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Day 3 : Beginner Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches


Day 3 : Beginner Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 3 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this beginner lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. You’ll be learning the basics of lace knit stitches. You can use these 3 stitches in different combinations to create your own beautiful patterns!

Today’s stitch is a basic lace knit stitch. It has a decrease immediately followed by an increase, better known as a yarn over {YO}. We’ll be learning 2 types of decreases for this stitch, a left-leaning decrease and a right-leaning decrease.

Materials: Size US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles

Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns

Video Tutorial:

Pattern, Knit Flat: CO in multiples of 2 STS

Row 1 {RS}: *K2TOG, YO* {right-leaning decrease}

Row 2 {WS}: *P*

Row 3 {RS}: *YO, SKP* {left-leaning decrease}

Row 4 {WS}: *P* {same as row 2}

Repeat rows 1-4 until desired length.

Tip: When knitting row 1, make sure you include the last YO.

When knitting row 4, make sure you don’t include a YO at the end of the row.

Using the Beginner Lace Knit Stitch: Because we’re alternating a right-leaning decrease on one row with a left-leaning decrease on another row our finished object will be square.

Plus, It lays nice and flat when you’re finished, so you don’t have to worry about curling.

Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.

Example:

Advanced Pattern, Knit Flat with a Clean Edge {as seen in the video}: CO in multiples of 2 + 2 STS

For my swatch I CO 14 STS

Row 1 {RS}: K1TBL *K2TOG, YO* K1TBL {right-leaning decrease}

Row 2 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW

Row 3 {RS}: K1TBL *YO, SKP* K1TBL {left-leaning decrease}

Row 4 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW {same as row 2} Repeat rows 1-4 until desired length.

Lace Knit Stitch Yarn Options: Read my article Best Yarn For Lace Knit Stitches to learn about the good, the bad and the exceptions when choosing a yarn for lace knitting!

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Back:

Abbreviations: * – * – repeat pattern

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

K1 TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

RS – right side

S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise

SKP – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch

STS – stitches

WYIF – with yarn in front

WS – wrong side

YO – yarn over

I think this stitch has lots of potential to be a super bulky scarf or a lacy shawl. It’s perfect for some summer knitting patterns!

What would you design using this stitch?

Did you design a project with this stitch? I’d love to see your creation! Tag me on Facebook and/or Instagram @bromefields

This is not a sponsored post, I didn’t receive any of these products as gifts and all of my opinions are my own.

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