Free lace stitch pattern: Winter

Happy Winter Solstice – it will be nice to see the days grow longer again.

Here’s the last of the four seasons. I was considering trying for another cable, but I couldn’t make any of the charts work out as a nice cable design, so here we are with lace. (I might go back and do an autumn lace to make the set complete.)

The word Winter encoded as knitted lace.

free stitch pattern: Winter encoded as numbers and charted, then made into lace.

 

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.
  • I’ve marked on the chart where beads might go even though I didn’t use any in the swatch.
  • Winter is a multiple of 10 stitches and 18 rows.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • 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, knit 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • 1/1 RC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • k: knit.
  • kb: place bead on stitch and then knit it. (Optional)
  • 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)
  • 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): *k1, (k2tog, yo x 2, ssk) x 2, k1 ; work from *.
Row 2 (WS): *p2, (k1, p3) x 2 ; work from *.
Row 3: *k2tog, yo, k2, 1/1 RC, k2, yo, ssk ; work from *.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: *ssk, yo, kb, yo, k2tog ; work from *.
Row 6: purl.
Row 7: *Yo, sssk, yo, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo ; work from *.
Row 8: *(p4, k1) x 2 ; work from *.
Row 9: *yo, k2, k2tog, k2, ssk , yo ; work from *.
Row 10: *p9, k1 ; work from *.
Row 11: *k3, 1/1 LC, 1/1 RC, k3 ; work from *.
Row 12: purl.
Row 13: *k2, k2tog, yo, 1/1 RC, yo, ssk, k2 ; work from *.
Row 14: purl.
Row 15: *k1, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k1 ; work from *.
Row 16: purl.
Row 17: *k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk ; work from *.
Row 18: purl.

As usual, I’ve also encoded Winter in a grid suitable for many crafts. While the lace was done in base 6, this sequence was done in base 3, which makes a style of chart particularly useful for stranded knitting:

The names of all four seasons encoded in base 3, then charted. Suitable for any craft worked on a grid.

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Creative Commons License Winter stitch patterns by Naomi Parkhurst are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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