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How to Knit the Knotted Openwork Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the knotted openwork stitch. This lace pattern creates a lattice like mesh that is perfect for large swatches of fabric such as blankets, pillows and scarves. It also makes great market bags and wraps.

Skill: Intermediate

Cast On: Multiples of 3

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Yarn Over – yo
Pass Slipped Stitch Over – psso

Pattern:

Row 1: Purl all sts.
Row 2: K2, *yo, k3, slip the first of the 3 knit stitches over the other 2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: Purl all sts.
Row 4: K1, *k3, slip the first of the 3 knit stitches over the other 2, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

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

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Knotted Openwork Stitch

Example of the Knotted Openwork Stitch

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Comments

  1. Erika

    March 11, 2013

    How would you work this stitch for increases and decreases for something like a jacket or a sweater?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      March 12, 2013

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