Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Knit It - 1940s Knitted Counterpane

I decided to knit a baby blanket for my best friend Diane's new arrival Millie. Now a few months have gone by and I am still working on it. So I thought I would share the pattern with you all as it may help to give me the incentive to finish it. Or it may not!

1940's Counterpane Square Apricot leaf with feather pattern border

The pattern itself is very easy and makes for very rewarding and quick process, I really love the leaf design it is so simple to do and makes you feel quite clever too!

~ 1940s Knitted Counterpane ~
(Stash Buster)

This pattern can be knitted on any size needles and using any type of yarn. I used pink double knit (DK) yarn from Yarnfair and Knitted on 4mm / 8 UK / 6 USA needles. It looks lovely knitted up all in one colour, but I am sure it would also look great in a patchwork of many colours!

1940's Apricot leaf Counterpane pattern with border
(Free Knitting Pattern Click to make bigger. Right click to Save As)
One VERY Important thing to point out is all the M1 increases in this pattern are to be done as Yarn Overs to make the lacy holes. NO other increase will work. See the below video.

Wendy x


  1. Hi wendy

    I love this pattern but cannot seem to click to make it bigger...


    1. Hi Penny! Thank you for letting me know, I'm sorry you have had trouble with the counterpane pattern, I've no idea what happened there, though I think I have fixed it now, fingers crossed! xx

  2. Um.....you mean an incentive to finish it,right?

    1. Whoops yes I did, thank you for letting me know!

  3. It's very pretty, though, and I'm thinking about trying this pattern out, from my counterpane book of patterns. Nice work.

    1. Thank you Nancy! Yes it is a nice little pattern and surprisingly easy to do!!

  4. How many balls of wool would this take?