Free Pattern Motif: Quatrefoil

The lace motif that I would like to share with you here have many different names.
I like to call it "Quatrefoil". The definition of  
Quatrefoil is: "An ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or four-leaf clover."

I love this simple, but elegant pattern. It lends itself very nicely to a variety of  designs.
Here is one: this is a stole / wrap worked in a lace-weight yarn. I have added nupps for a depth.

Here it is in a namesake shawl design: Lucky Quaterfoil Shawl

Here I used a slightly smaller version of the same motif for my sweater:

So, presenting: 

Quaterfoil Lace Motif

 Written Instruction for 
Quaterfoil Lace Motif

All even rows: if the stitch was p on RS it will be k on WS, if it was k, ssk, k2tog, yo or c6f  - it will be purled on WS.

Row 1: p1, k1, yo, ssk, p6, k2tog, yo, k1, p1
Row 3: p1, k2, yo, ssk, p4, k2tog, yo, k2, p1
Row 5: p1, k3, yo, ssk, p2, k2tog, yo, k3, p1
Row 7: p1, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k3, k2tog, yo, p1
Row 9: p2, yo, ssk, k2, p2, k2, k2tog, yo, p2
Row 11: p3, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k1, k2tog, yo, p3
Row 13: p4, c6f (Cable 6 Front), p4
Row 15: p3, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p3
Row 17: p2, k2tog, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, ssk, p2
Row 19: p1, k2tog, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, ssk, p1
Row 21: p1, k3, k2tog, yo, p2, yo, ssk, k3, p1
Row 23: p1, k2, k2tog, yo, p4, yo, ssk, k2, p1
Row 25: p1, k1, k2tog, yo, p6, yo, ssk, k1, p1
Row 27: p1, k2, p8, k2, p1

Happy Knitting everyone! 

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1 comment:

  1. Hello! I'm stopping in to thank you for sharing this motif with me. I just finished a blanket where 8 of the 36 squares are "sampler" squares and I modified your chart just a little to go better with my yarn, needles, and size requirements (I needed an 8" square). I'm really pleased with how it came out, thanks again!