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
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
Worked as above.
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