Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2

First, I’d like to thank everyone for their sympathy last week. It really means a lot to me!


I usually try to include one lace pattern and one not, for the sake of those who don’t wear lace. I forgot last time, so here’s something to fill that gap.

I envisioned the pattern as charted, with the floats and the bulk of the purl blips on the front, but it turns out I like both sides equally. I worked it in both solid and variegated yarn because slip stitch patterns often work especially well with variegated. The solid is more subtle, especially on the mostly knit side – but I think it’s still a pleasing texture.

When designing textured stitches in particular, it’s always worth looking at both sides of the fabric. Sometimes you’ll find that you prefer the side that was meant to be hidden!

Here’s the chart:

Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2: slipped stitches.Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): *(P1, sl1 wyif) x 2 ; work from *, p1.
Row 3: Sl1, *p1, k1, p1, sl1 ; work from *.
Row 4: *K1, p1, sl1 wyif, p1 ; work from *, k1.
Row 5: K1, *k1, sl1, k2 ; work from *.
Row 6: *Sl2 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif ; work from *, sl1 wyif.

Here’s the side of the swatches that were meant to be right side:

Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2: slipped stitches.

Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2: slipped stitches.

And here’s the other side of the swatches:

Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2: slipped stitches.

Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2: slipped stitches.

(Just as a reminder, the location of the pattern stitches is based on rolling dice and charting the numbers on graph paper.)

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knitting stitch pattern: a Roll of the Dice version 2 by Naomi Parkhurst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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