Fuchsia Stitch

Rated as one of the easier cable stitches, the Fuchsia Stitch is worked in a 10-row repeat and knitted in multiple of 8 stitches. Worked in a large panel, this cabled stitch creates a design which resembles a series of fuchsia flowers running vertically down the project. The Fuchsia Stitch requires only two cable techniques thus making it perfect for beginning cable knitters!

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Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 8 sts

Row 1, 3, 5 (RS): *k2, p4, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2, 4, 6: *p2, k4, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.
Row 9: *T4B, T4F; rep from * to the end.
Row 10: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Notes:

T4B (Twist 4 Back)
Slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit 2 sts from left-hand needle, then purl 2 sts from cable needle.

T4F (Twist 4 Front)
Slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle.

More knitting abbreviations HERE.

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.

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.