Myth: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Myth, suggested by Nim on Patreon. I’ve made two coordinating versions of the stitch; the taller one is essentially the same as the shorter, just with the second repeat offset halfway horizontally.

Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode as knitting stitches. I make two of these into knitting stitches each month: the first is drawn from the collection of new words; the second is drawn from the collection of unused words. A random number generator helps me choose thes, 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.

Myth: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

Notes:

  • These are stitch patterns such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. They are not  patterns for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Myth is a multiple of 18+19 stitches. Version 1 is a multiple of 6 rows, while version 2 is a multiple of 12 rows.
  • I’ve made stitch maps for them: version 1, version 2.
  • Designers, please feel free to use these stitches 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:

  • 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.
  • k: knit.
  • k1 tbl: knit 1 stitch through the back loop.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • kyok: (k1, yo, k1) in next stitch.
  • 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)
  • yo: yarnover.
Myth version 1: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst
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Row 1 (RS): yo, (k1, k2tog) x 2, yo, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, kyok, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, yo, ssk; work from *, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, yo, (ssk, k1) x 2, yo.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: purl.
Row 3: k1, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k3, yo, *cdd, yo, k3, yo, ssk x 2, yo, k1, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k3, yo; work from *, cdd, yo, k3, yo, ssk x 2, yo, k1.
Row 5: k2, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, *kyok, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, 1/1 LC, k3, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk; work from *, kyok, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, 1/1 LC, k2.
Row 6: purl.

Myth version 2: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst
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Row 1 (RS): yo, (k1, k2tog) x 2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, kyok, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; work from *, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, (ssk, k1) x 2, yo.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: purl.
Row 3: k1, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k3, yo, *cdd, yo, k3, yo, ssk x 2, yo, k1, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k3, yo; work from *, cdd, yo, k3, yo, ssk x 2, yo, k1.
Row 5: k2, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, *kyok, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, 1/1 LC, k3, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk; work from *, kyok, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, 1/1 LC, k2.
Row 7: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, *kyok, k2tog, (k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk) x 2, k1, ssk; work from *, kyok, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 9: k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk x 2, yo, *k1, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k3, yo, cdd, yo, k3, yo, ssk x 2, yo; work from *, k1, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k3, yo, ssk.
Row 11: yo, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, 1/1 LC, k1, *k2, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, kyok, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, 1/1 LC, k1; work from *, k2, 1/1 RC, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, yo.

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