How to knit the Eyelets rows pattern
Lace Stitches

How to knit the Eyelet rows stitch (no purling!)

Today, I’m sharing how to knit the Eyelet rows stitch, one of those patterns that we knitters love…

It’s a lovely yet versatile design, easy-peasy, so it doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to knit.


Essentially because the Eyelet rows, is a four-row repeat pattern, three of which are plain knit rows.

Our “work” consists of two basic steps that will be repeated throughout the fourth row: Yarn over + simple decrease.

So, no purling is required! YAY!

The result is a pattern that we can use to knit the whole garment, or with Garter or Stockinette stitch sections.

Honestly, it reminds me of a period in my life when I only made cotton yarn lace sweaters (both, with short and long sleeves).

In fact, this is a perfect stitch for that kind of work, but also for rectangular pieces, such as wraps, cowls, and scarves.

Although it’s so simple, you’ll love it 😉

So I´ll let you grab your needles and some yarn, and get busy!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over

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

RS: Right side of the work

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work

This swatch was knitted using 100% cotton yarn (super soft, perfect for sensitive skin) #ad

Eyelet rows knitting stitch pattern and video tutorial. So Woolly.

With my favorite US 8 / 5 mm bamboo needles (great for any season, because they don’t get warm or cold 😉 #ad


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

Eyelet rows knitting pattern

CO an even number of stitches.

1º, 2º, and 3º rows (RS): K across

4º row: K1,*yo, sd*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1.

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

When finished BO knitwise after a row 3 (WS).

This is the other side of the work:

Eyelet rows knit stitch pattern for beginners. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Eyelet rows stitch

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina –  So Woolly

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