Easier than it appears, the Lace Squares stitch is such a beautiful pattern, full of texture, great for knitting a wrap, a rectangular shawl, a scarf and some knitters say that it also works for a baby blanket!
The techniques used are: Knit, purl, yarn over and knit two stitches together, and the repeats are pretty similar, so it starts to make sense very quickly… and it’s easy to remember.
The Lace Squares pattern is not reversible, but the wrong side of the work looks pretty too 😉 However, if you are searching for a real double sided lace stitch, this is the one for you: How to knit Lace in 3 easy steps.
Ok, let’s get started!
How to knit Lace Squares, step by step
CO multiples of 20 + 10 stitches; i.e.: 20 * 2 = 40 + 10 = 50 stitches.
1º, 5º and 9º rows (RS): *K1, [k2tog, yo] 4 times, K1, P10*. Repeat from * to last 10 st, K1, [k2tog, yo] 4 times, K1.
2º and every even row (WS): Work each st as it presents; knit the knits, purl the purls and the yo.
3º and 7º rows: *K1, [yo, k2tog] 4 times, K11*. Repeat from * to last 10 st, K1, [yo, k2tog] 4 times, K1.
11º, 15º and 19º rows: *P10, K1, [k2tog, yo] 4 times, K1*. Repeat from * to last 10 st, P 10.
13º and 17º rows: *K11, [yo, k2tog] 4 times, K1*. Repeat from * to last 10 st, K10.
20º row: as 2º row.
Repeat these 20 rows until you reach the desired length. Bind off knitwise after a 20st row.
This is the wrong side of the work:
Enjoy the video:
And happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly