How to Knit the Perforated Lace Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #87

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the perforated lace stitch. When it comes to knitting lace, it doesn’t get much more basic than this. Using simple yarn overs and decreases this pattern creates a fabric covered in little staggered holes.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 5 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit Two Together – k2tog
Yarn Over – yo

Pattern Instructions:

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.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch right side
Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch right side (click for larger)

Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch wrong side
Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch wrong side (click for larger)

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