The Leafy Lace knitting stitch is a beautiful lace stitch. Although it does take some concentration while working the rows, it’s worth the effort when you complete it. After a couple repeats, it’s not too hard to get the hang of it. This stitch pattern works in multiples of 10 + 1 over a 16 row repeat.
Below there is a chart for you, as well.
To see a video tutorial of this stitch, click the box below or view on YouTube by clicking HERE.
Stitches and abbreviations used:
K2tog: Knit 2 together
KB1: Knit through the back loop
P2tog: Purl 2 together
PB1: Purl through the back loop
RS: Right side
Sk2po: Slip 1 stitch purl wise, knit the next 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit 2 together stitch just made
WS: Wrong side
Yo: yarn over
Stitch pattern for Leafy Lace Stitch:
Written using US terms
1 (RS): K1, *p9, KB1; rep * to end
2 (WS): P1, *k9, p1; rep * to end
3: As row 1
4: As row 2
5: K1, *p2, p2tog, yo, KB1, yo, p2tog, p2, KB1; rep * to end
6: P1, *k4, PB1, k4, p1; rep * to end
7: K1, *p1, p2tog, yo, [KB1] 3x, yo, p2tog, p1, KB1; rep * to end
8: P1, *k3, [PB1] 3x, k3, p1; rep * to end
9: K1, *p2tog, yo, [KB1] 5x, yo, p2tog, KB1; rep * to end
10: P1, *k2, [PB1] 5x, k2, p1; rep * to end
11: K1, *p1, yo, [KB1] 2x, sk2po, [KB1] 2x, yo, p1, KB1; rep * to end
12: As row 10
13: K1, *p2, yo, KB1, sk2po, KB1, yo, p2, KB1; rep * to end
14: As row 8
15: K1, *p3, yo, sk2po, yo, p3, KB1; rep * to end
16: As row 6
Rep these 16 rows to desired length
Note: To end with an even edge of top and bottom, work rows 1-3 once more and bind off on WS in pattern of row 4
I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyJ – I’d love to see what you create!