Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Lace Background Stitch

This weeks samples are the Lace Background Stitch taken from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

I made 2 samples using a DK yarn, one on 7mm needles and one on 4mm needles – they are the same pattern but it just goes to show what a difference the needle size can make!

Lace Background Stitch – 7mm needles

Lace Background

Worked over an odd number of stitches.

The sample shown is worked over 29 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K1 [yo, sl1, k1, yo, psso knit st and yo] 14 times
Row 2: [P2, drop the yo from preceding row] 14 times, p1
Row 3: K2 [yo, sl1, k1, yo, psso knit st and yo] 13 times, k1
Row 4: P3 [P2, drop the yo from preceding row] 12 times, p2

Repeat rows 1 – 4

Lace Background Stitch – 4mm needles

Lace Background Stitch

Worked as above.


Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit
p – Purl
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise)
sl1 – Slip 1 stitch
psso – pass slipped stitch over

Happy knitting! x

5 thoughts on “Sunday Stitches – Lace Background Stitch”

  1. I love how the tension completely changes the character of this stitch from an open lace with the larger needles to a sturdy looking background stitch with the smaller ones. Lots of possibilities!

    1. It really does doesn’t it – they look like totally different patterns! I’m glad I took your advice on changing the header – this one works much better than the one I had up before 🙂

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