Bergamot excerpt: two free lace knitting stitch patterns

It’s been a while since I posted an extract of one of my larger stitch patterns. I thought the bottom section of Bergamot looked like a good candidate, and I was correct. This stitch pattern works well by itself, and also as a coordinating stitch pattern to go with Bergamot. (Note that the excerpt no longer counts as an encoded word after this editing.)

Bergamot excerpt: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst (photo)
Bergamot excerpt: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst (chart)
click on chart to enlarge

Notes:

  • These are stitch patterns such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. They are not patterns for finished objects. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • The Bergamot excerpt is a multiple of 14 + 1 stitches. Version 1 (rows 1-6) is a multiple of 6 rows; version 2 (rows 1-12) is a multiple of 12 rows.
  • Version 1 is shown at the bottom of the swatch; version 2 at the top.
  • I’ve made stitch maps for version 1 and version 2.
  • Designers, please feel free to use these stitches in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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Abbreviations:

  • DSD: double slip decrease; ssk, slip the resulting stitch back to the left needle, pass the next stitch over, then slip the result. (Right-leaning double decrease. Substitute knit 3 together if desired; they are similar but don’t look quite the same.)
  • k: knit.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • p: purl.
  • sk2p: slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over. (Left-leaning double decrease.)
  • 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, *ssk, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1; work from *. [15 sts]
Row 2 (WS): *(k1, p6) x 2; work from *, k1.
Row 3: p1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p1; work from *.
Row 4: *(k1, p6) x 2; work from *, k1.
Row 5: p1, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, DSD, yo, k1, p1; work from *.
Row 6: *(k1, p6) x 2; work from *, k1.

Work rows 1-6 for version 1; work rows 1-12 for version 2.

Row 7: p1, *yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, p1; work from *.
Row 8: *(k1, p6) x 2; work from *, k1.
Row 9: p1, *k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1; work from *.
Row 10: *(k1, p6) x 2; work from *, k1.
Row 11: p1, *k2, yo, DSD, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, p1; work from *.
Row 12: *(k1, p6) x 2; work from *, k1.

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