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Day 4 : Diagonal Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Up-close Photo of Diagonal Lace Knit Stitch
Welcome to Day 4 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this diagonal lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. You only use 4 knit stitches to create this lovely diagonal lace stitch pattern!
We’re still working on the basic lace knit stitches. Today you’ll be learning how to decrease a stitch and then immediately increase a stitch to create a lacy diagonal. This stitch only uses a right-leaning decrease.


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

Video Tutorial:

Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • CO in multiples of 6 STS
  • For my swatch I CO 24 STS
  • Row 1 {RS}: *K4, K2TOG, YO*
  • Row 2 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 3 {RS}: K3 *K2TOG, YO, K4* K2TOG, YO, K1
  • Row 4 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 5 {RS}: K2 *K2TOG, YO, K4* K2TOG, YO, K2
  • Row 6 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 7 {RS}: K1 *K2TOG, YO, K4* K2TOG, YO, K3
  • Row 8 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 9 {RS}: *K2TOG, YO, K4*
  • Row 10 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 11 {RS}: K5 *K2TOG, YO, K4* K1
  • Row 12 {WS}: *P*
  • Repeat rows 1-12 until desired length.

Modification Option:

You can swap the K2TOG & YO so the diagonal is above the YO instead of below

Using the Diagonal Lace Knit Stitch:

Despite all the knit stitches on the front of the work, this 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 very happy with the outcome and I’d probably skip blocking it. I think it looks great just the way it is, but that’s my personal preference, to each their own :)

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!


Up-close Photo of the Front Side of the Diagonal Lace Knit Stitch


Up-close Photo of the Back Side of the Diagonal 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
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side
  • STS – stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
I think adding a simple border and CO more stitches and it would make a beautiful throw blanket!
What would you design using this stitch?
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Up-close Photo of the Front Side of the Diagonal Lace Knit Stitch
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