Lace Stitches

How to knit the Spring Lace stitch: for your next seasonal scarf

The Spring Lace stitch is a romantic pattern, ideal for knitting your next Autumn or Spring wrap/scarf.

It looks complicated, however, it’s a great opportunity to practice if you are just starting out knitting lace.

All the techniques involved are easy and explained step by step in the video tutorial.

My suggestion: Start with a small swatch, using thick needles and bulky yarn, to learn how it works. To knit your scarf, use smaller needles and a finer yarn, to get a better look.

On my swatch, I used fine yarn (number 2) and 3.5 mm / 4 US knitting needles. Remember: It’s always easier to knit lace with sharp tips needles 😉

Finally, don’t forget to block your piece before wearing it, so you get a nice definition of the stitches.

So…let’s knit together!


CO: Cast on

K: Knit

P: Purl

St: Stitch

RS: Right side

WS: Wrong side

K2tog: Knit two stitches together

SSK: Slip one stitch knitwise, slip the next knitwise, put them both back onto the left-hand needle, and knit them together.

YO: Yarn over

BO. Bind off

How to knit Spring Lace stitch for beginners So Woolly

Note before starting:

Please note that on row 5 there will be a double yarn over if you have more than one repeat.

And when you get to the double yarn over on row 6, you have to purl, and then, without dropping the stitch, you have to knit into the same stitch. Then you can drop the large yarn over.

This is the only way to keep those 2 stitches created by the double yarn over. Otherwise, you’d end up with 1 stitch less, and that would change the pattern.

How to knit the Spring Lace stitch

CO multiples of 7 + 2 edge sts. (i.e.: 7*2 = 14+2 = 16 sts.)

1Âș Row (RS): K1 (edge), *K1, yo, SSK, K1, K2tog, yo, K1*. Repeat from * to * last st., K1 (edge).

2Âș and all WS rows: Purl across.

3Âș Row: K1 (edge), *K2tog, yo, K3, yo, SSK*. Repeat from * to * last st., K1 (edge).

5Âș Row: K1 (edge), *Yo, K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1, yo*. Repeat from * to * last st., K1 (edge).

7Âș Row: K1 (edge), *K1, yo, SSK, K1, K2tog, yo, K1*. Repeat from * to * last st., K1 (edge).

These 8 rows form the pattern; repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO knitwise after an 8Âș row.

The Spring Lace stitch is not reversible, this is how the WS looks:

Knitting lace stitches dictionary tutorials So Woolly

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Spring Lace stitch for your next seasonal scarf

Happy Knitting!

Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Have you practiced the Vintage Lace stitch? It’s another beautiful option to knit your next wrap/scarf!

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