Lace Knitting Stitch for Tops
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Lace Knitting Stitch for Tops (a simple 4-row-repeat + video)

Today, I’m sharing a simple lace knitting stitch, so much easier to knit than it looks 😉

It’s a four-row repeat pattern, perfect for Summer tops and blouses.

In fact, sometime ago, I knitted a tank top using this pattern as a central panel, in a Stockinette stitch background.

Honestly, I’m delighted with the result.

What I like the most of this pattern is that it has an elegant vertical texture to it, which helps a more slender figure.

Nevertheless, this lace knitting stitch will also work for shawls, wraps, and even scarves, and you can use wool yarn, when thinking of a Fall-Winter project!

Besides, it’s pretty intuitive; and you’ll have the opportunity of practicing simple and double decreases.

This swatch was knitted using a blend (50% cotton yarn and 50% polyester), light and machine washable #ad

Lace Knitting Stitch for Tops. A simple 4 row repeat pattern. So Woolly

With my pointy and smooth bamboo needles (US 6 – 4 mm) #ad

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CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over

sd: (Simple Decrease) Slip one stitch as if to purl, knit the next, and pass the slipped stitch over the last one

dd: (Double Decrease) Slip one stitch as if to purl, knit two stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the last one

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

There are no selvage (edge) stitches included.

If you like to have them, add two stitches to your calculation.

Lace Knitting Stitch for Tops and Blouses

CO multiples of 7.

For example: 7, 14, 21, 28, etc.

Row 1: *P1, yo, sd, K1, k2tog, yo, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to end

2º and 4º rows: *K1, P5, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end

Row 3: *P1, K1, yo, dd, yo, K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to end

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

When finished, BO working each st as it presents after row 3 (WS).

This is the other side of the work:

Lace Knitting Stitch for Summer Garments. Wrong side of the work. So Woolly

Enjoy the video tutorial:

Lace Knitting Stitch (4-row-repeat)

Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to share the love <3

A big hug, and enjoy your knitting.

Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Searching for more simple, four-row-repeat lace knitting stitches? Click here 😉

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