Broad Bexley Lace

Wide bue cotton lace in diamond, bold zig-zag and flower eyelet patterns

Broad bexley lace knit in fingering weight cotton on 2.75mm needles. 23 cm wide.

Copyright Louisa Coetzee, used with permission.

In Words

Abbreviations
K = knit
P = purl
Yo = yarn over
K2tog = knit two together
P2tog = purl two together
K3tog = knit three together
Sl = slip 1 purlways with yarn in back
Sl wyif = Slip 1 purlways with yarn in front of the work
Slip by 4 = Slip the second stitch on the left hand needle over the first and off the needle. Repeat, passing each of the next three stitches over the first stitch (four stitches total)

Pattern

Cast on 61sts and knit one row.
R1 (RS): k2, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k6, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k9, k2tog, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog, yo 2 times, slip by 4, k4) twice, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo 2 times, k2tog) twice, k1
R2 (WS): sl wyif, *k1, (k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row; repeat from * once more, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k2
R3: k2, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k8
R4: sl wyif, k8, (yo, k2tog, yo 2 times, slip by 4, k4) twice, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k2
R5: k2, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo 2 times, k2tog) three times, k1
R6: sl wyif, *k1, (k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row; repeat from * twice more, k2, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k7, yo, k3tog, yo, k13, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k2
R7: k2, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k9, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k6, (yo, k2tog, yo 2 times, slip by 4, k4) twice, yo, k2tog, k11
R8: sl wyif, k11, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k2
R9: k2, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k4, (yo 2 times, k2tog) twice, k3
R10: sl wyif, k2 *k1, (k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row; repeat from * once more,, k5, (yo, k2tog, yo 2 times, slip by 4, k4) twice, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k2
R11: k2, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into the double yarn over made on the previous row, k1, yo, k2tog, k13
R12: Cast off 7, k7 (including the first stitch on the left hand needle), yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog 2 times, yo, k13, yo, k3tog, yo, k8, yo, p2tog, yo, p2tog, k2
These 12 rows form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

Charted

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Cast on 61sts and knit one row.

Knitting chart for Broad Bexley Lace Knitting chart for Broad Bexley Lace

These 12 rows form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

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