Vine Lace Stitch Pattern

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The vine lace stitch pattern is a popular and easy stitch pattern used on a wide variety of knitting projects such as lace scarves and baby blankets. In this video, Jen Lucas explains how to work this beautiful stitch pattern.

This stitch pattern is occasionally referred to as “fern lace,” although there are other stitch patterns that go by that name as well. The vine lace stitch pattern is used on projects that are worked from the bottom up, as the pattern has a natural tendency to create a scalloped edge where the yarn is cast on.


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.

Repeat 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