Colorless green dreams sleep furiously variant

The column guides here have been making me think of syntax trees. I decided to see what would happen if I turned a syntax tree into a stitch map. Not yet swatched!

This version eliminates the alternating rows of plain stockinette for a lacier effect and something closer to the proportions of the original syntax tree.

(Colorless green dreams sleep furiously is a classic example sentence used in linguistics to show the difference between a syntactically correct sentence and one which makes sense semantically. This stitch pattern is based on its tree.)

-Naomi Parkhurst (gannet on Ravelry)

Shown with a cast-on count of 12 stitches.

Getting chart...

  • Round 1: *Yo, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat from * (multiple of 8 sts).
  • Round 2: *K1, yo, k3, ssk, k2tog, repeat from * (multiple of 7 sts).
  • Round 3: *K5, k2tog, repeat from * (multiple of 6 sts).
  • Round 4: *K2, k2tog, k2, repeat from * (multiple of 5 sts).
  • Round 5: *Ssk, k2tog, yo, yo, k1, yo, repeat from * (multiple of 6 sts).
  • Round 6: *K2tog, k1, yo, k3, repeat from *.
  • Round 7: Knit.