Happy New Year!
Every year, I design a knitting stitch pattern by charting the digits for the upcoming year. Here is the lace for 2022; it was a pleasant surprise because it’s just panels of honeycomb lace with columns of plain knitting in between. It makes a good effect! (If you wanted to use it in your work without the association with the year, I would suggest just calling it a honeycomb panel.)
I think if I were to knit the sample again, I might decide to do it as garter lace (that is, make all the purls that aren’t in double yarnovers into knit stitches instead, as the fabric was showing a tendency to fold along the columns of stockinette stitches. That blocked out all right, but I wonder if those pleats would tend to reappear over time and need to be blocked out again.
I also made a needlework chart for 2022.
- This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
- 2022 is a multiple of 10 stitches and 4 rows.
- I made a stitch map for 2022.
- Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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- 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. (Or substitute your favorite left-leaning decrease)
- yo: yarnover. Bring the yarn forward between the needles so that it will make a loop over the needle when the next stitch is worked. When there are two in a row, bring the yarn forward, wrap it once around the needle, and leave the yarn in front so it makes a second loop.
Row 1 (RS): *k1, (k2tog, yo × 2, ssk) × 2, k1; work from *. (10 sts)
Row 2 (WS): *(p2, (k1, p1) in double yo) × 2, p2; work from *.
Row 3: *k1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo × 2, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1; work from *.
Row 4: *p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4; work from *.