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Day 15 : Lacy Stars Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Swatch of the Lacy Stars Lace Knit Stitch
Welcome to Day 15 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this advanced beginner lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. This stitch looks like a star or daisy or snow flake, depending on your style, you can call it what you like. :)
Today’s stitch has a couple of new techniques. It uses a double decrease that lays nice and flat and doesn’t cause the yarn to pucker. {It’s the little things.}


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

Video Tutorial:

Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • CO in multiples of 8+5 STS
  • For my swatch I CO 21 STS
  • Row 1 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 2 {RS}: K4 *K2TOG TBL, YO, K1, YO, K2TOG, K3* K1
  • Row 3 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 4 {RS}: K5 *YO, SL2, K1, P2SSO, YO, K5*
  • Row 5 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 6 {RS}: {SAME AS 2}
  • Row 7 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 8 {RS}: K2TOG TBL, YO, K1, YO, K2TOG *K3, K2TOG TBL, YO, K1, YO, K2TOG*
  • Row 9 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 10 {RS}: K1 *YO, SL2, K1, P2SSO, YO, K5* last 4 sts YO, SL2, K1, P2SSO, YO, K1
  • Row 11 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 12 {RS}: {SAME AS 8}
  • Repeat rows 1-12 until desired length.


Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.
I would block this stitch to help define the stars.

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!


Swatch of the Front Side of the Lacy Stars Lace Knit Stitch


Swatch of the Back Side of the Lacy Stars Lace Knit Stitch


  • * – * – 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
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • P2SSO – pass 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch
  • RS – right side
  • SKP – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
  • SL2 – slip 2 stitches purl-wise
  • STS – stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
These stars would look cute lined up in a row on a summer top or a hat. You could also use them around the edges of a blanket for a border.
What would you design using this stitch?
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Swatch of the Lacy Stars Lace Knit Stitch
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