Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2
First, I’d like to thank everyone for their sympathy last week. It really means a lot to me!
I usually try to include one lace pattern and one not, for the sake of those who don’t wear lace. I forgot last time, so here’s something to fill that gap.
I envisioned the pattern as charted, with the floats and the bulk of the purl blips on the front, but it turns out I like both sides equally. I worked it in both solid and variegated yarn because slip stitch patterns often work especially well with variegated. The solid is more subtle, especially on the mostly knit side – but I think it’s still a pleasing texture.
When designing textured stitches in particular, it’s always worth looking at both sides of the fabric. Sometimes you’ll find that you prefer the side that was meant to be hidden!
Here’s the chart:
- 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.
- A Roll of the Dice v2 is a multiple of 5 stitches and 6 rows.
- 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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- k: knit.
- p: purl.
- sl1: slip one stitch purlwise with the yarn held behind the knitting.
- sl1 wyif: slip one stitch with the yarn held on the side facing you.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): *(P1, sl1 wyif) x 2 ; work from *, p1.
Row 3: Sl1, *p1, k1, p1, sl1 ; work from *.
Row 4: *K1, p1, sl1 wyif, p1 ; work from *, k1.
Row 5: K1, *k1, sl1, k2 ; work from *.
Row 6: *Sl2 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif ; work from *, sl1 wyif.
Here’s the side of the swatches that were meant to be right side:
And here’s the other side of the swatches:
(Just as a reminder, the location of the pattern stitches is based on rolling dice and charting the numbers on graph paper.)
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