Étude no 21: combining two stitch patterns (Tea and Swags)

This is the last Semiramis-related stitch pattern I’m going to post.

After extracting Swags from Semiramis, I started wondering if I could combine it with other stitch patterns as a sort of frame. (The Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible‘s section on making new stitch patterns out of previous designs has been working in the back of my mind.) So I found one of my other stitch patterns with the same stitch count and decided to give it a try.

Both Tea and Swags involve offsetting the second repeat halfway, so I figured I should alternate repeats accordingly: the first half of Swags (rows 1-6) followed by the first half of Tea (rows 7-12). Then, naturally, the second half of Swags (rows 13-18) and the second half of Tea (rows 19-24). I think it worked out  well.

Tea and swags: a combination of two free lace knitting patterns by Naomi Parkhurst.

Tea and swags: a combination of two free lace knitting patterns by Naomi Parkhurst

Notes:

  • 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 & Swags is a multiple of 12+12 stitches and 24 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:

  • 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.
  • 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, k2tog, k1, yo x 2, *k1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1, yo x 2; work from *, k1, ssk, k3. [24 sts]
Row 2 (WS): p5, *(k1, p1) in double yo, p10; work from *, (k1, p1) in double yo, p5.
Row 3: k2, cdd, yo x 2, k1, *k1, yo x 2, cdd, k4, cdd, yo x 2, k1; work from *, k1, yo x 2, cdd, 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: k1, k2tog, yo, k3, *k3, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k3; work from *, k3, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 6: purl.

Row 7: K3, yo, k2tog, k1, *k1, ssk, yo, k6, yo, k2tog, k1; work from *, k1, ssk, yo, k3.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: yo, k1, ssk, k3, *k3, k2tog, k1, yo x 2, k1, ssk, k3; work from *, k3, k2tog, k1, yo.
Row 14: p6, *p5, (k1, p1) in double yo, p5; work from *, p6.
Row 15: k1, yo x 2, cdd, k2, *k2, cdd, yo x 2, k2, yo x 2, cdd, k2; work from *, k2, cdd, yo x 2, k1.
Row 16: 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 17: k3, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k1; work from *, k1, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 18: purl.

Row 19: K1, ssk, yo, k3, *k3, yo, k2tog, k2, ssk, yo, k3; work from *, k3, yo, k2tog, k1.
Row 20: Purl.
Row 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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.

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