Harvest: a lace knitting stitch pattern

The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Harvest, suggested by Rebecca and Amy, two of my Patreon supporters. I like the way this ended up looking like jellyfish!

Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode as knitting stitches. I make three of these into knitting stitches each month: the first and third are 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.

The stitch patterns are not meant in any way to look like the original words; the words are the seeds of my creativity.

Harvest: a lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

Notes:

  • Version 2 has somewhat different decreases and the 1/1 cable crosses are in a different location.
  • The bottom half of the swatch is three repeats of version 1; the top is one repeat of version 2.
  • These are stitch patterns such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. They are not patterns for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Harvest is a multiple of 18 stitches and either 12 or 24 rows.
  • I’ve made stitch maps for version 1 and version 2.
  • Designers, please feel free to use these in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
  • My blog posts and free stitch patterns are supported by subscriptions on Patreon or donations to my Paypal tip jar in the sidebar. If you appreciate my work, please consider helping out. Thanks!

Abbreviations:

  • 1/1 RC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • DSD: double slip decrease: ssk, slip the resulting stitch back to the left needle, pass the next stitch over, then slip the result. Substitute knit 3 together if desired; they are similar but don’t look quite the same. (Right-leaning double decrease.)
  • k: knit.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • k3tog: knit 3 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning double 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)
  • sssk: slip each of the next 3 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Left-leaning double decrease; substitute sk2p if desired.)
  • yo: yarnover

Version 1:

Harvest version 1: a lace knitting stitch pattern chart, by Naomi Parkhurst
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Row 1 (RS): *k6, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC, yo, k2tog, k6; work from *.

Row 2 (WS): purl.

Row 3: *k4, DSD, yo, k2, yo twice, k2, yo, sk2p, k4; work from *.

Row 4: *p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8; work from *.

Row 5: *k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo twice, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k3; work from *.

Row 6: *p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8; work from *.

Row 7: *k3, ssk, k1, yo twice, sssk, yo twice, k3tog, yo twice, k1, k2tog, k3; work from *.

Row 8: *p5, ((k1, p1) in double yo, p1) x 2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p5; work from *.

Row 9: *k2, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk, yo twice, k2tog, k3, yo, ssk, k2; work from *.

Row 10: *p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8; work from *.

Row 11: *k1, (k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk) x 2, k1; work from *.

Row 12: *p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4; work from *.

Version 2:

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Row 1 (RS): k1, yo, ssk, k5, *1/1 RC, k5, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k5; work from *, 1/1 RC, k5, k2tog, yo, k1.

Row 2 (WS): purl.

Row 3: yo, k2, yo, sssk, k4, *k4, k3tog, yo, k2, yo twice, k2, yo, sssk, k4; work from *, k4, k3tog, yo, k2, yo.

Row 4: p9, *p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8; work from *, p9.

Row 5: (yo, k1, ssk) x 2, k3, *k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo twice, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k3; work from *, k3, (k2tog, k1, yo) x 2.

Row 6: p9, *p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8; work from *, p9.

Row 7: yo, k3tog, yo twice, k1, k2tog, k3, *k3, ssk, k1, yo twice, sssk, yo twice, k3tog, yo twice, k1, k2tog, k3; work from *, k3, ssk, k1, yo twice, sssk, yo.

Row 8: p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p5, *p5, [(k1, p1) in double yo, p1)] x 2, (k1, p1) in double yo, p5; work from *, p5, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2.

Row 9: yo, k2tog, k3, yo, ssk, k2, *k2, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk, yo twice, k2tog, k3, yo, ssk, k2; work from *, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk, yo.

Row 10: p9, *p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8; work from *, p9.

Row 11: k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, (k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk) x 2, k1; work from *, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk.

Row 12: p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, *p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4; work from *, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3.

Row 13: k6, k2tog, yo, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k5, 1/1 RC, k5, k2tog, yo, k1; work from *, k1, yo, ssk, k6.

Row 14: purl.

Row 15: k4, k3tog, yo, k2, *yo twice, k2, yo, sssk, k8, k3tog, yo, k2; work from *, yo twice, k2, yo, sssk, k4.

Row 16: p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, *p16, (k1, p1) in double yo; work from *, p8.

Row 17: k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, *yo twice, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1; work from *, yo twice, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k3.

Row 18: p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, *p16, (k1, p1) in double yo; work from *, p8.

Row 19: k3, ssk, k1, yo twice, sssk, *yo twice, k3tog, yo twice, k1, k2tog, k6, ssk, k1, yo twice, sssk; work from *, yo twice, k3tog, yo twice, k1, k2tog, k3.

Row 20: p5, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1, (k1, p1) in double yo, *p1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p10, (k1, p1) in double yo, p1, (k1, p1) in double yo; work from *, p1, (k1, p1) in double yo, p5.

Row 21: k2, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk, *yo twice, k2tog, k3, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk; work from *, yo twice, k2tog, k3, yo, ssk, k2.

Row 22: p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, *p16, (k1, p1) in double yo; work from *, p8.

Row 23: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk; work from *, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, yo, ssk, k1.

Row 24: p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3, *p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p8, (k1, p1) in double yo, p3; work from *, p3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4.

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