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.

 

Vertical Feathered Lace Stitch

The Vertical Feathered Lace stitch is an openwork stitch that creates a unique vertical lace design which runs throughout the work. Knitted in a multiple of 5 stitches plus 2 and worked in a simple 2-row repeat, this lace stitch is easy to remember and is knits up quickly too. The long vertical design makes the Vertical Feathered Lace stitch perfect for spring/summer accessories such as fashion scarves and market bags.

Vertical Feathered Lace Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 5 sts + 2

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

Repeat Rows 1-2.

 

Little Bells Stitch

The Little Bells stitch is a lace stitch which involves intermediate lace knitting techniques. Knitted in a multiple of 8 stitches plus 3 and worked in a 12-row repeat, this stitch offers a level of difficulty that is perfect for knitters who are ready to step it up a notch. The Little Bells stitch offers excellent drape and looks great as both an accent piece as well as a main project.

Little Bells Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 8 sts + 3

Row 1 (RS): k1, p1, k1, *p1, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, (p1, k1) x2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: p1, k1, p1, *k1, p3, (k1, p1) x2; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: repeat Row 1.
Row 4: repeat Row 2.
Row 5: repeat Row 1.
Row 6: repeat Row 2.
Row 7: k1, k2tog, *yo, (p1, k1) x2, p1, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from * to the last 8 sts, yo, (p1, k1) x2, p1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 8: p3, *(k1, p1) x2, k1, p3; rep from * to the end.
Row 9: repeat Row 7.
Row 10: repeat Row 8.
Row 11: repeat Row 7.
Row 12: repeat Row 8.

Repeat Rows 1-12.

 

Intricate Lattice Stitch

The Intricate Lattice stitch is an intricate openwork stitch that is knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1 and is an 8-row repeat. Like most lace stitch patterns, this stitch has excellent drape qualities and blocking is highly recommended for optimal results. The Intricate Lattice stitch works great on many types of projects such as shawls, scarves, bags and more!

intricate lattice stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 6 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: purl.
Row 3: k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, *k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo; rep from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: p2tog, p1, yo, k1, yo, p1, *p3tog, p1, yo, k1, yo, p1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 7: k2tog, yo, k3, yo, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1, psso.
Row 8: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

 

 

Net Stitch

The Net stitch is an openwork stitch that is great for spring and summer knits. It’s open, mesh-like qualities allows for excellent drape while the increase and decrease techniques required for this stitch makes it an intermediate skill level. Knitted in a multiple of 4 stitches plus 3 and a 4-row repeat, the Net stitch is easy to remember and is a fast knit. This openwork stitch is perfect for knitted summer cover-ups and market bags!

Net Stitch - Purl Avenue

 

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 3

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

Repeat Rows 1-4.