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Knitting key patterns

Object number: ROMGH.1999.6

Type: Sketch

Technique: Drawn

Material: Paper, Pencil

Width: 23.2cm | Height: 35.4cm

Production date: 1920 - 1968

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Use the same Celtic patterns in your art and craft work Yes
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Many of George Bain’s charted designs could be used as inspiration for knitting patterns. But so far we have only found a few examples of how he himself wrote out knitting instructions. On this chart he has added written instructions for the 20 stitch repeat panel.  Although we know that he sent other patterns to people, this looks more like a rough copy where he is working out the pattern line-by line.

It’s worth noting that designs charted onto square graph paper will only be true when knitted in a fine yarn. For thicker yarn the stitches are wider than they are high, which would distort the pattern.

Author: Barbara Pritchard

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