Two-row repeat lace knitting pattern for scarves
Lace Stitches

How to knit a cute two-row repeat lace stitch + video

In today’s post, you’ll learn how to knit an easy two-row repeat lace pattern, one of those so-called “proper lace” stitches.

As such, they are lace patterns because the increases and decreases are worked on in each row.

Whereas Openwork stitch patterns are normally worked purling the even rows of the desired design.

So the lace patterns require “more work” according to some, as the even rows or “resting” rows also need our attention, or… “it’s complicated” 😉

Complicated, no, not really… this two-row repeat lace stitch is actually easy to do!

Actually, the steps that we have to repeat are the easiest ones when it comes to knitting lace.

Today’s lace stitch has a vertical design to it, even smoother than the Lace Stripes we practiced sometime ago.

Honestly, its elegant look makes it perfect for scarves or wraps; it will absolutely sing and shine in any long garment.

Finally, with this kind of pattern, versatility prevails: Create Summer garments by using cotton yarn, linen, bamboo, or any of the myriad blends…

Or try using wool yarn, Alpaca, Merino, Cashmere, etc., to knit Winter projects.

Ok, enough chatting! Grab your needles and some yarn, and let’s get started!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

K: Knit

yo: Yarn over

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

p2tog: Purl two stitches together

RS: Right side of the work

BO: Bind off

This swatch was made using 100% cotton yarn (it’s super soft, and it has a natural look to it) #ad

Two-row repeat lace knitting pattern for beginners. So Woolly.

Using my bamboo dpn’s US 8 / 5 mm (great for swatches, dishcloths, and small projects in general) #ad

How to knit a cute 2-row-repeat Lace stitch

CO multiples of 5 st; i.e.: 5 * 3 = 15 st.

1º and every odd row (RS): *k2tog, yo, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to end

2º and every even row: *P1, p2tog, yo, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to end.

These two rows create the pattern. Repeat it until the desired length is reached. 

When finished, BO knitwise after row 2 (RS).

This is the other side of the work:

Two-row repeat lace knit stitch for scarves. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

Two-row repeat lace knitting pattern

Thank you for watching!

Hugs, and happy knitting.

Carolina – So Woolly

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