I had the pleasure of adding a satin back to gorgeous vintage shawl, knit by Dorothy, the lovely woman who recently gave me a stack of vintage knitting patterns. I’m not sure exactly when it was knit, but Dorothy is in her late 80’s and she said this was her second knitting project ever, so perhaps in the 1940’s??
The honeycomb pattern is actually quite a simple slip-stitch pattern. The black yarn is nubbly with a bit of stretch in it, perhaps rayon? The contrast yarn is a gold metallic.
Here’s the back of the pattern. For being a second knitting project , I’m impressed with how even her stitches are. She must have been a quick learner and a patient knitter!
Dorothy said that she had always wanted a satin back on the shawl. I picked out a heavy black satin and sewed a narrow rolled hem so that it was the same size as the shawl. Then I sewed them together, wrong sides together, with an edgestitch. The shawl edge is just stockinette so it rolled quite a bit before adding the satin but sewing them flat to each other helps to keep its shape.