Has anyone knitted anything like this

scottly's picture

More stuff from my fascinating Christmas gift. The booklet is titled "Knitting Knowledge" and it was published in 1943. These are called open mesh stitches and I find them very interesting. I may have to tackle them one day if I can think of a project to use them in. I tried to scan it large enough for you to read the copy.


scottly's picture

I wish the booklet would

I wish the booklet would have shown them in something. I would like to see a "typical" usage. I can see incorporating them in a sweater and they would make a really pretty camisole but probably too racey for 1943 but definitely as Jesse suggested a shawl or scarf. I think Mario hit the nail on the head with "time consuming". You would have to have the kind of time that only a housewife with a maid and no children had in 1943 to complete something in those stitches.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I've a visual memory of

I've a visual memory of running across something like this in one of my antique knitting books. [Who knows, I may even own the one Scott mentions.] This is also similar to effects you can do with weaving on a loom, although the designs are horizontal. Lots of possibilities, though. The clapotis is similar concept but this goes further. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

dbswllm's picture


http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer09/FEATsum09SIT.php. Reminds me of this I ran across at the beginning of the month.

MMario's picture

yup - very reminiscent of

yup - very reminiscent of some lace patterns - but a very different technique.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I understand Franklin Habit has some familiarity with patterns like this.

ronhuber's picture

I am thinking curtains.

I am thinking curtains.

jessemkahn's picture

i'm a little bit in love

i'm a little bit in love with these! i could totally see putting them in some scarf/shawl work.

MMario's picture

Almost like a cross between

Almost like a cross between pulled thread openwork and needle weaving. I would think very time consuming but probably very striking as well.