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Day 8 : Checkered Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Up-close Photo of Checkered Lace Knit Stitch
Welcome to Day 8 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn this advanced beginner lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. There’s lots of basic knits and purls with a sprinkle of increases and decreases. Making it the perfect combination of textured goodness. :)
There’s no new techniques today, so we’re going to practice some of the knitting techniques that we’ve already learned in a different combination. That’s one of my favorite things about knitting. The combination of stitches is limitless!


  • 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 18 STS
  • Row 1 {WS}: *K3, P3*
  • Row 2 {RS}: *K3, P3*
  • Row 3 {WS}: *K3, P3*
  • Row 4 {RS}: *YO, S1PW, K2TOG TBL, PSSO, K3*
  • Row 5 {WS}: *P3, K3*
  • Row 6 {RS}: *P3, K3*
  • Row 7 {WS}: *P3, K3*
  • Row 8 {RS}: *K3, YO, S1PW, K2TOG TBL, PSSO*
  • Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length.


This stitch lays nice and flat, so you don’t have to worry about curling.
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. :)
Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.

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 Checkered Lace Knit Stitch



  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K2TOG TBL – knit 2 stitches together through the back loop
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • PSSO – pass slipped stitch over
  • RS – right side
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • STS – stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
Swatch of the Checkered Lace Knit Stitch
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This is one of my favorite stitches so far, I think it has limitless possibilities. I’m looking forward to knitting a blanket and some placemats with it.
What would you design using this stitch?
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2 Responses

  1. pldun

    Just as you, this is my favorite so far
    I’m thinking a baby blanket is my project with this stitch.
    Thank you so very much!!!!

    • Jennifer

      You’re very welcome. That will be so pretty! What yarn are going to use?

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