How to knit the Hearts Lace stitch (also for non-experts)
Today, you’ll learn how to knit the Hearts Lace stitch.
I know, I know, St. Valentine’s Day was months ago, but love is in the air <3
It’s a lovely openwork pattern, perfect for a seasonal scarf, sweater, or wrap, and the good news is that you don’t need to be an expert to succeed at it!
Actually, the Hearts Lace stitch is one of those patterns that look complicated, but once you try it, you’ll start feeling more and more confident.
The techniques required are simple decreases and yarnovers, yet the last row features two different double decreases.
As with many other lace patterns, it tends to bend on the sides, so if you’re knitting a garment that should stay completely flat, don’t forget to add a nice edge on each side of the piece.
A nice edge stitch pattern should not curl, so think of the Seed stitch, Irish Moss stitch, Bumpy stitch, Garter stitch, etc.
Finally, don’t forget to use pointy needles, and to block your work once it’s finished.
Both will help your work shine!
So, grab your needles, and some yarn, and let’s get lacy…
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side
yo: Yarn over
k2tog: Simple right-leaning decrease. Knit two stitches together
k3tog: Double right-leaning decrease. Knit three stitches together
sd: Simple left-leaning decrease. Slip one stitch knitwise, knit the next, and pass the slipped stitch over
dd: Double left-leaning decrease. Slip one stitch knitwise, knit two stitches together, and pass the slipped stitch over
WS: Wrong side
BO: Bind off
The even rows form the right side of the work.
There are no edge or selvage stitches included, if you like to have them, add two stitches to the stitch count.
This swatch was made out of 100% cotton yarn (a beautiful mix of combed and mercerized cotton) #ad
Using my pointy bamboo needles set #ad
Hearts Lace knitting stitch pattern
CO multiples of 11; i.e.: 11 * 2 = 22 stitches
1º and every odd row (WS): P across
Row 2 : *K4, k2tog, yo, K5*. Repeat from * to *, to end
Row 4: *K3, k2tog, yo, K1, yo, sd, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to end
Row 6: *K2, k2tog, yo, K3, yo, sd, K2*. Repeat from * to *, to end
Row 8: *K1, k2tog, yo, K5, yo, sd, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end
Row 10: *k2tog, yo, K2, k2tog, yo, K3, yo, sd*. Repeat from * to *, to end
Row 12: *K2, yo, dd, yo, K1, yo, k3tog, yo, K2*. Repeat from * to *, to end.
These twelve rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO purlwise after row 12 (WS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
How to knit the Hearts Lace stitch
Thank you for watching!
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Hugs, and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly
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