Ornate Openwork I
Ornate Openwork I

Ornate Openwork I

Ornate Openwork II Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of four stitches plus one and done in an eight row repeat, the Ornate Openwork I stitch requires only purl together and yarn over techniques to produce the intricate lace design. Both sides of the finished stitch pattern could be used, making it great for reversible knitting projects. If you’re in search of a lace pattern that is reversible, then the Ornate Openwork I stitch is one you should try.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): p1, *k3, p1; rep. From * to the end.
Row 2: k1, *p3, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: rep. Row 1.
Row 4: k1, *yo, p3tog, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 5: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: p2, k1, *p3, k1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 7: rep. Row 5.
Row 8: p2tog, yo, k1, yo, *p3tog, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2tog.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Knitting Abbreviations

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.

p2tog (purl 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 purl stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now purled two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease (if you’re viewing it from the right side).

p3tog (purl 3 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first three stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a purl stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now purled two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease (if you’re viewing it from the right side).

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