Wilderness

I like to design stitch patterns. Most of them are based on a method of encoding words as numbers, and then turning those numbers into charts. Once a month I design a stitch pattern from a word suggested by my Patreon backers.

This month I got sneaky and did a two-for-one: Wild and Wilderness. Wild is rows 1-8 of Wilderness, but I've put up a separate stitch map for Wild because it looks sufficiently different by itself.

More in this blog post.

Shown with a cast-on count of 36 stitches.

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  • Row 1 (RS): [Yo, ssk, k1] twice, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, [k1, k2tog, yo] twice.
  • Row 2: P6, *p5, k1, p6, repeat from * to last 6 sts, p6.
  • Row 3: K1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, repeat from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1.
  • Rows 4, 14, 18, and 20: Purl.
  • Row 5: K2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, *yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last 6 sts, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk.
  • Rows 6, 8, and 12: P5, k1, *p11, k1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, p6.
  • Row 7: K1, yo, [k2tog] twice, k1, yo, *yo, k1, [ssk] twice, yo, 1/1 RC, yo, [k2tog] twice, k1, yo, repeat from * to last 6 sts, yo, k1, [ssk] twice, yo, k1.
  • Row 9: Yo, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, repeat from * to last 6 sts, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, yo.
  • Rows 10 and 16: P5, k1, *[p5, k1] twice, repeat from * to last 6 sts, p6.
  • Row 11: K1, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2, yo, *yo, k2, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, k2, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2, yo, repeat from * to last 6 sts, yo, k2, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, k1.
  • Row 13: K3, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo, k2, 1/1 RC, k2, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, k1, k2tog, yo, k3.
  • Row 15: Yo, [k1, ssk] twice, yo, *yo, [k2tog, k1] twice, [yo] twice, [k1, ssk] twice, yo, repeat from * to last 6 sts, yo, [k2tog, k1] twice, yo.
  • Row 17: K2, [yo, ssk] twice, *[k2tog, yo] twice, k4, [yo, ssk] twice, repeat from * to last 6 sts, [k2tog, yo] twice, k2.
  • Row 19: K1, [ssk, yo] twice, *1/1 RC, [yo, k2tog] twice, 1/1 RC, [ssk, yo] twice, repeat from * to last 7 sts, 1/1 RC, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1.