Free Stitch Pattern: Friendship

This month’s word, suggested by Nim on Patreon, is Friendship. This seems a delightful way to start the new year – I hope we all have plenty of it. I encoded it in base seven and then found a way to make two layouts: one lace, and one chart for a variety of needlework. Thanks to my supporters on Patreon who help support my blog work!

I like the way it looks as if there are moths (the nice kind) or butterflies in the pattern.

Free knitting stitch pattern: Friendship (encoded as numbers and chart by Naomi Parkhurst). Thanks to my supporters on Patreon!

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Notes:

  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a patterns for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Friendship is a multiple of 18 +18 stitches and 14 rows.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for Friendship.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
  • My blog posts and free stitch patterns are supported by subscriptions on Patreon or donations to my Paypal tip jar in the sidebar. If you appreciate my work, please consider helping out. Thanks!

Abbreviations:

  • 1/1 RC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • 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.
  • k: knit.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • p: purl.
  • ssk: slip each of the next 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Or substitute your favorite left-leaning decrease)
  • yo: yarnover. Bring the yarn forward between the needles so that it will make a loop over the needle when the next stitch is worked. When there are two in a row, bring the yarn forward, wrap it once around the needle, and leave the yarn in front so it makes a second loop.

And here is a printable PDF of the stitch map.

Row 1 (RS): k1, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, *yo, ssk, k4, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, work from *, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 2 (WS): p8, k1, *p17, k1, work from *, p9.
Row 3: (Yo, ssk) x 2, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, work from *, k1, yo, ssk, k2, (k2tog, yo) x 2.
Row 4: p9, *p8, k1, p9, work from *, p9.
Row 5: cdd, k4, yo x 2, k2, *k2, yo x 2, k4, cdd x 2, k4, yo x 2, k2, work from *, k2, yo x 2, k4, cdd.
Row 6: p5, k1, p3, *p2, k1, p11, k1, p3, work from *, p2, k1, p6.
Row 7: k1, ssk, cdd, yo x 3, k1, k2tog, yo, *yo, ssk, k1, yo x 3, cdd, k2tog, 1/1 RC, ssk, cdd, yo x 3, k1, k2tog, yo, work from *, yo, ssk, k1, yo x 3, cdd, k2tog, k1.
Row 8: p4, k1, p3, k1, *p4, k1, p8, k1, p3, k1, work from *, p4, k1, p4.
Row 9: k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, work from *, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1.
Row 10: purl.
Row 11: (K2tog, yo) x 2, k1, (yo, k2tog) x 2, *(ssk, yo) x 2, k1, (yo, ssk) x 2, (k2tog, yo) x 2, k1, (yo, k2tog) x 2, work from *, (ssk, yo) x 2, k1, (yo, ssk) x 2.
Row 12: purl.
Row 13: k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, *ssk, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, work from *, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 14: purl.

As promised, here’s a chart for a variety of needlework. It would be good for knit/purl patterns or some other kinds of textured knitting, but probably not for stranded knitting because of the long floats. Also good for cross stitch or beadwork or needlepoint or what-have-you.

Free needlework chart: Friendship (encoded as numbers and chart by Naomi Parkhurst). Thanks to my supporters on Patreon!

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

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