Vandyke Collar

Lace knit collar with eyelet diamonds and deep lace points

Updated Pattern

In Words

Abbreviations

Sl = slip one stitch with the yarn at the back of the work
Sl wyif = slip one stitch with yarn at the front of the work
K = knit
P = purl
Yo = yarn over
K2tog = knit two together
P2tog = purl 2 together
Ssk = slip slip knit, which can also be worked as slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over if desired
Psso = pass the slipped stitch over
Turn = turn the work, leaving the remaining stitches of the row unworked.

Pattern

The original pattern says to use “two fine knitting needles”, but does not state what size, or the thickness of the yarn used.

Cast on 62 stitches and knit one row.

R1 (RS): sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k10, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k10

R2 (WS): sl wyif, k1, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k36

R3: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k12, yo, p2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, yo, p2tog, k11

R4: sl wyif, k1, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k3, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k37

R5: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k12, turn

R6: sl wyif, k36

R7: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k14, yo, p2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, p2tog, k12

R8: sl wyif, k1, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k4, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k39

R9: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k12, turn

R10: sl wyif, k36

R11: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k16, yo, p2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, yo, p2tog, k13

R12: sl wyif, k1, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k5, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k41

R13: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k12, turn

R14: sl wyif, k36

R15: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k18, yo, p2tog, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, yo, p2tog, k14

R16: sl wyif, k1, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k5, turn

R17: sl, k13

R18: sl wyif, k1, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2, turn

R19: sl, k10

R20: sl wyif, (k2tog, yo) four times, k2tog, k2, turn

R21: sl, k11

R22: sl wyif, (k2tog, yo) four times, k2tog, k4, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k43

R23: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k12, turn

R24: sl wyif, k36

R25: sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) eleven times, yo, k6, turn

R26: sl wyif, k30

R27: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k8, turn

R28: sl wyif, k33

R29: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k17, yo, p2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, p2tog, k14

R30: sl wyif, (k2tog, yo) four times, k2tog, k3, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k43

R31: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k11, turn

R32: sl wyif, k36

R33: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k15, yo, p2tog, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, p2tog, k13

R34: sl wyif, (k2tog, yo) four times, k2tog, k2, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k41

R35: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k11, turn

R36: sl wyif, k36

R37: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k13, yo, p2tog, k4, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k4, yo, p2tog, k12

R38: sl wyif, (k2tog, yo) four times, k2tog, k1, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k39

R39: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k11, turn

R40: sl wyif, k36

R41: sl, (k2tog, yo) twelve times, k2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, p2tog, k11

R42: sl wyif, (k2tog, yo) four times, k2tog, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k37

Rows 1 -42 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length, the original pattern then says to repeat row 1, knit one row plain (all knit stitch), and cast off. I would recommend replacing row 42 with a row of plain knitting and cast off to avoid beginning another repeat of the stitch pattern.

The original pattern recommends working a total of 13 repeats but since it does not state the needle size or gauge you may need to change the number of repeats to suit your yarn and project.

Charted

The original pattern says to use “two fine knitting needles”, but does not state what size, or the thickness of the yarn used. Cast on 62 stitches and knit one row.

Commence from row 1 of the chart

Chart for knitting vandyke collar from Home Work, published 1891

Rows 1-42 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length, the original pattern then says to repeat row 1, knit one row plain (all knit stitch), and cast off. I would recommend replacing row 42 with a row of plain knitting and cast off to avoid beginning another repeat of the stitch pattern.

The original pattern recommends working a total of 13 repeats but since it does not state the needle size or gauge you may need to change the number of repeats to suit your yarn and project.

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