The Perforated Lace Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #87

Stitch Description

When it comes to knitting lace, it doesn’t get much more basic than Perforated Lace Stitch. Using simple yarn overs and decreases, this pattern creates a fabric covered in little staggered holes.

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Materials Used


Lion Brand Yarn’s Jamie, America’s Favorite Baby Yarn, is a classic that has stood the test of time. Made in the U.S.A., Jamie is durable and easy to care for: perfect for baby blankets, carriage covers, sweaters for baby – and Mom, too! Plus, it’s no dye lot, so there’s never any worry about matching colors. This modern update of the classic Jamie yarn features a sophisticated sherbet color palette and a versatile DK weight. Snuggly soft, machine washable and dryable this yarn is perfect for every baby project.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Knit Two Together
Yarn Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 5 + 2

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 5 + 2

  • Row 1: *K1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 2: P1, *p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: *K1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 4: P1, *k1, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch right side

Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch wrong side

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