The Fancy Openwork Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #231

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the fancy openwork stitch. The fancy openwork stitch creates a net like design, but delicate. The fancy openwork stitch would be great for hats, blankets, and shawls!

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Materials Used

Imperial Yarn Tracie Too

Tracie Too is a worsted spun version of Imperial’s popular woolen spun Tracie Yarn. With a very soft hand it knits up in a lovely lofty fabric. At 395 yards per skein, this yarn is a great choice for single skein shawl and sock projects. Available in eight rich colors as well as Natural.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
yo
Yarn Over
p2tog
Purl 2 Together

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On:Multiples of 4

  • Note: Sts should only be counted after the 2nd and 4th rows.
  • Row 1: (Right Side): K2, *yo, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2.
  • Row 2: P2tog, *(k1, p1) into the yo of the previous row, [p2tog] twice; rep from * to last 3 sts, (k1, p1) into the yo, p2tog.
  • Row 3: K4, *yo, k4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: P2, p2tog, *(k1,p1) into the yo of previous row, [p2tog] twice; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) into the yo, p2tog, p2.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Fancy Openwork Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Fancy Openwork Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Fancy Openwork Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Fancy Openwork Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)


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