Free stitch pattern outtake: Wings

Whoops! I’ve been so busy with some other work I’ve been doing that I didn’t schedule a post for this morning ahead of time. I’m actually pleased to be able to say that this is the first time in a long time that I haven’t had a Monday post ready beforehand. (Because of all those weeks I was prepared.)

This is an outtake from the justice/equality/mercy knit/purl pattern. It’s my favorite bit of the whole design. (It doesn’t mean anything by itself.)

I suspect from the simplicity of it that it’s probably a traditional stitch pattern.

Sorry I don’t have a swatch photo yet, but I like the way it makes an undulating design when worked in knit/purl. I expect it would be nice in cross stitch or other gridded techniques, too!

Free stitch pattern outtake: Wings


  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Wings is a multiple of 8 + 1 stitches and 3 + 1 rows
  • Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns.
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  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.

Row 1 (RS): k1, *(p3, k1) x 2 ; work from *.
Row 2 (WS): p1, *(p1, k2) x 2, p2 ; work from *.
Row 3: *k1, p2, k3, p2 ; work from *, k1.

Work rows 1-3 as desired, ending with row 1.

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knitting stitch pattern: Wings by Naomi Parkhurst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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