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Cable lace

October 1, 2012
by Erin B

Ok, so I know that isn’t a real description of the pattern.  There are no cables, but it is lace.  That’s what the shawl in this pattern was called by the SLOG* who knit it and shared her pattern with me, scribbled on a piece of paper in shaky pencil writting.  I have also seen it called Frost Flowers on Ravelry.  Lately it is famous as the pattern of lace Amy Pond’s scarf was knit in for most (but not all) of season five of Doctor Who.

All rows start and end with knit one, it is always K1 no matter which direction (right side or wrong side) you are knitting.

Repeats are as follows:

1 – k3, k2tog, k4, yo, p2 (k2, yo, ssk)x3, p2, yo, k4, ssk, k3

2 – p2, p2togbl, p4, yo, p1, k2 (p2, yo, p2tog)x3, k2, p1, yo, p4, p2tog, p2

3 – k1, k2tog, k4, you, k2, p2 (k2, yo, ssk)x3, p2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1

4 – p2togbl, p4, yo, p3, k2, (p2, yo, p2tog)x3, k2, p3, yo, p4, p2tog

5 – 12:  repeat (Rows 1 – 4) two more times

Add a life line (I translated this from the note that says “put a string in now”)

13 – yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, p2, yo, k4, ssk, k6, k2tog, k4, yo, p2, k2, yo, ssk, k2

14 – yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, k2, p1, yo,p4, p2tog, p4, p2togbl, p4, yo, p1, k2, p2, yo, p2tog, p2

15 – yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, p2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, ssk, k2

16 – yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, k2, p3, yo, p4, p2tog, p2togbl, p4, yo, p3, k2, p2, yo,p2tog, p2

17 – 24:  repeat (Rows 13 – 16) two more times

Add a life line (I translated this from the note that says “put a string in now”)

I really wanted to test knit a swatch of this before I published this blog post, but just don’t have time.  I don’t want to lose my paper copy of the pattern and it doesn’t scan well for digital archiving.  So, here it is, completely untested.  If you try it, send me a picture.  In addition to repeating rows 1 – 24 until you get the desired length, I would suspect you need about six repeats of each row to get desired width.

The pattern says to start and end each row with k1, but I might try k2, just to get the edges stable…. but what do I know.  I haven’t really ever knit much lace.

 

*SLOG = Someone’s Little Old Grandmother, who in this case was very nice and no offence is meant

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