Fleurs de Lis for Paris KAL: Day 4

Before I give the 10 pattern rows for today, I’d just like to share a little about why I chose this pattern.

The fleur-de-lis symbol is a very ancient one, and though it is used in other European countries I usually associate it with France.  The city of Paris has a particularly striking image as its coat of arms, and includes the fleur-de-lis. The motto, “She is tossed by the waves but does not sink,”  is singularly appropriate for this historic city:  she has remained strong through so many trials and tribulations including sieges, revolution, and wars.  Paris stands through it all as one of the world’s most loved cities.

The coat of arms has been used since 1358!  You can click on the photo to go to the Wikipedia article about it.

Paris coat of arms

Here are 10 rows to knit for Day 4 of the Fleurs de Lis for Paris square.

  1. k2, p1, k1, p2, k15, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k15, p2, k1, p1, k2.
  2. k3, p1, k2, p15, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p15, k2, p1, k3.
  3. k2, p1, k1, p3, k14, p4, k1, p1, k1, p4, k14, p3, k1, p1, k2.
  4. k3, p1, k3, p14, k4, p1, k1, p1, k4, p14, k3, p1, k3.
  5. k2, p1, k1, p4, k14, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k14, p4, k1, p1, k2.
  6. k3, p1, k4, p14, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p14, k4, p1, k3.
  7. k2, p1, k1, p5, k16, p3, k16, p5, k1, p1, k2.
  8. k3, p1, k5, p16, k3, p16, k5, p1, k3.
  9. k2, p1, k1, p3, k4, p3, k6, p2, k4, p1, k4, p2, k6, p3, k4, p3, k1, p1, k2.
  10. k3, p1, k3, p4, k3, p6, k2, p4, k1, p4, k2, p6, k3, p4, k3, p1, k3.

And here, as well, are clippings of the original Victorian magazine pattern  Once more THERE ARE ERRORS IN THE ORIGINAL DESIGN that I have corrected in my rewritten pattern, so if you are working from the old clippings you have to make the corrections:

ROW 31: middle of row …knit 15, seam 1, knit 1, seam 7
ROW 32: middle of row …seam 15, knit 1, seam 1, knit 7

Beautiful Counterpane orig fleurs de lis 31-40.jpgBeautiful Counterpane orig fleurs de lis 40.jpg

If you find any errors in my rewritten pattern, please let me know here, on Facebook, or on Ravelry.

Happy knitting!


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