Summer (free stranded and lace knitting stitch patterns)

Summer (free stitch patterns)

The Summer Solstice has just passed, and so I’m posting my Summer stitch patterns to go with Spring.

Summer (free lace knitting pattern)

First, the lace. This one was encoded with base 7 instead of base 6, because it came out better that way. I’ve shown beads on the middle repeat, but beads are not necessary.



  • 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.
  • Summer is a multiple of 14 stitches and 12 rows.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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  • CDD: centered double decrease: slip the next 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the third.
  • 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)
  • 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 (RS): Yo, sssk, k3, yo, k2, yo, k3, k3tog, yo. (14 sts)
Row 2 (WS): P13, k.
Row 3: Yo, k, sssk, (k2, yo) x 2, k2, k3tog, k, yo.
Row 4: P13, k.
Row 5: K2, ssk, k3, yo x 2, k3, k2tog, k2.
Row 6: P6, k, p7.
Row 7: K, yo, kb, yo, sssk, k4, k3tog, yo, kb, yo, k.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K, yo, k2, yo, cdd, k2, cdd, yo, k2, yo, k.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: K2, yo, kb, yo, k, cdd x 2, k, yo, kb, yo, k2.
Row 12: Purl.

Summer (free stranded knitting stitch pattern)

Summer (free stranded knitting stitch pattern)

And here’s a stranded pattern, done with base 3, which I’ve recently found does really well for a certain style of stranded design (a lot of peeries and vertical stripes). I’ve also included a base 3 version of Spring, though I haven’t swatched it. I thought the four seasons might be a particularly nice theme if I could make four of them to go together.





(The stranded charts were done with

Creative Commons License Summer & Spring patterns by Naomi Parkhurst are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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