Lacy Arch Free Knitting Stitch

Lacy Arch Free Knitting Stitch by Knitting Bee.

I had a lot of fun with this stitch, it is quite easy to master once you have gone through the pattern a few times. This lace stitch with super-imposed arches would work very nicely for a scarf, tee or tank or anything else you put your mind to. It involves simple increases and decreases like yo, k2tog and ssk; yo’s creating the eyelets and k2tog a right leaning slant while ssk creates a left leaning slant.

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The same stitch from a few different angles.

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And how this lace stitch looks in the back of the work.

Lacy-Arch-Free-Knitting-Stitch-lace-back

…and now to the actual stitch pattern below, have fun and as always if you use this stitch a link to this page would be appreciated!

Abbreviations:

k= knit
p= purl
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
ssk = slip, slip, knit slipped stitches tog. A decrease
k3tog = knit 3 stitches together

Note: Please refer to “lace stitches” for a deeper explanation of the stitches mentioned above

Please repeat the pattern between the asterisk’s *

Cast on: Multiples of 19 + 6

Row 1: *p2, k2tog, yo, p2, yo, k3, ssk, p3, k2tog, k3, yo,* p2, ssk, yo, p2

Row 2: k2, p2, k2, *p5, k3, p5, k2, p2, k2*

Row 3: *p2, yo, ssk, p2, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1,* p2, yo, ssk, p2

Row 4: as row 2

Row 5: *p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2, yo, k1, ssk, p3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, * p2, k2tog, yo, p2

Row 6: as row 2

Row 7: *p2, yo, ssk, p2, k3, yo, ssk, p3, k2tog, yo, k3, *p2, yo, ssk, p2

Row 8: as row 2

Row 9: *p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k4, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k4,* p2, k2tog, yo, p2

Row 10: k2, p2, k2, * p6, k1, p6, k2, p2, k2*

Row 11: *p2, yo, ssk, p2, k5, yo, k3tog, yo, k5, * p2, yo, ssk, p2

Row 12: as row 2

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