Melancholy

This is an edging created by encoding a word as numbers and charting it. More details here

(it's not a knitted-on edging; it's meant to be worked as the first thing after casting on or the last thing after binding off. It might work as an allover pattern, but I haven't swatched it.)

Shown with a cast-on count of 55 stitches.

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  • Row 1 (RS): Ssk, yo, k3, k3tog, k1, [yo] twice, *p1, [yo] twice, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k3, k3tog, k1, [yo] twice, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, [yo] twice, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k2tog.
  • Row 2: P7, k1, p1, k1, *k1, p14, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, k1, p8.
  • Row 3: K3, k3tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, *p1, [k1, yo] twice, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k5, k3tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, [k1, yo] twice, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3.
  • Rows 4, 12, 14, and 16: P9, k1, *p17, k1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, p9.
  • Row 5: K2, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, [k2tog, yo] twice, *p1, [yo, ssk] twice, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, k3, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, [k2tog, yo] twice, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, [yo, ssk] twice, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, k2.
  • Row 6: P3, k1, p5, k1, *p4, k1, p6, k1, p5, k1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, p4, k1, p4.
  • Row 7: K1, sl2-k1-p2sso, k4, [yo] twice, k1, *p1, k1, [yo] twice, k4, sl2-k1-p2sso, k1, sl2-k1-p2sso, k4, [yo] twice, k1, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, k1, [yo] twice, k4, sl2-k1-p2sso, k1.
  • Row 8: P6, k1, p2, k1, *p1, k1, p12, k1, p2, k1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, p1, k1, p7.
  • Row 9: K1, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, k1, yo, k1, *p1, k1, yo, k1, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k3tog, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, [yo] twice, k1, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, k1, yo, k1, [yo] twice, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k3tog, k1.
  • Row 10: [P4, k1] twice, *p3, k1, p8, k1, p4, k1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, p3, k1, p5.
  • Row 11: K1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1, yo, *p1, yo, k1, yo, k4, k3tog, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1, yo, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, yo, k1, yo, k4, k3tog, k1.
  • Row 13: K1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, *p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k3tog, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k3tog, k1.
  • Row 15: Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, *p1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k2tog.