The Crest of the Wave Lace Stitch

Stitch Description

This classic Shetland lace pattern is a breeze to knit. With it’s beautiful scalloped edges, it’s a great way to edge a piece. Or it can easily be used on it’s own in a shawl, blanket, or scarf.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch

P
Purl Stitch

K2TOG
Knit 2 Together

SSK
Slip Slip Knit

YO
Yarn Over


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 12 sts plus 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 12 sts plus 1

  • Row 1: K all sts.
  • Row 2: K all sts.
  • Row 3: K all sts.
  • Row 4: K all sts.
  • Row 5: K1, *(k2tog) 2 times, (YO, k1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, k1; rep from * across row.
  • Row 6: P all sts.
  • Row 7: K1, *(k2tog) 2 times, (YO, k1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, k1; rep from * across row.
  • Row 8: P all sts.
  • Row 9: K1, *(k2tog) 2 times, (YO, k1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, k1; rep from * across row.
  • Row 10: P all sts.
  • Row 11: K1, *(k2tog) 2 times, (YO, k1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, k1; rep from * across row.
  • Row 12: P all sts.

Repeat rows 1-12 until you have reached your desired length.

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