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Openwork Lace from "The Ladies' Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns, Etc."

Diamond and zig-zag knitted lace edging

Whilst this lace has you cast on 50 stitches and work 32 rows per repeat, it's actually quite easy to knit because it has a lovely rhythm to it.

The sample was knit with size 10 perle cotton and 2.25mm needles and measures 20 cm/8" wide

In Words

Note: Double yarn overs are made into two stitches on the following row by working "k1, p1" into them.

Cast on 50 sts and knit one row

Row 1 (RS): sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k9, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 2 (WS): sl 1, k29, p1, k10, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 3: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k15, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 4: sl 1, k41, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 5: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k7, k2tog, (yo) twice, (k2tog) twice, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 6: sl 1, k29, p1, k3, p1, k8, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 7: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k17, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 8: sl 1, k43, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 9: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k5, k2tog, [(yo) twice, (k2tog) twice] two times, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 10: sl 1, k29, (p1, k3) twice, p1, k6, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 11: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k19, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 12: sl 1, k45, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 13: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k3, k2tog, [(yo) twice, (k2tog) twice] three times, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 14: sl 1, k29, (p1, k3) three times, p1, k4, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 15: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k21, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 16: sl 1, k47, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 17: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k1, k2tog, [(yo) twice, (k2tog) twice] four times, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 18: sl 1, k29, (p1, k3) four times, p1, k2, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 19: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k49

Row 20: sl 1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, (k2tog) twice, k18, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 21: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k3, k2tog, [(yo) twice, (k2tog) twice] three times, (yo) twice, k2tog, k28

Row 22: sl 1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, (p1, k3) three times, p1, k4, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 23: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k46

Row 24: sl 1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k17, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 25: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k5, k2tog, [(yo) twice, (k2tog) twice] two times, (yo) twice, k2tog, k28

Row 26: sl 1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, (p1, k3) twice, p1, k6, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 27: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k44

Row 28: sl 1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k15, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 29: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k7, k2tog, (yo) twice, (k2tog) twice, (yo) twice, k2tog, k28

Row 30: sl 1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, p1, k3, p1, k8, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 31: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k42

Row 32: sl 1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k13, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 33: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k9, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k28

Row 34: sl 1, k29, p1, k10, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 35: sl 1, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k15, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 36: sl 1, k41, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k2

Rows 5-36 form the pattern. Repeat for desired length.

Chart

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Note: Double yarn overs are made into two stitches on the following row by working "k1, p1" into them.

Cast on 50 sts and knit 1 row.

Follow chart from row 1.

Rows 5-36 form the pattern. Repeat for desired length.

(The chart will print to the full width of your page).

chart for knitting openwork lace from 1884

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