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I’m working on a specialized knitting stitch dictionary for sale, based on my secret code techniques. This will probably be in it, but I wanted to share it with you. It seems to me that a lot of my friends could use hugs right now (though only if they want them); this is the word hug, turned into base six numbers and then laid out on a grid (see adding it all up).
- 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 18 stitches and 4 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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- 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 each YO loop in opposite directions as you knit or purl them.
- p: purl.
- 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: *k1, yo, sssk, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, k3tog, yo, k1; work from */
Row 2: *p8, lark’s head, p8; work from *.
Row 3: *k1, k2tog, (k1, yo) x 2, k3tog, yo, k2, yo, sssk, (yo, k1) x 2, ssk, k1; work from *.
Row 4: purl.
(I also hope to have a different version at some point for those of you who don’t care for lace for whatever reason.)