2017: a free garter lace stitch pattern

2017: a free garter lace knitting stitch pattern

After two years of making a stitch pattern from the digits of the new year, I decided to keep going. This one is a bit different from my usual lace – because of the placement of the yarnovers, I decided not to add extra plain rows. This is reversible garter lace, but not terribly tricky.

As some of my stitches do, it reminds me of plant cells under a microscope. I like it as a serviceable, reversible, non-curly, basic stitch pattern; it’s nothing spectacular.

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Happy New Year! A free stitch pattern: 2015

Just on a whim, I decided to turn 2015 into charts for knitting and other needlework. The lace design is a ribbing pattern—I inserted the purl columns to simplify the design. It seems entirely likely that this is very similar to some other already designed lace; the simpler the encoding, the more likely the design is to exist, in my experience. Optional beads could be inserted in the central purl column on rows 1 and 5.

Enjoy, and have a happy new year!

Free lace chart for knitting: 2015. Happy New Year! from Naomi Parkhurst.

Row 1 (RS): *p1, ssk x 2, yo x 2, p1, yo x 2, k2tog x 2, work from *, p1.
Row 2 (WS): k1, *p3, k2, p1, k1, p2, k1, work from *.
Row 3: *p1, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, ssk, work from *, p1.
Row 4: k1, *(p4, k1) x 2, work from *.
Row 5: *p1, ssk, k2, yo, p1, yo, k2, k2tog, work from *, p1.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.

And here’s a more broadly useful design for all kinds of purposes:

Free needlework chart: 2015. Happy New Year! from Naomi Parkhurst.

The red box indicates the pattern repeat if you want to make this as an allover design.

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