English Mesh Lace Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The English Mesh Lace Pattern is an immensely popular lace pattern. It has a lovely texture that makes it perfect for knitting shawls, shrugs etc.

In addition, it would be a great open-work pattern to use for a summer top.

If you use a heavier weight yarn, it will also be great in a baby blanket.

In fact, this is a great lace pattern for learning how to read your knitting.

As with most lace patterns, the English Mesh Lace pattern only really comes to life once it has been blocked.

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

Techniques Needed for the English Mesh Lace Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                                     Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                    Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

yo                                                yarnover                                         Open Yarnover Increase

k2tog                                         knitting 2 stitches                     Basic Right-Slanting Decrease 

ssk                                              slip one, slip one                         Basic Left-Slanting Decrease
                                                      knit 2 together

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Cast a multiple of 6 sts plus 1.

Row 1 (WS): and all other wrong side rows-Purl

Row 2: K1, * yo, ssk, k1, k2 tog, yo, k1; rep from *

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: K1, * yo, k1, sl 1 – k2 tog – psso, k1, yo, k1; rep from *

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: K1, * k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from *

Row 7: Purl

Row 8: K2 tog, * (k1, yo) twice, k1, sl 1 – k2 tog – psso; rep from * to last 5 sts, end (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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