How to Knit Lace Wheat Stitch: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you're looking to add some texture and intricacy to your knitting
projects, lace wheat stitch is a great option. This delicate stitch pattern
creates a beautiful openwork design that resembles the flowing wheat fields. It may look complicated, but with a bit of practice and patience, you can master this stunning stitch. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through how to knit lace wheat stitch
Materials You'll Need:
- Knitting needles in your desired size
- Yarn in your desired weight and color
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On
Cast on an odd number of stitches. The lace wheat stitch pattern
is worked over a multiple of 10 plus 7 stitches, so you can cast on any number that meets this requirement. For example, you can cast on 17, 27, 37, and so on.
Step 2: Knit the First Row
Knit the first row of your pattern, which will be the right side of your work. This row is worked entirely in knit stitches.
Step 3: Begin the Wheat Stitch Pattern
On the wrong side of your work, purl the first stitch. Then, begin the wheat stitch pattern by working the following sequence:
- Slip one stitch purlwise
- Knit one stitch
- Pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch
- Knit three stitches
- Repeat this sequence until the last two stitches on your row
- Knit the second to last stitch
- Purl the last stitch
Step 4: Repeat the Pattern
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until your project reaches your desired length. Remember to always knit
the right side of your work and purl the wrong side.
Step 5: Bind Off
When you've reached your desired length, bind off your stitches in pattern
. This will ensure that your bind off edge has the same texture and appearance as the rest of your work.
Tips for Knitting Lace Wheat Stitch
- Use a smooth, light-colored yarn so you can easily see the pattern.
- Pay attention to the stitch count and pattern sequence. One missed stitch can throw off the entire pattern.
- Take it slow and practice on a swatch before starting a larger project.
- Block your finished project to open up the lace and bring out the stitch definition.
The lace wheat stitch is a beautiful and elegant stitch pattern that can add a touch of sophistication to any knitting project. With this step-by-step guide, you'll be able to master this stitch and create stunning works of art. Remember to take your time, practice, and have fun with it!