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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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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Diamond Lace Stitch

The Diamond Lace stitch is a lace stitch that is knitted in a multiple of 7 stitches plus 2 and done in an 8-row repeat. This gorgeous stitch would look great on almost any project! The Diamond Lace stitch pattern requires intermediate knitting techniques such as psso and p2tog tbl. If you need assistance, below is a video on how to knit this stitch.

Diamond Lace Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 7 sts + 2

Note: Slip stitches purlwise.

Row 1 (RS): k3, *k2tog, yo, k5; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k4.
Row 2: p2, *p2tog tbl, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: k1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k5; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: *p1, yo, p2tog, p2, p2tog tbl, yo; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 7: *k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2tog, yo; rep from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

 

 

Small Arrows Lace

Small Arrows Lace stitch looks intricate but, in fact, is an easy knit. Knitted in a 4-row repeat and a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2, this stitch is easy to remember and can be done in a breeze. Knit yourself a market bag or a beret using this stitch. Block for optimal results.

small arrows lace

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 6 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: k2, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
Row 4: purl.

Fancy Zigzag Stitch

The Fancy Zigzag stitch is a lace stitch which is rated intermediate in skill level. Knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1 and 12-row repeat, this stitch forms zigzags which runs vertically and is separated by lace eyelets. Like most lace stitches, the Fancy Zigzag stitch requires blocking for optimal results.

fancy zigzag stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 6 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): *sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 and every alternate row: purl.
Row 3: repeat Row 1.
Row 5: repeat Row 1.
Row 7: k3, *yo. k2, k2tog, k2; rep from * to the last 4 sts, yo, k2, k2tog.
Row 9: repeat Row 7.
Row 11: repeat Row 7.
Row 12: purl.

Chevron Lace Stitch

The Chevron Lace stitch is a simple lace stitch which involves basic knitting techniques thus making it perfect for beginning lace knitters. Worked up in a multiple of 9 stitches plus 3 and knitted in a 2-row repeat, the Chevron Lace stitch is a very quick knit and its design will make a great addition to any project!

chevron lace stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 9 sts + 3

Row 1 (RS): k1, k2tog, k3, yo x2, k3, *k3tog, k3, yo x2, k3; rep from * to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: p6, k1, *p8, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.

Repeat Rows 1-2.