Vine Lace Stitch Pattern

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The vine lace stitch pattern is a popular and easy stitch pattern that’s used on a wide variety of knitting projects, like lace scarves and knitted baby items. In this video, Jen Lucas explains how to work this beautiful stitch pattern back and forth in rows.

Jen begins by noting that this stitch pattern occasionally can be called “fern lace,” although other stitch patterns sometimes go by that name as well. She also notes that the stitch pattern is used on projects that are worked from the bottom up, as the stitch pattern has a natural tendency to create a scalloped edge at the cast on edge.


Working the stitch pattern over a multiple of 9 plus 4 stitches, Jen works the following rows on her swatch:

Row 1 (RS): K3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 (WS): Purl all stitches.

Row 3: K2, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: Purl all stitches.

Rep rows 1 – 4 for pattern.


  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit two stitches together
  • p: purl
  • rep: repeat
  • ssk: slip a stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip a second stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip both stitches back to left needle and knit together through the back loops
  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side
  • yo: yarn over