Extended Openwork Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The extended openwork stitch combines lace and cable techniques to make a truly unique fabric. By taking extended loop stitches and crossing them over themselves, an elongated lattice is created. This is a great stitch pattern for knitting a lace openwork wrap or market bag.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch
Cable Six Back – slip 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, k 3, k 3 sets from cable needle

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 6 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

  • Row 1 (RS): Knit.
  • Row 2: 1 edge st, *k each st wrapping yarn around needle 3 times; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 3: 1 edge st, *C6B (slip next 3 stitch onto cable needle, dropping the wraps, and leave at back of work) k3 dropping the wraps, k3 sts from cable needle); rep from * to last st, 1 edge st.
  • Row 4: Knit.

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

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