The Knotted Openwork Stitch

Stitch Description

The Knotted Openwork Stitch is a lace pattern with a lattice-like mesh with a unique knotted texture. This stitch creates a dense, sturdy fabric but maintains some flexibility, making it great for market bags. It’s made using a relatively simple pattern repeat, but some knitters might find the unusual construction a challenge.

Overall, the knotted openwork stitch is a beautiful pattern that’s perfect for large pieces of fabric like scarves, shawls, and blankets.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Yarn Over
Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 3

  • Row 1: Purl all sts.
  • Row 2: K2, *yo, k3, slip the first of the 3 knit stitches over the other 2; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 3: Purl all sts.
  • Row 4: K1, *k3, slip the first of the 3 knit stitches over the other 2, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

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

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