A String of Endless Knots

Once upon a time, say, two years ago, I learned the basic principal of knitting cables. It’s a simple concept, really, and I thought it would be neat to find a way to cable an endless knot. My knitting skills at the time were still pretty rudimentary, and while they’re not much better now, I failed in my efforts to create a pattern at the time. The latest fruit of my knitting haze, however, is a pattern that actually works. I am pleased to present any interested takers in the community with my very first original pattern. I’ll add a picture to the post as soon as I get a chance. (I know, I know. I used formatting, hyperlinks, and pictures for the first time all in the same week? What is the world coming to these days? : )

Endless Knot Pattern

Abbreviations (from Knitty)

C2B: Slip next st to cable needle and hold to back of work, k1, k1 from cable needle.
C2F: Slip next st to cable needle and hold to front of work, k1, k1 from cable needle.
PC2B: Slip next st to cable needle and hold to back of work, k1, p1 from cable needle.
PC2F: Slip next st to cable needle and hold to front of work, p1, k1 from cable needle.

Directions

Cast on 16

Row 1: (RS) K1, P6, K2, P6, K1

Row 2: (and all WS rows) Work stitches as they appear.

Row 3: K1, P5, PC2B, PC2F, P5, K1

Row 5: K1, P5, K1, P2, K1, P5, K1

Row 7: K1, P5, PC2F, PC2B, P5, K1

Row 9: K1, P2, K2, P2, C2B, P2, K2, P2, K1

Row 11: K1, P1, [PC2B, PC2F] 3 times, P1, K1

Row 13: K1, P1, K1, P2, [C2F, P2] 2 times, K1, P1, K1

Row 15: K1, P1, [PC2F, PC2B] 3 times, P1, K1

Row 17: K1, P2, [C2B, P2] 3 times, K1

Row 19: K1, P1, [PC2B, PC2F] 3 times, P1, K1

Row 21: K1, P1, K1, P2, [C2F, P2] 2 times, K1, P1, K1

Row 23: K1, P1, [PC2F, PC2B] 3 times, P1, K1

Row 25: K1, P6, C2B, P6, K1

Row 27: K1, P5, PC2B, PC2F, P5, K1

Row 29: K1, P5, K1, P2, K1, P5, K1

Row 31: K1, P5, PC2F, PC2B, P5, K1

To Repeat: Work from Row 9 (1 diamond in between larger section) or from Row 2 (2 diamonds in between larger section)

When Finished: Bind off in pattern (Row 2)

To Increase: Increase in increments of 6 stitches, adding 8 rows to the pattern length to widen the diamonds to make each diamond center follow the vertical pattern of 2P, 4P, 4P, 2P. If this makes no sense, email me and I’ll explain in more detail.

2 thoughts on “A String of Endless Knots

  1. Melissa,
    I had a client who would sell her new knitting patterns on line. She made pretty good money. You may have a gold mine here. I wouldn’t know because I don’t knit (looks like DOS to me) but people who knit are always looking for new patterns. Congratulations on your new design!!!

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    1. Maybe someday I’ll take it seriously enough to try to turn it into a business. For now, I’m happy as long as people credit me if they post the pattern elsewhere :)Thanks for the congrats!

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