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Day 3 : Beginner Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Super Bulky Lace Knit Swatch
Welcome to Day 3 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this beginner lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. You’ll be learning the basics of lace knit stitches. You can use these 3 stitches in different combinations to create your own beautiful patterns!
Today’s stitch is a basic lace knit stitch. It has a decrease immediately followed by an increase, better known as a yarn over {YO}. We’ll be learning 2 types of decreases for this stitch, a left-leaning decrease and a right-leaning decrease.

Materials:

  • Size US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles
  • Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns

Video Tutorial:

Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • CO in multiples of 2 STS
  • Row 1 {RS}: *K2TOG, YO* {right-leaning decrease}
  • Row 2 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 3 {RS}: *YO, SKP* {left-leaning decrease}
  • Row 4 {WS}: *P* {same as row 2}
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until desired length.

Tip:

When knitting row 1, make sure you include the last YO.

When knitting row 4, make sure you don’t include a YO at the end of the row.

Using the Beginner Lace Knit Stitch:

Because we’re alternating a right-leaning decrease on one row with a left-leaning decrease on another row our finished object will be square.
Plus, It lays nice and flat when you’re finished, 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.

Example:

Beginner Lace Knit Swatch

Advanced Pattern, Knit Flat with a Clean Edge {as seen in the video}:

  • CO in multiples of 2 + 2 STS
  • For my swatch I CO 14 STS
  • Row 1 {RS}: K1TBL *K2TOG, YO* K1TBL {right-leaning decrease}
  • Row 2 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Row 3 {RS}: K1TBL *YO, SKP* K1TBL {left-leaning decrease}
  • Row 4 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW {same as row 2}

Repeat rows 1-4 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:

Super Bulky Lace Knit Swatch

Back:

Super Bulky Lace Knit Swatch

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
  • K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • SKP – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
  • STS – stitches
  • WYIF – with yarn in front
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
Super Bulky Lace Knit Swatch
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I think this stitch has lots of potential to be a super bulky scarf or a lacy shawl. It’s perfect for some summer knitting patterns!
What would you design using this stitch?
Did you design a project with this stitch? I’d love to see your creation! Tag me on Facebook and/or Instagram @bromefields
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  1. strantow
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    I just found your #21 Days of Lace Stitches and was quite excited. I’m always looking for new ways to add special touches to all my creative endeavors.
    I attempted to subscribe to it and unfortunately it’s not allowing me to do so. Any suggestions?

    • Jennifer
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      I hope you enjoy the series! I show that you’re subscribed to the newsletter, I’ll email you just to make sure. :)

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