Skull and Crossbones Lace

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Skull and crossbones lace knitting stitch

Abbreviations

Chart Symbol Written
Abbreviation
Meaning
K Knit
P Purl
K2tog Knit 2 together
P2tog Purl 2 together
Slip 1, K1, PSSO Slip 1 stitch, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the stitch just knit
K3tog Knit 3 stitches together
Slip 2 together, k1, psso Insert the needle into the next 2 stitches as if you were going to knit two together, but slip them onto the right hand needle instead. Knit 1. Pass the two slipped stitches over the stitch just knit.
Slip 2, k1, psso Slip 2 stitches (one at a time), knit 1, pass the two slipped stitches over the stitch just knit.
yo Yarn over
Ignore this square. Do nothing to your knitting, just go onto the next square in the chart with a symbol in it.

Pattern

In Words

Cast on a multiple of 18sts plus 3 extra (57sts minimum)

Knit 1 row

1st row: K1, slip 1, k1, psso, *(yo, slip 1, k1, psso) 3 times, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) 4 times, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso; repeat from * until 18sts remain, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso) 3 times, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) 5 times, k1

2nd row: Knit

3rd row: 3rd row: K1, yo, k2tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, (k1, yo) twice, slip 2 together, k1, psso, (yo, k1), twice, k2tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, *k3, slip 1, k1, psso, (k1, yo) twice, slip 2 together, k1, psso, (yo, k1) twice, k2tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, yo; repeat from * until 1st remains, k1

4th row: k2, *p5, k7, p5, k1; repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, k1

5th row: k2, (yo, k2tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, k2tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k1 ), repeat until 1st remains, k1

6th row: K3, (p5, k5, p5, k3) repeat to end of row.

7th row: (K3, yo, k2tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, [k1, yo] twice, k1, k2tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, yo) repeat to last 3sts, k3

8th row: K4, p5, k3, p5, (k5, p5, k3, p5) repeat to last 4sts, k4

9th row: K2, ([yo, k2tog] twice, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, yo, k4, [slip 1, k1, psso, yo] twice, k1) repeat until 1st remains, k1

10th row: K5, p5, k1, p5, (k7, p5, k1, p5) repeat until 5sts remain, k5

11th row: (K3, [yo, k2tog] twice, k7, [slip 1, k1, psso, yo] twice) repeat until 3sts remain, k3

12th row: K6, p9, (k9, p9) repeat to last 6sts, k6

13th row: K2, ([yo, k2tog] three times, k5, [slip 1, k1, psso, yo] three times, k1) repeat to last st, k1

14th row: K7, p7, (k11, p7) repeat to last 7sts, k7

15th row: (K3, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog, k3, slip 2, k1, psso, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, yo) repeat to last 3 sts, k3

16th row: K8, p5, (k13, p5) repeat to last 8sts, k8

17th row: K1, (slip 1, k1, psso, yo) three times, k7, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso, *yo, (slip 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k7, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso; repeat from * to last 18 sts, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k7, (yo, k2tog) three times, k1

18th row: K7, p7, (k11, p7) repeat until 7sts remain, k7

19th row: K2, ([slip 1, k1, psso, yo] twice, k9, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1); repeat until 1 st remains, k1

20th row: K6, p9, (k9, p9) to last 6sts, k6

21st row: K1, slip 1, k1, psso, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k4, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso) repeat until 18sts remain, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k4, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1

22nd row: K5, p5, k1, p5 (k7, p5, k1, p5); repeat until 5sts remain, k5

23rd row: K2, (slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k4, slip 1, knit 1, psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k1) repeat until 1 st remains, k1

24th row: K4, p5, k3, p5, (k5, p5, k3, p5) repeat until 4 sts remain, k4

25th row: K1, slip 1, k1, psso, (yo, k4, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso) repeat until 18 sts remain, yo, k4, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k1

