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The Lacy Star Stitch Pattern is a fun, little lace pattern. In fact, it is super easy to knit so it is perfect for confident beginner knitters who would like to try out a lace pattern with a slight challenge.
At first glance, the pattern instructions might look a bit difficult as they contain numerous knitting abbreviations. However, the pattern just consists of a series of simple yarnovers combined with slipped stitches and decrease stitches.
With regards to the decrease stitches, you will find that we have some great, step-by-step tutorials that you can find here:
If you are unsure about how to slip stitches correctly, we have another, step-by-step tutorial that you can find here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise
That leaves just the p2sso abbreviation. Actually, this is an abbreviation that is known under a few different names, including s2kp. You can learn more about s2kp abbreviation here: S2KP: Knitting Abbreviation Explained
Basically, the p2sso just means that you slip 2 stitches from the left to the right needle. Then you knit the next stitch. Finally, you pass the 2 slipped stitches back over the stitch you have just knitted. So, in effect, you have decreased your number of stitches by 2.
Techniques Needed for Lacy Star Stitch Pattern
Abbreviation Description Tutorial
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
p2sso pass 2 slipped stitches
back over stitch
Instructions (Knitted Flat)
Multiple of 8 sts plus 5.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: K4, * ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: K5, * yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, k5; rep from * to end.
Row 5: Purl.
Row 6: K4, * ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 7: Purl.
Row 8: Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, * k3, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Row 9: Purl.
Row 10: K1, * yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, k1.
Row 11: Purl
Row 12: Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, * k3, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 – 12 until the desired length is reached.