Festive, a free stitch pattern, thanks to my Patreon backers.

Every month, I encode a word suggested by one of my patrons on Patreon. This month’s word was suggested by Katherine: Festive. The color of my swatch might not be particularly bright, but it’s still nice to think of cheerful things in the depths of a grey winter (in this hemisphere, anyway).

I encoded the letters of festive in base 6, charted them as yarnovers on graph paper using several different layout methods, and then noodled around with the different decrease possibilities until I found a lace pattern I liked. I think this one strikes an interesting balance between symmetry and asymmetry.

As always, a chart for any craft that works from a grid is included at the bottom of the post.

Free lace knitting pattern: Festive, thanks to my funders on Patreon!

Festive stitch map

Row 1 (RS): k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, repeat from *, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1.
Row 2 (WS): P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, *p2, k1, p5, k1, p3, repeat from *, p2, k1, p5, k1, p3.
Row 3: 1/1 RC, k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, 1/1 LC, *1/1 RC, k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, 1/1 LC, repeat from *, 1/1 RC, k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, 1/1 LC.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: k1, ssk, yo, k2, 1/1 RC, k2, yo, k2tog, *1/1 RC, ssk, yo, k2, 1/1 RC, k2, yo, k2tog, repeat from *, 1/1 RC, ssk, yo, k2, 1/1 RC, k2, yo, k2tog, k1.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Yo, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, *yo, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, repeat from *, yo, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, k2tog, yo.
Row 8: P11, k1, *p11, k1, repeat from *, p12.
Row 9: k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from *, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 10: P5, k1, p6, *p5, k1, p6, repeat from *, p5, k1, p6.
Row 11: K2, ssk, k2, yo x 2, k2, k2tog, k2, *k2, ssk, k2, yo x 2, k2, k2tog, k2, repeat from *, k2, ssk, k2, yo x 2, k2, k2tog, k2.
Row 12: P5, k1, p6, *p5, k1, p6, repeat from *, p5, k1, p6.
Row 13: Yo, k2, sssk, yo, k2, yo, k3tog, k2, yo, *yo, k2, sssk, yo, k2, yo, k3tog, k2, yo, repeat from *, yo, k2, sssk, yo, k2, yo, k3tog, k2, yo.
Row 14: P11, k1, *p11, k1, repeat from *, p12.

Festive: a chart to use with any craft that uses grids. Thanks to my Patreon backers!

This grid reminded me of fireworks, which seemed apt for something festive. I picked these colors to demonstrate the sort of colorwork that can be done with them, but any colors that work together could be used instead.

If you like my posts like this, please consider supporting me on Patreon. Thanks!

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

7 thoughts on “Festive, a free stitch pattern, thanks to my Patreon backers.

      1. You’re welcome! I even checked out your Patreon campaign. (I’m a big fan of Patreon.) Such a cool idea, to make stitch patterns based on “math and words,” as you put it. As a writer – I was going to say “by day,” but, well, that’s inaccurate and so is “by night,” – I am often influenced by so many other things around me, so I totally relate to the way you create your art.

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