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
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 the Spring Lace stitch
CO multiples of 7 + 2 edge sts. (i.e.: 7*2 = 14+2 = 16 sts.)
1º Row (RS): K1 (edge), *K2tog, K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, SSK*. Repeat from * to * last st., K1 (edge).
2º and all WS rows: Purl across
3º Row: K1 (edge), *K2tog, yo, K3, yo, SSK*. Repeat from * to * last st., K1 (edge).
5º Row: K1 (edge), *Yo, K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1, yo*. Repeat from * to * last st., K1 (edge).
7º 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 finish, BO knitwise after an 8º row.
The Spring Lace stitch is not reversible, this is how the WS looks:
Enjoy the video tutorial: