November 3, 2014

Knitted Civil War Era Talma Shawl Cape Pattern

Civil War Shawl Pattern Stephanie Ann Farra
As it is getting colder, I am routinely exploring historical knitting patterns.

Here is a crazy pattern for a Civil War Era Talma. I do not have the patience to start a project with 650 stitches right now but have seen these being worn and they are absolutely beautiful and practical.

I'm slowly modernizing this pattern but will not post it unless I have more experienced eyes look it over. :)

I am currently knitting 1700s fingerless gloves for work and just finished a Monmouth cap. I don't know if this will make the list this year, but one can dream.

This is what I have so far but is just the beginning and very, VERY preliminary. 
 

Cast on 650 stitches in red.The knit all, purl all knit all, purl all rows should be in red, the rest white.

1,3: Knit all.
2,4: Purl all.
5: K2, YO, K11, sl1, K2TOG, psso (this is the center of each point) *K11, YO, K1, YO, K11, sl1, K2TOG, psso* Repeat ** to end, K2
6: Purl
7: K2, YO, K11, sl1, K2TOG, psso (this is the center of each point) *K10, YO, K1, YO, K11, sl1, K2TOG, psso* Repeat ** to end, K2

Alternate Rows 6 and 7 until row 22.

23: Purl all, k3TOG at center of each "point."
24: Knit all
25: Purl all
26: Knit all

27: K2, YO, K10, sl1, K2TOG, psso (this is the center of each point) *K10, YO, K1, YO, K10, sl1, K2TOG, psso* Repeat ** to end, K2
28: Purl

Alternate Rows 27 and 28 until row 46.

46: Purl all, k3TOG at center of each "point."
47: Knit all
48: Purl all
49: Knit all
50:K2, YO, K91, sl1, K2TOG, psso (this is the center of each point) *K9, YO, K1, YO, K9, sl1, K2TOG, psso* Repeat ** to end, K2

2 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying your blog. Looked at the knitting pattern for the zig-zag shawl, and a question - are we knitiing from the bottom up? Seems like it with that many stiches at the start, but tell me. I do not knit enough to be able to tell from the pattern.

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    1. Yes, it's from the bottom to the top. If you are on facebook there are some ladies in this group that have made it before and can help if you have questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/176034119267057/

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