How to knit a Fancy Lace stitch pattern step by step
Lace Stitches

How to knit a Fancy Lace stitch (4 rows only!)

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit a lovely Fancy Lace stitch.

It has a romantic, vintage look, perfect for shawls, wraps, scarves, and even seasonal cardigans and sweaters.

However, if your garment should stay flat, add a nice edge on each side of the piece, or block it once it’s finished.

The Fancy Lace stitch is a four-row repeat pattern, and to me, a great opportunity to practice and improve several techniques.

In fact, we’ll be doing the single and double yarn over, the simple decrease, knitting three stitches together, and knitting two stitches together.

In addition, in the video tutorial, I’ll explain how to purl and knit into the double yarnovers when working the even rows.

Last but not least, try to use sharp-tip knitting needles (they will save you time, effort, and maybe, a couple of tears…) #ad

And don’t forget to block your project once it’s finished!

Ok, it’s time to grab your needles, and a lovely, luxury, smooth yarn, and let’s get lacy! #ad

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CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side

K: Knit

P: Purl

dyo: Double yarn over

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

k3tog: Knit three stitches together

sd: Simple decrease (Slip one stitch as if to knit, knit the next, and pass the slipped stitch over the last one)

yo: Yarn over

WS: Wrong side

BO: Bind off


There is a setup row or row “0” (it will be worked once and won’t be repeated again).

The odd rows form the right side of the work.

The edge (selvage) stitches will be knitted on every odd row and purled on every even row.

How to knit a Fancy Lace stitch pattern (4 rows only!). So Woolly.

How to knit a Fancy Lace stitch

CO multiples of 8 + 7 + 2 (edge) st; i.e.: 8 * 3 = 24 + 7 = 31 + 2 = 33 st.

Setup row: P across

Row 1 (RS): K1 (edge), k2tog, dyo, *k3tog, dyo, sd, K1, k2tog, dyo*. Repeat from * to *, to last 6 st, ending with k3tog, dyo, sd, K1 (edge)

Rows 2 and 4: P1 (edge), P working P1, K1, into the dyo, ending with P1 (edge)

Row 3: K1 (edge), K1, yo, sd, *K1, k2tog, dyo, k3tog, dyo, sd*. Repeat from * to *, to last 5 st, ending with K1, k2tog, yo, K1, K1 (edge).

These last four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO knitwise, after row 4 (RS).

This is the other side of the work:

How to knit a Fancy Lace stitch (wrong side of the work). So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit a Fancy Lace stitch

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting,

Carolina – So Woolly

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