Hi guys! Today’s post is all about the St.John’s Wort lace stitch knit in the round: I love the vibe of this stitch as it looks like a tiny cable and creates a beautiful and delicate detail into your knit piece! I’m currently knitting a pair of socks with this simple lace pattern and it’s blown my mind away with its ease and elegance.
How pretty does it look with the big cable!
This 3-stitch pattern is repeated over 4 rounds and it’s fun, easy and creates a cable-like look without a cable needle! Here are the written instructions:
Round 1: slip 1 stitch purlwise, knit 2 stitches, pass the slipped stitch over
Round 2: knit 1 stitch, yarn over, knit 1 stitch
Round 3: knit 3 stitches
Round 4: knit 3 stitches
Repeat rounds 1-4, and there you have it!
NOTE: If you want to make multiple of these next to each other, the pattern changes a little:
Round 1: *slip 1 stitch purlwise, knit 2 stitches, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 3 stitches*
Round 2: *knit 1 stitch, yarn over, knit 4 stitches*
Round 3: *knit 3 stitches, slip 1 stitch purlwise, knit 2 stitches, pass the slipped stitch over*
Round 4: *knit 4 stitches, yarn over, knit 1 stitch*
The pattern now consists of 6 stitches, that you can repeat for as many times as needed per round. Rounds 1-4 are repeated.
But back to the 3-stitch version, and trust me when I say I got you covered; here’s a bunch of tutorial pictures for rounds 1 and 2, and even a Youtube video tutorial at the end of the post!
Round 1: slip 1 stitch purlwise…
…and pass it onto the right needle!
Knit 2 stitches.
Pass the slipped stitch…
…over the two knit stitches.
TADAA this is what it looks like after round 1!
Round 2: start by knitting one stitch.
Bring the yarn to the front…
…and yarn over.
Knit 1 stitch.
Et voilà, round 2 done!
In the video tutorial below I included all rounds (1-4), and if you’re not yet subscribing to my Youtube channel you definitely should!
To wrap things up, my obsession level is at 100 and I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a LOT more of this lace stitch in my future projects!