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English Mesh Lace Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

Some stitch pattern names give off a certain vibe. I’ve always thought of the English Mesh as a proper, regal stitch. It’s intricate and geometric and altogether lovely. This stitch can be harder than a tea biscuit left out all night, so brew yourself a nice cuppa Earl Grey to calm your nerves before you try this one.

I think this pattern shines in big pieces of fabric, and the sharp angles give it a masculine feel. Try it in a throw using big yarn, a prayer shawl, or scarf.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 6 sts + 1.

Row 1 (WS):
Row 2:
k1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from *.
Row 3:
Row 4:
k1, *yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k1; rep from *.
Row 5:
Row 6:
k1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from *.
Row 7:
Row 8:
k2tog, *(k1, yo) twice, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from * to last 5 sts, end (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk.
Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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