A single square

Mockup of the way the squares are put together

This pattern calls for size 12 knitting cotton, which corresponds to today’s fingering weight, plus needles to match (3-3.25mm).

## Pattern

1st row: Cast on 1 stitch

2nd row: Yo, k1

3rd row: Yo, k2

4th row: Yo, (k1, yo) twice, k1

5th row: Yo, k1, p3, k to end

6th row: Yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3

7th row: Yo, k2, p5, k to end

8th row: Yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5

9th row: Yo, k3, p7, k to end

10th row: Yo, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7

11th row: Yo, k4, p9, k to end

12th row: Yo, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9

13th row: Yo, k5, p11, k to end

14th row: Yo, k11, yo, k1, yo, k11

15th row: Yo, k6, p13, k to end

16th row: Yo, k7, k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k7

17th row: Yo, k7, p11, k to end

18th row: Yo, k8, k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k8

19th row: Yo, k8, p9, k to end

20th row: Yo, k9, k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k9

21st row: Yo, k9, p7, k to end

22nd row: Yo, k10, k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k10

23rd row: Yo, k10, p5, k to end

24th row: Yo, k11, k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k11

25th row: Yo, k11, p3, k to end

26th row: Yo, k12, k3tog, k12

27th row: Yo, k1, p to end

28th row: Yo, k to end

29th row: Yo, k1, p to end

30th row: Yo, k1, p to end

31st row: Yo, k to end

32nd row: Yo, k1, p to end

33rd row: Yo, k to end

34th row: Yo, k to end

35th row: Yo, k1, p to end

36th row: Yo, k to end

37th row: Yo, k1, p to end

38th row: Yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of row

39th row: Yo, k to end

40th row: Yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of row

41st row: Yo, k to end

42nd row: Yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of row

43rd row: Yo, k to end

44th row: Yo, k to end

45th row: Yo, k1, p to end

46th row: Yo, k to end

47th row: Yo, k1, p to end

48th row: Yo, k1, p to end

49th row: Yo, k to end

50th row: Yo, k1, p to end

51st row: Yo, k to end

52nd row: Yo, k to end

53rd row: Yo, k1, p to end

54th row: Yo, k to end

55th row: Yo, k1, p to end

56th row: (Yo, k1) twice, (yo, k9, yo, k1) twice, yo, k10, (yo, k1, yo, k9) twice, yo, k1, yo, k2

57th row: Yo, k2, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k10, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k2

58th row: Yo, k3, (yo, k1, yo, k11) twice, yo, k1, yo, k12, (yo, k1, yo, k11) twice, yo, k1, yo, k4

59th row: Yo, k3, (p5, k9) twice, p5, k10. (p5, k9) twice, p5, k3

60th row: Yo, k5, (yo, k1, yo, k13) twice, yo, k1, yo, k14, (yo, k1, yo, k13) twice, yo, k1, yo, k6

61st row: Yo, k4, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k10, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k4

62nd row: Yo, k7, (yo, k1, yo, k15) twice, yo, k1, yo, k16, (yo, k1, yo, k15) twice, yo, k1, yo, k8

63rd row: Yo, k5, (p9, k9) twice, p9, k10, (p9, k9) twice, p9, k5

64th row: Yo, k9, (yo, k1, yo, k17) twice, yo, k1, yo, k18, (yo, k1, yo, k17) twice, yo, k1, yo, k10

65th row: Yo, k6, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k10, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k6

66th row: Yo, k11, (yo, k1, yo, k19) twice, yo, k1, yo, k20, (yo, k1, yo, k19) twice, yo, k1, yo, k12

67th row: Yo, k7, (p13, k9) twice, p13, k10, (p13, k9) twice, p13, k7

68th row: Yo, k7, (k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k8

69th row: Yo, k8, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k10, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k8

70th row: Yo, k8, (k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k9

71st row: Yo, (k9, p9) three times, k10, (p9, k9) three times

72nd row: Yo, k9, (k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k10

73rd row: Yo, k10, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k10, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k10

74th row: Yo, k10, (k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k11

75th row: Yo, k11, (p5, k9) twice, p5, k10, (p5, k9) twice, p5, k11

76th row: Yo, k11, (k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k12

77th row: Yo, k12, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k10, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k12

78th row: Yo, k12, (k3tog, k9) twice, k3tog, k10, (k3tog, k9) twice, k3tog, k13

79th row: Yo, k1, p to end

80th row: Yo, k to end

81st row: Yo, k1, p to end

82nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

83rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

84th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

85th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

86th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

87th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

88th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

89th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

90th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

91st row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

92nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

93rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

94th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

95th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

96th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

97th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

98th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

99th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

100th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

101st row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

102nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

103rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

104th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

105th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

106th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

107th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

108th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

109th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

110th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

111th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

112th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

113th row:Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

114th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

115th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

116th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

117th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

118th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

119th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

120th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

121st row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

122nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

123rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

124th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

125th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

126th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

127th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

128th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

129th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

130th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

131st row:Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

132nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

133rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

134th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

135th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

136th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

137th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

138th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

139th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

140th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

141st row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

142nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

143rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

144th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

145th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

146th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

147th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

148th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end

149th row:Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

150th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

151st row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

152nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

153rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

154th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

155th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

156th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

157th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

158th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end

159st row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end

160th row: K3tog

Sew the squares together on the wrong side. Put the four corners which have leaves in together.

How many squares would you make?

It would all depend on the yarn you use and the size you want to make really. I would knit a square and use that to decide.

All of the above (160 rows) is one square? However it looks like there are two different design and it has no information about sizes. I a a bit confused.

thank you for your help

Yes, that’s one square. There’s only one. When you sew them together they make the design shown. There’s no size information because you can knit them using any yarn.

So you knit each square, lay them out to form the pattern above, then sew them like you would theoretically do to a quilt? (clarifying for myself)

Yes, that’s correct.

What is the recommended knitting gauge for the pattern?

There wasn’t one in the pattern because it’s from an era when gauge wasn’t recorded. You’ll have to knit a square with the yarn you want to use and see what gauge you get.