In this tutorial we are going to learn a beautiful and antique stitch pattern: Vintage Lace. It is a very romantic motif, reversible, forming two different textures on each side of the work.
This lace pattern is ideal for knitting sweaters, cowls, summer vests and even scarves, wraps and rectangular shawls. To avoid curling at the edges, you can always knit a nice bright edge on every side of the finished piece.
To get this pattern we will use a combination of purls and knits, along with two different kinds of decreases: right leaning decrease, called “knit 2 together”, and the left leaning decrease, known as “ssk”.
So, grab your needles and let’s get started!
This is the right side of the work:
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
WS: Wrong side of the work
yo: Yarn over
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
ssk: slip 1 stitch as if to knit, slip the next one, put both back onto the left hand needle and knit them together.
How to knit Vintage Lace Pattern
CO multiples of 6 + 8 (i.e.: 6 + 8; 12 + 8; 18 + 8; 24 + 8…).
The swatch on the pics has 26 stitches (18 + 8 = 26).
Row 1 (RS): P2, yo, ssk, [k2tog, yo, p2, yo, ssk] to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, p2.
Row 2 (WS): K2, p2, [p2, k2, p2] to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Row 3: P2, k2tog, yo, [yo, ssk, p2, k2tog, yo] to last 4 sts, yo, ssk, p2.
Row 4: K2, p1, k1, [p2, k2, p1, k1] to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Row 5: P1, k2tog, yo, p1, [p1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1] to last 4 sts, p1, yo, ssk, p1.
Row 6: K1, p2, k1, [k1, p4, k1] to last 4 sts, k1, p2, k1.
Row 7: P1, yo, ssk, p1, [p1, k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk, p1] to last 4 sts, p1, k2tog, yo, p1.
Row 8: K1, p2, k1, [k1, p1, k1, p2, k1] to last 4 sts, k1, p2, k1.
These 8 rows create the pattern, repeat them until the desired length is reached (please note that the more rows you knit, the more of the pattern will show).
And this is wrong side of the work:
And that’s everything you need to know in order to knit this gorgeous lace pattern!
Now you can knit with me while watching the video tutorial:
PS: Looking for more lace knitting patterns? Find more here