2017: a free garter lace stitch pattern

After two years of making a stitch pattern from the digits of the new year, I decided to keep going. This one is a bit different from my usual lace – because of the placement of the yarnovers, I decided not to add extra plain rows. This is reversible garter lace, but not terribly tricky.

As some of my stitches do, it reminds me of plant cells under a microscope. I like it as a serviceable, reversible, non-curly, basic stitch pattern; it’s nothing spectacular.

2017: a free garter lace knitting stitch pattern

2017: a free garter lace knitting stitch pattern

Notes:

  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object.
  • Journey is a multiple of 12 stitches and 6 rows.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this stitch 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.
  • 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.
  • yo: yarnover.

Row 1: *yo, k3tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, k3tog, yo; work from *.
Row 2: knit across, working (k1, p1) in each double yo.
Row 3: *k4, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k4; work from *.
Row 4: *k1, k2tog, (yo x 2, k3tog) x 2, yo x 2, k2tog, k1; work from *.
Row 5: knit across, working (k1, p1) in each double yo.
Row 6: *k2tog, yo, k8, yo, k2tog; work from *.

Rows 4-6 are the same as rows 1-3, but offset by half horizontally.

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