Byzantine Lace

Sometimes I just draw random circles on graph paper and see what pattern, if any, emerges. Only problem is with random designing is naming the pattern afterwards, I’ve sat looking at this for days and nothing came to mind, it was nearly published as ‘The Nameless Lace’, until I settled on Byzantine Lace, marginally better than nameless I guess!

Byzantine Lace
Byzantine Lace

Byzantine Lace

Abbreviations
yo – yarn over
sl – slip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
psso – pass slipped stitch over
k2tog – knit two stitches together
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over

Cast on multiples of 12 sts +1 st

Row 1: *(K1, p1) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, p1, k1, p1* to last st, k1.

Row 2: *K1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1* to last st, k1.

Row 3: *K1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k1, p1* to last st, k1.

Row 4: Same as Row 2.

Row 5: *K1, p1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, skpo) twice, p1* to last st, k1.

Row 6: K1, *p11, k1* to end of row.

Row 7: *K1, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice, yo, skpo, k1, yo, skpo* to last st, k1.

Row 8: Same as Row 6.

Row 9: *K4, yo skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3* to last st, k1.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: *K1, (yo, skpo) twice, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice* to last st, k1.

Row 12: Same as Row 10.

Row 13: *K1, (p1, k1) twice, skpo, yo, (p1, k1) twice, p1* to last st, k1.

Row 14: *K1, (p1, k1) twice, p3, (k1, p1) twice* to last st, k1.

These 14 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. notewords says:

    I love the shape of it! 😉

    1. Shana says:

      The shape surprised me, it didn’t look like that on paper!! 😀

  2. PaperPuff says:

    Very pretty. I see pyramids…

    1. Shana says:

      You only sphinx you do !! 😉

      1. PaperPuff says:

        Lol, lol, and thrice lol!!!

  3. This is gorgeous, I can imagine it as a shawl/evening wrap in a silky yarn

    1. Shana says:

      Thank you, and yes it would look lovely as a shawl 🙂

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