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.)

Row 1 (RS): *Ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2, yo, k2tog, repeat from *. (12 sts)
Row 2 (WS): *P5, k1, p6, repeat from *.
Row 3: *K2, k3tog, yo x 2, k2, yo x 2, sssk, k2, repeat from *.
Row 4: *(P3, k) x 2, p4, repeat from *.
Row 5: *K3tog, k1, yo x 2, k4, yo x 2, k1, sssk, repeat from *.
Row 6: *P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, repeat from *.
Row 7: *Yo, (ssk, k1, yo, k1, k2tog) x 2, yo, repeat from *.
Row 8: *P11, k1, repeat from *, end p12.
Row 9: *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from *.
Row 10: *P5, k1, p6, repeat from *.
Row 11: *K2, k3tog, k1, yo x 4, k1, sssk, k2, repeat from *.
Row 12: *P4, k1, p1, k1, p5, repeat from *.
Row 13: *Ssk, k1, yo, k6, yo, k1, k2tog, repeat from *.
Row 14: Purl.
Row 15: *Yo, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, repeat from *.
Row 16: *P11, k1, repeat from *, end p12.
Row 17: *K3, yo, cdd, yo x 2, cdd, yo, k3, repeat from *.
Row 18: *P5, k1, p6, repeat from *.
Row 19: *K1, yo, sssk, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, k3tog, yo, k1, repeat from *.
Row 20: Purl.
Row 21: *K2, yo, sssk, yo, k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k2, repeat 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.

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

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