The Open Check Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #125

How to Knit the Open Check Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The Open Check Stitch is a lace pattern that is a great for beginners. It uses slipped stitches, yarn overs, and decreases to create an openwork fabric that’s perfect for market bags, simple shawls, and blankets.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • Row 1 (RS): Purl
  • Row 2: Knit
  • Row 3: K2, *sl 1, k1; rep from * to end
  • Row 4: *K1, yf, sl 1, yb; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
  • Row 5: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st k1
  • Row 6: Purl
  • Repeat these 6 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Open Check Stitch Reversible

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