Thursday, June 6, 2013

Delicate lace stitch pattern for gorgeous knits

The moment I saw this stitch in one of old knitting books I visualized it in Fine Silk. I started swatching as soon as I got to the ball of Fine Silk I have in my stash. The swatch turned out so delicate, almost like a spider web.

With just 6 stitches by 8 rows repeat the pattern is fairly easy to work with. There are no purl stitches and it's absolutely reversible.

It will make a beautiful scarf, shawl or wrap. If you decide to make it out of Fine Silk, chances are you will be able to pull your shawl through your wedding ring in best traditions of heirloom knitting :-)

Here are knitting instructions for this stitch:

Cast on a multiple of 6 stitches. Add 2 selvage stitches.

Row 1 (right side): *k1, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, yo*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 2 (wrong side): *yo, double vertical decrease, yo, SSK, yo, k1*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 3 (right side): *k1, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, yo*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 4 (wrong side): *k1, yo, double vertical decrease, yo, k2*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 5 (right side): *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SSK*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 6 (wrong side): *SSK, yo, k1, yo, double vertical decrease, yo*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 7 (right side): *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SSK*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 8 (wrong side): *yo, k3, yo, double vertical decrease*, repeat from * to * to end.

Repeat rows 1-8 as necessary for completing your project.

All abbreviations are explained in the Key to Chart.

You can also work according to the chart. Pattern repeat is marked by red frame.

Happy Knitting!

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