48 free Lace Stitches knitting patterns

Openwork and Lace Stitches. Free lace knitting stitches by Knitting Bee.

Free Lace Knitting Stitches http://www.knitting-bee.com/

Creating knitting stitches with a lacy effect requires you to master just a few moves!

Yarn Over (stitch increase)

The first stitch is the Yarn Over (yo), which is simply a strand of yarn laid across the right needle which creates a new stitch.

To create this:

1 – Bring the yarn to the front between the needles. If the last stitch was a purl then the yarn is already in the front.
2 – Take the yarn over the top of the right needle
3 – Bring the working yarn to where it needs to be in order to work the next stitch.

yarnOver

yarnOverPurl

Decreases

Knit 2 Together (k2tog):

The right needle goes through both the second and first stitch on the left needle and the new loop is pulled through both stitches (creating one stitch out of two). This puts the second stitch on top of the first making the stitch look like it is slanting to the right. therefore, it is a right leaning decrease.

knitPurlTwoTogether1

Slip, knit, pass stitch over (skp) and slip, slip, knit (ssk):

These are left leaning decreases. Slip knitwise (essential to avoid a crossed stitch). Both decreases produce the same result.

skp
sl1-kt1-pass-slst-over

ssk
slip-slip-knit-1

ssk

Continue below for all our free lace knitting stitches!

Zig Zag Eyelet Free Knitting Stitch

Zig Zag Eyelet Free Knitting Stitch from Knitting Bee. A wonderful horizontal lace chevron knit stitch. A look at this free lace knitting stitch from the wrong side of the work. Abbreviations: k= knit p= purl yo = yarn over k2tog = knit 2 stitches …

Chevron Rib Lace Free Knitting Stitch

Chevron Rib Lace Free Knitting Stitch. Easy lace stitch to create with just four rows, it is quite an easy lace stitch knitting pattern that looks more complex than it really is. The eyelet filled chevron is also a rib making it very elastic! Abbreviations: …

Diamond Flower Free Lace Knitting Stitch

Diamond Flower Free Lace Knitting Stitch by Knitting Bee. I love flowers and much as hearts in knitting themes, here is another stitch I came up with featuring a pretty diamond shape with a pattern that looks a bit like a flower. Abbreviations: k= knit …

Ribbed Diagonal Lace Free Knitting Stitch

Ribbed Diagonal Lace Free Knitting Stitch by Knitting Bee. I love this stitch, it creates a lace diagonal pattern and it is completely ribbed, so stretch would be great to use in tees, tanks, sweaters and dresses. you can use it for scarves because this …