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How to Knit Slanting Eyelets Stitch, Perfect for Summer

If you saw this lace pattern and liked it, I am more than honored to show you how to knit slanting eyelets stitch.

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How to Knit Slanting Eyelets Knit Stitch by easyonthetongue.com  1 How to Knit Slanting Eyelets Stitch, Perfect for Summer



HOW TO KNIT SLANTING EYELETS KNIT STITCH - A LOVELY LACE STITCH

(PERFECT FOR SUMMER)



MATERIALS NEEDED: 

  • Any Yarn of your choice
  • The sample was knit with Elle Gold DK weight yarn or Light worsted yarn
  • Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4mm, 6 US size , 8 UK size)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • The Pattern


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BASIC STITCHES USED:

  • Casting on stitches
  • Knit stitches
  • Purl st
  • Yarn forward or yarn round needle
  • Yarn over needle or yon
  • P2tog
  • Casting off stitches


SIZE / DIMENSIONS (APPROXIMATE):

6.5" wide (16.5 cm) x 4.5" long (approximate 12 cm) (including the scalloped edge)


GAUGE:

With the materials as listed, my gauge is (to obtain a 4" x 4"):

22 stitches knit over 32 rows.


SKILL LEVEL:

Easier than you think and suitable for advanced beginner knitters.



MORE ABOUT SLANTING EYELETS STITCH

  • Slanting Eyelets knit stitch pattern is not reversible.
  • One knitting technique used is to yarn forward after a knit stitch and before a purl stitch.
  • Another knit technique is to yarn over after a purl stitch and before a knit stitch.
  • The right side of your knitting project will feature slanted columns of garter stitch, connected with yarn (holding the columns together).
  • Your pattern on the wrong side has slanted columns but with more texture than the front side of your work.



ABBREVIATIONS 

*– * - repeat from *

co - cast on

k - knit

p - purl

p2 tog - purl 2 stitches together

RS - right side

st  - stitch

sts - stitches

yon - yarn over needle

yfwd - yarn forward or

yfwd yrn - yarn forward, yarn round needle or yfrn - yarn forward, round needle



SPECIAL KNIT TECHNIQUES (VIDEO TUTORIAL)


EXPLAINING HOW TO CREATE EYELETS WITH YARN FORWARD (YFWD), YARN OVER NEEDLE (YON) OR YARN ROUND NEEDLE (YFWD)(YRN)


Eyelets are

  • openings created in your knitting project;
  • by winding the yarning over your right needle (or round the needle);
  • yarn over equals a new stitch and to compensate for the 'new' stitch, you'll be knitting or purling 2 (or more) stitches together in preceding or following stitches.
  • this is to maintain your stitch count.
  • the golden rule of yarnovers 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.

The method of the yarn over you're going to be using depends on:

  • your knit style (i.e continental or english);
  • only because you're handling your yarn differently.
  • In Continental knitting, yarnovers are all the same.


In English knitting, yarn overs are created differently:

  • yarn overs between knit stitches are referred to as 'yarn forward' (yfwd);
  • between purl stitches, yarn round needle (yrn);
  • yarn over between purl and knit stitches, is named yarn over needle (yon) and
  • yarn over between knit and purl stitches are called yarn forward, followed by yarn round needle (yfwd, yrn).


A knit pattern will not (usually) instruct you to yo between knit and purl stitches. Moving the yarn back and forth between knit and purl stitches is part of stitch creation and not the knit technique used to create lace patterns.





KNITTING PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS


STITCH PATTERN FOR SLANTING EYELETS:

Assuming you knit with 2 needles, flat:

Co in multiples of 8, plus 2.


Knit as follows:-

1st Row (RS) - k1, *yfrn, p2tog, k1, p2tog, yon, k3*; repeat from* to last st, k1.

2nd Row - k6, *p2tog, yon, k6*; repeat from* to last 4 sts, p2tog, yon, k2.

3rd Row - k3, *yfrn, p2tog, k1, p2tog, yon, k3*; repeat from* to last 7 sts, yfrn, p2tog, k1, p2tog, yon, k2.

4th Row - k4, *p2tog, yon, k6*; repeat from* to last 6 sts, p2tog, yon, k4.

5th Row - *p2tog, yon, k3, yfrn, p2tog, k1*; repeat from* to last 2 sts, k2.

6th Row - k2, *p2tog, yon, k6*; repeat from* to end.

7th Row - k2, *p2tog, yon, k3, yfrn, p2tog, k1*; repeat from* to end.

8th Row - *p2tog, yon, k6*; repeat from* to last 2 sts, k2.


Repeat row 1 - 8 until your work is the desired length.

Cast off and weave in ends.


WHAT CAN I KNIT IN A SLANTING EYELETS STITCH PATTERN?

The answer is - because the stitch is 'open' it is most suitable for summer knitting projects.

This new stitch pattern can be used in the following knitting projects (mostly free patterns):

  • Scarves/Cowls/Wraps
  • Baby blankets
  • Jerseys
  • Ladies Top
  • Cardigan Jacket
  • Hats
  • Shawls
  • Pillows
  • Socks or Leg Warmers



IN CONCLUSION:

Do you like to have different stitch types in your resource stack?

And do you refer to your saved knit stitch patterns when you're searching for a new idea and inspiration?

Lastly, do you save your knitting stitch library according to different textures or techniques?

For more free knitting patterns, have a look at the KNITTING category page on the blog.

So, what is your next project going to be? Something for summer?

Please tag me on social media @easyonthetongue, I'd like to see your designs and makes.

Whatever you do - 

HAPPY KNITTING!

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