Basic Eyelet Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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This Basic Eyelet Stitch Pattern is perfect for eyelet pattern novices. As the name indicates, it is as basic as you can get an eyelet pattern.

In fact, the pattern consists of just a simple eyelet that is repeated at regular intervals. By lining the eyelets up in vertical lines, you are creating a delightful pattern.  

Actually, this pattern is a great introduction into the wonderful world of lace knitting. Moreover, it is an excellent way of making plain stockinette interesting.

By just combining a yarnover with a “knit two together” (k2tog), you are creating a delightful, airy pattern that will lend itself well to a number of projects.

If you are not familiar with how to make a k2tog, we have a great tutorial. The tutorial will take you through this right-slanting decrease, step-by-step. You can find the tutorial here: Basic Right-Slanting Decrease

As you are getting more familiar with the pattern, you will find that it has a nice rhythm that is easy to memorise.

Even though this is not a reversible pattern, it will still work well projects that have two public sides. For instance, knitting projects such as baby blankets, shawls etc.

Whereas the reverse side might be a bit on the dull side, it will still look nice when shown to the public.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for Basic Eyelet Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

yo                                                yarnover                                         Open Yarnover Increase

k2tog                                         knitting 2 stitches                     Basic Right-Slanting Decrease 

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 3 sts plus 2.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3 (RS): K2, * yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: Purl.

Repeat rows 1-4 until the desired length is reached.

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