• handmadebystacyj - Stacy J

Checkerboard Lace - Learn to Knit - Continental Style

Updated: Mar 9

This is a stitch that requires a little concentration, however the chart that accompanies the written directions will make it easier for you. This stitch pattern in worked in multiples of 10 + 4 over 20 rows. Written directions are below, as well as a chart and a link to the video tutorial.

Difficulty level:


Here's a pin for you :)

Stitches used:

Knit (k),

Purl (p),

Knit 2 Together (k2tog),

Slip slip knit (ssk),

Yarn over (yo)

Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns - Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #136 Dolphin Blue

KnitPicks Straight Knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm)

Works in multiples of 10 sts + 4

For the sample in the YouTube video, I cast on 24


Row 1 (WS) and all WS rows: Purl across

Row 2 (RS): K4, *Yo, ssk, k1, [k2tog, yo] × 2, k3; rep * to end.

Row 4: K3, *[Yo, ssk] × 2, k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 6: K2, *[Yo, ssk] × 3, k4; rep * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.

Row 8: K1, *[Yo, ssk] × 4, k2; rep * to last 3 sts, yo, ssk, k1.

Row 10: Repeat row 6.

Row 12: Repeat row 4.

Row 14: Repeat row 2.

Row 16: K2tog, yo, *k4, [k2tog, yo] × 3; rep * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 18: K1, k2tog, yo, *k2, [k2tog, yo] × 4; rep * to last st, k1

Row 20: Repeat row 16.

Rep rows 1-20 until desired length is reached, binding off as pattern.

Here's the link to the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/peCBZIKZxl0

I do hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any stitches are that giving you fits, please feel free to email me with your suggestions - I absolutely love making tutorials from requests. Also, please remember to tag me @handmadebystacyj with your makes!

💕 Stacy J

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