Pegasus: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Pegasus, suggested by Bonnie on Patreon. Pegasus was one of my favorite mythological animals when I was a child, so it’s nice to revisit those memories.

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 these, 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.

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

Pegasus: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst
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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.
  • The repeats in the charts and the text aren’t in the same places. (The double YOs complicate writing the repeats logically in the text.)
  • Pegasus is a multiple of 24+24 stitches and 16 or 16+8 rows.
  • I’ve 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.
  • 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): k2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, *k2, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k4, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k2; work from *, k2, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2.
Row 2 (WS): p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p7, *p7, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p7; work from *, p7, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3.
Row 3: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo x 2, cdd, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k1, *k1, (ssk, yo) x 2, cdd, yo x 2, k1, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo x 2, cdd, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k1; work from *, k1, (ssk, yo) x 2, cdd, yo x 2, k1, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 4: p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, *p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6; work from *, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4.
Row 5: yo, k2tog x 2, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, ssk x 2, yo x 2, k2tog x 2, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; work from *, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, ssk x 2, yo.
Row 6: p12, *p11, (k1, p1) in double yo, p11; work from *, p12.
Row 7: k6, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k1, *1/1 RC, k1, (ssk, yo) x 2, k12, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k1; work from *, 1/1 RC, k1, (ssk, yo) x 2, k6.
Row 8: purl.
Row 9: k2, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2, *k2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2; work from *, k2, ssk, yo x 2, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 10: p7, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3, *p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p14, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3; work from *, p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p7.
Row 11: k1, (ssk, yo) x 2, cdd, yo x 2, k1, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo x 2, cdd, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k2, (ssk, yo) x 2, cdd, yo x 2, k1, yo, ssk, k1; work from *, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo x 2, cdd, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k1.
Row 12: p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, *p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p12, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4; work from *, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6.
Row 13: k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, ssk x 2, *yo x 2, k2tog x 2, k1, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk) x 2, k2, yo, k1, ssk x 2; work from *, yo x 2, k2tog x 2, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk.
Row 14: p11, (k1, p1) in double yo, *p10, 1/1 RC, p10, (k1, p1) in double yo; work from *, p11.
Row 15: k2, (ssk, yo) x 2, k6, *k6, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k4, (ssk, yo) x 2, k6; work from *, k6, (yo, k2tog) x 2, k2.
Row 16: purl.

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