Inside: Free pattern for the needle knit Lacy Placemat including written instructions, knitting chart and tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters.
The Lacy Placemat creates the perfect background for your elegant table settings. Whether you are hosting a family holiday or just having a friend over for coffee, your table will look beautiful. This placemat uses a medium-weight mercerized cotton yarn that washes well and shows off the beautiful lace design. This pattern features the lofty lace stitch pattern with a garter stitch border.
Pattern contains written instructions, lace chart, and links to fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters showing the lace stitch pattern.
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Needle Knit Lacy Placemat
By Kristen Mangus
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Medium (#4) worsted weight yarn – 190 yds.
Yarn Bee Fundamental Cotton (164 yds./3.5 oz., 150 m/100 g) in color ivory used in sample. 2 balls needed per placemat
(Samples in green are loom knit using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (186 yds./3.5 oz., 170 m/100 g) in color Grass.)
US 8 (5 mm) circular needle with 16” cord
Knitters Pride Mindful Collection Lace Tips used in sample.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Approx. = Approximately
K = Uwrap knit
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
Rep = Repeat
Sl1 = Slip 1 stitch
Ssk = Slip, slip knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
YO = Yarnover
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19 sts x 29 rows in 4” (10 cm) in lofty lace pattern
SKILL LEVEL Easy+
Approx. 12.5” x 18.5” (31.75 x 47 cm)
Sizing: the lace stitch pattern uses a multiple of 6 +3. If you want to adjust the size of the placemat, every additional 6 stitches cast on adds approx. 1.25” (3.2 cm) and each 12-row repeat adds about 1.625” (4.1 cm). Check your largest plate or charger to see if you need to adjust the size.
Cast on 57 sts.
Row 1: K all.
Rep Row 1 4 more times.
Lofty Lace pattern (see chart below)
Row 1: K2. *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Row 2 and all even rows: K1, p to last st, k1.
Row 3: K2. *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Row 5: K2. *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Row 7: K3. *Yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 9: K2. *K2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Row 11: K1, k2tog. *Yo, k3, yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso). Rep from * to last 6 sts. Yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 12: K1, p to last st, k1.
Rep. Rows 1-12 of the lace pattern 10 times or until desired length ending after a Row 5.
Row 1: K all.
Rep Row 1 4 more times.
Bind off and weave in tails. Lightly block lace as needed.
Makes 1 placemat.
Needle Knit Lofty Lace Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
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The following tutorial video demonstrates the 12-row lace stitch pattern. It does not include the cast on, bind off or garter stitch border. But links to those videos are listed in the video description, if needed.
Lace stitch patterns look best when wet blocked. Check out my How to Wet Block Your Knitting blog post for all the details and a tutorial video.