Tea: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

I did a stitch pattern for coffee because it was suggested as a word on Patreon. However, while I like the resulting stitch pattern, I don’t actually like drinking coffee. I am emphatically a tea person. So here, just randomly because I wanted to, is a stitch pattern for tea. (One of my Patreon supporters did in fact suggest this as a word, but I had been considering doing it anyway.)

I encoded the letters of tea into numbers and then charted them on graph paper in various ways. Then I picked the chart I thought would be best and turned it into a lace chart: each marked square became a YO, and I added decreases. Finally, I added some symmetry, and there you are.

Tea: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

Tea: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

(The chart itself looks like a pair of grumpy sheep to me, which makes me laugh.)

  • 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.
  • Tea is a multiple of 12 stitches and 12 rows.
  • 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.
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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): K3, yo, k2tog, k1, *k1, ssk, yo, k6, yo, k2tog, k1; work from *, k1, ssk, yo, k3.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, *k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k4, ssk, yo x 2, ssk; work from *, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2.
Row 4: P3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1, *p1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1; work from *, p1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3.
Row 5: Yo, k3tog, yo x 2, k1, k2tog, *ssk, k1, yo x 2, sssk, yo x 2, k3tog, yo x 2, k1, k2tog; work from *, ssk, k1, yo x 2, sssk, yo.
Row 6: P2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, *p2, [(k1, p1) in double yo, p1] x 3, p1; work from *, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2.
Row 7: K1, ssk, yo, k3, *k3, yo, k2tog, k2, ssk, yo, k3; work from *, k3, yo, k2tog, k1.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2, *k2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2; work from *, k2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk.
Row 10: P1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3, *p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3; work from *, p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1.
Row 11: Ssk, k1, yo x 2, sssk, yo x 2, *k3tog, yo x 2, k1, k2tog, ssk, k1, yo x 2, sssk, yo x 2; work from *, k3tog, yo x 2, k1, k2tog.
Row 12: P2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1, *(k1, p1) in double yo, p1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1; work from * to last 7 sts, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2.

 

6 thoughts on “Tea: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

  1. My sister introduced me to your blog recently and I am so impressed! I only like my coffee with so much other stuff added it scarcely resembles coffee anymore lol. Tea on the other hand, I love! I’ve got way too many projects in the works right now but I might have to come up with yet another one just to try this stitch pattern as it is quite lovely. 😊

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