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Day 1 : Elongated Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Super Bulky Elongated Lace Knit Stitch
Welcome to Day 1 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series!
I’m keeping the first day super simple. I wouldn’t call this is a “true” lace stitch because it doesn’t have any increases or decreases, but I love that I can “cheat” to get a simple lace stitch just by changing the needle size. {See the examples below.}

Materials:

  • Size US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles {optional}
  • Size US 17 {12mm} Knitting Needles {optional}
  • Size US 19 {15mm} Knitting Needles {optional}
  • Size US 35 {20mm} Knitting Needles {optional}
  • Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns

Video Tutorial:

Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • Using your smaller knitting needle size:
  • CO in any number of STS
  • Row 1 {WS}: *K*
  • Row 2 {RS}: *K*
  • Row 3 {WS}: *K*
  • Row 4 {RS}: *K*
  • Switch to your larger needle size:
  • Row 5 {WS}: *K*
  • Row 6 {RS}: *K*
  • Repeat rows 1-6 until desired length.

Tip:

Place a stitch marker on the wrong side row to help remind you to switch needle size.

Using the Elongated Lace Knit Stitch:

This is an easy way to create an elongated stitch without using yarn-overs {We’ll be learning those tomorrow though!}
The thinner the yarn you use and the bigger the needle, the larger your elongated stitch will be, which gives you the lacy look without the increases and decreases.
This stitch would work great for designing a lacy scarf, easy triangle shawl, chunky wrap or a cotton summer tank top.

Examples:

Elongated Knit Stitch Swatch Using Malabrigo Rios Yarn
Malabrigo Rios in Pearl with size 6 & 11 needles {above}

Elongated Knit Stitch Swatch Using Malabrigo Sock Yarn
Malabrigo Sock in Natural with size 6 & 11 needles {above}

Advanced Pattern, Knit Flat with a Clean Edge:

  • Using your smaller knitting needle size:
  • CO in any number of STS
  • Row 1 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *K* WYIF S1PW
  • Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL
  • Row 3 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *K*
  • Row 4 {RS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL
  • Switch to your larger needle size:
  • Row 5 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *K*
  • Row 6 {RS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL
  • Repeat rows 1-6 until desired length.

Lace Knit Stitch Yarn Options:

Read my article Best Yarn For Lace Knit Stitches to learn about the good, the bad and the exceptions when choosing a yarn for lace knitting!

Front:

Elongated Lace Knit Stitch Swatch Front Side

Back:

Elongated Lace Knit Stitch Swatch Back Side

Abbreviations:

  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K1 TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
  • RS – right side
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • STS – stitches
  • WYIF – with yarn in front
  • WS – wrong side
What would you design using this stitch?
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2 Responses

  1. adebambokenny
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    👍👍,but will I get same effect without having all hook size mentioned?

    • Jennifer
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      You don’t have to have all the different sizes. I was just trying different ones to see what they look like, so you can play with different sizes to see which ones you like best. :)

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