Knitting Stitches: King Charles Brocade

Knitting Stitches: King Charles Brocade

This is a very attractive stitch. According to Barbara Walker, this stitch was used in a vest (undershirt) for King Charles I, which he wore on the day of his execution.

You can see a photo of the vest (bloodstained) at the at getty images. It is worked in very fine silk. Imagine that amount of work for something worn for a decapitation, yikes!


King Charles Brocade

Mult of 12 + 1 sts

Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k9, p1, k1; rep from *
Row 2: K1, * p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1; rep from*.
Row 3: K1, * p1, k1, p1, k5, (p1, k1) twice; rep from *.
Row 4: P1, * (p1, k1) twice, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2; rep from *.
Row 5: K1, * k2, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k3; rep from *.
Row 6: P1, * p3, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p4; rep from *.
Row 7: K1, * k4, p1, k1, p1, k5; rep from *
Row 8: Repeat Row 6.
Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
Row 10: Repeat Row 4.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Row 12: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-12.


King Charles Getty Image by Barcroft Media. See more images at Getty
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