Autumn is here (free cable stitch pattern, secret code)

With the arrival of the autumnal equinox, I’ve made a cable chart for knitters and a generic chart for use in a variety of crafts. The former was encoded in base 6 and the latter in base 3.

It’s been a while since I did a secret code cable chart; the last one I tried just wouldn’t work out whatever I tried. I got discouraged.

Fall made me not want to do lace, though. Cables seemed more the thing, so I looked through all the grids I made for autumn and realized that this one would work.

The first yarn that came to hand is in rather a wintery color. Oh, well.

I didn’t swatch the generic chart this time; it’s not too hard to see how it looks, though:
three of four seasons encoded as a chart for crafts.

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Autumn encoded as a cable (free stitch pattern)

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 might need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Autumn cable is a multiple of 12 + 2 stitches and 36 + 1 rounds.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns.
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Abbreviations:

  • 1/1 LC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, k1, then k1 from cable needle.
  • 1/1 LPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, k1, then p1 from cable needle.
  • 1/1 RC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, k1, then k1 from cable needle.
  • 1/1 RPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, p1, then k1 from cable needle.
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.

Round 1: *p2, (k1, p1) x 2, 1/1 RC, (p1, k1) x 2; work from *, p2. (14 sts)
Round 2: *p2, k1, p1, k1, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, k1, p1, k1; work from *, p2.
Round 3: *p2, k1, p1, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 LC, p1, k1; work from *, p2.
Round 4: *p2, k1, (1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC) x 2, k1; work from *, p2.
Round 5: *(p2, 1/1 RC) x 3; work from *, p2.
Round 6: *p2, k1, (1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC) x 2, k1; work from *, p2.
Round 7: Repeat round 3.
Round 8: *p2, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k1; work from *, p2.
Round 9: Repeat round 3.
Rounds 10 – 11: Repeat rounds 8 – 9.
Round 12: *p2, k1, 1/1 RPC, k1, p2, k1, 1/1 LPC, k1; work from *, p2.
Round 13: *p2, 1/1 RC, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, 1/1 RC; work from *, p2.
Round 14: *p2, k2, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, k2; work from *, p2.
Round 15: *p2, 1/1 RC, p1, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p1, 1/1 RC; work from *, p2.
Round 16: *(p2, k2) x 3; work from *, p2.
Round 17: *p2, 1/1 RC, p2, k2, p2, 1/1 RC; work from *, p2.
Round 18: Repeat round 16.
Round 19: Repeat round 5.
Round 20: Repeat round 16.
Round 21: Repeat round 17.
Round 22: Repeat round 16.
Round 23: *p2, 1/1 RC, p1, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p1, 1/1 RC; work from *, p2.
Round 24: Repeat round 14.
Round 25: Repeat round 13.
Round 26: *p2, k1, 1/1 LPC, k1, p2, k1, 1/1 RPC, k1; work from *, p2.
Round 27: Repeat round 3.
Round 28: Repeat round 8.
Round 29: Repeat round 3.
Rounds 30 – 31: Repeat rounds 28 – 29.
Round 32: Repeat round 4.
Round 33: Repeat round 5.
Round 34: Repeat round 6.
Round 35: Repeat round 3.
Round 36: *p2, k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, k1, p1, k1; work from *, p2.
Repeat Rounds 1-36 as desired, ending with Round 1.

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

 

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