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.

 

Bamboo Lace Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2, this stitch is a one-row repeat and is a very fast knit. Even though the techniques used are not comparable to the original Bamboo stitch, the Bamboo Lace stitch poses a resemblance but with lace as an added flair. If you are interested in achieving a unique look for your knitting project, the Bamboo Lace stitch will surely not disappoint!

bamboo lace stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 3 sts + 2

Row 1: k1, *yo, sl1 wyib, k2tog tbl; rep from * to the last st, k1.

Repeat Row 1 until desired length.

 

 

Irish Mesh Cowl

Hello!

Hope everyone is doing well. These past few days have been very cold here in the south with temps dipping below freezing. With the frigid weather, I went out last night after work and got some firewood to make a fire. It was the first one this season!

It was absolutely amazing. There’s nothing better than a crackling fire and some knitting to soothe away the tensions of the day.

Burning fire 2014

Speaking of knitting, last week I finished a cowl that I had been working on for the past couple of weeks. Those of you who have been keeping up with me via social media have seen the progress of this cowl and as promised, I am posting it up today.

This cowl, called the Irish Mesh Cowl, was knitted previously using Knit Picks’ Billow yarn in Tea Rose (shown below). I designed this cowl about six months ago and am now revisiting it and will share the pattern with you all.

Irish Mesh Cowl in Tea Rose - Purl Avenue

The revisited version is done Ash. Note: Knit Picks Billow yarn is cotton and the yarn weight varies even though it is listed as Bulky Weight. If you want your cowl to look a little more uniform, I recommend using a different type of yarn.

Billow in Ash

After blocking, the Irish Mesh Cowl in Ash measures about 30″ circumference and 11″ wide and is slightly smaller than the one in Tea Rose (I don’t remember the measurements).

Irish Mesh Cowl in Ash - Purl Avenue

Here is the pattern.

Materials

2 skeins of Knit Picks Billow yarn (you will use about 1.5 skeins)

  • 120 yds / 110 m per skein
  • 3.52 oz/100 g per skein
  • 100% Pima Cotton

US 10.5- 24″ circular needles
Yarn/tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Gauge

3.5 sts=1″ in stockinette stitch

Pattern

Cast on 96 sts. Place stitch marker and join to begin knitting in the round. Careful not to twist the stitches. Note: all slipped stitches on this website will be done purlwise unless otherwise noted.

Edge

Rd 1: *yo, sl1, k2, psso; rep from * to the end.
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: k2, *sl1, k2, psso, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Rd 4: knit.

Repeat Rds 1-4 for a total of 24 rounds. 

Body

Rd 1-15: knit.

Repeat the Edge one more time.

Bind off and weave in all loose ends.

There you go! A brand new cowl! Did I mention that this is a quick knit too? Enjoy!

Irish Mesh Cowl in Ash side - Purl Avenue

Irish Mesh Cowl Tea Rose 2 - Purl Avenue

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