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.

Slipped Zigzag Stitch

The Slipped Zigzag stitch is a textured stitch which involves slipping stitches to produce a zigzag look. Knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2, this stitch is easy to remember and is perfect for those looking for a unique “woven” look. If you enjoy the Slipped Zigzag stitch, check out the more challenging Chevron stitch!

Slipped Zigzag Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 6 sts + 2

Note: slip stitches purlwise.

Row 1 (RS): k1, *wyif sl 2, k4; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: p1, *p3, wyib sl 2, p1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 3: k1, *k2, wyif sl 2, k2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: p1, *p1, wyib sl 2, p3; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 5: k1, *k4, wyif sl 2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: repeat Row 4.
Row 7: repeat Row 3.
Row 8: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Row 1-8.

Knitted Broomstick Stitch

The Knitted Broomstick stitch is a knitted version of the original Broomstick stitch which is a crochet stitch. This stitch is very unique and requires advanced techniques to produce the “broomstick” look. Knitted in a multiple of 5 stitches plus 2 and done in a 4-row repeat, the Knitted Broomstick stitch is easy to remember despite its time-consuming techniques. Blocking is highly recommended for optimal results.

Knitted Broomstick Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: advanced
Multiple of 5 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: k1, *wrap technique (insert right-hand needle into stitch as if to knit, wrap yarn 3 times around the right-hand needle and pull through the stitch); repeat this wrap technique with every stitch until you reach the last stitch, k1.
Row 4: p1, *slip 5 sts purlwise (allowing the wraps to drop, creating elongated stitches), place the elongated stitches back on the left-handed needle, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) into the 5 elongated stitches; repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Repeat 1-4.

Elaborate Vertical Lace Stitch

The Elaborate Vertical Lace stitch is a lace stitch that consists of a stockinette design which runs down the work followed by lace situated in between. Despite its name, this lace stitch is not complicated to knit nor are the techniques used elaborate or difficult. Done in a 2-row repeat and in a multiple of 7 stitches plus 1, the Elaborate Vertical Lace stitch is a quick knit and easy to remember. Note: like most lace stitches, blocking is recommended for optimal results.

Elaborate Vertical Lace Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 7 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): k1, *p1, k1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: p1, *k2, yo, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-2.