Spades Lace Knitting Stitch

Spades Lace Knitting Stitch. Great lace knitting stitch for a lace spade in a background of moss stitch.

Spades Lace Knitting Stitch
Spades Lace Knitting Stitch

Thank you so much Samwise in the comments section for writing this pattern out!

multiples of 10 + 1 

Row 1. k1 *p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, p1, k1,
p1, k1*
Row 2. *k1, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1* k1
Row 11. k1 *p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1*
Row 12. *k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1* k1
Row 21. k1 *ssk, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1*
Row 22. *k1, p11* k1

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  1. I am not an experienced knitter at the moment, so I am trying a variety of stitch patterns for practice and I’m self taught with no one nearby to advise or help me out when I have difficulties with more complex stitches and combinations (I made the shawl called “The Maddison Shawl” using beautiful Artesano hand dyed merino wool. The triangular shawl is complete however I’ve reached a stalemate while trying to figure out how to knit and add the beautiful lace border. I’ve tried doing a test sample to practice, but I can’t figure out parts of the pattern instructions. It would be so helpful if the “Spades Lace” knitting stitch shown above, had the written instructions as well as the chart/symbols. I have “LowVision” from torn retinas in both eyes so I have to enlarge instructions using Microsoft Word (I cut and paste into a Word.doc and increase the font to Arial size 14 or 16 size, reformatting by numbering each step and row. I find this so much easier to follow. The charts provided are too small when downloaded in PDF and printed,. I have a hard time keeping track of what stitch sequence I’m on when following a chart. And my brain doesn’t like reading symbols in rows alternating in direction from right to left and vice versa. It’s an ADD problem that is due to how different people struggle with issues not experienced by the majority, so I have to get
    creative working around my atypical way of processing things. At least I’m trying, but written instructions would save me so much time getting mixed up following long stitch sequences. There must be others who have similar issues, so seriously consider adding the written instructions when publishing patterns with charts only. I absolutely adore the green spades lace knitting pattern (scarf?) photo shown above. It’s one of my favourites after searching hundreds of stitch patterns. Thanks so much for providing a huge amount of Free patterns and sharing them with knitters around the globe! Viva l’internet! Be well and remain vigilant as we struggle to adapt to a very different lifestyle. Our health and survival supersedes the sacrifices and restrictions we must face voluntarily. Our generation is unused to working for The Greater Good for the majority of our fellow human beings. Maybe if more people started knitting, crocheting and sewing, we’d be much happier and less focused on Me, Myself, and I? Regards from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, eh? Nameste, keep making the world a better place by bringing so much joy to so many. Thanks again!

  2. Spades Lace Knitting Stitch Pattern Chart shown does not provide a key of the symbols (a description of what each symbol means). Can you add this to the spades lace knit pattern stitch page or email the symbols description to me?
    Thanks!

  3. I am trying to interpret the chart posted below the photo of the spades lace knitting stitch. I have attempted to translate the symbols, however, once I began knitting up to row 17, I realized that my knitting sample doesn’t look anything like the photo of the spades lace knitting (shown in a yellow/green wool). If anyone has the translation for the chart symbols, would you kindly post them. I love this pattern and do not know how to recreate it just by looking at the photo.
    Please help! Thanks, Chris aka Rollergirl

    1. Hello, maybe a bit late but here is what worked for me;
      Pattern should be worked in multiples of 10 + 1 balancing stitch for symmetry. Also the scarf in the photo is showing the pattern upside down.

      Empty squares are to be knit on the RS and purled on the WS.
      Black dots are to be purled on the RS and knit on the WS.
      “/” is a k2tog.
      “\” is a ssk.
      Empty circle is a yarn over.
      And the “tent” symbol is a slip 1, k2tog, psso.

      On odd rows you begin with a k1 before the repeats start, on even rows you end with a k1 after finishing the repeats.

      For the scarf there is also some extra seed/moss stitch on the sides, they should be added in pairs so that the total number of stitches is an odd number and the seed/moss stitches in the pattern matches up.

      Here are some of the rows just in case (sorry if there is any typos):

      Row 1. k1 *p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, p1, k1,
      p1, k1*
      Row 2. *k1, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1* k1
      Row 11. k1 *p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1*
      Row 12. *k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1* k1
      Row 21. k1 *ssk, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1*
      Row 22. *k1, p11* k1

      Hope this helps 🙂

      Ps: this looked alright before blocking (I did mine in 100% cotton, 3 repeats of the pattern and 4 edge stitches on either side; 45 stitches in total), but it really should be blocked to see the pattern properly!

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