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German Lace

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Lace knit edging with triple row of double diamond motifs

from “The Ladies’ Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns, Etc.”

The sample was knit with size 10 perle cotton and 2.25mm needles and measures 11½ cm/4½” wide

Pattern

This lace matches “German Insertion” from the same book.

In Words

Cast on 31 sts and knit 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): (k3, yo) twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 2 and every WS row up to row 22: knit

Row 3: k3, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 5: k3, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, (k1, yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 7: k3, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 9: k3, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, (k2tog) twice, yo, k3

Row 11: k3, yo, (k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, (k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 13: k4, (yo, k2tog, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 15: k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 17: k6, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 19: k7, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 21: k8, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 23: Cast off 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, (k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 24: k27, m1, k3

Rows 1-24 form the pattern. Repeat for desired length.

Chart

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Cast on 31 sts and knit 1 row.

Chart for knitting German Lace from the Ladies' Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns, Etc 1884

Rows 1-24 form the pattern. Repeat for desired length.


The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. However, this modernised version, all charts and photographs are copyright Sarah Bradberry, August 9th 2014. All rights reserved.

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