Vertical Diamonds Stitch

vertical diamonds knit stitch

The Vertical Diamonds Stitch pattern is knitted through a series of increase and decrease techniques to achieve the look of diamond shapes positioned vertically throughout the work. Done in a multiple of 12 stitches plus 13, this wide-paneled piece is well suited for larger projects such as blankets and stoles or wraps.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 12 sts + 13

Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: k1, *k1, yo, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 5: k1, *k2, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: k1, *k3, yo, k1, s2kp2, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to the end.
Row 9: k1, *k2, k2tog, (k1, yo) x2, k1, ssk, k3; rep from * to the end.
Row 11: k1, *k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 13: k1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, ssk, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 15: k2tog, *k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, s2kp2; rep from * to last 12 sts, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, ssk.
Row 16: purl.

Repeat rows 1-16.

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.

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.

Horse Shoe Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 14 stitches plus 8, this large-paneled lace pattern resembles horse shoes that are being stacked one above the other.

The difficulty level on the Horse Shoe stitch pattern is rated intermediate as it requires increase and decrease techniques such as yo (yarn over), ssk (slip, slip, knit) and k2tog (knit two together).

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 14 sts + 8

Row 1 (RS): *p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1.

Row 2: k1, p1, k4, p1, k1, *p2, k2, p2, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1; rep from * to the end.

Row 3: * p1, k1, p4, k1, p2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1.

Row 4: k1, p1, k4, p1, *k8, p1, k4, p1; rep from * to the last st, k1.

Row 5: *p1, yo, ssk, p2, k2tog, yo, p1, k1, p4, k1; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p1, yo, ssk, p4, k2tog, yo, p1.

Row 6: k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, *p1, k4, p1, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1; rep from * to the end.

Row 7: * p2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p2, k1, p4, k1; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p2.

Row 8: k8, *p1, k4, p1, k8; rep from * to the end.

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 knit-wise, 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.

Winged Lace Stitch

Knitted in a 10-row repeat, the Winged Lace Stitch is rated advanced due to its complex techniques. Worked in a multiple of 14 stitches plus 1, this stitch pattern is knitted across a large panel where its design resembles bat-like wings.  Like all lace knits, this pattern requires blocking for optimal results. Learn more about blocking here.

Winged Lace Stitch-minWinged Lace Stitch - Purl Avenue

Skill: advanced
Multiple of 14 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): *k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: p1, *p1, yo, p3, p2tog,p1, ssp, p3, yo, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: *k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: p1, *p3, yo, p1, p2tog, p1, ssp, p1, yo, p4; rep from * to the end.
Row 5: *k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: p1, *ssp, p4, yo, p1, yo, p4, p2tog, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: *k1, k2tog, (k3, yo) x2, k3, ssk, rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 8: p1, *ssp, p2, yo, p5, yo, p2, p2tog, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 9: *k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 10: p1, *ssp, yo, p9, yo, p2tog, p1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Bluebells Stitch

The Bluebells stitch is a lace stitch that is knitted in a multiple of 5 stitches plus 2 and is worked in a 6-row repeat. The pattern appears as though it involves cabling. Here is great news for those who despise cable needles: there is no cabling! The Bluebells stitch only requires basic techniques such as “k2tog” (knit 2 together) and “psso” (pass slipped stitch over), thus creating the look of cables. Like most lace stitches, this stitch pattern drapes well and is perfect for knitters who are just starting out with lace knitting.  Note: blocking is recommended for optimal results.

Bluebells Stitch

 

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 5 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): p2, *k3, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: k2, *p3, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: repeat Row 1.
Row 4: repeat Row 2
Row 5: p2, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 6: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Peaks and Columns Stitch

The Peaks and Columns stitch is a lace stitch that is knitted in a multiple of 12 stitches and done in an 8-row repeat. The “peak” design of this stitch pattern runs vertically across the work and separated by stockinette columns. The Peaks and Columns stitch requires intermediate knitting techniques such as “ssk” (slip, slip, knit) and “k2tog” (knit 2 together). Note: blocking is recommended for optimal results.

Peaks and Columns Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 12 sts

Row 1 (RS): *k1, yo, ssk, k6, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: *p1, k1, p8, k1, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: *k1, p1, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, p1, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 4: *p1, k2, p6, k2, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 5: *k1, p2, yo, ssk, k2, k2, k2tog, yo, p2, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 6: *p1, k3, p4, k3, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: *k1, p3, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p3, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 8: *p1, k4, p2, k4, p1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

 

Fern Lace Stitch

The Fern Lace stitch resembles ferns and according to some, it looks like chevron designs running across the work. Knitted in a multiple of 7 stitches plus 2, this stitch pattern is done in a simple 4-row repeat. Requiring only simple knitting techniques, the Fern Lace stitch is a fast knit and is easy to remember. Note: blocking is highly recommended for optimal results.

Fern Lace Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 7 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, psso, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: k1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: purl.