Grandma Helen taught me to knit. She was a good knitter, a functional knitter. We asked for sweaters, ponchos, she delivered.
Helen was good at math, having worked as a bookkeeper, and she had that sense of order and concentration that knitting often requires.
Last night as I was looking through lots of patterns for Rogue, (which I vow to do this year) I found this piece of paper
No idea where Helen got it the pattern, although I have a number of old Bernat books that were hers. Clearly, she hand copied it for me after I said yes, I'd like a copy. I've no recollection of this!
I recall reading an article by Elizabeth Zimmerman long ago. She recalled a historical point in her life. Vogue (I think) had sent her a knitting pattern with only directions, no photo. I think I recall that it was an Aran sweater. That's what this feels like: no photo, no clue.
So tonight I started it. Looks from a cursory reading like it might be an ascot sort of scarf.
Using some dk weight 80% baby alpaca and 20% silk that I got in at a shop in Arequipa, Peru last summer. It's awful soft, what one needs around the neck.
Here's what I've got so far; more to follow at some point. Yes, I'll make a PDF available in case you're interested!