 5 perle cotton on 3mm needles and measures 11½ cm/4½" across

In Words

Cast on 40sts

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 (RS): knit
Row 2 and all WS rows: k4, (p8, k4) three times.

Row 17: k4, (put 4 sts onto a cable needle and hold in front of the work, k4, k4 sts from cable needle, k4) three times.

These 18 rows form the pattern. Repeat for desired length, ending with row 12.

Chart

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Cast on 40sts

Chart for knitting a cabled bedspread stripe

These 18 rows form the pattern. Repeat for desired length, ending with row 16.

To Make Up

Make as many strips as you desire for your chosen size spread and sew together with the pattern running vertically. Add an edging of your choice.


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