How to Knit the Diagonal Lace Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the diagonal lace stitch. This stitch creates a delicate lacy openwork pattern. The diagonal lace stitch would be great for shawls, scarves, and sweaters!

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Video Tutorial


Materials Used

Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
yo
Yarn Over
p2tog
Purl 2 Together
p2tog tbl
Purl 2 Together Through Back Loop-p2tog tbl
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
psso
Pass Slip Stitch Over
sl st
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 8 +4

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 8 sts + 4.

Pattern Instructions

  • Row 1 (Right Side): k2, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
  • Row 2: p7, *p2tog tbl, yo, p6; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2tog tbl, yo, p3.
  • Row 3: k4, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: p5, *p2tog tbl, yo, p6; rep from * to last 7 sts, p2tog tbl, yo, p5.
  • Row 5: k1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, yo, k1.
  • Row 6: p3, *p2tog tbl, yo, p6; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Row 7: k3, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 8: p1, *p2tog tbl, yo, p6; rep from * to last 3 sts ,p2tog tbl, yo, p1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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