Four-row repeat lace stitch
Lace Stitches

Four-row repeat, lace stitch knitting pattern

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn a four-row repeat lace stitch: Quick to memorize (only 3 steps that will be repeated all the time), and easier than the last one we practiced.

It’s a great pattern for knitting a wide range of projects, including: Summer tops, cardigans, sweaters, scarves, wraps… and maybe a vest?

(And I’d love you to give it a try, since we’ll need it for our next project 😉

Ok, grab your needles, and let’s get started!


CO: Cast on

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over

sl1: Slip one stitch as if to knit (pass one stitch knitwise onto the right-hand needle, without knitting it)

passo: Pass the slipped stitch over the last two knitted stitches

BO: Bind off

How to knit lace step by step, in four rows. So Woolly.


The odd rows form the right side of the pattern.

The first and the last stitch will be knitted in every row.

Four-row repeat lace stitch knitting pattern

CO multiples of 3 + 2; i.e.: 3 * 5 = 15 + 2 = 17 stitches.

1º row (RS): K1, K1, *yo, sl1, k2, passo*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, K3

2º and 4º rows: P across

3º row: K1, *yo, sl1, k2, passo*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1

These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO purlwise after a row 3.

This is the wrong side of the work:

This swatch was knitted in a cotton-polyester blend, pretty soft and light #ad

Easy lace knitting pattern for beginners. So Woolly.

Using my favorite bamboo knitting needles (US 8 / 5 mm) #ad

Now, enjoy the video tutorial:

Thank you for watching!

Hugs and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Looking for more lace stitches? Click here to see the whole list!

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