How to knit Extended Openwork Stitches

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to knit extended openwork stitches. These stitches are absolutely gorgeous with the lace a cabling effect. This stitch contains knitting (no purls here!) only and works over a four row repeat. This stitch is also reversible! Extended openwork stitches would be a great to use for a cowl, a scarf or as a fun accent to a sweater or cardigan

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Double Eyelet Rib


The Double Eyelet Rib is a beautiful, lacy ribbing knit stitch. The lace ribbing creates a light fabric with wonderful stretch that would be a great to use for a dishcloth, scarf or a slouchy beanie. This stitch is worked in stitch multiples of 7 + 2 over a 4 row repeat.

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Materials needed

(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)

To view the video tutorial of how to knit the Double Eyelet Rib, please click on the video above or visit: https://youtu.be/1q5ob8Iti_Y

Stitches and abbreviations used

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

P: Purl

RS: Right side

Skpo: Slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over – Slip next stitch purlwise to right hand needle, knit the next stitch, slip the slipped stitch from right hand needle over the knit stitch just worked.

St(s): Stitch (es)

Rep: Repeat

WS: Wrong side

Yo: Yarn over

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Notes:

  • Stitch is worked in multiples of 7 + 2; for the YouTube video I cast on 30

Directions for the Double Eyelet Rib:

  • Row 1 (RS): P2, *k5, p2; rep * to end
  • Row 2 (WS): K2, *p5, k2; rep * to end
  • Row 3: P2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, p2; rep * to end
  • Row 4: As row 2

Repeat rows 1-4 to desired length.


If you’d like to check out a couple other fun rib stitches, here are a few. Simply click on the image to be directed to the stitch tutorial page.

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Diagonal Openwork

Learn how to knit the Diagonal Openwork knit stitch. This is a fairly simple stitch that involves a combination of knits, purls, increases and decreases to create an interesting diagonal design. This Diagonal Openwork knit stitch pattern works in multiples of 4 + 2 over an 8 row repeat.

To practice this beautiful stitch, check out the block pattern that I designed – it’s a free knit pattern just for you.

Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the chart for this stitch.

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Stitches and abbreviations used:

Written using US terms

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 together

P: Purl

RS: Right side

Skpo: Slip 1 stitch purl wise, knit the next stitch, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch just made

Sk2po: Slip 1 stitch purl wise, knit the next 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit 2 together stitch just made

St(s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong side

Yo: yarn over


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Stitch pattern for Diagonal Openwork Knit Stitch:

1 (RS): *K1, yo, sk2po, yo: rep * to last 2 sts, k2

2 and all WS rows: Purl

3: K2, *yo, sk2po, yo, k1; rep * to end

5: K2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 3 sts, skpo, k1

7: K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 2 sts, skpo

8: Purl

Rep these 8 rows to desired length

Knitting chart for Diagonal Openwork Knit Stitch

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Leafy Lace knitting stitch

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:

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 together

KB1: Knit through the back loop

P: Purl

P2tog: Purl 2 together

PB1: Purl through the back loop

Rep: Repeat

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


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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


Chart for how to knit the Leafy Lace Stitch from Handmade by Stacy J

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Checkerboard Lace

The Checkerboard Lace Stitch Pattern is a stitch pattern that requires a little concentration. However, the chart that accompanies the written directions will make it easier for you. The Checkerboard Lace stitch pattern in worked in multiples of 10 + 4 over 20 rows. Written directions are below, as well as a chart and a link to the video tutorial.

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Difficulty level:

Intermediate

Stitches used:

Knit (k)

Purl (p)

Knit 2 Together (k2tog)

Slip slip knit (ssk)

Yarn over (yo)

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Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #136 Dolphin Blue

KnitPicks Straight Knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm)


Directions for Checkerboard Lace Stitch Pattern

Works in multiples of 10 sts + 4

For the sample in the YouTube video, I cast on 24

1 (WS) and all WS rows: Purl across

2 (RS): K4, *Yo, ssk, k1, [k2tog, yo] Γ— 2, k3; rep * to end.

4: K3, *[Yo, ssk] Γ— 2, k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

6: K2, *[Yo, ssk] Γ— 3, k4; rep * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.

8: K1, *[Yo, ssk] Γ— 4, k2; rep * to last 3 sts, yo, ssk, k1.

10: Repeat row 6.

12: Repeat row 4.

14: Repeat row 2.

16: K2tog, yo, *k4, [k2tog, yo] Γ— 3; rep * to last 2 sts, k2.

18: K1, k2tog, yo, *k2, [k2tog, yo] Γ— 4; rep * to last st, k1

20: Repeat row 16.

Rep rows 1-20 until desired length is reached, binding off as pattern.

Chart showing how to knit the Checkerboard Lace Stitch Pattern from Handmade by Stacy J

Here’s the link to the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/peCBZIKZxl0

I do hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any stitches are that giving you fits, please feel free to email me with your suggestions – I absolutely love making tutorials from requests. Also, please remember to tag me @handmadebystacyj with your makes!

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Chinese Lace Stitch

Chinese Lace is a beautiful lace stitch that is worked over 12 stitches and 24 rows. I have been intrigued by this pattern for as long as I’ve been knitting and decided to jump in and learn it. Then, a tutorial was born because I just HAD to share it with you!

This pattern does require concentration, but once you get the hang of it, it isn’t very difficult. Please join me as I show you how to create this beautiful lace pattern with step by step instructions.

