Sunday, May 27, 2012

Snowflake Eyelets

Sample knit with Patons Angora Bamboo on US 7 needles
Sample knit with Patons Lace on US 5 needles

This is a nice dainty pattern.  I have two samples, just to show you what this looks like in different yarns.  It is kind of hard to tell from the picture I guess  :-).  You are free to  use any yarn you like of course, because if you like how it looks, then it is the right yarn. A swatch in the yarn you are thinking about will help you decide if you like how it looks or not.  Me, I probably wouldn't use too heavy a yarn for this stitch, because I like how delicate it looks in a fine weight yarn.  Even if you are new to lacy stitches, you can do this one.  Don't be afraid to try, even if you have never knit lace before.  Also, I would consider adding a few extra stitches for the sides, since this curls just a bit as all stockinette-y stitches do.

Special instructions:
Sl 2-K1-P2SSO = Slip the next two stitches together knitwise, knit 1, then pass both of the slipped stitches over the knit stitch at the same time.  This makes a beautiful, centered double decrease.

Multiple of 8 + 5

Row 1 and all Odd Rows:  Purl all stitches
Row 2: K4 *SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2tog, K3* K1
Row 4: K5 *YO, Sl 2-K1-P2SSO, YO, K5
Row 6: Same as Row 2
Row 8: SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2tog *K3, SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2tog
Row 10: K1 *YO, Sl 2-K1-P2SSO,YO, K5*, end last repeat with K1
Row 12: Same as Row 8

Repeat these 12 Rows for pattern

Want to add a bead to your eyelets?  Place the beads on the purl rows after Rows 5 and 11, where the centered double decrease is worked.  Purl up to the stitch that falls between the two yarn overs, place the bead on the stitch that was knit on the previous row, and continue to the end of the row.  If you want more info on knitting with beads, look HERE.

Here is the video. Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!  (The video does not show the bead addition, it is for the stitch only)


Topaz Tangles said...

Thank you so much for posting this!

It's absolutely adorable. I really want to work some into a nice light under-helmet headwarmer. Do you think using it for a balaclava would be tacky, or should I stick to a more traditional separate-hat-and-cowl combination? Scarves are just too bulky and have a habit of blowing away into traffic ;)

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

My rule is - there are no rules when it comes to knitting. You should knit whatever you like and wear it proudly! Go for the balaclava! And send me a picture, I would love to see the finished product :0)

Unknown said...

Love this, is there anyway to get the pattern for just one snowflake ?