2017: a free garter lace 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.
- This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object.
- 2017 is a multiple of 12 stitches and 6 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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- 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.
- yo: yarnover.
Row 1: *yo, k3tog, yo x 2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo x 2, k3tog, yo; work from *.
Row 2: knit across, working (k1, p1) in each double yo.
Row 3: *k4, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k4; work from *.
Row 4: *k1, k2tog, (yo x 2, k3tog) x 2, yo x 2, k2tog, k1; work from *.
Row 5: knit across, working (k1, p1) in each double yo.
Row 6: *k2tog, yo, k8, yo, k2tog; work from *.
Rows 4-6 are the same as rows 1-3, but offset by half horizontally.
3 thoughts on “2017: a free garter lace stitch pattern”
This reminds me of jelly beans in a bowl, or Easter eggs.
Cheerful things to think of!