Knit with Aabhar – Granite Lace Stitch Pattern
Granite Lace Stitch is a textured, all-over lace knitting pattern that looks a lot like an open mesh or a grid of vertical and horizontal lines. Unlike the usual mesh patterns, the knitted fabric is much stiffer and has a good drape. It does not curl into itself, but it is not a reversible pattern.
It is a beginner-friendly pattern where every alternate row is purl, and all you need is knowledge of basic knitting stitches like knits, purls, and other stitches associated with lace knitting like yo, ssk, psso, and k2tog. The combination of ‘sl 2, k1, psso’ is also referred to as centered double decrease or simply double decrease, where you have to slip 2 stitches together knit-wise, knit 1 stitch, and then pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch.
Because of its texture, the Granite Lace Stitch is a fantastic pattern for knitting cowls, sweaters, cardigans, and even table decor items.
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(Multiple of 4) + 1
This free knit pattern is written in US terms, and you can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|k2tog||Knit two stitches together|
|psso||Pass slipped stitches over|
|ssk||Slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit. |
Insert left needle into front of these 2 stitches and knit them together.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO (Multiple of 4 sts) + 1 st. For example, you can cast on (4 x 4) + 1 = 17 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (RS):||* k1, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 5:||ssk, * yo, k1, yo, sl 2, k1, psso; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, k1, yo, k2tog.|
|Row 7:||p2, * k1, p3; rep from * to end.|
|Row 9:||Rep Row 7.|
|Row 11:||* k1, yo, sl 2, k1, psso, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (12 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy to learn ‘All-Over Lace’ knitting patterns:
- Foaming Waves Stitch Pattern
- Diagonal Lace Stitch Pattern
- Zig Zag Lace Stitch Pattern
- Overlapping Waves Stitch Pattern
There is a priblem.
In row 5, “sl 2, k1, psso” does not look like in the photo when looking at the right side. It looks like broom bristles.
When I look at the wrong side, the “sl 2, k1, psso” looks like in the photo.
Do you have a video of this entire pattern?
Oh, wait. I watched https://youtu.be/nW1LRo84tTI and she slipped 2 TOGETHER.
Your “sl 2, k1, psso” should say, “sl 2 TOGETHER as one, k1, psso”.
Hi Liz, thanks for bringing this to our notice. We will make the same clarification in the instructions as well. 🙂
“sl 2, k1, psso” is made by slipping 2 stitches together as you’ve seen from the video linked in your message. It is also referred as center double decrease or just double decrease.
sl 2 is not same as sl 1 twice. Here, you have to slip 2 stitches together, knit 1, and pass 2 slipped stitches over.
Here’s the video tutorial: