Fishtail Lace Stitch

The Fishtail Lace stitch is a lace stitch that has an arch design which resembles a fishtail. The arches can be seen stacked one above the next creating a column of “fishtails.” This stitch is knitted in a multiple of eight stitches plus one. The Fishtail Lace stitch has an excellent drape and is great for all types of projects anything from scarves to socks.

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Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 8 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2 and all alternating rows: purl.
Row 3: k2, *yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2.
Row 5: k3, *yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5; rep from * to last 6 sts, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3.
Row 6: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

 

 

 

Broken Rib Slip Stitch

The Broken Rib Slip Stitch is a rib stitch with slip stitches running horizontally across the columns. Because of the slip stitches, the Broken Rib Slip Stitch is rated as intermediate. This stitch very stretchy, which makes it perfect for sweaters and edgings.

Like the Broken Rib Slip Stitch? Check out our free pattern, A Striped Affair Infinity Scarf.

 

Broken Rib Slip Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate

Knitting Flat
Multiple of 6 sts + 5

Row 1 (RS): *p2, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2: *k2, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: p1, *sl3 wyif, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl3 wyif, p1.
Row 4: k1, sl3 wyib, *k1, p1, k1, sl3 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: repeat Row 1.
Row 6: repeat Row 2.
Row 7: p1, *p1, k1, p1, sl3 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k1, p2.
Row 8: k2, p1, k1, *sl3 wyib, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Knitting In The Round
Multiple of 6 sts

Rd 1:* p1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 3: *sl3 wyif, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 4: repeat Rd 3.
Rd 5: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 6: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 7: *p1, k1, p1, sl3 wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 8: repeat Rd 7.

Repeat Rds 1-8.

 

 

Rickrack Rib Stitch

The Rickrack Rib stitch is a knit stitch that produces a zigzag effect which makes it stand out from most other knit stitches. This stitch is classified as a rib stitch and is very stretchy like other stitches in this family. Because of its elasticity, the Rickrack Rib stitch is suitable for many knit projects!

Do you like the Rickrack Rib stitch? Check out the Rickrack Rib Slouchy Hat pattern!

Rickrack Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate

Knitting Flat
Multiple of 2 sts

Row 1: p1, *k tbl of second stitch on the left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then k the first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: k1, *purl into the second stitch on the left needle (leaving that stitch on the needle), purl the first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat these two rows.

 

Knitting In The Round
Multiple of 3 sts

Rnd 1: *p1, k tbl of second stitch on the left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then k tthe first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *p1, knit into the front of second stitch on left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then knit first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat these two rounds.

 

 

How To Knit The Lateral Braid

Also known as the Vikkel Braid or Estonian Braid, the Lateral Braid is a special knit stitch that is not like most other knit stitches. This stitch creates a braid that runs laterally or horizontally across the work. Because of the complexity of the techniques, this stitch is rated Experienced. The written directions below may be a little confusing for those who’ve never knitted something similar so please check out the video that will show you how to knit the lateral braid.

Do you like the Lateral Braid? Check out these FREE patterns: Buster’s Knitted Bow Tie and the Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf.

Lateral Braid

This stitch was knitted with the stockinette stitch as the background.

Pattern

Skill: experienced
Any number of stitches

Cast on one stitch. *ktbl of second st on left-hand needle, do not slide sts off needle, knit first st. Now slide both stitches off needle.Then, slip the last worked stitch from the right needle back to the left needle. Repeat from * to last st.

When you get to the last stitch, knit it, then pass the second stitch on the right needle over.

For more info, please view the video below.

Rosette Stitch

 

The Rosette stitch is a textured stitch that is done with twisted stitches but is very easy to execute. It is a simple four-row repeat and can be worked on any even number of stitches. If you are looking for a quick knit that produces a gorgeous textured result then the Rosette stitch is it!

If you like the Rosette stitch then I recommend checking out the beautiful Super Soft Merino Snowflake Scarf by Purl Bee.

Rosette Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: *P2tog, leaving stitches on left needle, bring yarn to back of work and k2tog through same stitches, drop stitches from left needle, repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: P1, *p2tog, leaving stitches on left needle, bring yarn to back of work and k2tog through same stitches, drop stitches from left needle, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.

 

 

Trinity Stitch

Also known as the Raspberry stitch, the Trinity stitch is a beautiful stitch that has a very textured look. The stitch increases and decreases create little bobbles which resemble raspberries. The Trinity stitch is the cousin of the Berry stitch. As compared to the Berry stitch, the trinity stitch is more textured and has many gaps in the design which gives it a more lacy look. Because of the many increases and decreases, this stitch is rated intermediate.

The Trinity stitch is perfect for knitting accessories such as headbands, bracelets, scarves, etc. Because of it’s time-consuming nature, this stitch is a little too much for larger projects such as a sweater or an afghan but would work better for smaller projects or as accent designs in larger ones.

Like the Trinity stitch? Check out the Budding Infinity Scarf free pattern!

trinity stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 2

Row 1: purl.
Row 2: K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into next st, P3tog; rep from * to the last st, then (K1, P1,K1) into the last st.
Row 3: purl.
Row 4: K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into next st; rep from * to the last 3 sts, then P3tog.

Repeat ROWS 1-4.

Check out this video for more help with (K1, P1, K1) increase. Note: this video is for (P1, K1, P1) increase but will help you in this case.

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Budding Infinity Scarf momfourgirls

Budding Infinity Scarf knitted by @momfourgirls via Ravelry.