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Our Weekly Tips & Tricks is back and we're kicking things off with a design perfect for the spring summer season! When it comes to knitting lace, designs can be pretty tricky, but fear not: We have a pattern ideal for beginners that will prepare you for the intricate garments you dream of whipping up. 

Beginner’s Lace

This stitch is worked over a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1. 12 rows form the pattern.

1st and every wrong side row: (WS) P.

2nd row: K1, *yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, yfwd, K1, rep from * to end.

4th row: As 2nd row.

6th row: As 2nd row.

8th row: K2, *yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K3, rep from * to last 5 sts, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K2.

10th row: K1, *K2tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, rep from * to end.

12th row: K2tog, *yfwd, K3, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, rep from * to last 5 sts, yfwd, K3, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso.

Need help with the abbreviations used today? Check out our Knitting Abbreviations chart.

*Insert point of right-hand needle knitwise into next stitch on left-hand needle and slip it onto right-hand needle. Knit next stitch. Insert point of left-hand needle into front of slipped stitch and lift it over the knitted stitch and off the needle. Work in same way for sl 1, k2 tog, psso, or sl 1, k3 tog, psso.


This blog is part of the Tips & Tricks series published on Wednesdays to help users enjoy the pleasures of working with yarn and develop their knitting & crochet skills. You can browse the full series HERE.

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