Sunday Stitches: Bracken

This leaf-inspired lace stitch is perfect for reminding you of spring in the middle of winter! Cast-on Bracken with this week's Sunday Stitches.

13th November 2016

The lace panels in Bracken strongly resemble the leaves of the plant, we think it would make a fab jumper or even a feature cushion! If you've missed some of our previous weekly patterns, then simply click here to find them.

To knit the Bracken pattern, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length: 

Cast on a multiple of 10 sts plus 5 sts. (Try 45 sts)

Row 1 (RS) K1, (P1, K1) twice, *yo, ssk, K1, k2tog, yo, K1, (P1, K1) twice; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K1, (P1, K1) twice, *P5, K1, (P1, K1) twice; rep from * to end.

Row 3 K1, (P1, K1) twice, *K1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, K2, (P1, K1) twice; rep from * to end.

Row 4 K1, (P1, K1) twice, *P5, K1, (P1, K1) twice; rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1–4 to form pattern.



K knit

P purl

k2tog Knit two sts together

rep repeat

st(s) stitch(es)

sl slip

yo yarn over

ssk slip two sts one at a time, knit 2 slipped stitches together (1 st decreased) tog together

psso pass slipped st over

For a full list of abbreviations click here.

Bring a bit of nature to your knits! This leafy lace is perfect for adding fun texture and detail your projects.

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Have a lovely, knitting-filled Sunday!

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