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Day 5 : Fishnet Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Up-close Photo of Fishnet Lace Knit Stitch
Welcome to Day 5 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this fishnet lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. It looks like a simple pattern, but this one is a more advanced lace knit stitch. It’s only 3 stitches {None of them are purl stitches!} and has a nice rhythm when you get going.
We’re going to kick it up a notch on this stitch! The fishnet lace stitch has YO’s on the front and back making it a little tricky, I definitely had to pay attention.


  • Size US 17 {12mm} Knitting Needles
  • Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns

Video Tutorial:

Advanced Pattern, Knit Flat with a Clean Edge:

  • CO in multiples of 2 +2 STS
  • For my swatch I CO 12 STS
  • Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL *SKP, YO* K1TBL
  • Repeat rows 1-2 until desired length.


Place a removable stitch marker on the front, so you know which side you’re on. {Without having to think too hard.} ;)
On Row 1, be careful not to lose the first YO stitch. When creating it, I place my right index finger on the YO while I’m knitting the next STS together, so it stays in place.

Using the Fishnet Lace Knit Stitch:

It lays nice and flat, no curling.
Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.
The stitch leans to the left, naturally.
I think this stitch would benefit from blocking to help shape it and even out the stitches.

Pattern, Knit Flat {w/o the edge stitches}:

  • CO in multiples of 2 STS
  • Row 1 {WS}: *YO, KTOG TBL*
  • Row 2 {RS}: *SKP, YO*
  • Repeat rows 1-2 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!


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


Up-close Photo of the Back Side of the Fishnet Lace Knit Stitch


  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
  • K2TOG TBL – knit 2 stitches together through the back loop
  • 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
I like this stitch because it looks like netting and I think it has lots of summer knitting pattern potential!
What would you design using this stitch?
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