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Very Easy Lacy Pattern Stitch

When I want to knit something quick and easy, I usually use just knit a purl stitches. But there are sometimes pattern stitches that are just as easy as simple "knit-purl" knitting.

The pattern stitch introduced here in this post is really easy even for someone that just learned four basics knitting tasks - cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch and bind off. This beautiful pattern is easy, yet looks complicated. But do not be fooled - it is not.

It is worked on multiple of 4 stitches around, OR multiple of 4 stitches (+ 1 or more stitches for each edge), and over 4 rows. In the video (see below) I used worsted yarn (medium #4).

Here is the pattern:

CO 20 sts.

Row 1&3      K20
Row 2&4      K2, P16, K2

Row 5      K all (= 20 sts)
Row 6      K2 (= 2 edge sts), *[P4, YO]* - 4x; K2 (= edge sts)
Row 7      K2 (= 2 edge sts), *[YO, drop next st = YO from prev row, sl next st knitwise, K3, pull the sl st over 3 knitted sts]* - 4x; K2 (= 2 edge sts)
Row 8      K2 (= 2 edge sts), P16, K2 (= 2 edge sts)

Repeat these 4 rows for the pattern. I repeated these 4 rows four times. Then I finished the square with Rows 1-4 (= Rows 9-11); and then BO in row 12.

If you would like to see video how it's done then click on the appropriate link below:

Pattern for RIGHT HANDED KNITTERS
Pattern for LEFT HANDED KNITTERS


Videos of other pattern stitches you may be interested in:

"Fancy Vs" lacy Pattern for RIGHT HANDED KNITTERS
"Fancy Vs" lacy Pattern for LEFT HANDED KNITTERS

Lacy Wavy Pattern for RIGHT HANDED KNITTERS
Lacy Wavy Pattern for LEFT HANDED KNITTERS


Enjoy and happy knitting :-)