I am often asked about the names of patterns. Many patterns didn't have a particular name, as there were too many patterns to give much thought to names; in the late 18th and early 19th Century British porcelain makers were in mad competition with each other to come up with as many original patterns as they could. But there are some well-known patterns that were made over and over again, and this is one of them: the "knitting wool" pattern.
This pattern derived it name, of course, from the curly thread around the rim, which looks like the wool one uses for knitting. It always makes me think of m