Roses: a lace knitting stitch pattern

photo of sample swatch for Roses: a lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

The second word I drew from the words suggested on Patreon last month is Roses, suggested by Sarah Dawn, a Patreon supporter.

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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.

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Gansey: a lace knitting stitch pattern

sample image for Gansey: a lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

The first word I drew from the words suggested on Patreon this month is gansey, suggested by Bookwyrm, a Patreon supporter. This is a choice that made me laugh, since a gansey is a kind of sweater from the island of Guernsey; there is no lace involved. (They are wonderful sweaters.)

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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.

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Starfish: a lace knitting stitch pattern

The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Starfish, suggested by Lara, a Patreon supporter. For some reason, finding the right encoding to make a good stitch pattern was really difficult this time; I ended up having to encode each word separately, then stack the results one on top of the other. I haven’t swatched the words individually yet, but experience suggests that it should work out, though I might need to edit the decreases a bit. (I’ve generally had good luck with stitch patterns that are only two or three right-side rows high.)

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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.

Follow link for charts and instructions

Star Rib Panel: a lace knitting stitch pattern

When I designed Snow recently, I noticed that the narrower panel in it was basically the same as Star Rib Mesh. I thought it was pretty as a panel, so here we are. For this stitch pattern, I used the double decrease from Star Rib Mesh instead of the one from Starfish. (You could use whichever you prefer, of course.)

This is the sort of pattern where I’m certain someone else must have come up with it independently. I just liked it, so here we are.

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Snow: a lace knitting stitch pattern

knitted sample for Snow: a lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

The second word I drew from the words suggested on Patreon last month is Snow, suggested by Naomi T. and Natasha, Patreon supporters. I’m pleased with how it came out, not least because it has no double yarnovers. (It’s very hard to avoid them entirely with my design methods.)

I think it’s fun that one of the two panels is essentially Star Rib Mesh, though with somewhat different decreases.

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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.

Follow link for charts and instructions

Song: a lace knitting stitch pattern

lace sample for Song: a lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

The first word I drew from the words suggested on Patreon this month is song, suggested by Catnach, a Patreon supporter.

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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 chosen 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.

Follow link for charts and instructions

Vincible: a lace knitting stitch pattern

sample photo for Vincible: a lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Vincible, suggested by Cathy, a Patreon supporter.

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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.

Follow link for charts and instructions

Apple: a lace knitting stitch pattern

photo of swatch for Apple: a lace knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

The second word I drew from the words suggested on Patreon last month is Apple, suggested by Cathy, a Patreon supporter. I love apples, especially in pie; the best apple pie I’ve had recently was made with King David apples, apparently so named because one of the things it’s a hybrid of is thought to be the Jonathan apple. And I’m reminded of the strangest fortune cookie fortune I’ve ever had: “you are the apple of my eye.”

I hadn’t planned for version 2 to look like it has apple leaves in it, but when I saw it almost happening, I changed the decreases enough to make sure it did.

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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.

Follow link for charts and instructions

Zephyr: a lace knitting stitch pattern

photo of swatch for Zephyr: a lace knitting stitch pattern by Naomi Parkhurst

The first word I drew from the words suggested on Patreon this month is Zephyr, suggested by Sarah Davis, a Patreon supporter.

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 second and third (posted on the first day of the next month) are drawn from the collection of new words; the first 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.

Follow link for charts and instructions