Fancy Stitch Combo – Lace Stitch

The Lion Brand LB Collection yarns I used in the samples are –
LB Collection Baby Alpaca

LB Collection Silk

LB Collection Cashmere

LB Collection Superwash Merino

Instructions for working this stitch:
CO a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 1
Row 1 (wrong side): Purl.
Row 2: K1, *yo, sk2p, yo, k1; rep from * across to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2
BO purl-wise on WS with 1 needle size larger

To work this stitch in-the-round:

CO a multiple of 4 stitches
Round 1 : Knit
Round 2: *K1, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to end of round
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 to desired length, BO.

My Ravelry page for the shawl I’m wearing (not my design), can be found here.

The needles I use for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “London”.

15 comments on “Fancy Stitch Combo – Lace Stitch

  1. thank you for the lesson….this will be the first lace stitch for me to try….you really explain the procedure so clearly that even I can understand and want to try my luck. thank you again and again.

    have asked you before, do you model your hands? they are beautiful. love your nail polish.

  2. Staci, thanks for working the LB collection yarns. I did not know they had such a wide variety of natural fibers which I prefer to work with.

  3. Lovely stitch and I love how it changes with the different yarn. Any pattern suggestions using this stitch ?

  4. Oh, no!! I just realized that there are only ten more knitting months until Christmas Day! I need to get started!!

    Seriously, thanks for the introduction to the LB line of yarns. I can’t wait to invest in the silk. What a fine drape!

  5. I love this easy lace stitch. I am thinking of using it for a red Mary Poppins type scarf! Spit spot!!

  6. Thanks for the video. I love to see how different the pattern looks in various yarn and needle size.

    OOOh how about a curtain for a small window? I have one started and just waiting for an easy pattern to try. Since it is for a bathroom window, I might add an couple knit stitches on either side of the decrease so it is a bit more solid for privacy.

  7. I’ve been looking for an easy lacy stitch to make a smoke ring with some qiviut yarn. What do you think? Anyone?

  8. Staci: I really enjoyed seeing the same stitch knit up in different yarns and gauges. Very informative. I am also one of those people who was unaware that LB had such luxurious yarns available. Great video. Thank you.

  9. Hi Staci,
    First off …. I love your videos. You are a great teacher! I have made a few items with a lace stitch and also “frogged” a few!! I am wondering if it is necessary to kind of pull or gently stretch your work as you go to get the effect of the lace pattern? If yes, how often? If I don’t kind of stretch things out a bit, it seems I am not getting the correct effect. But then, it also seems that if I knit too long before stretching the item lacks consistency. I also was not aware that LB had so many high end, natural, lovely yarn. Thanks you for all your help in the fun world of knitting!!

  10. Thanks for your reply, Staci. I appreciated your comment on the need for blocking and the link to your way of doing that (which is exactly how I currently block … that made me feel good, hah). However, I am still wondering if, as you are knitting lace, should you stretch out the stitches at any point or ease them into shape? Or is it best to do NO pulling on stitches and wait until you are actually blocking to stretch out the stitches? Thanks again.

  11. Dede – I don’t think it will really make a difference, one way or the other, if you choose to stretch out the lace with your hands every now and then. Blocking is the only thing that will really straighten them out, but you can’t misshape them that way.

    S t a c i

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