Lace Background Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the lace background stitch. This stitch creates a fancy lace design with lots of texture. The lace background stitch would be great for scarves, shrugs, shawls!

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Yarn Over
Pass Slip Stitch Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Odd number of stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Odd number of sts.

Pattern Instructions

  • Row 1: (Right Side): k1, *yo, sl 1, k1, yo, psso the knit st and the yo; rep from *.
  • Row 2: *p2, drop the yo of previous row; rep from *, end p1.
  • Row 3: k2, *yo, sl 1, k1, yo, psso the knit st and the yo; rep from *, end k1.
  • Row 4: p3, *drop the yo of previous row, p2; rep from *.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you reach your desired length.

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