Megabat: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Fruitbat variation)

I love the way Fruitbat came out, but I couldn’t help playing with it. This version of it isn’t secret code anymore (because of the particular way I messed with the relative locations of the yarnovers and changed which was row 1), but I love it too, in a different way. Megabat is another name for fruit bats.

Megabat: a free stitch pattern. (Variation on Fruitbat)

Megabat: free lace knitting stitch pattern, variation on Fruitbat.(Click to enlarge)

Pattern repeat is a multiple of 10 stitches and 44 rows.

Abbreviation key:

  • 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.
  • 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: yarn over.

I’ve made a stitch map for Megabat, as well as a printable PDF.
Row 1: Ssk, yo x 2, ssk, *1/1 RC, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, ssk, yo x 2, ssk , rep from *, 1/1 RC, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog.
Row 2: P1, k1, p3, *p2, k1, p7 , rep from *, p2, k1, p2.
Row 3: Ssk, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, *yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, k2tog, yo , rep from *, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2tog.
Row 4: P4, k1, *p9, k1 , rep from *, p5.
Row 5: Yo, k1, k3tog, yo, k1, *k1, yo, sssk, k1, yo x 2, k1, k3tog, yo, k1 , rep from *, k1, yo, sssk, k1, yo.
Row 6: P5, *p4, k1, p5 , rep from *, p5.
Row 7: K1, (yo, k2tog) x 2, *(ssk, yo) x 2, k2, (yo, k2tog) x 2 , rep from *, (ssk, yo) x 2, k1.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K3, k2tog, yo, *yo, ssk, k6, k2tog, yo , rep from *, yo, ssk, k3.
Row 10: Repeat row 4.
Row 11: K1, k2tog, yo, ssk, yo, *yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, ssk, yo , rep from *, yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 12: Repeat row 4.
Row 13: Yo, k2tog, k1, 1/1 LC, *1/1 RC, k1, ssk, yo x 2, k2tog, k1, 1/1 LC , rep from *, 1/1 RC, k1, ssk, yo.
Row 14: Repeat row 6.
Row 15: K1, yo, ssk, k1, *1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1 , rep from *, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 16: Purl.
Row 17: Ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k1 , rep from *, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog.
Row 18: P1, k1, p3, *p2, (k1, p3) x 2 , rep from *, p2, k1, p2.
Row 19: K3, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk , rep from *, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 20: Purl.
Row 21: K4, *(1/1 RC, k3) x 2 , rep from *, 1/1 RC, k4.
Row 22: Purl.
Row 23: K1, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, *ssk, yo x 2, ssk, 1/1 RC, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog , rep from *, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k1.
Row 24: P2, k1, p2, *p1, k1, p5, k1, p2 , rep from *, p1, k1, p3.
Row 25: Yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2tog, *ssk, yo, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k1, yo, k2tog , rep from *, ssk, yo, k1, k2tog, yo.
Row 26: Repeat row 6.
Row 27: K1, yo, sssk, k1, yo, *yo, k1, k3tog, yo, k2, yo, sssk, k1, yo , rep from *, yo, k1, k3tog, yo, k1.
Row 28: Repeat row 4.
Row 29: (Ssk, yo) x 2, k1, *k1, (yo, k2tog) x 2, (ssk, yo) x 2, k1 , rep from *, k1, (yo, k2tog) x 2.
Row 30: Purl.
Row 31: Yo, ssk, k3, *k3, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k3 , rep from *, k3, k2tog, yo.
Row 32: Repeat row 6.
Row 33: Yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, yo x 2, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1 , rep from *, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, yo.
Row 34: Repeat row 6.
Row 35: 1/1 RC, k1, ssk, yo, *yo, k2tog, k1, 1/1 LC, 1/1 RC, k1, ssk, yo , rep from *, yo, k2tog, k1, 1/1 LC.
Row 36: Repeat row 4.
Row 37: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k1, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 , rep from *, k1, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 38: Purl.
Row 39: K1, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, *ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog , rep from *, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k1.
Row 40: Repeat row 24.
Row 41: K2tog, yo, k3, *k3, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k3 , rep from *, k3, yo, ssk.
Row 42: Purl.
Row 43: Repeat row 21.
Row 44: Purl.

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