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How to Knit the Pillar Openwork Lace Stitch

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

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the pillar openwork lace stitch. This pattern consists of columns of lace stitches that are crossed by a slipped stitch. The effect is a pillar with rows of openwork between them. It’s a great option for baby blankets and scarves.

Skill: Intermediate

Cast On: Multiples of 3 + 2

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

Purl – p

Yarn Over – yo

Slip Stitch – sl

Pass Slip Stitch Over – psso

Pattern:

Row 1: K1, *yo, sl 1 purl wise, k2, psso the k2; rep from * to end

Row 2: Purl all sts.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Pillar Openwork Lace Stitch

Example of the Pillar Openwork Lace Stitch

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Comments

  1. amzmiq

    December 8, 2011

    will this work in the round?

  2. newstitchaday

    December 8, 2011

    @amzmiq yes just knit the second row instead of purl.

  3. dancingbeads

    December 8, 2011

    I’m a new knitter who has been enjoying all your video tutorials tremendously! Thank you for presenting the stitches in such a professional manner.

    I have a question/observation about this video. In the video the instructions for casting on state ‘cast on in multiples of three, plus two’ the written instructions say to cast on in multiples of two… which one is correct?

  4. newstitchaday

    December 8, 2011

    @dancingbeads if there is ever a discrepancy, the audio in the video is always correct. I’ll fix the mistake in the post.