Serendipity

Yes, it’s a double-post day! I post every week, but my Patreon-funded posts are extra. The first of the month falls on a Monday this month, so two posts it is.

One of my patrons requested that I make stitch patterns for the word serendipity, so here we are! (If you subscribe, you may also make such requests; I take one a month.)

Lace pattern designed using the word Serendipity as a basis.
First up, the lace version:

Serendipity (free knitting stitch pattern)

(Note that the only difference between the repeats is that the single yarn overs at the edges become double yarn overs when repeated, and the chart needs to show how to handle it when you come to them.)

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.
  • Serendipity is a multiple of 12+12 stitches and 22 rows. (Note that the only difference between the repeats is that the single yarn overs at the edges become double yarn overs when repeated, and the chart needs to show how to handle it when you come to them.)
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns.
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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)
  • 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.
  • 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): *ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2, yo, k2tog; work from *. (12 sts)
Row 2 (WS): *p5, k1, p6; work from *.
Row 3: *k2, k3tog, yo x 2, k2, yo x 2, sssk, k2; work from *.
Row 4: *(p3, k1) x 2, p4; work from *.
Row 5: *k3tog, k1, yo x 2, k4, yo x 2, k1, sssk; work from *.
Row 6: *p2, k1, p5, k1, p3; work from *.
Row 7: *yo, (ssk, k1, yo, k1, k2tog) x 2, yo; work from *.
Row 8: *p11, k1; work from *, end p12.
Row 9: *k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; work from *.
Row 10: *p5, k1, p6; work from *.
Row 11: *k2, k3tog, k1, yo x 4, k1, sssk, k2; work from *.
Row 12: *p4, k1, p1, k1, p5; work from *.
Row 13: *ssk, k1, yo, k6, yo, k1, k2tog; work from *.
Row 14: purl.
Row 15: *yo, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo; work from *.
Row 16: *p11, k1; work from *, end p12.
Row 17: *k3, yo, cdd, yo x 2, cdd, yo, k3; work from *.
Row 18: *p5, k1, p6; work from *.
Row 19: *k1, yo, sssk, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, k3tog, yo, k1; work from *.
Row 20: purl.
Row 21: *k2, yo, sssk, yo, k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k2; work from *.
Row 22: purl.

Knitweaving version of stitch pattern designed using serendipity as a basis.

Next up, a chart that can be used for stranded knitting, cross stitch, bead work, or other crafts that work from a grid:

Serendipity (a free chart for all kinds of needlework)

The red borders indicate the section I would repeat if I were using this as an all over pattern. My knitweaving swatch does not; instead I added one empty column on each side and worked each repeat in a different color.

Creative Commons License
knitting stitch pattern: Serendipity by Naomi Parkhurst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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