The Summer Solstice has just passed, and so I’m posting my Summer stitch patterns to go with Spring.
First, the lace. This one was encoded with base 7 instead of base 6, because it came out better that way. I’ve shown beads on the middle repeat, but beads are not necessary.
- 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.
- Summer is a multiple of 14 stitches and 12 rows.
- I’ve made a stitch map for it.
- Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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- CDD: centered double decrease: slip the next 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the third.
- 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.
- 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 (RS): Yo, sssk, k3, yo, k2, yo, k3, k3tog, yo. (14 sts)
Row 2 (WS): P13, k.
Row 3: Yo, k, sssk, (k2, yo) x 2, k2, k3tog, k, yo.
Row 4: P13, k.
Row 5: K2, ssk, k3, yo x 2, k3, k2tog, k2.
Row 6: P6, k, p7.
Row 7: K, yo, kb, yo, sssk, k4, k3tog, yo, kb, yo, k.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K, yo, k2, yo, cdd, k2, cdd, yo, k2, yo, k.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: K2, yo, kb, yo, k, cdd x 2, k, yo, kb, yo, k2.
Row 12: Purl.
And here’s a stranded pattern, done with base 3, which I’ve recently found does really well for a certain style of stranded design (a lot of peeries and vertical stripes). I’ve also included a base 3 version of Spring, though I haven’t swatched it. I thought the four seasons might be a particularly nice theme if I could make four of them to go together.
(The stranded charts were done with chart-minder.com.)