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Day 10 : Little Rainbow Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Up-close Photo of Little Rainbow Lace Knit Stitch
Welcome to Day 10 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this little rainbow lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. We’re going to do things a little different today and use 2 decreases back to back!
No new stitches again today, just another way of putting the ones we’ve already learned together in a different combination. I just love watching these little rainbows grow!

Materials:

  • Size US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles
  • Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns

Video Tutorial:

Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • CO in multiples of 10 STS
  • Row 1 {RS}: *YO, K3, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, K3, YO*
  • Row 2 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 3 {RS}: *K1, YO, K2, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, K2, YO, K1*
  • Row 4 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 5 {RS}: *K2, YO, K1, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, K1, YO, K2*
  • Row 6 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 7 {RS}: *K3, YO, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, YO, K3*
  • Row 8 {WS}: *P*
  • Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length.

Tip:

Row 1 increases 2 STS per repeat
Row 3 decreases 2 STS per repeat

This stitch lays nice and flat, so you don’t have to worry about curling.
Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.
I’m not a fan of blocking, so I’d probably skip it or lightly block it.

Pattern, Knit Flat with an edge, as knitted in the video:

  • CO 18 STS
  • Row 1 {RS}: P2, K2, *YO, K3, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, K3, YO* K2, P2
  • Row 2 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 3 {RS}: P2, K2, *K1, YO, K2, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, K2, YO, K1* K2, P2
  • Row 4 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 5 {RS}: P2, K2, *K2, YO, K1, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, K1, YO, K2* K2, P2
  • Row 6 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 7 {RS}: P2, K2, *K3, YO, K2TOG TBL, K2TOG, YO, K3* K2, P2
  • Row 8 {WS}: *P*
  • Repeat rows 1-8 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:

Up-close Photo of the Front Side of the Little Rainbow Lace Knit Stitch

Back:

Up-close Photo of the Back Side of the Little Rainbow Lace Knit Stitch

Abbreviations:

  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
  • K2TOG TBL – knit 2 stitches together through the back loop {left-leaning decrease}
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side
  • STS – stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
Swatch of the Little Rainbow Lace Knit Stitch
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This would make a simple headband or create multiple panels to make a blanket.
What would you design using this stitch?
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