Kate’s Deep Shell Lace

Kate's deep shell lace from Home Work, published 1891

Note: this pattern has not been test knit

In words

Abbreviations

Sl = slip one stitch purlways with yarn at the back of the work
K = knit
P = purl
K2tog = knit 2 together
P2tog = purl 2 together

Pattern

Cast on 39 stitches

R1 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo 2 times, k2tog, k12, (yo, p2tog) twice

R2 (WS): (yo, p2tog) twice, k14, p1, k20, p1

R3: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, (yo, k2tog) twice, k15, (yo, p2tog) twice

R4: (yo, p2tog) twice, k35, p1

R5: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, k11, (yo, p2tog) twice

R6: (yo, p2tog) twice, k13, p1, k2, p1, k20, p1

R7: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k17, (yo, p2tog) twice

R8: (yo, p2tog) twice, k37, p1

R9: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k6, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, k11, (yo, p2tog) twice

R10: (yo, p2tog) twice, k13, (p1, k2) twice, p1, k20, p1

R11: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k7, (yo, k2tog) four times, k20, (yo, p2tog) twice

R12: (yo, p2tog) twice, k40, p1

R13: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k5, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, k12, (yo, p2tog) twice

R14: (yo, p2tog) twice, k14, (p1, k2) three times, p1, k20, p1

R15: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k24, (yo, p2tog) twice

R16: (yo, p2tog) twice, k44, p1

R17: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, k14, (yo, p2tog) twice

R18: (yo, p2tog) twice, k16, (p1, k2) four times, p1, k20, p1

R19: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k29, (yo, p2tog) twice

R20: (yo, p2tog) twice, k25, p4, k20, p1

R21: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k6, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, yo 2 times, k2tog, k17, (yo, p2tog) twice

R22: (yo, p2tog) twice, k19, (p1, k2) five times, p1, k20, p1

R23: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k7, (yo, k2tog) twice, k18, slip the last stitch knit back onto the left hand needle and slip the remaining 21sts over it, then knit it again

R24: k38, p1

These 24 rows form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length

Charted

Cast on 39 stitches

Chart for knitting Kate's Deep Shell Lace

These 24 rows form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length

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