Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the Dice

I’ve been wanting to try rolling dice to generate a stitch pattern for a while, using my secret code techniques for the layout, and so this étude is a try at that. I think it worked out well. Here’s a free knitting stitch pattern for you!

I rolled the numbers 3, 6, 6, 2, 5, and 4.

I was very careful about where I placed my decreases – I like to be able to see their lines as a pattern of their own, I included a two stitch cable (also known as a traveling stitch) in the first row to enhance the effect. I also felt free to place corresponding decreases on row 9 for two of the increases on row 11, since this isn’t actually a secret code.

roll of the dice - free stitch pattern chart

Chart Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the Dice
Row 1 (RS): K, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, k. (6 sts)
Row 2 (WS): Purl.
Row 3: K2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Yo, k, k2tog, ssk, k, yo.
Row 6: P5, k.
Row 7: K, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k.
Row 8: P2, k, p3.
Row 9: Cdd, yo x 2, cdd. (4 sts)
Row 10: P, k, p2.
Row 11: Yo x 2, ssk, k2tog, yo x 2. (6 sts)
Row 12: K, p3, k, p.

Here is the stitch map for this pattern on Stitch-maps.com, and here is a stitch map PDF you can print (I’d recommend getting your software to resize it to your paper).

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knitting stitch pattern: a Roll of the Dice by Naomi Parkhurst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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