Candle Flames v2: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

Last week, I shared a stitch pattern with you that I’d derived from a motif from Ply. This is a variation on last week’s pattern, because I saw that if I changed things around slightly, I could nestle some extra columns in between the first set, shifted just a little bit vertically. A standard term  for this that’s used in pattern design is half-drop. Mathematicians refer to this as an example of translational symmetry. (This kind of symmetry involves sliding copies of a motif around without changing the shape of it.)

Note: this doesn’t count as secret code anymore because it’s been manipulated a lot.

Candle Flames v2: a free cable/lace knitting stitch pattern
Candle Flames v2: a free cable/lace knitting stitch pattern (chart)
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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.
  • Candle Flames v2 is a multiple of 12+12 stitches and 16+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.
  • 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): k1, 1/1 RPC, p2, *1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, k2, 1/1 RPC, p2; work from *, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, k1. [24 sts]
Row 2 (WS): p1, k4, p1, *p1, k4, p2, k4, p1; work from *, p1, k4, p1.
Row 3: 1/1 RPC, p1, ssk, k1, yo, *yo, k1, k2tog, p1, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p1, ssk, k1, yo; work from *, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, 1/1 LPC.
Row 4: p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, *(p2, k2) x 2, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo; work from *, p2, k2, p1.
Row 5: k1, p2, 1/1 LPC, k1, *k1, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, k1; work from *, k1, 1/1 RPC, p2, k1.
Row 6: p1, k3, p2, *(p2, k3) x 2, p2; work from *, p2, k3, p1.
Row 7: yo, k1, k2tog, p1, 1/1 LPC, *1/1 RPC, p1, ssk, k1, yo x 2, k1, k2tog, p1, 1/1 LPC; work from *, 1/1 RPC, p1, ssk, k1, yo.
Row 8: p1, k4, p1, *p1, k4, (k1, p1) in double yo, k4, p1; work from *, p1, k4, p1.
repeat rows 1-8
Row 9: k1, 1/1 RPC, p2, *1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, k2, 1/1 RPC, p2; work from *, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, k1.
Row 10: p1, k4, p1, *p1, k4, p2, k4, p1; work from *, p1, k4, p1.

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