Knitting Pattern Decoded

While Looking around the web for new patterns I came across a site (www.knittingkingdom.com) which had some foreign patterns which some individuals requested translation. Some were easy as they had a clear close up of all the stitches and others not so much. This one was hand written and the photo blurry. What picture there was of the final product was not a close up. So at the request of others I did some experimentation and believe to have decoded the symbols. The pattern is now free for purchase in the shop, or you can copy from this blog.

 The original pattern. http://www.knittingkingdom.com/lace-fan-knitting-stitch.

The original pattern. http://www.knittingkingdom.com/lace-fan-knitting-stitch.

Fortunately for most patterns the symbols tilt in the direction that the individual wants the stitches to lie. With stitches being worked on both odd and even sides the vertical and horizontal slashes had to be difference of knit and purl stitches. from that I made an educated guess that the pattern fallowed a socket stitch pattern and reverse stitches are purled. Which left the question of the triangles. This required experimentation and I tried two ways. First with a combination of k3tog and p3tog. This created a lumpy and zigzag line in the work which may work for some, but I wanted to try for a flatter smoother texture. On the second try I did a combination of k3tog and sssp with created a more uniform twist in the lines and a flatter texture.

 Close up of final rendered pattern

Close up of final rendered pattern

I am not however very good at making clothes yet so the shirt is a bit out of my field. That an I have too many projects at the moment to take the pattern further but with the decoded chart others might be able to take the next step. Pattern is free in the shop Stitch and enjoy.