The Barrett Counterpane Knitting Pattern


The Barrett Counterpane is an 8 foot square bed-covering, created between 1899 and 1909. Resembling a Friendship Quilt and crafted by 34 embroiderers, it consists of alternate knitted and hand-embroidered squares.

This knitting pattern gives the instructions, and the list of materials you will need to purchase from your nearest knitting shop, in order to complete one of the knitted squares. We have made some of our knitted squares into bags or baby blankets – the cotton is soooo soft and snugly.