gansey, version 2

Yes, this isn't a traditional gansey stitch pattern. It's an encoding of the word gansey as lace. More information at my blog.

See this blog post for more information.

Gansey version 1 coordinates with gansey version 2. The bottom of the swatch shows two repeats version 1; the top shows one repeat of version 2. The decreases are slightly different.

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  • Naomi (gannet)

Shown with a cast-on count of 42 stitches.

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  • Row 1 (RS): Yo, k2tog, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, *ssk, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, ssk, [yo] twice, k2tog, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 7 sts, ssk, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, ssk, yo.
  • Row 2: P2, k1, p4, *p3, [k1, p2] twice, k1, p4, repeat from * to last 7 sts, p3, k1, p3.
  • Row 3: [K1, yo, ssk] twice, k1, *[k1, k2tog, yo] twice, k2, [yo, ssk, k1] twice, repeat from * to last 7 sts, [k1, k2tog, yo] twice, k1.
  • Rows 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, and 20: Purl.
  • Row 5: Ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, *k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog.
  • Row 6: P1, k1, p5, *p4, k1, p3, k1, p5, repeat from * to last 7 sts, p4, k1, p2.
  • Row 7: K2, yo, k1, ssk, k2, *k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1, ssk, k2, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k2.
  • Row 9: Ssk, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, k2tog, ssk, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k1, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, k2tog.
  • Row 11: Ssk, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, ssk, *[yo] twice, k2tog, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, ssk, repeat from * to last 7 sts, [yo] twice, k2tog, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog.
  • Row 12: P3, k1, p2, k1, p1, *p1, k1, p7, k1, p2, k1, p1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, p1, k1, p4.
  • Row 13: [K1, k2tog, yo] twice, k1, *[k1, yo, ssk] twice, k2, [k2tog, yo, k1] twice, repeat from * to last 7 sts, [k1, yo, ssk] twice, k1.
  • Row 15: K2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, *ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, repeat from * to last 7 sts, ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, yo, k1, ssk.
  • Row 16: P4, k1, p2, *p1, k1, p9, k1, p2, repeat from * to last 7 sts, p1, k1, p5.
  • Row 17: K2, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, *k2, yo, k1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k2, yo, k1, ssk, k2.
  • Row 19: K1, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, k2tog, *ssk, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, k2, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, k2tog, repeat from * to last 7 sts, ssk, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, k1.