Lacy Star Stitch knitting pattern is a super easy pattern, perfect for beginners who want to diversify their knitting portfolio with a lace pattern. As the name suggests, it features repeating staggered motifs of star-shaped eyelets all over the stockinette stitch fabric. It is also popular with the name ‘Snowflake Eyelets’ or ‘Snowflake Lace’ as the eyelet motif resembles snowflakes.
It is slightly challenging, and the instructions may look complicated at first glance; however, it consists of basic knitting stitches along with simple yarn overs, slipped stitches, and decreased stitches in the form of k2tog and ssk. Other than these, p2sso is the only new addition, basically slipping 2 stitches from the left to the right needle, knitting the next stitch, and passing the slipped stitches back over the knitted stitch, thereby reducing the number of stitches by 2.
The Lacy Star Stitch can be worked with any yarn, but it will look the best in a fine-weight yarn as the eyelets and all the stitches are clear. As the eyelets are featured on a background of stockinette stitches, you can consider adding some extra stitches as the knitted fabric will curl onto itself. This lace knitting pattern is perfect for projects such as light shawls, wraps, and scarves.
(Multiple of 8) + 5
This free knit pattern is written in US terms, and you can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|k2tog||Knit 2 stitches together|
|p2sso||Pass 2 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 a (Multiple of 8 sts) + 5 sts. For example, you can cast on (8 x 2) + 5 = 21 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (WS):||Purl.|
|Row 2:||k4, * ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 4:||k5, * yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, k5; rep from * to end.|
|Row 6:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 8:||ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, * k3, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.|
|Row 10:||k1, * yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, k1.|
|Row 12:||Rep Row 8.|
Repeat this free knitting 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
- Zig Zag Lace Stitch Pattern
- Norwegian Fir Lace Stitch Pattern
- Overlapping Waves Stitch Pattern
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