Summery: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

If you look at this stitch pattern the right way, you might see that it is full of cicadas. This was not on purpose, but it is thematic, given that the word I used as a basis for designing this stitch pattern was Summery, suggested by Cathy on Patreon.

Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode as knitting stitches. A random number generator helps me choose a word every two weeks, 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.

Summery: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

 

Summery: 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.
  • Summery is a multiple of 16+1 stitches and 32 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 my posts like this, please consider supporting me on Patreon or donating with my Paypal tip jar in the sidebar. Thanks!

Abbreviations:

  • 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, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k4; work from *, p1.
Row 2 (WS): k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 3: *p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, ssk, k3; work from *, p1.
Row 4: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 5: *p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, ssk, k2; work from *, p1.
Row 6: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 7: *p1, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2, p1, k2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k1; work from *, p1.
Row 8: k1, *p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3, k1, p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, k1; work from *.
Row 9: *p1, k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1; work from *, p1.
Row 10: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 11: *p1, k3, (yo, ssk) x 2, p1, (k2tog, yo) x 2, k3; work from *, p1.
Row 12: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 13: *p1, k4, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k4; work from *, p1.
Row 14: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 15: *p1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; work from *, p1.
Row 16: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 17: *p1, k1, yo, ssk, k4, p1, k4, k2tog, yo, k1; work from *, p1.
Row 18: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 19: *p1, k2, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k2; work from *, p1.
Row 20: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 21: *p1, k3, yo, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k3; work from *, p1.
Row 22: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 23: *p1, k2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2; work from *, p1.
Row 8: k1, *p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, k1, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3, k1; work from *.
Row 25: *p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; work from *, p1.
Row 26: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 27: *p1, (k2tog, yo) x 2, k3, p1, k3, (yo, ssk) x 2; work from *, p1.
Row 28: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 29: *p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, p1, k4, yo, ssk, k1; work from *, p1.
Row 30: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.
Row 31: *p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, ssk; work from *, p1.
Row 32: k1, *(p7, k1) x 2; work from *.

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