For exotic and handspun yarns

Another free knitting pattern stitch. V-Lace knitting pattern is one of my favorites. Very easy to knit, and attractive. I like this pattern because after knitting it through a few times I can remember it, and don't have to read through the instructions through the whole project!

V-Lace Knitting Pattern

This pattern is worked on a Multiple of 8 + 1

     If you are going to be knitting this pattern as a swatch, cast on a multiple of 8 + 1 stitches. If you are adding this to a knitting project, either adjust your stitches to a multiple of 8 + 1, or center pattern on full number of stitches.

Written Instructions

First and every alt rows: P (on wrong side)

2nd row: K1, *k1, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, rep from * to end

4th row: K1, *k2 tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, rep from * to end.

6th row: K2 tog, * yo, k5, yo, sk2p, rep from * to last 7 sts, yo, k5, yo, ssk.

Charted Instructions
To follow chart, start at the right bottom square, and work square-by-square to the left following the symbols in each square from the key.
Knit the second row from right left remembering that you are now on the back of your work. Repeat, row after row.

Key to Knitting Chart

rs = right side
ws = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
yo = yarn over
ssk = sl 2 sts separately as if to k; insert left-hand needle into the front of both sts tog, and knit them off as one.
k2tog = k 2 together
psso = pass slipped st over
sk2p = slip 1, k2tog, psso
cn = cable needle
4-st right cable = sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn