Brocade Lace Stitch
Brocade Lace Stitch

Brocade Lace Stitch

Brocade Lace Stitch

Because the Brocade Lace Stitch uses several different combinations of increase and decrease techniques to create the lace brocade design, thus it is rated advance in skill level. Knitted in a multiple of eight stitches plus eleven and done in a ten-row repeat, the Brocade Lace Stitch requires a bit of focus and concentration. But if you’re able to successfully get through your entire project using this stitch pattern and without having to pull all your hair out, the end result can be quite rewarding.  Note: blocking is recommended for optimal results.

If you like this stitch pattern, you might also like it’s non-lace cousins, the King Charles Brocade or King Charles Brocade II.

Pattern

Multiple of 8 sts + 11
Skill: advance

Row 1 (RS): k4, k2tog, *yo, k6, k2tog; rep. from * to the last 5 sts, yo, k5.
Row 2: p3, ssp, yo, p1, *yo, p2tog, p3, ssp, yo, p1; rep. from * to the last 5 sts, yo, p2tog, p3.
Row 3: k2, k2tog, yo, k1, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep. from * to the last 6 sts, k2, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 4: p1, ssp, yo, p3, *p2, yo, s2kp2 (purlwise), yo, p3; rep. from * to the last 5 sts, p2, yo, p2tog, p1.
Row 5: knit.
Row 6: p1, yo, p2tog, p3, *p3, yo, p2tog, p3; rep. from * to the last 5 sts, p3, yo, p2tog.
Row 7: k2, yo, ssk, k1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep. from * to the last 6 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 8: p3, yo, p2tog, p1, *ssp, yo, p3, yo, p2tog, p1; rep. from * to the last 5 sts, ssp, yo, p3.
Row 9: k4, yo, *s2kp2, yo, k5, yo; rep. from * to the last 7 sts, s2kp2, yo, k4.
Row 10: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Knitting Abbreviations

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.

S2kp2 (slip 2, knit, pass 2) or CDD (central double decrease): on the right side (RS) slip 2 stitches at once knitwise, knit the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the previously knit stitch.

On the wrong side (WS) or purl side, insert the needle into the second stitch and then the first stitch (in that order). Slip both stitches at once onto the right-hand needle. Purl the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the purled stitch.

ssk (slip, slip, knit): slip the next 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time, insert the left-hand needle through the front of both loops and knit them together.

ssp (slip, slip, purl): slip the next two stitches knitwise, one at a time, from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle. Then slip these two stitches back to the left-hand needle. Insert the tip of the right-hand needle into the back loops of these two stitches, going into the second stitch first, and then the first stitch and purl them together through their back loops. 

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.

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