How did your first lace square go? Feel like you have a handle on the basics?
We had a good time with the last square in the office. Once the chart reading “clicks” it really does make knitting lace easier.
Our new block is also lace with a good helping of stockinette, but it introduces one new stitch – the center double decrease. You’ll slip two as if to knit, then knit a stitch, then pass those two slipped stitches over the stitch you just knit. This is a way of reducing three stitches into just one. If you saw yesterday’s Sunday Swatch in Classic Shades Big Time, the mitered square used a centered double decrease to create the line of V-stitches running diagonally up the center of the block.
If this is your first time with this stitch, no worries! Amy has put together a video on the center double decrease, as well as a handy tip on creating some decidedly low-tech stitch markers.
Amy also reveals the technique featured in our next block. It will be… drumroll… slip stitch colorwork!