Knitted pictures…..

I seem to horde picture frames the same way I do yarn, I have large collection of both. As much as I like filling my picture frames with pictures of family and friends sometimes it’s nice to just do something different, so I decided to combine my two collections.

I’m extremely happy how those pictures come out, lovely lace and cable stitched just set off the frames and look stunning…..if I may say so myself.

The patterns are very quick to do and you can make them as wide and long as you like. If you never tried lace and cable knitting  those little projects are perfect to have a go. Below are the patterns, they will fit your standard picture frames.

I have used 3.75mm (US 5) needles, cable needle and Erika Knight’s British Blue Wool in four colours: pretty, milk, fawn and milk chocolate. When yo finish the squares please block, as it will show the pattern a lot better.

Lattice lace in fawn (37)wool shade.
Finished size measures approximately 4 x 4 inches.
Cast on 25 stitches
Row 1 (RS): K1, *yfrn, p1, p3tog, p1, yon, k1; rep from * to end
Row 2 and every alt row: Purl to end.
Row 3: K2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo *k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: P2tog, p1, yon, k1, yfrn, p1 *p3tog, p1, yon, k1, yfrn, p1; rep from * to lat 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 7: K2tog, yo, k3, yo * sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1, psso.
Row 8: Purl to end.
Rep these 8 rows patter repeat until work measures 4 inches.

Horseshoe Lace in pretty (42) wool shade.
Finished size measures approximately 3.5 x 5.5 inches.
Cast on 22 stitches.
Row 1 (WS): Purl to end.
Row 2: K1, *yo, k3, l 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Purl to end.
Row 4: P1, * k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: K1, *p9, k1; rep from * to end .
Row 6: P1, * k2, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 7: As row 5.
Row 8: P1, *k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end
Rep last 8 rows until work measures 5.5 inches.
Cast off.


Firefly Cables in milk chocolate (44) shade.
Special abbreviations: C4B – sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold at the back of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
Finished size measures approximately 4 x 7 inches.
Cast on 25 stitches.
Row 1(RS): *P1, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: K1, *p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P1, C4B, p1, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 4: K1, *p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: *P1, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 6: K1, *p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 7: *P1, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 8: K1, *p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 9: *P1, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 10: K1, *p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 11: *P1, k4, p1, C4B; rep from* to last st, p1.
Rows 12, 14 and 16: As row 10.
Row 13 and 15: As row 9.
Those 16 rows for the pattern, rep the pattern 3 times more.
Cast off

Swirl Cable in Milk (36) shade.
Special abbreviations: T8F – slip next 3 sts on cable needles and hold in front, k3, p2 the k3 from cable needle 
Finished size measures approximately 5 x 7 inches.
Cast on 36 sts.
Row 1 (RS):  P9, [k3, p2] 3 times, k3, p9.
Row 2: K9, p3, [k2, p3], 3 times, k9.
Row 3: P9, [k3,p2] 3 times, p9.
Row 4: K9, p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 5: P9, k3, p2, T8F, p2, k3, p9.
Row 6: K9,p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 7: P9, T8F, p2, T8F, p9.
Row 8: K9. p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 9: P9, k3, p2, T8F, p2, k3, p9.
Row 10: K9, p3, [k2, p3], 3 times, k9.
Row 11: P9, T8F, p2, T8F, p9.
Row 12: K9,p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 13: P9, k3, p2, T8F, p2, k3, p9.
Row 14: K9, p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 15: P9, T8F, p2, T8F, p9.
Row 16: K9, p3, [k2, p3] 3 times k9.
Row 17: P9, k3, p2, T8F, p2, k3, p9.
Row 18: K9, p3 [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 19: P9,[k3, p2] 3 times, k3, p9.
Rep rows 18 and 19, 19 more times., ending with RS facing for next row.
Row 36: P9, T8F, p2, T8F, p9.
Row 37: K9. p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 38: P9, k3, p2, T8F, p2, k3, p9.
Row 39: K9 p3, [k2, p3], 3 times, k9.
Row 40: P9, T8F, p2, T8F, p9.
Row 41: K9,p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 42: P9, k3, p2, T8F, p2, k3, p9.
Row 43: K9, p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Row 44: P9, T8F, p2, T8F, p9.
Row 45: K9, p3, [k2, p3] 3 times k9.
Row 46: P9, k3, p2, T8F, p2, k3, p9.
Row 47: K9, p3, [k2, p3], 3 times, k9.
Row 48: P9, [k3,p2] 3 times, p9.
Row 49: K9, p3, [k2, p3] 3 times, k9.
Cast off.

 
Enjoy 🙂

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