The Chevron Lace Stitch
The Chevron Lace Stitch is an Eyelet & Lace stitch that adds some slightly more complicated increase/decrease techniques to generate a lace Chevron effect.
If you are looking for something for a light-weight shawl or pullover, then eyelet & lace stitches are particularly appropriate, especially when paired with a less elastic yarn like cotton to create a chic draping effect.
As with most Lace stitches, there is a lot of increasing/decreasing involved in pulling off this pattern. In particular, for this pattern, there are a couple of "not so standard" increase/decreases so as ever, please, please, please. Make sure you fully understand the different techniques required before you begin knitting!
Shall we get cracking? Let's move onto the instructions...
Cast on any multiple of eight stitches plus one for your project. Pay attention to rows nine and eleven, you will increase by one stitch (for a nine stitch repeat) in row nine, and then decrease by one stitch (returning to an eight stitch repeat) in row eleven respectively.
In addition, the first two rows are foundation rows. We will knit them just the once, and then the pattern will continue repeating itself from the third row.
Starting with the first row, begin by knitting five stitches, yarnover, knit two together and then knit one. Keep repeating this eight stitch repeat until you arrive at your last stitch and knit it.
The second-row and all wrong side (or even numbered rows), all stitches should be purled.
Continuing with the third row, start with knitting three stitches, knit two together through the back loop, yarnover, knit one, yarnover and then knit two together. Keep repeating this across the row until the last stitch and knit one.
The fifth row starts by knitting the first stitch, then enter a repeating pattern of knitting one, knit two together through the back loop, yarnover, knit three, yarnover and then knit two together. Keep repeating this until the end of the row.
The seventh row starts with a repeat, consisting of; yarnover, knit two together through the back loop. We are going to take this stitch and return it back to the left needle, then pass the next stitch over it and then put the original stitch back on the right needle again. Continue the repeat by yarning over and then knitting five. Keep repeating this pattern until you reach the last stitch and knit one.
For the ninth row begin by knitting one, then knit both into the front and the back of the next stitch, then knit six. Keep repeating this across the row until you reach the last stitch and knit it.
The eleventh row kicks off by knitting two together, knitting four, yarnover, knit two together and knit one. As you may have guessed, continue repeating this until you reach the last stitch and then knit one. Finally, don't forget to purl all of row twelve
Once you have completed row twelve, continue repeating rows 3-12 until you have the desired size.
Cast on any multiple of 8 + 1 stitches.
10 + 2 row pattern repeat.
Techniques Used in this Stitch:
Row 1: * k5, yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * till last stitch, k1.
Row 2 (& all alt rows): p all stitches.
Row 3: * k3, k2tog tbl, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * till last stitch, k1.
Row 5: k1, * k1, k2tog tbl, yo, k3, yo, k2tog; rep from * till end of the row.
Row 7: * yo, k2tog tbl, return st to left needle, pass next st over and put st back on right needle, yo, k5; rep from * till last stitch, k1.
Row 9: * k1, k f&b, k6; rep from * till last stitch, k1.
Row 11: * k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * till last stitch, k1.
Row 12: p all stitches.
Repeat rows 3-12 to desired length.
Chevron Lace Stitch Example - RS
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Chevron Lace Stitch Example - WS
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Stitches & Instruction by Alison; Article by Brian