Bell Pattern for a Counterpane - stripes

Full title: "Raised Knitting, a kind of Bell Pattern, for a Counterpane" From the Project Gutenberg version of Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee.


Source text:

This pattern is very pretty done in stripes; and if wished in that way, 48 stitches must be cast on for each stripe; and for a narrow stripe to join it with cast on 12 stitches. Knit and seam alternate rows for 8 rows ...

Full title: "Raised Knitting, a kind of Bell Pattern, for a Counterpane" From the Project Gutenberg version of Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee.


Source text:

This pattern is very pretty done in stripes; and if wished in that way, 48 stitches must be cast on for each stripe; and for a narrow stripe to join it with cast on 12 stitches. Knit and seam alternate rows for 8 rows. Ninth row:—Knit 3, take a third pin, and knit 3 more, knit the remainder of the stitches with the first pin. Tenth row:—Seam 3, seam the 3 stitches on the third pin, seam the remaining 6, repeat from first row. These 2 stripes form a beautiful pattern for a counterpane.


This is basically a 3/3 RC cable, but worked over two rows: one row (row 9) for moving the stitches to the cable needle, one row (row 10) for crossing the stitches. I've mapped this as a RS cable on row 9, instead of a WS cable on row 10. (Partly because knitspeak doesn't seem to have purl-over-purl cable crossings, and partly because it'll look nearly the same when all is said and done.)

Shown with a cast-on count of 12 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 (RS): Knit.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10: Purl.
  • Row 9: K3, 3/3 RC, k3.