Candle Flames: a free cable knitting stitch pattern

Sometimes when I design a stitch pattern, I see a motif that I want to play with a bit more. Ply, from last week,  has a motif that reminded me of a candle flame. When I pulled it out of the larger stitch pattern, it was easier to turn the decrease lines into cable stitches, and here we are. (Note: this doesn’t count as secret code anymore because it’s missing most of the yarnovers from the original word.)

Candle Flames: a cable knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst
Candle Flames: a cable knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst (chart)

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.
  • Candle Flames is a multiple of 8 stitches and 8+2 rows.
  • To block out the points as in the swatch photo, make sure to bind off loosely; I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.
  • 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.
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Abbreviations:

  • 1/1 LPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, purl 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.
  • 1/1 RPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then purl 1 from cable needle.
  • 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): *p3, 1/1 RC, p3; work from *.
Row 2 (WS): *k3, p2, k3; work from *.
Row 3: *p1, ssk, k1, yo x 2, k1, k2tog, p1; work from *.
Row 4: *k1, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, k1; work from *.
Row 5: *p1, 1/1 LPC, k2, 1/1 RPC, p1; work from *.
Row 6: *k2, p4, k2; work from *.
Row 7: *p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2; work from *.
Row 8: *k3, p2, k3; work from *.
repeat rows 1-8
Row 9: *p3, 1/1 RC, p3; work from *.
Row 10: *k3, p2, k3; work from *.


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