Help: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

This is a continuation of my Help post from before, this time with a lace stitch based on the word help. If you like it and use it, please consider donating money to a group working to assist after natural disasters. As I discussed in my previous post, local donations are usually best, but if you don't have much time, I think it's hard to go wrong with Doctors without Borders.

I'm not familiar with the right groups for the flooding in South Asia or Africa, or the earthquake in Mexico. This is all highly discouraging, but remember to look for the helpers!

Help: a free 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. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Help is a multiple of 18+18 stitches and 12 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 this post, please donate what you can to disaster relief.

Abbreviations:

  • 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.
  • CDD: centered double decrease: slip the next 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the third.
  • DSD: double slip decrease; ssk, slip the resulting stitch back to the left needle, pass the next stitch over, then slip the result. (Right-leaning double decrease. Substitute knit 3 together if desired; they are similar but don’t look quite the same.)
  • k: knit.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • p: purl.
  • sk2p: slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over. (Left-leaning double decrease.)
  • ssk: slip each of the next 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Left-leaning decrease)
  • yo: yarnover.

Row 1 (RS): k1, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo x 2, DSD, yo, k1, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo x 2, ssk, 1/1 RC, k2, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo x 2, DSD, yo, k1; work from *, k1, yo, sk2p, yo x 2, ssk, 1/1 RC, k1.
Row 2 (WS): p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3, *p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3; work from *, p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4.
Row 3: k2, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k1, *k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k1; work from *, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, k2.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, cdd, k1, yo x 2, *k1, cdd, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, cdd, k1, yo x 2; work from *, k1, cdd, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 6: p8, *(k1, p1) in double yo, p16; work from *, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8.
Row 7: k1, yo, sk2p, yo x 2, ssk, 1/1 RC, k1, *k1, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo x 2, DSD, yo, k2, yo, sk2p, yo x 2, ssk, 1/1 RC, k1; work from *, k1, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo x 2, DSD, yo, k1.
Row 8: p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, *p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4; work from *, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3.
Row 9: k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, k2, *k2, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, k2; work from *, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k1.
Row 10: purl.
Row 11: yo, k1, cdd, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, cdd, k1, yo x 2, k1, cdd, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1; work from *, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, cdd, k1, yo.
Row 12: p9, *p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8; work from *, p9.

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