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At first I didn’t think I was going to like this lace and that I was going to have try a different variation of equinox, but as ever, knitting multiple repeats of the stitch pattern in the swatch convinced me otherwise. This one is in base ten. When I started playing with encoding, I preferred my base six designs, as it seemed harder to make something I liked of the base ten numbers. I’ve had quite a bit of practice since then, however, and thought I’d give it another try. Sure enough, it seemed much easier this time. I guess I’ve gotten better at lace design! (Funny how practice can do that.)
Here’s the chart:
This stitch pattern has a 14 stitch repeat; the extra section in the chart above and two of the written rows takes account of the double yarn overs formed at the repeat’s edge.
Row 1 (RS): *yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo x 2, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo ; work from *.
Row 2 (WS): *(p6, k1) x 2 ; work from *, p6, k1, p7.
Row 3: *k1, sssk, yo x 2, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, yo x 2, k3tog, k1 ; work from *.
Row 4: *p2, k1, p7, k1, p3 ; work from *.
Row 5: *k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1, k2tog, ssk, k1, yo, k2, yo, ssk ; work from *.
Row 6: purl.
Row 7: *1/1 LC, k3, 1/1 LC, 1/1 RC, k3, 1/1 RC ; work from *.
Row 8: purl.
Row 9: *yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1, 1/1 RC, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo ; work from *.
Row 10: *p13, k1 ; work from *, p14.
Row 11: *k1, yo x 2, cdd, k1, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, k1, cdd, yo x 2, k1 ; work from *.
Row 12: *p1, k1, p9, k1, p2 ; work from *.
Row 13: *k4, 1/1 RC, k2, 1/1 LC, k4 ; work from *.
Row 14: purl.
Row 15: *k3, yo, k2tog, k4, ssk, yo, k3 ; work from *.
Row 16: purl.
Row 17: *k4, 1/1 LC, k2, 1/1 RC, k4 ; work from *.
Row 18: purl.
Row 19: *k5, ssk, yo x 2, k2tog, k5 ; work from *.
Row 20: *p6, k1, p7 ; work from *.
As ever, I like to include a plain graphed chart for use in stranded knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilt layouts, or any other craft that uses graphed charts as a basis for design. Here is this month’s:
I don’t always encode a word into most of the possible bases before getting to work. Since I did this time, I thought I’d include my work:
base 10: 05 17 21 09 14 15 24
base 9: 05 18 23 10 15 16 26
base 8: 05 21 25 11 16 17 30
base 7: 05 23 30 12 20 21 33
base 6: 05 25 33 13 22 23 40
base 5: 005 032 041 014 024 030 044
base 4: 011 101 111 021 032 033 113
base 3: 012 122 210 100 112 120 220
Equinox patterns by Naomi Parkhurst are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.