Coffee: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

(I originally posted this stitch pattern back in March 2017, but the blog post appears to have gone missing for unknown reasons. I’m going to reconstruct the most important parts of it.)

This month, the random number generator chose coffee, suggested by Nim.

Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode as knitting stitches. A random number generator helps me choose the word of the month, and then I get to work, first turning the letters into numbers, then charting the numbers onto grids in various ways. Finally, when I make the chart into lace, I turn the marked squares into yarnovers and work out where to place the corresponding decreases. (I usually make lace; occasionally I make cables instead.) I also make a chart for any craft that uses a square grid for designing; this goes in a separate post.

Coffee: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

Coffee: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. This is not a pattern for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Coffee is a multiple of 18 stitches and 20 rows.
  • I’ve omitted the wrong side rows from the chart: purl across, working (k1, p1) in each double YO.
  • I have made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use it 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.
  • 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; substitute sl 1—k2tog—pass slipped stitch over if desired, but it will look slightly different.)
  • yo: yarnover.

Row 1 (RS): *k1, ssk, yo, k4, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k4, yo, k2tog, k1; work from *.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl, working (k1, p1) in each double YO.
Row 3: *yo, k2tog, k3, k3tog, yo x 2, k2, yo x 2, sssk, k3, ssk, yo; work from *.
Row 5: *k4, k2tog, yo x 2, k1, k2tog, ssk, k1, yo x 2, ssk, k4; work from *.
Row 7: *k3, k2tog, yo x 2, k2, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo x 2, ssk, k3; work from *.
Row 9: *k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog x 2, yo x 2, ssk x 2, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2; work from *.
Row 11: *yo, ssk, k4, yo, k2tog, k2, ssk, yo, k4, k2tog, yo; work from *.
Row 13: *k1, yo x 2, sssk, k3, ssk, yo x 2, k2tog, k3, k3tog, yo x 2, k1; work from *.
Row 15: *ssk, k1, yo x 2, ssk, k8, k2tog, yo x 2, k1, k2tog; work from *.
Row 17: *ssk, k2, yo x 2, ssk, k6, k2tog, yo x 2, k2, k2tog; work from *.
Row 19: *yo, ssk x 2, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog x 2, yo; work from *.

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