In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit a vertical lace stitch, great for knitting a wide range of projects, because it’s reversible (identical on both sides), and it doesn’t curl!
This reversible lace knitting stitch is a two-row repeat pattern, full of texture, and pretty easy to memorize (there are just a couple of simple steps to remember).
This is another so called “true lace” knitting pattern (same category as the Saint John’s Wort stitch we practiced last week), because the alternative rows are not just plain purl rows. The lace is worked in each row.
Before we start, please do remember my two “must-dos” when lace knitting:
These suggestions are very very important. If you don’t believe me, try knitting a swatch using sharp tip needles, and block it.
Then, knit another swatch, using not too sharp tip needles, and don’t block it.
When finished, compare both results…
Ok, let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
yo: Yarn over (bring the yarn forward)
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
BO: Bind off
Two-row reversible lace knitting pattern
CO multiples of 3 + 2 (edge stitches); i.e.: 3 * 3 = 9 + 2 = 11 stitches.
The edge stitches (first and last) will be knitted on each row.
1º row: K1, *P1, k2tog, yo*, K1. Repeat from * to * to end
2º row: K1, *K1, P2*. Repeat from * to * to end
These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO after a row 2, working each stitch as it presents.
and US 6 (4 mm) needles. The fabric looks better if you go 1 number down than the suggested needle size on the label:
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video:
I hope you like it!
Stay home, have a nice cup of tea and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly