The Perforated Lace Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #87

How to Knit the Perforated Lace Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

When it comes to knitting lace, it doesn’t get much more basic than Perforated Lace Stitch. Using simple yarn overs and decreases, this pattern creates a fabric covered in little staggered holes.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 5 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 5 + 2

  • Row 1: *K1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 2: P1, *p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: *K1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 4: P1, *k1, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch right side

Example of the Perforated Lace Stitch wrong side

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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2 thoughts on “The Perforated Lace Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #87

  1. chicklette says:

    cheers with a huge thank you for all you do very much appreciated.  I am new to this thus, please have a kind heart with regards to my question – I like the salvage stitch, as you don’t include it in the pattern are we to cast on multiples of 3 + 2 to achieve this, also may ask if you are aware that the youtube video you say 3 +1 but it is written on the screen as 5 +2-I ask this because it doesn’t take much to confuse me lol – again being new to this as well-if I may state love this stitch very nice indeed.  a little ps:  good luck to you with your up-coming move and new adventure much success to you-also hoping this doesn’t change your down home ease you share with us very kind way thanks again

    • newstitchaday says:

       @chicklette You would add 2 to the 3+1 for the selvedge stitch. That gives you an extra stitch on each end. You would then slip the first stitch in pattern (knitwise one the right side and purlwise on the wrong side) and then for the last stitch of each row, either knit through the back loop on the right side or purl through the back loop on the wrong side.
      The 5+2 is a typo. Unfortunately I can’t fix Youtube videos once they’re posted.

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