My wonderful grandma taught me to knit when I was little, but I never actually did anything with it until a couple of years ago - long after she passed away.
My sister had a lot of Grandma’s knitting things that she recently gave me since I started knitting in ernest. I have a few of her handwritten things (e.g., mitten pattern) and one little scrap of paper that has me puzzled. It is from a yellow lined pad and cut to the size of 3 rows from the sheet. It says:
K4 P2 K4 P2 K4 P2 K4 P2 K4 P2 K4 P2 K4
40 st 2 Needles
That’s it. I had to put the dots in between the Cs to get them to line up the way it is written on the paper.
Obviously it is a rib pattern, and the 40 st matches the number of stitches in the top row. But what are the C notations under the middle K4 parts? Cable, I’m guessing? I imagine 2 needles must refer to the size. Any idea what this might be use for?
I think she might have copied down part of a pattern from something larger to keep it handy.