Star Counterpane Block (1871) by Franklin Habit
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Star Counterpane Block (1871)

Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 00 - 1.75 mm

Translated from A Knitting-Book of Counterpanes: Toilet-Covers, Pincushions, and Other Articles of Fancy Work (1871) by Mrs. George Cupples.

Can be used as a block for a counterpane, or (as in the photographs accompanying the article) as the top of a pincushion. Or use it for a dishcloth, a pillow cover–whatever takes your fancy.

Quite a nice piece for using up scraps.