Ornate Openwork II

Ornate Openwork Stitch II

Knitted using the same pattern as the number one version, the Ornate Openwork II stitch pattern is the reverse side of the Ornate Openwork I. Even though it is technically the “wrong” side, this pattern is equally as attractive as its “right” side, offering an artistic design that looks similar to artwork of the art deco period. For optimal results, be sure to block the knitted work accordingly. 

Pattern

NOTE: this pattern is the reverse side of the Ornate Openwork I.

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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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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Eyespot Lace Stitch

Eyespot Lace Stitch

The Eyespot Lace stitch involves knitting both left-leaning and right-leaning decreases while using the double yarn over technique to create large eyelets. The result is the creation of large eyelets resembling “eyespots” similar to what you would see on a peacock’s feather. If you like the look of traditional eyelets but want to try something that produces a larger eyelet look, then this stitch might be worth a try. Note: like most lace stitches, blocking is recommended for optimal results.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 6

Row 1 (RS): k1, k2tog, *(yo)x2, ssk, k2tog; rep. from * to the last 3 sts, (yo)x2, ssk, k1.
Row 2: p2, (k1, p1) into the double yarn over, *p2, (k1, p1) into the double yarn over; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, yo, *ssk, k2tog; (yo)x2; rep. from * to the last 5 sts, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 6: p4, *(k1, p1) into the double yarn over, p2; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.

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.

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.

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.

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Two-Tone Feather and Fan Stitch

Just like the traditional Feather and Fan Stitch, the Two-Tone Feather and Fan Stitch is knitted in the same manner with the only difference being that the latter involves two colors. The first two rows are knitted in one color while the last two are knitted in another. If you enjoy knitting the Feather and Fan stitch but want to spice it up with multiple color variations, this is the pattern for you!

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 18sts + 2

Row 1 (RS) (Color A): knit.
Row 2 (Color A): purl.
Row 3 (Color B): k1, *(k2tog)x3, (yo, k1)x6, (k2tog)x3; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4 (Color B): knit.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

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.

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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Lacy Eyelet Points Stitch

Lacy Eyelet Points Knit Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 10 stitches plus 9, the Lacy Eyelet Points stitch is a lace pattern which resembles triangles made of eyelets. Done in a 12-row repeat, this knit stitch is rated easy for its use of basic lace techniques such as yarn over (yo), ssk (slip, slip, knit), and k2tog (knit 2 together). Like most lace stitch patterns, in order to get the full effects of this lace design, blocking is recommended.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 10 sts + 9

Row 1 (RS): k3, *k1, yo, ssk, k7; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k1, yo, ssk, k3.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: k2, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog; rep from * to the last 4 sts, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 5: k1, k2tog, yo, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 7: k3, *k6, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 9: k3, *k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 11: k3, *k3, (k2tog, yo) x2, k1, yo, ssk; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 12: purl.

Repeat rows 1-12.

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.

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.

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.

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Speckled Lace Stitch

Speckled Lace Knit Stitch

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 the 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. Because of this, the Speckled Lace Stitch pattern is rated intermediate. Like most lace patterns, the Speckled Lace Stitch requires blocking for optimal results. 

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
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.

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.

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.