Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stitchy Saturday: Horseshoe Lace Stitch

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. This week on Stitchy Saturday I am talking about the Horseshoe Lace stitch. I have always been fascinated by lace stitch patterns, they look so lovely and are a good addition to the bottoms of sweaters and scarves and shawls. I found this stitch pattern while browsing Pinterest this week and I loved the look of this lace stitch pattern so much I had to give it a try!

What stitch:

This week I tried the Horseshoe Lace stitch


K1 or k1= Knit 1
k2tog= Knit 2 together.
P1 or p1= Purl 1.
PSSO= Pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog.
yo= Yarn over.
*…* Repeat stitches from * to *.
Odd rows are on the right side.
Even Rows are on the wrong side.

Multiple of 10 plus 1.

1.- K1, *yo, k3, (slip 1, k2tog, PSSO) k3, yo, k1*
2.- Purl.
3.- P1, *k1, yo, k2, (slip 1, k2tog, PSSO) k2, yo, k1, p1*
4.- K1, *p9, k1*
5.- P1, *k2, yo, k1, (slip 1, k2tog, PSSO) k1, yo, k2, p1*
6.- K1, *p9, k1*
7.-P1, *k3, yo, (slip 1, k2tog, PSSO), yo, k3, p1*
8.- Purl.

Pattern from Joanesweb. She posted a video tutorial that I followed and it is very helpful!

What I thought: 
I loved knitting this pattern, it was exactly the challenge I needed right now. I think we all get to a point in our craft when we just have to spice things up a bit.  I enjoyed this pattern because it is beautiful and you could see the details of the pattern unfolding as you knit.  I think this stitch would be a beautiful detail on the cuff of a sock, on the bottom of a sweater, or at the end of a scarf, anywhere to add a lace detail. It would make any project look more beautiful. I think this stitch pattern would look even more beautiful with a finer yarn. I used worsted weight yarn and it looks a bit chunky.

Knitter level: 
Intermediate. This lace pattern requires experience in knitting with yarn overs, slip stitch, and knitting two stitches together, I had to restart knitting the swatch a few times because I was ending up with an extra stitch. I think it is helpful to read the pattern over first before knitting along with the video, in order to have an understanding of the pattern which changes frequently.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it is always nice to read your comments and get your feedback. Have you knitted this stitch pattern before? 

 If you would like to see past Stitchy Saturday posts you can click here. To see how I used this stitch to make a bookmark click here

Have a great day!


  1. I think it would make a nice pattern on a summery top too.


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