The Lace Vines Stitch

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The delicate textured appearance of the Lace Vines Stitch will make it your new favorite lace knitting stitch pattern! With my step-by-step instructions, this tutorial is perfect for beginner knitters looking to learn something new.

Check out the detailed knitting stitch pattern below.

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Lace Vines knitting stitch pattern

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What to Make with the Lace Vines Stitch

The lace vine stitch is an elegant and feminine lace knitting stitch. It works great for summer garments and shawls. One day I will make a summer dress with this stitch.

Knit Stitch Bundle

This easy knit stitch is part of a fun stitch exploration. You can find all 10 stitches here.

Or grab the convenient PDF bundle with all stitch patterns here.

Before You Start 


  • 4.5 mm/ US 7 knitting needles. I use circular needles for convenience but you can use straight needles. Confused about all these types of knitting needles? Here’s a complete overview that will answer all your questions. 
  • Worsted weight Zeeman Royal yarn (100% acrylic, 241m /264yd, 100g) 
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the end – I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

Because the yarn I used is not available everywhere, and I know how painful it is to try to find equivalent yarn which will give you the same effect I have selected a few equivalent yarns for you. I haven’t tried them out myself, but they look so pretty, check them out!

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The pattern is written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square. 

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The pattern needs a multiple of 6 + 4 number of stitches. 


The gauge for this pattern, in stockinette stitch, is 19 st by 24 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”). 

Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about knitting gauge.

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Abbreviations & Instructions 

  • st = stitch 
  • k = knit 
  • yo = yarn over 
  • k2tog = knit 2 stitches together 

Repeat instructions between [ ] the indicated number of times or until the end of the round/row. 

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round/row between < >. 

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The Actual Knitting Stitch Pattern 

  • Cast on 28 stitches. 

  • Row 1-2: Knit across. 

  • Row 3: k2, [k2, yo, ssk, k2] 4 times, k2. 

  • Row 4: k2, p24, k2. 

  • Row 5: k2, [k2, k2tog, yo, k2] 4 times, k2.

  • Row 6: k2, p24, k2. 

  • Repeat Rows 3 to 6 until you reach 14.5 cm / 5.75”. 

  • Finish with 2 knit rows.
    Cast off and weave in the ends. 

Blocking and Assembly 

You’re done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends. 

To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project lightly. Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

Lace Vines knitting stitch pattern
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