meta Knit: a needlework chart for any craft

The random number generator picked Knit from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Nim, one of my Patreon supporters. I was pleased that this option came out with motifs that are common in traditional needlewrok.

In my opinion, this pattern looks good as both an allover design and as a border strip; there’s an example of the latter at the end of this post.

I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid: beads, cross stitch, whatever. I also try to provide at least some digital art of the pattern repeated all over not as a chart. It doesn’t necessarily look like a finished object for any particular craft, but I just want to give a sense of it in use. (I try to make it look like knitting when it’s got floats short enough for easy stranded knitting.)

example image showing meta Knit as an allover design
chart with dark and light squares showing the pattern arrangement for meta Knit.
  • Knit has a repeat of 14 + 1 columns and 4 + 1 rows.
  • The written instructions below are formatted for stranded knitting, but it is my hope that they could be translated into instructions for other crafts. For instance, if working filet crochet, 1 A could be one open square and 2 B could be two filled-in squares.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns (no need to ask). I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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Round 1: work knit as follows; *(1 B, 2 A, 2 B, 2 A) × 2; work from *, 1 B. [15 sts]

Round 2: work knit as follows; *2 B, (1 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B) × 2, 1 A, 1 B; work from *, 1 B.

Round 3: work knit as follows; *1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 2 A, 2 B, 1 A, 2 B, 2 A, 1 B, 1 A; work from *, 1 B.

Round 4: work knit as follows; *2 B, (1 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B) × 2, 1 A, 1 B; work from *, 1 B.

Work rounds 1-4 as desired, ending with round 1.

Example image showing the meta Knit pattern as if it were a border design.