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How to knit Eyelet Lace block stitch (Easy Pattern)

You may know it as a Checkerboard or Basketweave knitting pattern, though this one adds an eyelet lace stitch for more fun! Regardless of the correct name, let’s learn how to knit eyelet lace block stitch pattern.

This free pattern can easily be adapted to a blanket square or repeated to make a knitted baby blanket.

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How to knit Eyelet Lace block stitch (Easy Pattern)


The Eyelet Lace pattern is an easy and simple lace knit stitch using multiples of eighteen stitches knitted over a 24-pattern row repeat.

Sections of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch create this fun checkerboard knitted blocks.  The eyelet patterns are repeated every alternate stockinette block.

The stitch is not reversible.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Double Knit (Yarn weight: Light / Worsted) Elle Yarn or yarn of your choice
  • Knitting Needle size according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4 mm needles, 6US, 8UK)
  • Tapestry Needle to weave in the ends
  • Scissors
  • The Pattern

KNITTING TECHNIQUES USED:

You’ll need to know how to:

  • Cast on stitches
  • Knit stitch
  • How to purl
  • Knit 2 stitches together
  • Slip stitch
  • Pull slipped stitch over
  • Yarn over
  • Casting off stitches

SPECIAL KNITting TECHNIQUES

HOW TO YO (YARN OVER)?

The golden rule of yarn overs is to always bring your working yarn from the back to the front and to continue with your knit or purl in the usual manner.

For a more detailed explanation of YARN FORWARD (YFWD) (YF), YOR YARN ROUND NEEDLE (YRN), click through to The Wheatear Knit Stitch Pattern (on the blog).

SIZE / DIMENSIONS (APPROXIMATE):

36 sts knitted over 24 rows in double-knit yarn:

6″ wide (15.5cm) x 3.5″ tall (approximately 9.5cm)

SKILL LEVEL:

Any beginner knitter with a bit of knitting experience can attempt this stitch. You can do it!

ABBREVIATIONS:

k        – knit

k2tog – knit two stitches together

p        – purl

psso –   pull slipped stitch over

RS     – right side

sl       – slip

st       – stitch

sts     – stitches

ws – wrong side

yo – yarn over

LET’S LEARN HOW TO KNIT EYELET LACE BLOCK STITCH 

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

US terms

Cast on the number of stitches in multiples of  18.

Cast on 36 sts.

Rows 1 to 4: *k9, p9, k9, p9*.  Repeat from * to the end.

5th Row:  *[k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2], p9*. Repeat from * to the end.

6th Row:  As row 1.

7th Row:  [k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1], p9*.  Repeat from * to the end.

8th Row:  As row 1.

9th Row:  As 5th row.

Rows 10 to 12:  As row 1.

Rows 13 to 16:   *p9, k9, p9, k9*.  Repeat from * to the end.

17th row:  p9, *[k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2]*. Repeat from * to the end.

18th Row:  As row 13.

19th Row:  p9, [k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1]*.  Repeat from * to the end.

​20th Row:  As row 13.

21st Row:  As row 17.

Rows 22 to 24:  As row 13.



Repeat rows 1 to 24 of the pattern to the desired length.

Adjust the number of stitches to create anything you want. This is a beautiful knit stitch pattern with textures and fine lace.

WHAT CAN I KNIT USING LACY PATTERNS?

  • Baby blankets
  • Blanket/Throw
  • Scarves/Cowls
  • Shawls
  • Squares or strips for blankets
  • Wearable items such as jerseys

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IN CONCLUSION:

The eyelet stitches add a soft finish to the basketweave or checkerboard pattern and make it a sure choice for a knitted baby blanket.

For more free lace stitch patterns click on the ‘KNITTING PATTERNS’ tab in the menu bar and soon you’ll become a knitting superstar!

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