How to Knit the Cat's Eye Lace Stitch
This fun lace mesh pattern is great for beginners learning the basics of increasing and decreasing!
Knitting cat's eye lace is a great way to learn a basic stitch without much effort. You can use this stitch to make anything from shawls to scarves that you are sure to love.
This particular lace stitch is a variant on basic mesh knitting. It's slightly more advanced, but if you can do a simple yarn over, follow some repeats, and a few p2togs, you'll have this lace stitch memorized in no time.
This pattern is also great because it's only a four-row repeat. Some of our favorite lace stitches are four-row repeat, and it allows you to learn it quickly and get creative with it in your own knitting patterns and designs.
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CO a multiple of 4sts
Row 1 (RS): K4, (yo twice, k4), repeat ( ) to end of row
Row 2 (WS): P2, (p2tog, p1, k1, p2tog, p2), repeat ( ) to end of row
Row 3: K2, (yo, k4, yo, k2), repeat ( ) to end of row
Note: If doing more than two repeats of this pattern, subsequent rounds of the repeated part will feature a double yarn over instead of a single yarn over.
Row 4: P3, (p2tog twice, p3), repeat ( ) to end of row
Note: If doing more than two repeats of this pattern, subsequent rounds of the repeated part will feature a p1, k1 pattern when you reach the double yarn overs from the previous row.
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