Hug: a lace knitting stitch pattern

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It seems to me that a lot of my friends could use hugs right now (though only if they want them); this is the word hug, turned into base six numbers and then laid out on a grid (see adding it all up).

Notes:

• 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.
• It is a multiple of 18 stitches and 4 rows.
• I’ve made a stitch map for Hug lace.
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Abbreviations:

• 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)
• Lark’s head = twist each YO loop in opposite directions as you knit or purl them.
• p: purl.
• 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)
• yo: yarnover.

Row 1: *k1, yo, sssk, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, k3tog, yo, k1; work from *.

Row 2: *p8, lark’s head, p8; work from *.

Row 3: *k1, k2tog, (k1, yo) x 2, k3tog, yo, k2, yo, sssk, (yo, k1) x 2, ssk, k1; work from *.

Row 4: purl.