For your reference, written directions and chart are below. There is also a video tutorial link for you to view for this stitch that is available at the box below and at the bottom of this post.

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Difficulty level:

Intermediate / Advanced

Stitches used:

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

P: Purl

P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together

Yo: Yarn Over

Ssk: Slip slip knit

Ssp: Slip slip purl

 

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Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #143 Raspberry Pink

KnitPicks Straight Knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm)

 

Directions for Chinese Lace

For the sample in the video, I cast on 39 stitches.

Note: This is stitch pattern is worked flat.

1 (RS): P1, k1, p1, *ssk, k7, yo, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end

2 (WS): K1, p1, k1, *p1, yo, p6, ssp, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

3: P1, k1, p1, *ssk, k5, yo, k2, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

4: K1, p1, k1, *p3, yo, p4, ssp, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

5: P1, k1, p1, *k3, k2tog, k4, yo, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

6: K1, p1, k1, *p1, yo, p4, p2tog, p2, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

7: P1, k1, p1, *k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

8: K1, p1, k1, *p3, yo, p4, p2tog, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

9:P1, k1, p1, *yo, k3, k2tog, k4, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

10: K1, p1, k1, *p4, p2tog, p2, yo, [p1, k1] twice; rep from * to end.

11: P1, k1, p1, *k2, yo, k1, k2tog, k4, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

12: K1, p1, k1, *p4, p2tog, yo, p3, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

13: P1, k1, p1, *yo, k7, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

14: K1, p1, k1, *p2tog, p6, yo, [p1, k1] twice; rep from * to end.

15: P1, k1, p1, *k2, yo, k5, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

16: K1, p1, k1, *p2tog, p4, yo, p3, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

17: P1, k1, p1, *yo, k4, ssk, k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

18: K1, p1, k1, *p2, ssp, p4, yo, [p1, k1] twice; rep from * to end.

19: P1, k1, p1, *k2, yo, k4, ssk, [k1, p1] twice; rep from * to end.

20: K1, p1, k1, *ssp, p4, yo, p3, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

21: P1, k1, p1, *k4, ssk, k3, yo, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

22: K1, p1, k1, *p1, yo, p2, ssp, p4, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

23: P1, k1, p1, *k4, ssk, k1, yo, k2, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.

24: K1, p1, k1, *p3, yo, ssp, p4, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1-24 until desired length is reached then end by binding off as pattern.


In case you missed it at the top, here’s the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/gxBNsaYs-vs

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did! And, as always, thank you so much for supporting me on my yarny journeys! Please remember to tag me @handmadebystacyj so that I can see your makes – I love seeing them!

Stacy J

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Vandyke Lace Panel

The Vandyke Lace Panel is a very simple knit panel that is worked over 9 stitches and 8 rows on a background of Stockinette Stitch. Join me as I show you step by step how to create this beautiful lace panel. It creates a gorgeous panel that can be used in so many ways – shawls, scarves, garments, blankets….I could go on. I just love this stitch!

Written directions are below, as well as a chart and a video tutorial.

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Yarn: LoveCrafts Paintbox Simply DK

Needles: KnitPicks Radiant Wood

Vandyke Lace Panel

Difficulty level

Easy

Stitches used:

Knit (k)

Purl (p)

Yarn Over (yo)


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Special Stitches used:

Skpo: Slip, knit, pass over (slip one stitch purl wise, knit the next st, pass slipped stitch over – one stitch decreased)

Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #116 Melon Sorbet

KnitPicks Straight Knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm)

Directions for Vandyke Lace Panel

For the sample in the YouTube video, I cast on 15 for a st st background of 3 sts on each side. Directions below are for the lace panel only.

1 (RS): K4, yo, skpo, k3

2 and all WS rows: Purl

3: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k2

5: K1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k1

7: K2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpo

8: Purl

Rep rows 1-8 until desired length is reached ending by binding off purl wise as row 8


Chart of Vandyke Lace Panel knitting instructions from Handmade by Stacy J

Here’s the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/EdUIEAbPS8M

If you’d like a printable pdf, you can download the file below.

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Lace Rib Panel

The Lace Rib Panel is a great way to get started if you haven’t knit lace before. The Lace Rib Panel is worked over 7 stitches and 4 rows – easy peasy, right? The video shows you step by step how to work the stitch which is really beautiful! (Oh! And, I apologize ahead of time. When you listen to the background, my little dog was snoring ?).


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Difficulty level:

Easy

Stitches used:

Knit (k)

Purl (p)

Yarn Over (yo)


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Special Stitches used:

Skpo: Slip, knit, pass over (slip one stitch purl wise, knit the next st, then pass slipped stitch over – one stitch decreased)

Sk2po: Slip, k2tog, pass over (slip one st purlwise, knit next 2 stitches together, then pass slipped stitch over – 2 stitches decreased)

Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #131 Seafoam Blue

KnitPicks Straight Knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm)

 

Directions for the Lace Rib Panel:

For sample, I cast on 17 for a border of rev st st of 5 sts on each side. Directions below reflect only the lace portion of the pattern.

1 (RS): P1, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, p1

2 (WS): K1, p5, k1

3: P1, k1, yo, sk2po, yo, k1, p1

4: K1, p5, k1

Rep rows 1-4 until desired length is reached, binding off on row 4 as pattern.

If you prefer to be able a pdf, there is a free downloadable pdf below:

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and find it helpful! Please remember to tag me @handmadebystacyj so that I can see your makes. Thank you so much!

Stacy J

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