How to knit hexagon lace stitch

 

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Who said that lacy stitches are only for summer? In this post we are going to show you how to knit the hexagon lace stitch with Meriwool, so that your garments are warm but still have that special touch that only lace can give.

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For this tutorial we used our size 11 (8 mm) wooden needles and a skein of our fine wool Meriwool.

Before beginning you should know how to do the following techniques:

Let’s get started!

To knit this stitch you will need to cast on a multiple of 8 stitches + 1 extra stitch.

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Row 1 (right side): knit 1, * purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, knit 1*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row 2 (wrong side): purl 1, * knit 1, purl 5, knit 1, purl 1*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 again.

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Row 5 (right side): knit 1, * yarn over, 1 SKPO, knit 3, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1 *. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

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Row 6 (wrong side): purl 1, * purl 1, yarn over, purl 2 together, purl 1, purl 2 together through the back loop, yarn over, purl 2*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

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Row 7 (right side): knit 1. * Knit 2, yarn over. Slip 2 stitches together, knitwise, from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle, knit 1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over the last stitch knitted. Yarn over, knit 3*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

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Row 8 (wrong side): purl 1, * purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row 9 (right side): knit 1, * knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3*.

Repeat rows 8 and 9 until you reach row 12.

Row 13 (right side): knit 1, * knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, 1 SKPO, knit 2*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

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Row 14 (wrong side): purl 1, * purl 2 together through the back loop, yarn over, purl 3, yarn over, purl 2 together, purl 1*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

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Row 15 (right side): knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 5. *Yarn over. Slip 2 stitches, knitwise, from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle, knit 1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over the last stitch knitted. Yarn over, knit 5*. Repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left. Yarn over, SKPO.

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Now repeat rows 2 and 1 (in that order) until you have knitted 5 more rows. To continue working this stitch you just have to keep repeating the rows starting with row 5 through the last step.

We hope this step-by-step tutorial is helpful and gives you ideas for your new knitting projects. We would love for you to share your new projects using this stitch on social networks using the hashtag #weareknitters.