Sweet: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

When I designed sweetheart, I accidentally designed it in such a way that the chart could be split into to the two component words sweet and heart. Here is sweet.

Sweet: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (photo), by Naomi Parkhurst

Sweet: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (chart), by Naomi Parkhurst
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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.
  • Sweet is a multiple of 18+19 stitches and 20 rows.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this stitches in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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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.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning 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)
  • yo: yarnover.

Row 1 (RS): p1, k4, ssk, yo, k2, p1, *k2, yo, k2tog, k4, p1, k4, ssk, yo, k2, p1; work from *, k2, yo, k2tog, k4, p1.
Row 2 (WS): k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.
Row 3: p1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, yo, p1, *yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, yo, p1; work from *, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1.
Row 4: k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.
Row 5: p1, yo x 2, cdd, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, p1, *yo, k1, ssk, k2, cdd, yo x 2, p1, yo x 2, cdd, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, p1; work from *, yo, k1, ssk, k2, cdd, yo x 2, p1.
Row 6: k1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, *k1, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, k1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6; work from *, k1, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, k1.
Row 7: p1, k2, yo, ssk, 1/1 RC, k2, p1, *k2, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, ssk, 1/1 RC, k2, p1; work from *, k2, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo, k2, p1.
Row 8: k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.
Row 9: p1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, k3, yo, p1, *yo, k3, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, k3, yo, p1; work from *, yo, k3, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, p1.
Row 10: k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.
Row 11: p1, k2, yo, k2tog, k4, p1, *k4, ssk, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k2tog, k4, p1; work from *, k4, ssk, yo, k2, p1.
Row 12: k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.
Row 13: p1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1, *yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, yo, p1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1; work from *, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, yo, p1.
Row 14: k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.
Row 15: p1, yo, k1, ssk, k2, cdd, yo x 2, p1, *yo x 2, cdd, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, p1, yo, k1, ssk, k2, cdd, yo x 2, p1; work from *, yo x 2, cdd, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, p1.
Row 16: k1, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, *k1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, k1, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo; work from *, k1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, k1.
Row 17: p1, k2, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, *k2, yo, ssk, 1/1 RC, k2, p1, k2, 1/1 LC, k2tog, yo, k2, p1; work from *, k2, yo, ssk, 1/1 RC, k2, p1.
Row 18: k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.
Row 19: p1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, *yo, ssk, k1, ssk, k3, yo, p1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, p1; work from *, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, k3, yo, p1.
Row 20: k1, p8, *(k1, p8) x 2; work from *, k1, p8, k1.

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