the Lark in the Morning

And now we see why I showed you how to do the lark’s head stitch in my last post! Here’s a free stitch pattern for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This combination of yarnovers came up as part of a draft secret code stitch pattern I’m putting together. It’s not meant as secret code by itself though. I just lifted it out of a larger stitch pattern because I liked the little hearts. Secret: I don’t usually like hearts.

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The Lark in the Morning is the title of a traditional, slightly bawdy, song.

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Notes:

  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • It is a multiple of 24 stitches and 8 rows.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns; please note the Creative Commons license terms at the bottom.
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Abbreviations:

  • k: knit.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • k3tog: knit 3 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning double decrease)
  • Lark’s head: twist the first loop of a double yarn over before you knit or purl it; twist the other loop in the opposite direction.
  • ssk: slip each of the next 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Left-leaning decrease)
  • sssk: slip each of the next 3 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Left-leaning double decrease)
  • yo: yarnover.

Row 1: *k8, k3tog, yo x 2, k2, yo2, sssk; work from *, k8.
Row 2: *p9, lark’s head, p2, lark’s head, p1; work from *, p8.
Row 3: *k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k10; work from *, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2.
Row 4: *p3, lark’s head, p11; work from *, p3, lark’s head, p3.
Row 5: *k3tog, yo x 2, k2, yo x 2, sssk, k8; work from *, k3tog, yo x 2, k2, yo x 2, sssk.
Row 6: *p1, lark’s head, p2, lark’s head, p9; work from *, p1, lark’s head, p2, lark’s head, p1.
Row 7: *k10, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2; work from *, k8.
Row 8: *p11, lark’s head, p3; work from *, p8.

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Lark in the Morning by Naomi Parkhurst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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