The Speckled Lace Stitch is a fast and easy knit with only two rows which require lace techniques while the other rows are done in purl and knit stitches. The only knitting technique you might need to take note of is sssk (slip, slip, slip, knit) which is a left-leaning decrease. Similar to the more common ssk (slip, slip, knit), the sssk requires slipping an extra stitch while all other steps are done the same way. Like most lace patterns, the Speckled Lace Stitch requires blocking for optimal results.
Multiple of 4 sts + 5
Row 1 (RS): k1, yo, sssk, *yo, k1, yo, sssk; rep from * to the last st, yo, k1.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: knit.
Row 5: k2tog, yo, k1, *yo, sssk, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, yo, ssk.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.
yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.
sssk (slip, slip, slip, knit): slip the next 3 stitches knitwise, one at a time, insert the left-hand needle through the front of all 3 loops and knit them together.
k2tog (knit 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a knit stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now knitted two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease.