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This Waterfall Yarnover Stitch Pattern is a beautiful stitch pattern that is surprisingly easy to knit.
The stitch pattern creates vertical columns of lace that can be interpreted as water cascading.
Not only does this yarnover stitch pattern look gorgeous, it looks very impressive as well. However, looks can be deceptive…
In fact, all you need to do to create this delightful pattern is to combine knits and purls with yarnovers and k2tog over 6 rows.
Furthermore, you can easily put your own stamp on the design by varying the number of purls between each motif. Just remember to change the multiples accordingly.
For example, if you want to reduce the number of purl stitches between each stitch column to 2 purls, your multiple should be 5 plus 2. This is instead of the multiple of 6 plus 3 that the pattern calls for.
This incredible yarnover stitch pattern is great for lace blankets, shawls as well as scarves.
Techniques Needed for the Waterfall Yarnover Stitch Pattern
Abbreviation Description Tutorial
yo yarnover Open Yarnover Increase
p2tog purling 2 stitches Purled Right-Slanting Decrease
k2tog knitting 2 stitches Basic Right-Slanting Decrease
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
Instructions (Knitted Flat)
Multiple of 6 sts plus 3.
Row 1 (WS): K3, * p3, k3; rep from *.
Row 2: P3, * k3, yo, p3; rep from *.
Row 3: K3, * p4, k3; rep from *.
Row 4: P3, * k1, k2 tog, yo, k1, p3; rep from *.
Row 5: K3, * p2 tog, k3; rep from *.
Row 6: P3, * k1, yo, k2 tog, p3; rep from *.
Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached the desired length.