26th row: (K3, p5, k5, p5) repeat until 3 sts remain, k3

27th row: K1, yo, k1, k2tog, k2, slip 2, k1, psso, [yo, k1] three times, yo, k3tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, yo, (k4, slip 2, k1, psso, [yo, k1] three times, yo, k3tog, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, yo), repeat until 1 st remains, k1

28th row: Knit

29th row: Knit 1, (k2tog, yo) 4 times, k1, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso) 4 times, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso, *(yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k1, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso) four times, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso; repeat from * until 18 sts remain, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k1, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso) 5 times, k1

30th row: Knit

31st row: K2, (yo, k3tog, yo, k11, yo, slip 2, k1, psso, yo, k1) repeat until 1 st remains, k1

32nd row: K5, p11, (k7, p11) repeat until 5 sts remain, k5

33rd row: (K3, yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo) repeat until 3 sts remain, k3

34th row: K6, p9, (k9, p9) repeat until 6 sts remain, k6

35th row: K2, ([k2tog, yo] twice, [slip 1, k1, psso, yo] twice, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, [yo, slip 1, k1, psso] twice, k1) repeat until 1 st remains, k1

36th row: K6, p9, (k9, p9) repeat until 6 sts remain, k6

37th row: K2, ([slip 1, k1, psso, yo] twice, k9, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1) repeat until 1 st remains, k1

38th row: K6, p9, (k9, p9) repeat until 6 sts remain, k6

39th row: K1, (slip 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k11, yo, k2tog, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso, *yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k11, yo, k2tog, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso; repeat from * to last 18 sts, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k11, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1

40th row: K5, p11, (k7, p11) repeat to last 5 sts, k5

41st row: K2, (slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k13, yo, k2tog, k1) repeat to last stitch, k1

42nd row: K4, p6, p2tog, p5, (k5, p6, p2tog, p5) repeat until 4 sts remain, k4

43rd row: K1, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k5, slip 1, k1, psso, (yo) three times, k2tog, k5, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso, *yo, k5, slip 1, k1, psso, (yo) three times, k2tog, k5, yo, slip 2 together, k1, psso; repeat from * to last 17 stitches, yo, k5, slip 1, k1, psso, (yo) three times, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k1

44th row: (K3, p6, [k1, p1, k1] into the triple yo made on the previous row, p6) repeat to last 3 sts, k3

45th row: K2tog, yo, (k16, slip 1, k1, psso, yo) repeat to last stitch, k1

46th row: K2, (p17, k1) repeat to last stitch, k1

47th row: K2tog, yo, (k16, slip 1, k1, psso, yo) repeat to last stitch, k1

48th row: K2, (p17, k1) repeat to last stitch, k1

49th row: K2tog, yo ([slip 1, k1, psso] twice, [yo] 4 times, [k2tog] twice, k1, [slip 1, k1, psso] twice, [yo] 4 times, k2tog, slip 2 together, k1, psso, yo) repeat to last stitch, k1

50th row: K2, (p2, [k1, p1, k1, p1] into the quadruple yo made on the previous row, p5, [k1, p1, k1, p1] into the quadruple yo made on the previous row, p2, k1) repeat to last stitch, k1

51st row: K2, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, yo, k1) repeat to last stitch, k1

52nd row: (K3, p15), repeat to last 3 sts, k3

53rd row: (K3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, yo) repeat to last 3 sts, k3

54th row: K4, p13, (k5, p13) repeat until 4 sts remain, k4

55th row: K2, (yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k1) repeat to last stitch, k1

56th row: Knit

Rows 1-56 form the pattern. Repeat for desired length, ending with row 30 or 56.

Chart

(see the abbreviations list for the key to symbols):

Note: the charts are shown sideways.

Cast on a multiple of 18sts plus 3 extra (57sts minimum)

Begin from row 1 of chart. Rows 1-56 form the pattern.

Repeat for desired length, finishing on row 30 or 56.

Skull and crossbones free lace knitting chart

Skull and crossbones free lace knitting chart


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