Bead Curtain: two coordinating lace knitting stitch patterns

I tried another experiment with picture knitting, this time with Purse Stitch as the background mesh, with similar results to the previous experiments. However, there was something about it that gave me an idea for an abstract stitch pattern, and here’s the result of that. It comes in two parts, and the appearance reminds me of bead curtains.

I worked the rows in the first variation one and a half times, and the second variation two and a half times times. I cast on accidental extra stitches and didn’t bother to start over. No big deal, really, since it’s just a swatch.

Bead curtains: two free lace knitting stitch patterns
Notes:

  • These are stitch patterns such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. They are not meant to be patterns for finished items. Selvedges are not included in the instructions.
  • There are yarnovers and decreases on every row.
  • I’ve made stitch maps for them: variation 1, variation 2.
  • Designers, please feel free to use these stitches (or the general principle)  in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
  • If you like my posts like this, please consider supporting me on Patreon or donating with my Paypal tip jar in the sidebar. Thanks!

Abbreviations:

  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • p2tog: purl 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • yo: yarnover.

First I worked two rows of Purse Stitch: *yo, p2tog; work from *.

Then I worked 12 rows of variation 1:

Bead Curtain variation 1: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

This pattern is a multiple of 4+6 stitches and 8 rows.

Row 1 (RS): yo, p2tog, *k1, k1 tbl, yo, p2tog; work from *.
Row 2 (WS): yo, p2tog, *p2, yo, p2tog; work from *.
Row 3: yo, p2tog, *k2, yo, p2tog; work from *.
Row 4: *yo, p2tog; work from *.
Row 5: yo, p2tog, *yo, p2tog, k1, k tbl; work from *, (yo, p2tog) x 2.
Row 6: (yo, p2tog) x 2, *p2, yo, p2tog; work from *, yo, p2tog.
Row 7: yo, p2tog, *yo, p2tog, k2; work from *, (yo, p2tog) x 2.
Row 8: *yo, p2tog; work from *.

Then I worked 20 rows of variation 2:

Bead curtains var 1: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

This pattern is a multiple of 8+6 stitches and 8 rows.

Row 1 (RS): yo, p2tog, *k1, k1 tbl, (yo, p2tog) x 3; work from *, k1, k1 tbl, yo, p2tog.
Row 2 (WS): yo, p2tog, p2, *(yo, p2tog) x 3, p2; work from *, yo, p2tog.
Row 3: yo, p2tog, *k2, (yo, p2tog) x 3; work from *, k2, yo, p2tog.
Row 4: *yo, p2tog; work from *.
Row 5: *(yo, p2tog) x 3, k1, k1 tbl; work from *, (yo, p2tog) x 3.
Row 6: *(yo, p2tog) x 3, p2; work from *, (yo, p2tog) x 3.
Row 7: *(yo, p2tog) x 3, k2; work from *, (yo, p2tog) x 3.
Row 8: *yo, p2tog; work from *.

I finished by working two more rows of plain Purse Stitch, and then bound off using my knitted version of the crochet chain loop bind-off.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s