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Knotted Openwork Stitch

Example of the Knotted Openwork Lace Knitting Stitch Pattern
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About This Stitch Pattern

The Knotted Openwork Stitch is a lace pattern with a lattice-like mesh with a unique knotted texture. This stitch creates a dense, sturdy fabric but maintains some flexibility, making it great for market bags. It’s made using a relatively simple pattern repeat, but some knitters might find the unusual construction a challenge.

Overall, the knotted openwork stitch is a beautiful pattern that’s perfect for large pieces of fabric like scarves, shawls, and blankets.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 3

Row 1:
Purl all sts.
Row 2:
K2, *yo, k3, slip the first of the 3 knit stitches over the other 2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3:
Purl all sts.
Row 4:
K1, *k3, slip the first of the 3 knit stitches over the other 2, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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