Eyelet and lace knit stitches are a beautiful way to add decorative touches to your knitting projects. Some examples of popular eyelet and lace knit stitches are:
- Yarn Over: A simple way to create an eyelet is to work a yarn over (YO). To try this stitch, bring the yarn to the front of your work between the needles, then knit the next stitch. This creates an extra loop on your needle, which becomes an eyelet on the next row.
- Feather and Fan: This is a popular lace pattern that creates a wavy, scalloped edge. To work the feather and fan stitch, you need to knit a set number of stitches, then increase to create the fan section, then decrease back down to the original stitch count.
- Diamond Lace: This is a simple lace pattern that creates a diamond-shaped eyelet pattern. To achieve this stitch, work over an even number of stitches and consists of a series of yarn overs and decreases.
- Openwork Stitch: This is a simple lace pattern that creates a beautiful openwork effect. Work over an odd number of stitches and consists of a series of yarn overs and knit-two-together (K2tog) decreases.
- Garter Lace: This lace pattern is worked entirely in garter stitch. It is a simple pattern consisting of yarn overs and knit-together (K2tog) decreases.
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These are just a few examples of eyelet and lace knit stitches. But, there are many more beautiful and intricate patterns to choose from, so experiment and have fun with your knitting!