Chandelier Lace Stitch

Chandelier Lace Stitch

This large-panel stitch pattern is a twenty-four row repeat and is knitted in a multiple of ten stitches plus one. Because of its large number of stitches and its many row repeats, the Chandelier Lace Stitch falls in the advanced skill level category. Its elegant lace design makes this stitch pattern perfect for those looking to add a touch of femininity to their knitting project.

Like many other lace stitches, the Chandelier Lace Stitch requires blocking for optimal results. 

Pattern

Multiple of 10 sts + 1
Skill: advanced

Row 1, 3, 5 (RS): *p1, yo, k2, k2tog, p1, ssk, k2, yo; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 2, 4, 6, 14, 16, 18: k1, *p4, k1; rep. from * to the end.
Row 7: *p1, ssk, k2, yo, p1, yo, k2, k2tog; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 8: k1, *p3, k3, p3, k1; rep. from * to the end.
Row 9: *p1, ssk, k1, yo, p3, yo, k1, k2tog; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 10: k1, *p2, k5, p2, k1; rep. from * to the end.
Row 11: *p1, ssk, yo, p5, yo, k2tog; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 12: k1, *p1, k7, p1, k1; rep. from * to the end.
Row 13, 15, 17: *p1, ssk, k2, yo, p1, yo, k2, k2tog; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 19: *p1, yo, k2, k2tog, p1, ssk, k2, yo; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 20: k1, *k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p3, k2; rep. * to the end.
Row 21: *p2, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, ssk, k1, yo, p1; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 22: k1, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k3; rep. from * to the end.
Row 23: *p3, yo, k2tog, p1, ssk, yo, p2; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 24: k1, *k3, p1, k1, p1, k4; rep. from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-24.

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.

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.

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.

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Diagonal Mesh Lace Stitch

Diagonal Mesh Lace stitch

When it comes to design, the Diagonal Mesh Lace stitch resembles its cousin, the Mesh Lace stitch. Unlike the Mesh Lace stitch where the lace stitches run vertically, the Diagonal Mesh Lace stitch’s lace design runs diagonally, slanting downward from left to right. Knitted in a multiple of four stitches plus two and done in an eight-row repeat, this stitch pattern produces a clean, no-fuss, uniform look, making it perfect for mesh projects such as summer cover-ups and market bags. Note: edges do not curl therefore, blocking is not necessary.

Pattern

Multiple of 4 sts + 2
Skill: intermediate

Row 1 (RS): *k1, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: k2, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1; rep. from * to the end.
Row 5: k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, yo; rep. from * to the last 3 sts, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 7: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, yo; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, sl 1, k1, psso.
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.

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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Leaves and Waves Stitch

Leaves and Waves stitch

What looks like a series of leaves that are placed alongside one another vertically, the Leaves and Waves stitch is a gorgeous , large panel lace design that is knitted in a multiple of twelve stitches plus one and done in a twelve-row repeat. Even though this pattern is a large knit, there are only three simple lace techniques used thus making this a straightforward stitch pattern to follow. Like most lace stitch patterns, the Leaves and Waves stitch requires blocking for optimal results. 

Pattern

Multiple of 12 sts + 1
Skill: intermediate

Row 1 (RS): k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, *sl1, k2tog, psso, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, sl1, k1, psso.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: k2tog, k3, (yo, k3) x2, *sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, (yo, k3) x2; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, sl1, k1, psso.
Row 5: k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, *sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, sl1, k1, psso.
Row 7: k1, *yo, k4, sl1, k2tog, psso, k4, yo, k1; rep. to the end.
Row 9: k2, yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, *(yo, k3) x2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, yo, k2.
Row 11: k3, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, *yo, k5, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2; rep. from * to the last 3 sts, yo, k3.
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.

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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Lizard Skin Stitch

Lizard Skin Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of five stitches plus two and done in a twelve-row repeat, the Lizard Skin stitch is rated intermediate for its use of increase and decrease techniques. The design of the stitch pattern resembles the scaly skin of reptiles, hence its name. If you’re looking to add unique flair to your knitted project, try the Lizard Skin stitch.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 5 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): k1, *k1, p3, k1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 2: k1, *p1, k3, p1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 3: k1, *k1, p1, p2tog, k1, yo; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 4: k1, *k4, p1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 5: p1, *yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1, rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 6: k1, *k2, p2, k1; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 7: p1, *p1, k2, p2; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 8: k1, *k2, p2, k1; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 9: p1, *p2tog, k1, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 10: k1, *(k1, p1) x2, k1; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 11: p1, *k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 12: k1, *p1, k3, p1; rep from * to the last st, k1.

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.

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).

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Textured Lace Columns

Textured Lace Columns stich

Interested in a lace stitch pattern that offers a ton of textures and also provides a clean, uniform look? Look no further than the Textured Lace Columns stitch. This stitch incorporates a series of increase and decrease stitches to create columns of intricate patterns that are separated by eyelets. Knitted in a six-row repeat, the Textured Lace Columns stitch is an easy pattern to remember and doesn’t require too much focus and concentration. Like all lace stitch patterns, blocking is highly recommended for optimal results.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): *k1, p3; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: rep. Row 1.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: *k1, yo, s2kp2, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Knitting Abbreviations

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.

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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Cell Stitch

Cell Stitch

Similar to the Mock Crochet Stitch where both stitch patterns require the use of knitting and purling into the previous yarn over stitches, the Cell Stitch incorporates multiple decrease techniques such as ssk (slip, slip, knit) and k2tog (knit 2 together) in addition to increase stitches such as yo (yarn over) and double yarn over to produce the interesting design resembling blood cells. If you like this stitch, be sure to check out the Eyespot Lace Stitch.

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 yo, *p2, (k1, p1) into the double yo; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3: k1, yo, *ssk, k2tog, (yo) x2; rep from * to the last 5 sts, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 4: p4, *(k1, p1) into the double yo, p2, rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

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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