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"Fancy Vs" Lacy Stitch Pattern - Free Pattern

My mother was the best lace knitter I ever known. She created cobweb like table cloths from a thin cotton thread. I always admired her concentration when she knitted. She had to count her stitches and remember where she was at each moment otherwise she would have to frog it. Can you imagine frogging a huge lace table cloth? That would be very frustrating to me.

I knit only very easy lacy knits - nothing as complicated as my mom did. But one day I will try to knit what she knitted, just to go through that process.

CLICK HERE to watch my video of this fairly easy lacy stitch pattern you could use in your projects. This video shows you how to knit each row in a great detail. I am in a process of finishing recording a video where I am using this particular lacy pattern for an American Girl Doll Dress. So stay tuned.

If you prefer written directions, see below:

You will work on multiples of 10 sts, plus as many stitches as you need for each side. I knitted this piece using 24 stitches = 2 sts for one side/edge, 20 stitches for the pattern (2 repeats), and 2 sts for second side/edge. This pattern repeats every 10 rows.


Material:

I used yarn of #3 weight (DK or Light Worsted thickness) and appropriate needles recommended by manufacturer


Abbreviations:

CO - cast on
st(s) - stitch(es)
K - knit
P - purl
YO - yarn over
s1kw - slip one stitch knitwise
PSSO - pass slipped stitch over (in this case over the stitches that were knitted together)
k2tog - knit two stitches together


Step-by-Step:

The directions are for the "24 sts sample", just like in the video.
CO 24 sts. and knit 4 or more rows of base, depending on what you are trying to achieve - ie. ribbing for a sweater, or garter stitch for scarf... then proceed with the 10 rows of pattern, which you will repeat as many times as you need before you bind off.

Row 1          K2; *[K1, YO, K3, s1kw, k2tog, PSSO, K3, YO]* - repeat from * to * one more time                         (or as many times as you need for your multiple of 10); K2
Row 2          K2, P20 (or your chosen multiple of 10); K2
Row 3          K2, *[K2, YO, K2, s1kw, k2tog, PSSO, K2, YO, K1]* - repeat from * to * one more                           time (or as many times as you need for your multiple of 10); K2
Row 4          K2, P20 (or your chosen multiple of 10); K2
Row 5          K2, *[K3, YO, K1, s1kw, k2tog, PSSO, K1, YO, K2]* - repeat from * to * one more                           time (or as many times as you need for your multiple of 10); K2
Row 6          K2, P20 (or your chosen multiple of 10); K2
Row 7          K2, *[K4, YO, s1kw, k2tog, PSSO, YO, K3]* - repeat from * to * one more                                         time (or as many times as you need for your multiple of 10); K2
Row 8-9      K2, P20 (or your chosen multiple of 10); K2
Row 10       K24


Videos of other pattern stitches you may be interested in:


"Fancy Vs" lacy Pattern for LEFT HANDED KNITTERS

Very Easy Lacy Pattern for RIGHT HANDED KNITTERS
Very Easy Lacy Pattern for LEFT HANDED KNITTERS

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


Enjoy and happy knitting :-)