Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Can anyone help us answer Marion's question?
Marion's great Scottish grandmother made this fabulous antimacasar.  The colours are from natural dyes like madder and onion skins, and the whole 'thing' is 60cm wide by 140cm long.
Here is a close up picture of the stitches. Marion, a skilled knitter can solve most mysteries, but she can't identify this stitch.  She has spent all her knitting life trying to work it out. Is it knitted or crochet? It is not broomstick crochet.  Here is the wrong side. Any ideas?


Carla said...

It looks like crochet. On the picture of the right side it looks like the stitches are upside down. I would guess (and as much as I can see) it's a variation of daisy stitch.

Anonymous said...

Hi,yes it's definitely crochet, 5 Star Marguerite Stitch to be exact, you can find out how to do it if you get a copy of 'The Ulitmate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches', a Harmony Guide.
Good luck!

Prick Your Finger said...

Oh well done sg.bailey, thank you very much, we shall look it up asap! marion will be delighted.

Prick Your Finger said...

Just a note to say that Marian has tried the stitch and she is very happy that it is the right one and says thank you very much.