Monday, February 8, 2016

Japanese Lace Stitch

In a few of my designs I use this pretty lace stitch that I found in a couple of Japanese stitch dictionaries. It's really easy to work and creates a different fabric depending on if you work only one stitch or multiple stitches in a row. 

I call it the pkyk stitch for Pass Knit Yarnover Knit

On my Strolling Cardigan it is worked multiple times in a row to create a lacy lattice.

On this grey cable and lace cardigan it is worked once in a column with 2 purl stitches on either side to create a faux cable.

To work this stitch (pkyk):
Worked over 3 stitches.

  • Pass the third stitch on the LH needle over the first two stitches and off the needle
  • Knit one stitch
  • Yarn over
  • Knit the second stitch

Work to where you want to create the pkyk stitch


Slip 3rd stitch purlwise  

Slip stitch over first 2 stitches and off the needle

Creates a "bar" across the first 2 stitches

Knit one stitch

Yarn over

Knit one stitch

Result of finished pkyk stitch

Knit to end of row

Pkyk stitch with 3 rows of stickinette in between on a stockinette background

Happy Knitting!

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